If you live here, you already know, but if you don’t, you don't -- despite the top-notch pizza (like, REALLY top-notch pizza), Staten Island's food scene is supremely underrated, and probably a little bit misunderstood. Between authentic Sri Lankan, saucy Cajun-Creole, and gastropubs that'd impress even the most discerning of Brooklynites, we actually have way more to offer than red sauce. (Though we do have some really great red sauce.)
So do yourself a favor, hop on that ferry, and explore this belittled borough through these 12 outstanding restaurants. It'll be worth it, we promise.