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Spinoff from great restaurants in Staten Island topic

comestible Oct 13, 2011 09:54 AM

I've noted that there are far fewer posts regarding restaurants in Staten Island than in the other outer boroughs.

Certainly this will have something to do with having the lowest population of the five, though we are pretty near 500,000. If it were to secede from NYC, it would be the second-largest city in the state.

Or it could be that there just aren't that many Chowhound members in Staten Island.

The default cuisine here is, of course, Italian, but as a default cuisine, that's a pretty good one to have. I wonder why we haven't seen any in-depth comparison of the multitude of good Italian restaurants on the Island. A few names keep coming up (Trattoria Romana, Da Noi, Enoteca Maria, etc.), but there are SO many more. Looking at the Advance, It seems a new one opens at least monthly.

Restaurants here, once they have kept going a few years, seem to become mainstays and have a regular clientele. That could be one reason we keep seeing the same restaurants mentioned over the years. This island doesn't seem the kind of place where some young firebrand chef comes to start something innovative. But since I don't follow the restaurant scene closely, I could be wrong on that.

Anyway, I'm one Chowhound who would love to see more SI restaurant reviews.

Enoteca Maria
27 Hyatt St, Staten Island, NY 10301

Da Noi
4358 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314

Trattoria Romana
1476 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305

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  1. Sluggo1407 RE: comestible Oct 13, 2011 03:00 PM

    Why don't you post about some of the places you've been to on SI? That would be a start.

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      psnative RE: Sluggo1407 Oct 13, 2011 04:21 PM

      Dosa Garden got a lot of press a while back. I know it's not the same as a firebrand chef but I have friends who were going from Manhattan via ferry to go there.

      Dosa Garden
      323 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10301

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