Like putting on a proper Viking funeral, producing an old-style Italian pizza requires a respect for tradition, plenty of open flames, and one extra, secret ingredient—love. Embrace tasty customs with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of brick-oven pizza and pasta at Goodfella's in Staten Island.
Crispy pizzas born in a traditional wood-fired brick oven compose Goodfella's authentic Italian menu. Specialty pies include the classic Goodfella, topped with plum-tomato sauce, mozzarella, roasted peppers, sausage, and sliced garlic, or the contest-winning Pizza alla Vodka, dressed to the nines in tomato-cream vodka sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, peas, and a prosciutto di parma bowtie ($11.95–$22.50). Circle-shunning diners can opt for circumference-free dishes, including the hearty gnocchi pomodoro lunch special ($8.49) or the tastefully cordial apricot-glazed grilled salmon, best enjoyed when the mind swims with the stream of consciousness ($17.99).
Goodfella's Old World Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta
Scot Cosentino and the Goodfella's team share their love of pizza and pasta with guests at their family-friendly Italian bistro. Pizzas made in the old-world tradition—i.e., cooked in a real wood-fired brick oven as the chefs quote Dickens—include Cosentino’s original vodka pizza and other handmade pies. For these gourmet pizzas, Goodfella's has taken home big prize money from the International Pizza Expo, winning its Pizza Challenge on more than one occasion. The chefs also prepare heaping helpings of Italian pastas and entrees, such as prime-cut angus steak and linguini with baby clams.
1718 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, New York 10305