The Quiet Giants: South Beach Restaurants continue to impress

by | May 28, 2015 | Eat This Way on Bay, Featured


South Beach Restaurants continue to impress. Here is a look at some of the oldest and best restaurants on Staten Island. Italian cuisine & lots of seafood is served to perfection with an ocean breeze on & near the beach.


Basilio Inn Restaurant

The oldest restaurant on Staten Island, established in 1921, is located in a carriage house that was built circa 1850. The founder, Basilio Giovannini, was a cooper from the Piedmont area of Italy. Classic Italian menu to include: antipasti, insalate, zuppe, risotti, paste, pesci & carni.

Basilio Inn Restaurant | (718) 447-9292 | 6 Galesville Court [map] |


Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 12 to 3 (lunch)
Monday to Saturday 5 to 10 (dinner)
Sunday 1 to 8



Elegant Classic Atmosphere serving classic Italian menu to include: antipasti, insalate, zuppe, risotti, paste, pesci & carni.

Italianissimo | (718) 442-4442 | 107 McClean Avenue [map] |

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Sunday 12 to 10pm



Casual seaside restaurant serving traditional menu of Italian and seafood favorites like clams, scallops and penne alla vodka. In the summer months, the spot boasts an open-air patio where patrons can play horseshoes.

Toto’s | (718) 447-9292 | 809 Father Capodanno Blvd [map]

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Thursday: 11am to 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30 to 12am
Sunday: 11:30 to 10pm


South Fin Grill

Located on the South Beach boardwalk with beautiful panoramic views of the ocean & Verrazano Bridge. Menu includes raw bar, sushi, salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks & lots of seafood served many ways.

Toto’s | (718) 447-9292 | 300 Father Capodanno Blvd [map] |

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 11am to 10pm
Saturday: 11:30 to 11pm
Sunday: 11:30 to 9pm


Seaside Turkish Restaurant

Classic Turkish cuisine serving hummus, stuffed grape leaves, soups, salads, shepherd bread, vegetarian & meat kebabs, turkish stews, pide, lahmacum, manti & lamb dishes.

Seaside Turkish Restaurant | (718) 556 9000 | 124 Ocean Ave [map] |

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Sunday 11am to 11pm


Written By Ettore

Ettore grew up working in the restaurant & catering business from the age of 12. He graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelors’s in Mathematics & Finance in 1985. In 1986 he started Chez Vous caterers from the basement of his home in Dongan Hills and caters parties at homes and businesses in the tri-state area. In Oct 1987 he rented the first floor of Edgewater Hall at 691 Bay Street. A few years later he added the party rental division to Chez Vous. In 1998 he purchased Edgewater Hall and renovated the first and second floors making them party spaces. Shortly thereafter he purchased from his tenant the cellar bar creating Dock Street Underground a live music venue. His creative projects include his CD Sweet on You, his book, It’s Your Right to be Fit, Sexed, and Happy, So Claim It, and he is developing a TV series called Business Underground. His record labels Hanz On Music and Dock Street Records has produced Method Man’s “The Meth Lab.” and produces 2nd Generation Wu projects.

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