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Jul 16, 2011 02:00 PM

Best takeout pizza on Staten Island?

I've read the various pizza debates about Staten Island pizza... and here's my situation.

I am coming for my first visit to the island on a Saturday. The friend I am visiting has limited mobility. I know he likes pizza so I was thinking of ordering a pizza for takeout.

What pizza place do you think would have the best quality...and suffer the least in transit.... and be good about providing me a pizza in a reasonable time (i.e. not a three-hour wait)?

Thanks for your suggestions!

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  1. Where in Staten Island? There's lots of great pizza to be had.

    1. Probably bring it to my hotel suite on South Avenue. (Hilton Garden Inn)

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        1. re: Cheese Boy

          yeah those are good choices - Soho Pizza Factory, La Piazza. Also Pizza D'Oro is really interesting around there, but it'd be better to sit in. I believe there's a brother's pizza around there. lots of locals love brother's.

          Pizza D'Oro
          3115 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314

          La Piazza
          1445 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

          Soho Pizza Factory
          77 Richmond Hill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314

        2. re: TrishUntrapped

          Depending on your friend's mobility, the Hilton has Lorenzo's off the Lobby, which is a pretty decent restaurant that's easily accessible and physically very comfortable. The Staff is very accommodating. Lorenzo's kitchen staff might even be willing/able to make a pizza for you.
          If your friend can manage it and you're going to be there on Sunday, their Buffet Jazz Brunch is not too costly and makes for a relaxing meal. Same goes for their 'Sunday Supper' Buffet which starts about 5:30pm.
          This Hilton also has a spacious lounge area where guests can just relax and converse.
          If none of these are good options for your friend, the Front Desk Staff is helpful and will probably be able to make suggestions/provide menu's as to good pizza in the immediate area.

          1100 South Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314

        3. I'm more of a North Shore girl myself, so it's hard for me to say what's good that's also close to the Hilton. That said, you might try Cafe Metro's grandma pie, which is a crispy Sicilian with a much thinner crust than usual, with fresh tasting sauce, a very thin layer of fresh mozz, and basil. That travels better than most SI-style thin crust pizzas. Then it's just a straight shot up Forest Avenue to South Avenue.

          Metro Pizzeria & Restaurant
          1218 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310

          1. Thank you for your recommendations everyone. I appreciate it!

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            1. re: TrishUntrapped

              A follow up to where we ended up:

              We happened to be driving by Nunzio's so we stopped there and got a cheese pie for takeout, since it was fairly close to where my friend lives, and we could eat it there. Because it was 99 degrees out, it stayed warm in the the trunk.

              Since this was my first visit to SI, It was the only pizza I've had there. All in all, I thought it was pretty good. The best part for me was a nice tasting San Marzano sauce. It was chunky, non-herbal and simple, giving it a clean fresh taste, which is how I personally like pizza sauce. The cheese wasn't bad but it was a little chewy, and the crust was nice and crisp, but I admit I have had better crust in my day (I prefer thin crust to be very thin). But overall it was good and we enjoyed it.

              Thank you so much for your tips!

              2155 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306