2 Great/2 disappointing Staten Island Restaurants and Where's the Thai?
Being fairly new to S.I. (from Jackson Heights Queens
originally) I haven't been to that many restaurants but
I have found 2 that were outstanding.
Basile's (Italian) on Forest Avenue is top notch but
way too small and tight (overcrowded also). The food is
worth the packed quarters but be prepared to wait.
King's Chef (Chinese) also on Forest is delicious.
Especially liked the Shrimp with Honey Walnut sauce and
One major disappointment that has been raved about was
Denino's pizza , didn't care for it and the service was
poor. Nunzio's on the other hand is delicious. Some of
the best pizza I've ever had and a cool nostalgic place
Also though Goodfellas Brick oven was disappointing.
Preferred LaRocco's on Midland.
Why are there no Thai Restaurants on
As a S.I. native, I can tell you that almost every
Islander is fiercely territorial about their fav
pizzerias. I'm partial to Pal Joey's on Forest Avenue
near Pelton Ave. Their sausage and onion (and a big
ol' pitcher of beer) makes for a great meal after a
trip to the zoo or Silver Lake Park. Try Cafe
Luna on Hylan Boulevard (North Shore) for great
brick oven pizza (much better than Goodfella's).
This somewhat glitzy place has very good
cappucino and elaborate Italian pastries for
dessert. Not too expensive--even if you're
really hungry, the bill should still come to
between 15-20 dollars per person. There's also a great
Hong Kong-style Chinese Restaurant on Hylan Boulevard
by St. Joseph Hill High School. Its name escapes
me...any body know it? I think it's