Denino's Pizzeria Tavern

Pizza, Arcade, Italian
$ $
524 Port Richmond Ave
Staten Island, NY 10302
(718) 442-9401
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 11:00pm
11:30am - 12:00am
11:30am - 12:00am
12:00pm - 11:00pm

Residents of the Forgotten Borough have long known what the rest of New York City, and more recently the country, are beginning to understand: When it comes to pizza, Staten Island doesn’t play. And Denino’s has led the charge since 1951, when Carlo Denino took over the tavern his Sicilian father John Giovanni opened in 1937. After John died, Carlo introduced pizza at the tavern, and locals have been ordering bar pies and downing them with pitchers ever since. A third generation of Denino’s runs the operation now (and opened a second spot, in New Jersey), and they keep pulling regulars in for their sweet Italian sausage pie, tossed in crumbles over a light, pliant crust.

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015





  • Order pizza, receive pizza, eat pizza
  • Critics' Pick winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Foodie Adventures: Staten Island
  • Amazing pizza! Decent beer selection. Try the ricotta pie with sauce, my personal favorite.
  • Deninos offers a casual dining experience and a full bar. Brick oven pizza espeicially the clam pie is the order of the day here, with meats by a butcher and fresh vegetables to top things off.
  • best sausage pizza in town
  • Thin crust pizza. The best I've ever had.
  • Simply. Ultimately the best thin crust
  • Best pizza in NYC
  • $6 glass of chianti
  • half cheese half mushroom pizza
  • That's where I got run over by a car. The rosebank boys.they ran me over cause they thought I was black.
  • Some of the best pizza in NYC, best on Staten Island by far. Great M.O.R. and Margarita Pies. Calamari and wings are amazing appetizers, too.
  • You can't discuss Staten Island pizza without mention of Denino's, which opened in 1937. This as old school as you can get.
  • Beer and Pizza is an excellent combination.
  • Try the Garbage Pie - Sausage, meatballs, pepperonis, mushrooms and onions. One of the best pies I've had in my life.
  • The best pizza on Staten Island. Parking is a little difficult and bring cash because they do not take cards. Pizza is crispy and delicious.
  • Wings, calamari, and meatballs to start. A pitcher of red sangria and cheese pie. To die for!!!!
  • Love their "MOR" Pie!! Its a MUST try
  • Garbage pizza is amazing! !
  • Yummy pizza and Brooklyn Brewery on tap.

Nearby places

501 Port Richmond Ave (at Catherine St)