HISTORY of DENINO'S
At the age of two, Carlo Denino’s father John (Giovanni) arrives in America (NYC) from the island of Sicily, Italy.
Carlo Denino is born. His father, John,
opens a Confectionery store on the corner of Richmond Avenue and Hooker Place in the Port Richmond section of Staten Island, NY.
The Denino’s open a pool hall next door to the Confectionery store.
With the repeal of prohibition,
Denino’s starts serving beer.
Denino’s opens a full Tavern at 524 Richmond Ave. where the present business is still located and
continues to thrive.
Carlo’s sister, Rose (later known as Aunt Rose, even to her customers) works with her parents in the Tavern. Their older sister, Vee (Vincenza)
also assists behind the scenes.
Carlo Denino joins the Navy.
Carlo’s father John passes away. Carlo takes the reins and introduces pizza at the tavern. Carlo takes Staten Island by surprise; the pizza was a big hit.
Carlo expands the menu but keeps it simple and always fresh. Denino’s Tavern and Pizzeria becomes a household name on Staten Island and beyond.
Carlo’s younger sister, Katherine starts to work at the restaurant on a regular basis and his Aunt Laura continues to work until she is 82 years old. Many other relatives have been part of this family business throughout the years – It’s all about family.
Denino’s is visited by Mayors, Borough Presidents, Politicians, actors, and most importantly, by the many families that come back again and again.
Denino’s is touted in publications such as Zagat, Time Out, The Staten Island Advance, The New York Times, The Daily News and even in British Newspapers.
Carlo Denino passes away suddenly.
Through the sadness, Carlo’s wife Palma, daughter Carla and Palma's son Michael Burke, continue to manage the business.
Community and public officials dedicate the corner of Port Richmond Avenue and Hooker Place to Carlo’s memory and appropriately rename it
CARLO DENINO’S WAY.
Denino’s commemorates 70 years of being in business at the same and only location. A grand picnic is held in Carlo Denino’s memory.
A PBS special airs titled “A Walking Tour of Staten Island” (with David Hartmann). Denino’s is featured in their showcase of historical Staten Island.
Denino’s wins AOL’s “City’s Best”
(all Boroughs) for the best pizza in
New York City two consecutive years (2007-08).
Carlos son Michael Denino opens
Denino's Pizza Place in Aberdeen, NJ.
For the first time since opening in 1937,
the Denino family decides to open another location, DENINO’S SOUTH PIZZERIA on the Jersey Shore.
Denino’s is now franchising!
Today, we continue to follow in Carlo’s footsteps and honor the tradition by specializing in authentic NY Style Pizza, in addition to our full service Italian menu.
Our secret preparations. We'll show you how!
We prepare our own dough, made fresh daily, bake it to crispy perfection, topped with our own sauce & handmade cheese.
We’ll teach you everything you need to know about owning a pizzeria. We promise to help you when you join one of America’s oldest families in the business!
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