Pizza is traditionally circular, as its original octagonal shape caused patrons to simply stare at it and wait for the diner on their right to move. Pave your throat’s thoroughfare with cheese with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a pizza dinner for two at Goodfella’s Bayonne (up to a $40.93 total value). The pizza dinner includes:
- One starter item (up to a $13.99 value)
- One salad (up to an $8.99 value). This excludes antipasto salad for two.
- One large specialty pizza (up to a $17.95 value)<p>
The pizza artisans at Goodfella’s Bayonne shape award-winning pies from signature semolina dough and homemade sauces meticulously cooked by the flames of a classic brick oven. Diners can crack open menu pages for prologues of lightly breaded and fried raviolis or signature buffalo wings, which come with 10 morsels of flightless flavor. Salad forks lance fields of lemon-herbed baby spinach and airlift collections of zucchini, sun-dried tomatoes, and capers clear of the tuscany salad’s grilled chicken strips. For their most famous fare, chefs blanket the nationally renowned pizza alla vodka with cream vodka sauce, veggies and prosciutto and decorate the original Goodfella with oven-roasted peppers, sausage, and the spirits of vanquished Noids.
The foundation of Goodfella's signature brick-oven pizzas starts with high-quality ingredients such as semolina dough, fresh mozzarella, and homemade sauce. Yet that’s not the only way to make a pizza that gets a lot of attention: at the International Pizza Challenge in 2007, 2009, and 2012, the pizzeria took home prizes in the nontraditional pizza category for the unorthodox toppings its chefs paired with that base. Now they bring that creativity to Goodfella’s every day, with ingredients that include roasted rosemary potatoes, roasted-pepper-cream sauce, and peas, just some of the toppings on the 12 specialty pies. Alternatively, diners with their own visions of the ideal pizza can opt instead to create their own combinations. Pizza aside, the Goodfella's Bayonne's menu includes Italian and American classics such as homemade cheese ravioli and 16-ounce steaks seared in a brick oven at 900 degrees, the same temperature required to melt potatoes back into vodka.