Best Pizza Places on Staten Island

George S. Wonica
Published on March 3, 2017

Best Pizza Places on Staten Island

So as the beginning of Lent comes, so does many people’s consumption of pizza. As many people don’t eat meat on Friday’s during Lent, I thought that it would be a good time to write a post on MY favorite places for a slice……or more than a slice. 

One of the first places that I can ever remember going for pizza is Denino’s Pizza in Port Richmond. This always ranks as one of the Best Pizza Places on Staten Island. I always remember (and still do) go to Denino’s for pizza and then walk across the street to the ‘ORIGINAL’ Ralph’s Italian Ices for dessert. This is a Staten Island staple and a must do for anyone. And for my New Jersey friends, they also have expanded there too!! 

Denino’s Pizzeria & Tavern, 524 Port Richmond Avenue, SI, NY – 718-442-9401


Another place that I quite frankly love is Jimmy Max Pizza, with two locations, one in Westerleigh and the other in Great Kills. Not only is the pizza terrific, but Jimmy McBratney is one of the most giving business persons to his Staten Island community that I know. There is rarely a time he isn’t doing a fundraiser at one of his locations for a local charity or youth organization. Great place to go and a great family environment! They also have pizza making days for the kids too!! All of these things make Jimmy Max pizza a must stop and one of the Best Pizza Places on Staten Island. 

Jimmy Max, 280 Watchogue Road, SI, NY 10314 – 718-983-6715


There is another that deserves to be one of the Best Pizza Places on Staten Island. The only problem is there is no signage to the business. It’s one of Staten Island’s best secrets….. Lee’s Tavern. Located in Dongan Hills, it’s a spot known by the locals and is located right next to the train station. Good people work their, great pizza and a wonderful environment. 

Lee’s Tavern, 60 Hancock Street, SI, NY 10305 – 718-667-9749

My list of the Best Pizza Places on Staten Island wouldn’t be complete without the place I go to for lunch every so often…… Pronto Pizza. This pizzeria started out a few years ago and now has a number of locations across Staten Island. Rosebank, West Brighton, Great Kills, Tottenville…Same great pizza across the Island. They also have automated their system and you can order online as well now. 

Pronto Pizza, 738 Forest Avenue, SI, NY 10310 – 718-448-1166

While there are many pizza places on Staten Island that could be considered as one of the Best Pizza Places on Staten Island, it’s always a matter of opinion. 

Do you have a favorite pizza place? Do you have a favorite pizza place on Staten Island that you think I missed? Let me know either by email, or send me a message through any of my social networking contacts, or even in the comments below.


About the Author: The above article, Best Pizza Places on Staten Island, was written by George S. Wonica ‘Jr.’. George is a NYS Licensed Associate Broker, NYS Certified Real Estate Appraiser, NMLS Licensed Mortgage Broker, and NYS Licensed Instructor. George has been a practicing REALTOR® since 1992 for the family owned and operated, Wonica REALTORS® & Appraisers, Inc.

George can be reached via email at [email protected] or by phone at 718-442-2880 x. 105. He has helped many people buy and sell homes in Staten Island over the past 26 years. George is also a contributor writer for the North Shore Local, an local neighborhood paper.

George can be found on various social media platforms which include Facebook, Snapchat (gswonicasells), Instagram & Linked In.



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