Restaurants have overall ratings in the top 20% for their Diamond Rating level, plus no member complaints in the past 12 months.
Who needs the long flight to Italy! The locals here speak Italian and know how to cook. At this spot, the decor is richly Old World and service warm.
AAA Inspector Notes
It's no secret to Gotham's serious diners that Staten Island has some of the best traditional, old-school Italian restaurants in the city. Bocelli is quite possibly the best at daily crafting an expertly prepared seafood menu and meat specialties. Located in a fairly typical Staten Island mini-mall, the ornate, rich Italianate interior décor is not typical by any means and nicely fits the classic cuisine. I recommend the freshly made specials, including an incredible weekend-only ossobuco. Service is engaged in the dining experience and will steer the diner as to what are the real gems on the menu. Expect the executive chef-owner to come out from the kitchen and warmly work the room.