Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
Date
Today
Time
8:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 1 time today
Special offers available. See details

Goodfellas Ristorante

4.6
76 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Italian
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
Experience the pleasures of exceptional Italian cuisine in a warm, comfortable atmosphere. GoodFellas superb chefs create traditional favorites and unique specials with only the finest quality seasonal ingredients. Savor the flavors of delicious homemade pastas, fresh seafood, chicken, veal and beef dishes. GoodFellas menu is enhanced with an extensive wine list and alluring selection of specialty cocktails.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Cuisines
Italian, Continental
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm;

Friday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm;

Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm;

VALENTINE'S DAY - OPEN

OPEN: EASTER SUNDAY and MOTHER'S DAY
EASTER SUNDAY: SPECIAL A LA CARTE MENU ONLY, including your Holiday Favorites such as Rack of Lamb

OPEN: THANKSGIVING DAY

CLOSED: FATHER'S DAY and JULY 4th
CHRISTMAS DAY AND NEW YEAR'S DAY

**VALET PARKING**

GLUTEN-FREE and VEGETARIAN Available
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(973) 478-4000
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Smart Casual
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private party facilities
Private dining room available for groups from 20 to 60 guests. Open sitting events up to 100 guest. Full bar and private service room.
icon/ic_contactCreated with Sketch.
Private party contact
Sammy or Maria: (973) 478-4000
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
Neighborhood
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Plauderville
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Private lot with valet service. No payment. Tips welcomed.
icon/ic_entertainmentCreated with Sketch.
Entertainment
Live entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Come join us for Mother's Day. We open at 1:00pm Sunday May 13.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 76 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
Newest
Filters
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great attantive staff. Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere o bring your family or a date.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Sam the manager is the best!
Food and wine very good.
Music was soft in the background and not overpowering.
Prices reasonable

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Sam the Maitre D is the best reason to go there! Carlos the server is the very finest. The place is warm, cozy, great food, great service. They always acccomodate my gluten free needs with great care.
I surely hope the owners recognize that without Sam and Carlos the place would absolutely not be as special. Give them the credit and money they deserve please!!!!! Love this place!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Everything about Goodfellas is perfect. The food is excellent, the decor is upscale and the service is attentive. Sammy, the manager, is warm, friendly, and personable. I come here several times a year and it’s consistently great. I highly recommend Goodfellas.

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Goodfellas is a great place to enjoy a good food with friends. A good selection of Italian specialties and dishes. Comfortable seating, good food, well stocked bar and good service makes for a superior recipe for a restaurant.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Food was amazing, great wine and service!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food but service was not good!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

To celebrate my birthday, my husband and two friends asked me to choose a place for dinner. I hadn’t been to Goodfella’s in years, and I read all the good reviews on Open Table. Since it is close to home and familiar, I wanted to visit again. We were so pleased! The service was very warm and professional. The food was very traditional Italian, which was just what I wanted. The cocktails were made perfectly. We enjoyed shrimp stuffed mushrooms, a soup of the day and oysters for appetizers. Delicious! Penne with vodka sauce with delicately seasoned chicken was so good. My husband tried chicken scapariello, and he ate every bite. The other two entrees were chicken Parmesan and linguini with clam sauce. Basic Italian fare made beautifully and served generously. We enjoyed carrot cake and cannoli with perfectly brewed coffee for dessert. We were greeted by the owner as we finished our meals, and he asked us to please come back again. We certainly will. Thank you for a lovely evening!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Goodfellas was amazing! The food is definitely authentic Italian at its finest. I will definitely be going back!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food, great service will definitely come back.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Always excellent food - generous portions - great place for getting together with friends for a wonderful dinner. Sammy, the manager, friendly and accommodating.

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Good, basic "red sauce" Italian spot. We started with Mozzarella en Carozza with anchovy sauce, which we've had in many places. This was very disappointing. It seemed like they used white bread for the base of the dish, and the anchovy sauce was kind of vinegary.

For entrees, my husband had the Veal Saltimbocca (his "test" meal at every new Italian restaurant). The veal was very tender, but drowning in melted mozzarella. I had the restaurant's version of Veal Milanese. This veal was not as tender but the arugula & cubed mozzarella topping was good. The portions here are very big.

The best thing I can say about this restaurant is the service. Both the host and our waiter were terrific. Very attentive, friendly, professional.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 22, 2017

Excellent food. Always comsistent!
Seafood Fra Diavolo is superb.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on May 4, 2017

INCREDIBLE service!! Combined with top notch food and friendly, humorous service, makes this a tough place to beat for dinner, whether for business or pleasure!!

Next time I am in town, it will be where I have dinner!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food and service, Sammy the host is the best

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 25, 2017

First time at restaurant. I had read some good reviews on open table and figured it was worth a shot In Bergen county NJ it's difficult to find a good Italian place that offers both creative and comfort food. Took my wife there last minute on Saturday night. We both really enjoyed the food and the experience. Nice portions, good service, and tasty food with a BAR!! We were not rushed and made to feel welcome even as we could tell there were many regulars dining. We will definitely be going back to goodfellas and taking some friends it was very good all around

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 15, 2017

Excellent dining experience! Food was great!!
Two thumbs up!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Love this place very nice food and enjoyable environment

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I had forgotten how terrific this little loud local gem is. Glad we gave it another go around! Host is gracious and friendly and the staff makes you feel like an old friend. And for a fussy Italian to like a restaurant's "red sauce" that says a lot!!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

I enjoyed my experience. I have been to Goodfellas many times. It never disappoints! The atmosphere, the service, and of course the food, second to none..The lobster ravioli is unbelievable..

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Best italian restaurant in northern NJ...I come here often, and will continue to do so.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on January 28, 2017

I have eaten here many times. My experience has always been wonderful. The food is out of this world, and the waitstaff is attentive and most helpful..

Report
Helpful
3.0Dined on January 14, 2017

All I wanted was some meatballs...we were told it would take too long to make...they didn't have any made. Huh??? Service was average to unresponsive. Machiatto was worst ever. Had to ask for grated cheese at Italian restaurant...none offered. Wanted to LOVE it...it was ok.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 1, 2016

Phenomenal Italian food and excellent service. Husband and I moved from New Jersey year ago and were back to visit and wanted to try an Italian restaurant we'd never been to on this visit. We were delighted.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 14, 2016

Excellent old fashioned Italian food in a wonderful setting!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on September 15, 2016

The food is always wonderful! Sammy is a gem! Never disappointing!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 14, 2016

Best restaurant and hidden gem. Whenever I am in town, I am going to Goodfellas

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on July 8, 2016

We passed by Goodfellas for years and never stopped in. Stopping in was the best find in a long time. If you're in the neighborhood you should definitely check it out.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 30, 2016

We love this place!.....Sammy the Maitre D' is the greatest and Leah at the bar keeps us laughing!!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 14, 2016

Great option in an area with a lot of local Italian food. Wonderful ambiance. Impeccable service.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on April 5, 2016

Food is very good services amazing

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on March 18, 2016

Restaurant is a bit pricey. Great for a special occasion. The food came out hot and everything was fresh. The service was excellent. Delicious bread!

Report
Helpful
4.0Dined on February 27, 2016

The food was fantastic! Absolutely delicious. The seating is a little tight, but we will be back again!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Excellent food, spectacular drinks and great service. The only thing I could say derogatory was that it was really busy. We arrived for our reservation early and we're seated 20 mins past our reservation time. All in all though it was a great night out :)

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 17, 2016

Dr. Conte runs a fantastic establishment. Not a trace of The Bamboo Lounge from his most famous acting role.

I can trust the staff of Goodfellas to deliver a quality experience for me and my clients every time.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was amazing, the ambiance of the place was outstanding, dim lighting, a on site DJ and very friendly staff. The price was a little high but you get what you pay for both in portion size and quality. My girlfriend had a malibu bay breeze and stated "It was the best I've ever had." I would recommend this place to anyone especially for special occasions, we went for Valentines Day. Lastly make sure to try the bread and dipping sauce, even if you don't like dipping sauce, give it a try, its worth it.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Italian, done right! I was there with my girlfriend for Valentine's Day. Though I used to live in town, I hadn't been back to Goodfellas for some years. Seems I was truly missing some wonderful Italian food.

We shared an assortment of hot appetizers (eggplant rolantini, clams oreganato, shrimp and the mozzarella Napoleon). Our entrees were cooked to perfection and were as tasty as I remembered. Polo Caruso with Broccoli Rabe and traditional Veal Parmigiana. This was followed by a holiday-inspired heart-shaped ice cream treat.

The atmosphere is exactly what you would expect from an authentic Italian restaurant, lights dimmed, Sinatra playing in the background and a charming decor.

The waitstaff were courteous and professional as well as very attentive. We never felt rushed and we really, believed they were glad to have us.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent experience, from the valet to the server everyone was beyond courteous and the food was excellent. They made my valentines experience one to remember. The almond crusted goat cheese was incredible!

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on December 5, 2015

Had dinner with friends to celebrate Christmas--I've been here several times, once again not disappointed. Everyone was very happy with what they ordered. I really need to try something new, but I just love the pasta carbonara, best anywhere! Place was crowded, and they were out of a few items, which was a bit of a disappointment but overall didn't ruin the evening. Staff attentive, and we were seated immediately--we had reservations. Highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
5.0Dined on November 14, 2015

For several years I have meaning to try Goodfellas, but from my home in northern Bergen County I always found an excuse not to go there. It was fantastic in every way, and I will definitely be back. The seafood pasta was specular, as was my wife's ravioli. Service was attentive and professional. No hassle valet parking made it easy as well. Highly recommend for any occasion and very much truly Italian.

Report
Helpful
1
2