Joe & Pat's

Read all Slice of Heaven excerpts on SliceGiuseppe Pappalardo, an owner of Joe & Pat's in Castleton Corners, Staten Island, mastered his craft at three legendary Staten Island slice establishments: Nunzio's, Ciro's, and Tokie's. His slices are distinguished by a superbly thin, crisp crust.

"They're easier to digest," he says, "so you can eat a lot of them."

And believe me, I do.

Giuseppe's son Angelo has now joined him at the pizzeria. He's a serious chef whose last stop was at Esca in Manhattan. I'm sure he'll do wonders for all the other food at Joe & Pat's. The only way he could improve the pizza is to make it with fresh mozzarella.

Joe & Pat's

Address: 1758 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island NY 10314 (at Manor Road; map)
Phone: 718-981-0887
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