I'm sure this comes as no surprise to Staten Islanders, but this Brooklynite is thrilled to have made her way to Denino's on Port Richmond Avenue twice in the last 10 days.
The first time, I ordered a sauage pie and found that the cheese, while obviously of high quality, overwhelmed the thin-yet-hearty crust, fresh-tasting sauce, and exemplary sausage. The next time, I ordered a sausage pie, "light on the cheese," and was rewarded with one of the best none-brick-oven pizzas I've ever had. Really, the crust is so good I'd happily eat it plain.
My first visit to Denino's followed a visit to a relative convalescing in Staten Island; the second on my way home across the Island from points south. But I would certainly now make the trip there for the express purpose of eating pizza.
Denino's is at 524 Port Richmond Avenue between Walker and Hooker and is under five minutes from 440. Phone: 718-442-9401.