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Denino’s, a Staten Island Pizza Institution, Opens Manhattan Outpost Today

The thin-crust pizza joint famous for its clam and sausage pies is now also in Greenwich Village

The original Denino’s
Bess Adler

Nearly 80-year-old Staten Island thin-crust pizza destination Denino’s Pizzeria and Tavern debuts its first Manhattan location in Greenwich Village today. The owners of the pizzeria — best known for its clam and sausage pies — announced last year that they would start franchising outside of its original location and second location in New Jersey. In celebration of the third outpost, the new Manhattan restaurant at 93 MacDougal St. will be hosting a slew of specials this week, including free beer, wine, and sangria.

Denino’s opened on Staten Island on Richmond Avenue as a bar in 1937, and Carlo Denino started serving pizza in 1951, using family recipes for Italian dishes like meatballs and for the pizza. This may be the first of several new locations of the restaurant to open soon. The owners previously said Florida, in particular, is being targeted for more outposts through the franchise program.

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