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“Great pizza and wine in a traditional setting.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Goodfellas Cafe & Winery

Goodfellas Cafe & Winery
Ranked #112 of 1,026 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $25
Cuisines: Pizza, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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, Dave Grammer, offers contemporary interpretations of classic wines and simple food.
Derby, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great pizza and wine in a traditional setting.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

We loved this little Italian restaurant, not far from the new Comfort Suites.

Great traditional food, loved the informal, cosy atmosphere and service was great. Good selection of wines, we had two large pizza's and enjoyed eating the remains for breakfast today.

Lots of extra's available to buy and at me home and the only criticism was eating too much and so we missed out on desserts or coffee.

Great to eat at a real local restaurant and will return when we are in the area again.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Crystal Sands Master Sand Sculpture 2013”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

I had the antipasti salad which I was told would feed 3 but found that it would feed 1. Over all the food was tasty. The small pizza is small - single serving.

Visited November 2013
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Sarasota
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Tried them twice... No more.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately, this restaurant will not be in the rotation. I tried twice to take out dinner here and both times I was deeply unsatisfied with the quality of the food. First time I had the clams in red sauce and the pasta was dense and gummy with a raw tasting sauce. The clams were no bigger than a fingernail

The second time I ordered the chicken parm and couldn't finish it after one bite. The pasta was again gummy and the sauce was dark and off tasting.

I haven't tried a lot of places but I prefer Valentino's to this place. Such a shame.

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Lakemore, Ohio
1 review
“Talk about good authentic Italian cuisine.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

We were exploring the Sarasota area and came across Goodfellas. They could not have been more engaging with their friendly service. Everything is homemade and delicious! The owner Frank Vespa showed us the firebrick pizza oven, roasted us fresh coffee beans, and we went home with freshly baked wedding cookies and biscotti's. We can't wait to stop again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charb62
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Troy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent - will definitely return”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

Decided to go for pizza this evening and, after reading reviews, decided on Goodfellas.
The thin crust pizzas were superb! There were 3 of us and we each got a small: a Margarita, a California, and a Wiseguy special. All were excellent. We each a cannoli for dessert and thoroughly enjoyed them too.
Definitely adding Goodfellas to our list of must-return for our next trip to Siesta Key.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank K G
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