Bocelli’s restaurant is hidden away in the non-descript Hylan Shopping Center on Staten Island.
“We were all born in Italy, developed a palate for real Italian food and that’s what we try to bring to this restaurant,” Vincent Damonte said.
On the inside, it’s a totally different feel: wood work and murals and food at the hands of Stefano Sena and his brother Renato.
“Today with the knowledge of food people have, they want a little bit of everything,” Stefano said.
And the menu does feature a little bit of everything – chick pea soup, inventive salads, agradolce calamari, pasta in champagne sauce with lobster and pumpkin ravioli.
Whether it’s for the food, the service or the atmosphere, Bocelli (named for Andrea Bocelli) hits the high notes.