Restaurant of the Week- Goodfellas

Posted by DFP Staff

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As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangster eat pasta. To me, being a gangster eating pasta was better than being President of the United States. Even before I first wandered into the cabstand for an after-school job, I knew I wanted to be a part of them dine at Goodfellas. It was there that I knew that I belonged. To me, it meant being somebody in a neighborhood that was full of nobodies. They weren’t like anybody else. I mean, they did ate whatever they wanted. They double-parked in front of a hydrant and nobody ever gave them a ticket. In the summer when they played cards all night, nobody ever called the cops.

Okay, so maybe that’s a bit dramatic. Our lunch break was way less Scorsese than all of that. It was, however, super delicious. Bonus- no one had to worry about meeting a violent demise or f-bombs dropping every other word. In fact, our lunch at Goodfellas in the Galleria was lovely. The patio is perfectly shaded so that even on a hot day the temperature is manageable.

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You order at the counter and they’ll give you a number. Seating is up to you, the inside is nicely air conditioned but small and the outdoor seating is shaded and quite large. A big party of 10 people were dining outside along with several other tables without it ever seeming crowded.

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The garlic bread comes out family-style and is heavenly. It also comes out quickly, pleasing for both heartless gangsters and office staff with a short lunch break.

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Here’s a close up of that golden buttery goodness. And multigrain!

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We’re gonna show both views of Rocio’s lunch and pull a Jimmy-Two-Times on this chicken sandwich. Chicken Sandwich.

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Steve’s italian sausage sandwich, mangia!

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Kim’s rigatoni with marinara.

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Mitch’s Rigatoni with marinara and cheese. The sauce is delicious and fresh, not heavy or oily.

We even got a view into their kitchen!


Head down to 2405 Capitol St, Suite 107 for a quick Italian lunch experience!

Call ahead: 559-263-9700

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