Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza Now Open at 144 Orchard

Posted on: April 26th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Staten Island has officially invaded the Lower East Side. Over the weekend, famed Shaolin slicery Goodfella’s Brick Oven Pizza unveiled its presence at 144 Orchard Street. The corner storefront, formerly occupied by Kebab House II, is now dressed in bright red illuminated lettering against a black backdrop. And what pizzeria would be complete without the obligatory “best pizza” claim. Yep, there are three of those alongside the signage.

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Regardless, Goodfella’s is now open.  The dark shroud was removed from the windows, revealing a seemingly cramped, yet casual interior with roughly a dozen tables; a flat screen TV, too.  We walked past the corner in the evening, when a hostess was busy doling menus and barking “world’s best pizza” and “just opened.”  Here’s our two cents – those two phrases should not be muttered in the same sentence.

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Goodfellas will not be serving libations just yet, though. They were denied a wine and beer license by Community Board 3 in February.  Meanwhile, a quick check of the SLA website shows an application date of April 6, and a pending status.

Of course, we can’t escape the temptation to embed a clip from one of our favorites…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSWmEFVvghg&feature=related

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