AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
AAA Inspector Notes
Sometimes you can't really tell a book by its cover. Inconspicuously located near the Verrazano Bridge in a humble, mostly residential neighborhood, this gem of a restaurant turns out rich, flavorful Manhattan-quality fare. The creative kitchen excels at exciting diners' taste buds with a one-two knockout punch of fresh ingredients and superb sauces. Standout dishes include Chilean sea bass in risotto, veal osso buco with polenta, and short rib with red wine glaze. Enjoy the extensive wine list. Being in Staten Island and in a mostly Italian-American precinct, the lineup of fresh-made pastas is both prodigious and well executed. Service is amiable and the kitchen staff's culinary skills are superb.