Borough President James P. Molinaro can usually be spotted at this family-owned restaurant with his longtime companion, Joan Cusack, and his Deputy BP Ed Burke, enjoying a meal from the restaurant that has been a Clove Road destination for Islanders since October 1971, when husband and wife Anthony and Joanne D'Andrea opened their doors for business.
A family-run operation since Anthony and Joanne D’Andrea opened it in 1971, the RoadHouse is loved by locals for its clam pie and its meatballs. But in a borough where the car is king and parking can be a nightmare, the restaurant’s easy access off the Staten Island Expressway and ample parking lot may help explain its popularity.
A Staten Island restaurant will hold a fund-raiser to benefit the family of a toddler shot in the head last month. The public is invited to the RoadHouse restaurant Wednesday for Samyah Bailey, the 20-month-old who lost her left eye after she was shot by a stray bullet as she sat in her stroller. "We're having a fund-raiser to help the family cope with the medical bills and living expenses during this period," said Mark D'Andrea, the RoadHouse's owner.
Every restaurant has a story. Mark D’Andrea, the son of Anthony and Joanne D’Andrea has kept the legacy of The RoadHouse alive as they celebrate over 40 years in the business as a Staten Island staple. It is a true love story carried through with passion as they have continued to deliver their hometown natives and extending beyond the bridge with authentic Italian cuisine after migrating over from Italy.