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Goodfellas Cafe & Winery

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Italian, Winery, Pizza, Pasta
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4571 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
+1 941-538-6535
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Goodfellas cafe and winery is a artisan winery and cafe, located in the...
Goodfellas cafe and winery is a artisan winery and cafe, located in the heart of sarasota, Specializing in its own handcrafted vinifera and fruit infused wines. Owner, Frank Vespa, offers contemporary interpretations of classic wines and simple food. ===WOOD OVEN PIZZA===== ALL OUR PIZZA IS HAND MADE WHEN THEY ARE ORDERED. WE COOK THEM IN A 800 DEGREE F OVEN BECAUSE OF THE EXTREME HEAT, SOME CHARRING ON THE EDGES MAY OCCUR.
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  • 17
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best pizza in Sarasota

This is the only place I will go for pizza. If you like a really thin crust like I do, then this is the place. There are numerous verities to choose from and the service is always good. I like the salads too as one can choose from different flavored oils and vinegars.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Tom R
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Sarasota, Florida
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Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This is the only place I will go for pizza. If you like a really thin crust like I do, then this is the place. There are numerous verities to choose from and the service is always good. I like the salads too as one can choose from different flavored oils and vinegars.

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Windermere Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We love to take the whole family here, they are so friendly. Everything we have ordered is the best. We are so hooked on their homemade balsamic that is our favorite.

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Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

What a cool little place! Asking me if it is the best meal I had in a restaurant is a stupid question. Of course, it is not after 45 years of eating in restaurants. It is the best meal we had in Sarasota when it comes to pizza and wine? Close, if not the best. The place is not romantic... More 

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katie-goodfellas, Manager at Goodfellas Cafe & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know about your visit, we are very happy you enjoyed your night here at goodfellas, and we hope to see you again very soon. and we hope that you enjoy it more and more each visit. More 

Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We went to check it out as our friend had raved about their coffee (bagged) she gets there. I had The Boston small pizza and it did not have much flavor for having pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms. My husband ordered the Sausage Parmasean and he was pleased with the size and kick it had. Over all an average because pizza... More 

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katie-goodfellas, Manager at Goodfellas Cafe & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we do close after the last table leaves at 9pm only because we have not had any business after that, if you would like for you and your party to come in and have dinner from 9 to 10 just give us a call and we will be more than happy to stay open... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

just as I said in the headline good and real Italian food, in addition they sell unique oils and vingers that they make themselves, will even fresh roast coffee on the premises for you

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katie-goodfellas, Manager at Goodfellas Cafe & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feed back. We hope to see you again soon. More 

West Yarmouth, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Just enjoyed the best Neapolitan pizza at GOODFELLAS - 1/2 cheese and 1/2 homemade sausage, thin, crispy with sweet sauce. Our waitress, Katie was so friendly and thoughtful. The owner, Frank came to chat with us, sharing stories about his culinary career. We are from Cape Cod and he grew up in the North End of Boston, and traveled extensively... More 

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katie-goodfellas, Manager at Goodfellas Cafe & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feed back we are very pleased that you left full and happy! We hope to see you again very soon. Next time try out our home made wine that we make onsite See you next time, Katie Vanvelzor. More 

Sarasota, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Goodfellas is the best Italian restaurant in Sarasota. I cannot say enough about it. The homemade pasta is perfectly al dente....gooey, chewy and slightly different every time I eat it. It is wonderous to never know what to expect but always be more than pleased. I have been going to Goodfellas with my family for years and will continue to... More 

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katie-goodfellas, Manager at Goodfellas Cafe & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feed back, we hope to see you again very soon, and we hope that you are just as pleased with your visit in the future. thank you Katie Vanvelzor More 

new jersey
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This was one of the worst meals I have ever had. Ordered the Mozzarela and Tomato Panini. There was hardly any cheese on the sandwich. Mostly bread. Interestingly the table next to ours complained that there was not any cheese in their dish?Asked the waitress to add cheese and when the bill came an additional $1.25 was added for extra... More 

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Winer_Dave, General Manager at Goodfellas Cafe & Winery, responded to this review

Good afternoon, In some ways you are right about your title. We are the neighborhood pizzeria. EVEREYONE who walk threw our doors IS family. In Italy, once your at the dinner table, your Family. That is how we all feel about your patronage here. I do apologize to the fullest your experience wasn't pleasant for you. Given another chance we... More 

Naples, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I normally order pizza to go but decided to dine in this time, what a treat! The primavera pizza hot out of the oven was, hands down, the BEST PIZZA I've ever had. I tried their cannoli and it was all I could do to not lick the plate clean. It's worth mentioning that they let you mix your own... More 

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katie-goodfellas, Manager at Goodfellas Cafe & Winery, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoy goodfellas, We hope to see you again very soon. :) Katie Vanvelzor More 

Macedon, New York
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Our family ate at Goodfellas on 2/22/15. For several of us it was the first time. I ordered a meatball sub which was excellent. Everyone else really enjoyed what they ordered. Our waitress Dallys was very friendly and efficient. When in the area on vacation in the future we will certainly make Goodfellas one of our to do stops.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4571 Clark Road, Sarasota, FL 34233
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-538-6535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian, Winery, Pizza, Pasta

Description

Goodfellas cafe and winery is a artisan winery and cafe, located in the heart of sarasota, Specializing in its own handcrafted vinifera and fruit infused wines. Owner, Frank Vespa, offers contemporary interpretations of classic wines and simple food. ===WOOD OVEN PIZZA===== ALL OUR PIZZA IS HAND MADE WHEN THEY ARE ORDERED. WE COOK THEM IN A 800 DEGREE F OVEN BECAUSE OF THE EXTREME HEAT, SOME CHARRING ON THE EDGES MAY OCCUR.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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