Dinner etiquette demands that elbows remain off the table and leftover pizza crusts be passed politely to the diner with the heaviest mustache as a token of respect. Practice your pizza manners with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get a pizza dinner for two (up to a $50 total value) at Goodfella’s LES. The pizza dinner for two includes:
- One appetizer (up to a $15 value).
- One 12-inch specialty pizza (up to a $12 value).
- One dessert (up to a $7 value).
- Two glasses of wine (up to an $8 value each). <p>
Goodfella’s LES feeds guests with a menu of Italian fare, highlighted by 12 specialty pizzas that chefs roll with signature semolina dough, ladle with homemade pizza sauces, and sling inside a wood-fired brick oven. After easing into a state of relaxation in the dining area by imagining the salt and pepper shakers in their underwear, twosomes can warm up jawbones with the made-to-order mussels marinara or homemade mozzarella-and-carroza appetizers. Next, servers haul specialty pies to tables, where diners can devour slices topped with signature combinations, such as the Sally Pie’s mound of lemon-garlic chicken, roasted rosemary potatoes, fresh mozzarella, and creamy, gourmet cheddar-scallion sauce. Items from the dessert menu help fill vacant belly space and college-application envelopes with a selection of cannolis, tiramisu, and homemade zeppole, and sips of red or white wine augment the meal’s myriad flavors.
Goodfella’s LES dishes a menu of oversized pasta selections and piles high-quality ingredients atop the eatery’s signature semolina pizza dough. Adhering to recipes that earned the restaurant accolades from the International Pizza Expo for World’s Best Pizza in 2007, World’s Best Non-Traditional Pizza in 2009, and Roundest Crust in a Supporting Role, Goodfella’s chefs use a brick oven to bake a dozen specialty pies adorned with such toppings as san marzano tomatoes, wood-fire-roasted peppers, and lemon-garlic chicken. For crust-free fare, diners nosh on cooked-to-order pasta selections, such as the rigatoni alla vodka, or sink teeth into a succulent brick-oven steak or grilled Norwegian salmon served with sautéed spinach and roasted potatoes.
Lower East Side
144 Orchard Street
Manhattan, New York 10002