GaLesville Court (off Lily Pond Ave)
City: Staten Island, NY
Phone: (718) 720-6835
Site: Visit the restaurant site
2nd Cuisine: Family Friendly
A visit to the Basilio Restaurant and Inn on Staten Island offers a trip back in time. Pictures of old ocean liners line the walls of this family-run restaurant which dates back to the early 1920s. They also cook up some great home-style Italian food.
And be prepared to eat. Go for the hot antipasto. The stuffed tomato was a hit, as was the penne with fresh tomato sauce and prosciutto. For the main course we tried the the stuffed breast of veal and the eggplant parmagiana. Both were very good and very fresh. Top it off with some espresso and a tortoni. And if you need to relax, the've got a bocce ball court in the backyard.
Basilio keeps odd hours and closes early so be sure to call ahead.
Review By: Benny Prim