Denino’s Pizzeria & Tavern is the Greenwich Village outpost of a popular Staten Island pizzeria. The Denino family came to New York City from Sicily in 1887. The family opened a tavern in 1937 and started serving pizza in 1951. I visited their Village location.
I got a pizza with half cheese and half arugula and sausage.
I’m hard to please when it comes to pizza, so when I say a pizza is delicious, it really is! Denino’s is delicious. For thin crust fans, this crust is crispy with enough chew to it so it’s not too crispy. It has a nice flavor, as does the sauce and cheese. Hard to find a perfect combo of the three, but Denino’s pulls it off.
In addition to pizza, we got a side order of broccoli rabe. It was chopped, which was a nice touch and made it easier to eat. It was also cooked and seasoned to perfection. In fact, this is the best broccoli rabe that I have eaten in a restaurant. It was so good, we got two orders!