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About Goodfellas Ristorante

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.

661 Midland Ave
Garfield, NJ 07026
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental

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

Cross Street:
Plauderville

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(973) 478-4000

Website:
http://www.goodfellasristorante.come/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Parking Details:
Private lot with valet service. No payment. Tips welcomed.

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.

Private Party Contact:
Sammy or Maria: (973) 478-4000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Goodfellas Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.9

Overall Rating

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food

5.0

service

4.7

ambience

4.9

value

4.8

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Romantic (2)
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Special Occasion (2)
Cozy (2)
Authentic (1)
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Good for Birthdays (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Live Music (1)
Bar Seating (1)
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great food, great service will definitely come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on May 22, 2017

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

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food and service, Sammy the host is the best

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Love this place very nice food and enjoyable environment

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Live Music, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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..

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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..

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2016

Excellent old fashioned Italian food in a wonderful setting!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2016

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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 30, 2016

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

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on April 14, 2016

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

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 5, 2016

Food is very good services amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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 :)

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2015

Fantastic host, great service with food to match. Great for a business lunch or dinner. You will not be disappointed. Always ask for Sammy! Leah @ bar is friendly and professional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2015

unbelievable food for the last 25 years! great for special occasions or just a quiet night out for dinner

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2015

Very friendly staff. The food is great and so are the prices. I highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

Overall we enjoyed our dinner at Goodfellas. Our Cesar salads were very tasty and one of the best we've had. Our dinner entrees were delicious and the portions were good. My dinner could've been warmer. Our servers need a little more polish, they catered to me first rather than my wife and I reminded them, "Lady's first". We left a 20% tip and it would've been nice if the staff acknowledge our gesture.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2015

My husband and I have been here many times over the last 16 years and we are never disappointed. Most times we go on a special occasion such as valentine's day (incl. this valentine's day) anniversary or birthday. My 10 year old son came with us for the first time and he ordered the steak au poive. lol. He loved it ( we did too). My husband got the stuffed veal chop which is his favorite meal here. I had the zuppa de pesce with white wine sauce and linguine. Yummy!! The service is very good. We like to get dressed up a little nicer when we go here. The atmosphere is nice and the noise level is adult appropriate. It's not stuffy or uptight but not really suited for young kids. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2015

Very good value for the price service good overall will go back again soon

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2014

Goodfellas provides a good dining experience with excellent service in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2014

My wife and I had a very enjoyable meal. The service was attentive, the food delicious, and the beverages were very good. Before dinner, my wife had a French martini which she thoroughly enjoyed. Equally good was the Flounder Francese that I had and the Lobster Ravioli my spouse selected. We will definitely return both for beverages at the bar and dinner in the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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