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Mar 7, 2008 01:14 PM

da noi staten island any reviews

has anyone tried da noi...and if so what do you recommend on the menu. I am not a big seafood eater....

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  1. Haven't been there yet. But in another current thread (about a bridal shower in S.I.), poster Tay, who seems to get to lots of SI restaurants, said it has very good food, though it can be noisy and crowded.

    1. There's two on the island, no? And another in Bayonne, right?

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      1. re: Flaco

        comestible and Flaco.
        My jeans are telling me maybe too, too many restaurants :-}
        I've only been to the Da Noi on Victory. The other one is on Fingerboard Rd
        According to their site, there is a Bayonne location.
        The food and service were both very good. The last time I was there, a few of us split pasta dishes as appetizers. The pasta was perfectly cooked and the portions were generous. Hommade ravioletti filled with spinach, ricotta and mushrooms., Fusilli with salmon in a vodka-like sauce and Ireally really outstanding Spaghetti Bolognese. Entrees were sauteed calves liver, veal chops and shrimp and beef specials of the evening.
        Here's their page:

        The only problem, as noted before, is the noise level. It can really make it impossible to have any sort of dinner conversation. We go elsewhere for dessert just so we can talk. I'm sure it's better during the week. I'd still recc it for the food. Warning: The parking is very limited and you'll probably have to park down Victory. It's a litttle dark and if it's been raining, don't wear your 'good' shoes. :-}

        1. re: Tay

          da noi is like pizzeria food; seriously, i'm not saying that to be mean. all of these italian american joints on staten island, even if they're tasty comfort food, really don't deserve the hard earned money they delicately slip out of your pocket like a "beautiful piece of veal this evening." For real italian food try the venician Al Di La in Park Slope. They can take your money while looking you in the eye- it's you that wants to look away.

          1. re: knulp

            I strongly disagree. Your description is not at all accurate.
            Da Noi is absolutely NOT like a typical "Red Sauce" pizzaria, in food, decor or service.. Anyone who has actually eaten there know this to be the reality. The menu is sophisticated and represents both Northern and Southern dishes as well as many more "New American" offerings . The Wait Staff is professional and the decor is warm and inviting.

            1. re: Tay

              my description is accurate if you compare denoi to restaurants which are much better. either you've never been, which makes you unqualified to challenge my point, or you have been (to much better places) and know i'm right. either way, it is in the taste buds of the beholder and the last thing i want to do is begrudge you a good time. i'm not hung up on the "red sauce" idea as you might think. there are red sauce places which burry da noi. their northern and southern dishes really aren't either northern or southern. try some actually authentic italian restaurants, manhatten is right next door.