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“Best Italian food with the best host”
Review of Goodfellas

Goodfellas
Ranked #6 of 17,077 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Soups
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Bund
Reviewed January 17, 2014

This is the coziest and tastiest restaurant in Shanghai! Food is amazing, atmosphere is great and service is unbeatable. Marco is a wonderful host who treats all of his guests as friends and everytime we come to Goodfellas we feel like we are part of a big Italian family. I would personally recommend to try beef carpaccio, seafood pasta or tuna steak - all of them taste amazing and you can also never go wrong with their pizzas. I would advise everyone to visit this little place where people forget about living in the busy Shanghai and feel like being in the heart of Italy enjoying tasty home made food.

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4  Thank as01232014h
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Marcobettio, Owner at Goodfellas, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2014

Grazie Mille Vero,

we cant wait to see you again here at goodfellas when back in town...
Smiles from all our team
Marco

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed this restaurant. The food was tasty, the waiters were very attentive and the man who owned it was very charming coming round to see if we had enjoyed not only our food but our evening here. Dessert is worth making room for also, overall a very lovely restaurant and amazing food.

3  Thank trevor v
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Marcobettio, Owner at Goodfellas, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Ciao ,

grazie mille for this great review, we will keep our effort to provide the nicest atmosphere we can.
I am also happy to hear that our food is authentic italian,we beleive that simple recipies are sometimes the best ones.
we wish you all the best and we hope to see you againm during your next visit,
Marco and team

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Went there 2 times during the past 2 months and have to say, I would always recommend this restaurant.

The pizzas were made freshly with a great crispy bottom, pasta was really al dente and tasty!

Staff speaks good English and service is good, just sometimes a little slow towards my perception.

The best thing about the restaurant is the ambiance though. I dont really know how to describe it, but maybe to say, that it displays a typical Italian diner in NYC during the 50s with the black and white pictures on the walls. Also it is not too big, but small and cozy.

Really good, and I will be back soon!

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3  Thank malteweege
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Marcobettio, Owner at Goodfellas, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Hi Malteeege,

grazie mille for your great words especially about the ambience, we apologise if the service has been a bit slow ,we will work hard to get better on this too.
we are changing the menu this days and we hope to see you soon again to have a first taste of the new dishes.
best regards,
Marco and team

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

The homemade bread served as appetizer was already to die for.
We ordered spagetti seafood, pizza and mixed salad. All of the dishes very, very yummy, nicely arranged and in a sufficient quantity. The seafood was fresh and a lot, salad crunchy with a great dressing, the ham on the pizza....cant describe it. You need to try.....

The next highlight had been the deserts: cheesecake and panna cotta. 5 stars!

Staff and owner very friendly and helpful.
When Marco, the owner, recognized that it was my friend's birthday, he arranged a Tiramisu with candle and the staff singing happy birthday. Thank you for your hospitality!

This is not a common restaurant as a business only, this is a real Trattoria in the best meaning.
And not to forget:
Goodfellas is not Shanghai-crazy rip-off, all items very normal and fair priced.

We had a phantastic evening and meal there, definitely will be back!

PS:
I wish they would open a branch in Beijing, or better not, I might become too bulky.

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3  Thank jgsha
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Marcobettio, Owner at Goodfellas, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Hi Igsha,

thank you very much for your fantastic review,we are very happy this days
especially for the fact that we make the guests feel confortable abd well attended.
Me and all team will be happy to host you soon again.
grazie mille for your support and good vibes.
Ciao
Marco and team

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Reviewed January 11, 2014

The best of this place is the service, international staff with many languages spoken. Inside you don't feel you are in China and I'm not saying that in a bad way.the food is tasty and the wine menu very interesting.

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3  Thank draghignazzo
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Marcobettio, Owner at Goodfellas, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2014

Hi Ignazzo,

thanks for your great review,We will try to improve our standards in the next months .and offer you even better dunring your next visit
all the best ,
Kindest Marco

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