This beloved pizza institution is well known for its thin crust pies topped with a light, sweetish sauce and variety of toppings.
The must try pie at Denino’s is the clam pie which has been hailed as one of the best in all of New York City. To quote Robert Sietsema, “Generously furnished with bivalves, it’s easily the best clam pie in New York City. In fact, I’d put it up against that of Pepe’s in New Haven — a city widely regarded as the clam pie capital of the Eastern seaboard.”
I have to say that I agree. This flavorful crust is lightly topped with fresh garlic, parsley, olive oil, grated cheese and clams. Eaten hot – it is truly delightful.
Other signature pies include the 1951 (tomato sauce, mozzarella) and M.O.R (meatball, onions, ricotta) and the Garbage (sausage, meatball, pepperoni, mushrooms, onions). They also have a great selection of appetizers of which we really enjoyed the old school style meatballs that are made from a family recipe.
Denino’s offers an all Italian wine list, rotating selection of 10 bottled beers and 4 on tap, and classic cocktails. Happy hour runs Monday all day, Tuesday-Friday 3pm-7pm and features half-price appetizers including a $2 palm pizza.
Here is some of what we ate:
Broccoli Rabe Pie
Disclaimer: I was invited to this establishment as press for a complimentary meal. All opinions expressed in this post are my own