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Disara's restaurant is the culmination of a dream by two couples, who are long time friends. DiSara is a Family Style Italian Restaurant housed in a building that has been a part of the neighborhood since 1936. The restaurant is named in honor of the daughters of the owners. Diana from one set of parents and Sara from the other set.
With over 18 years of experience, Chef Mike Nejeidi uses his background with various cuisines to create a menu that includes: Hand-Tossed pizzas, appetizers, salads, burgers, heroes, pastas, entrees and desserts. This wonderful Staten Island eatery serves meals family style. Single servings (with the exception of dessert) are also available.
Nestled among the homes of New Dorp Beach is DiSara Restaurant, formerly known as Mauro's. Enjoy casual, family friendly dining in our bright main dining room or our private party room. DiSara offers good, solid Italian food at reasonable prices. Their service staff takes pride in being pleasant and unobtrusive and well-versed with our menu. Their head chef, Mike Nejeidi is also part owner of DiSara. Mike received his culinary license from the Culinary Institute in New York City in 1992.
He started working at the Marriott Hotel in NYC as a sous chef and decided he wanted to open his own Restaurant. In 1995, he started Pita Hut which is directly across from the Chelsea Hotel. His Middle Eastern food was an instant hit. Actors such as Uma Therman, Ethan Hawke, Matthew Modine and Al Lewis (grandpa Munster) frequented Pita Hut. Mike kept that business for 13 years. He then opened another Pita Hut in Park Slope, but after a year of commuting he decided to sell and look for something on Staten Island.
While looking on Staten Island, Mike fell upon the opportunity to re open Mauro’s located in New Dorp Beach. Mauro’s was a staple in the neighborhood for more than 30 years, and Mike saw this as a challenge. Although Mike’s style of cooking was Middle Eastern, he decided to cook Italian. With his “no cans open” style his tomato sauce has brought back repeat customers. Some ask for a container to bring home, which he gladly gives. Mike can cook anything you want, his style is eclectic, a mixture of specialties. You will not be disappointed.
Di Sara Restaurant
121 Roma Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306