Denino's Pizzeria Tavern

(718) 442-9401 | View Website

524 Port Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY | Directions   10302

40.630173 -74.140159

Open Hours

Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Sat-Sun, 11:30am-midnight

 
Pizza, $, Bar Scene  more

More Tags: Dine At The Bar, Family Style Dining, Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Hidden Find, Historic Setting

Payment Methods: Cash, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Categories: Bars & Clubs, Bars & Pubs, Taverns, Restaurants

Neighborhoods: Elm Park

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Menu
Fried Calamari, Fried Shrimp, Scungili (Hot, Medium or Sweet), Scungili Salad (Cold), Buffalo Shrimp, Buffalo Wings, Mozzarella Sticks, Garlic Bread, Garlic Bread Parmigiana, Salad... more

Reviews for Denino's Pizzeria Tavern

Recommends

A great, no-frills Staten Island bar that serves very good pizza, Denino's has been elevated to destination status, largely because it's near the ferry. It is good, but don't go there expecting a miracle.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yes it is true – Everything you heard or read about this place is true. Great pizza.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Great pizza, WORST SERVICE – love the pizza but cannot stand to receive horrible waitress service. They are disrespectful, never say thank you or you're welcome, toss pizza on table, put check on table with their back to you. Total opposite of their service years ago. Sucks that people like being treated

Ike sh-t and continue to patronize the establishment. And to mrsouthshore, it's all mexicans in denino's kitchen....

Try pizza d'oro on Richmond avenue and victory boulevard for good service, cheap pizza and it's good!! $13 gets you a large pie and pitcher of soda. Trust me, you will go back before saying the dirty 'd' word on port Richmond ave.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great! – I love it when a place has real italians cooking the food it taste italian! not like other places with under cooked pies. Albanins and mexicans try but this place is italian american first place!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent Pizza! – Found this gem of a place from a google search on my iphone. I just finished the FIVE BORO BIKE TOUR and wanted to find a decent place for some good pizza. This place had about 39/40 great reviews and I was definitely not disappointed. After being raked over the coals for average food in Manhattan it was a welcomed reprieve. It's a nice quant tavern with a pizzeria in the back and no nonsense service. Most of the people seemed like locals and the place had a real nice family feel to it. If you like fresh delicious pizza then this place delivers. The price was great especially for NY standards. No hype just it just delivers. Across the street there's a ice cream stand that is just as good. I think it was called Ralph's. GO you won't be disappointed. Can't wait to go again.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

GREAT FOOD, WORST WAITRESS – Unbelievably, other tables came and went before we even got our 1 appetizer of fried calamari. Then other tables came and went before we got our two pies. I was thisclose to leaving NO TIP but I decided to ask another waitress if they pool tips. They do pool tips, so I left 20%, otherwise I would have left nothing for Carla our waitress. I have never had such horrible service, but please note that the other waitresses were doing a great job. Great food.

I would definitely go back, but if Carla waits on us, I'd have to politely ask for another waitress.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Very nice pie.... – I've been here twice and thought it was great both times. Would definatly go back. The pies always come out quick ard are perfectly cooked.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Just okay – How this place continues to be rated best pizza on SI is beyond me. Joe & Pat's is way better all around. Yes, it's a different style of pizza but taste is taste. I guess at $11 a pie it's a bargain these days. Salvatore of Soho on Hylan has an excellent coal fired pie too. $18 for the pie but a delicious pie.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Poor pizza – It was our first (and last) time there. The place was jammed and this seemed to jive with the "legend" that they had fantastic pizza. It was a long wait for our table. The green salad was very generous in size and fresh . We ordered two pies, a sausage/meatball and a mushroom/onion; they were terrible. There was barely any flavor, the entire crust was over cooked to a hard crisp and ingredients appeared to be used very sparingly. We debated sending them back but the pies on nearby tables appeared to be in the same shape and we were not hopeful for a significant improvement. The waitress had no problem getting us $drinks$ but took forever with 2 reminders to get us water. Perhaps they were legends in their time but that time has passed.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Dont waste your time – I dont know what all the rave is about or who is responsable for it but this place aint that good. The crust is raw a disgusting. The sauce is ok the cheese is typical. I ordered the pizza well-done because I noticed the pizza's being brought to other tables were undone and "raw". Well when ours came out it still wasnt cooked right. I wanted to send it back but the waitress said I would still have to pay for this pizza and she just rambled on how the pizza maker wouldnt be able to cook it any more or else he might burn it. This is the one of the worst pizza's on Staten Island.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Taste like nothing else! – Pizza is excellent, services is great along with the prices. The little old lady Rose is the sweetest thing ever and has been there for 80 something years, but watch out for the owners wife. She has a really bad attitude. The owner should really tell his wife to stay home. Overall the place is outstanding!

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