Dear Slice: There's Other Pizza on Staten Island, You Know
Here are some suggestions for Staten Island. In regard to the three you have visited, Denino's is legendary here but not as good as they once were, Nunzio's is very ordinary, and I'm baffled as to why you so highly rate Joe & Pat's.
Anyway, some suggestions, with the name of the shop and the neighborhood:
- Brother's in Port Richmond: Not only the best on Staten Island, but the best New York–style pie I've ever had
- Gentile's in Tottenville: Excellent pizza, but only available by the pie
- Kingdom Pizza in Eltingville: Pretty good, especially the vodka supreme; our everyday place because it's close to where we live
- Lee's Tavern in Dongan Hills: Very thin, crisp crust
Thanks for the recs, especially as I've been talking with some fellow pizza fiends about doing some Staten Island recon. A buddy had mentioned some places on SI that went beyond the usual, as you've done here. I'll sync up his list and yours and get over the V-N bridge for a crawl.
Hasta la pizza,