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Best Restaurants in Staten Island, New York

4 Restaurants
It may be the least populated of the five boroughs, but Staten Island has a rich and diverse culinary scene, studded with impressive Sri Lankan, Italian and Spanish restaurants.
Updated on 22 March 2024
Enoteca Maria
27 Hyatt St., 10301 New York
$$ · Italian

The menu at this restaurant just blocks from the ferry terminal changes depending on which nonna is presiding over the kitchen. Nina from Belarus might serve a salat Odessa mingling grilled eggplant, red onion, tomato and parsley while lasagna di Adelina arrives as an inspired layering of zucchini, basil pesto and creamy cheese, all topped with parmesan. 

Seppe Pizza Bar
3 Navy Pier Ct., 10304 New York
$$ · Pizza

From the breezes blowing off the water to the natural light flooding its space, this Navy Pier restaurant is a breath of fresh air. Start with one of the fantastic pizzas, such as the unusually delicious "Pep in your Step," starring pepperoni, sliced jalapeños and a drizzle of spicy honey.

668 Bay St., 10304 New York
$$ · Sri Lankan

Lakruwana is covered floor-to-ceiling in murals, sculptures, flags, and more. The flavorful fare here is spicy, from fiery red chili lunu miris chutney to deviled chicken. Loaded with ginger and garlic, this stellar tomato-based chicken specialty comes with cooling raita and tangy vegetable curry.

704 Bay St., 10304 New York
$$ · Italian

Inside this wine-focused eatery is unexpected décor that gives the place the look and feel of a proper osteria. The menu is designed for sharing, making the salumi and cheese platters a prevalent choice. “The Meatball Bar” is another treat, with unlikely twists on tired offerings—think truffled veal or lamb.