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 pizza, pasta, and more at Goodfella's Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta in Staten Island. Goodfella's user-friendly menu is blanketed by pizza pies born in a traditional wood-fired brick oven. Specialty pies include the classic Goodfella—plum tomato sauce and mozzarella with roasted peppers and sliced garlic—and the pizza alla vodka—melty mozzarella, prosciutto, peas, mushrooms, and tomato cream vodka sauce ($11.95-$22.50). Circle-shunning diners can also opt for circumference-free dishes including the hearty gnocchi pomodoro ($13.99) or the tastefully cordial apricot-glazed salmon ($17.99), best enjoyed when the mind swims with the stream of consciousness.
The International Pizza Expo named Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta the Nontraditional Winner for 2009. Gayot featured the restaurant, as have a number of media outlets. Yelpers give the establishment an average of 3.5 stars and 78% of Urbanspooners like it.
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.
South Beach / Old Town
1718 Hylan Blvd.
Staten Island, New York 10305Get Directions