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Goodfellas Restaurant

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702 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-6508
+1 203-785-8722
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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oxford, ct
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and myself visited on Friday. I was initially concerned with the name, I assumed it might be a little trendy. I was completely wrong, the restaurant is comfortable, low key and the tables are not on top of each other. Our waiter, Brian, was first rate, the food was first rate, and the prices were reasonable. Sometimes you... More 

1 Thank agave17
Cheshire, Connecticut
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a Saturday night. 6 of us. We had a table in the bar area. Noise level a little loud, but could still talk. Complimentary bruschetta was good, meatball salad reported to be very good. All dishes received positive reviews. Veal chop with peppers, grilled salmon, ravioli, and papendelle with meatballs...all good. The only disappointment was the artichoke appetizer.... More 

Thank Cacs523
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are a lover of the Italian dishes from "old time Italy" then this place is a MUST! Hubby and I go there at least once a month, the 1 1/4 hour drive is so so worth it. Every app is beyond delicious, every entrée is beyond perfect. Sit at the bar and enjoy your fabulous meal with knowledgeable... More 

Thank Brenda S
Killingworth, Connecticut
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286 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much better than you would think considering the name of the restaurant. Love the meatball salad...unique option for lunch. Traditional menu for dinner with some unique twists. Full bar and very helpful, colorful staff. Has a local neighborhood feel with modest prices.

Thank Charles_Schuchert
United States
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221 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Goodfellas offers the same level of service at lunch time. The meals were huge and arrive quickly. The dinner menu was also available if you choose to indulge. Movies are playing on the TV's but they are muted. Metered parking on the street.

Thank theexpert
New York City, New York
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1,490 reviews
666 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 913 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Yes, they try but both food and service leave to be desired. Several screens show, appropriately enough, the movie non-stop. Quite ugly movie, as far as I am concerned. But back to the restaurant: great service does not consist in shaking hands with your customers, in fact it is to be avoid especially since we are still not out of... More 

Thank Oliver S
West haven ct
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

sorry they have changed the movie to "burnt"...."good fellows" part of the character; food consistent and good; bar tenders knowledgeable and helpful

1 Thank Kjcski
Litchfield, Connecticut
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We ate upstairs and had a wonderful relaxed dinner. The service was impeccable. Excellent cioppino and the filet cognac was amazing. Dessert was lovely.

1 Thank Hill H
East Haven, Connecticut
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Went for restaurant week. Have never been there before. the place was busy for a sunday afternoon. had a great table in the corner. The service was fabulous and the food was abundant and outstanding. Didn't feel rushed or like we were being pushed out because they needed the table. Our waiter was Jason. He is top notch. Fun, professional... More 

1 Thank 2015mikeandlaurie201
Hartford, Connecticut
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535 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Check all my 150 plus worldwide reviews and see I almost never give 5 stars! Today I honestly and rightfully do! Where to begin--the Eggplant tower was amazing with a delicious basaltic sauce--grand portion ! The Pork chop Milanesa is top notch with the right combination of greens, tomatoes and miniature balls of fresh mozzarella ... and huge enough for... More 

1 Thank GringoAlto2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 State St, New Haven, CT 06511-6508
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-785-8722

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?