Good Fellas Pizza

After seeing our old TD branch close and be transformed into a restaurant, we were eager to try this new place. We tried Good Fellas Pizza on a busy Saturday evening. We arrived a little after 5pm without reservations and were seated right away but the place quickly filled up. All stone work and brick inside, the atmosphere is set to be Gangster themed. We were seated right by the window and with no window coverings the setting sun was quite warm on us. But with the place quickly filled up we hoped for a quick sunset or clouds for relief.

I ordered a house draft lager called “Oro”. Very smooth and mild, served in a tall chilled Pilsner this was very delicious and refreshing. Our server informed us the beer is made for them by a micro brewery in Brock, Ontario.

We ordered calamari appetizer. Over all was very good. Very tender and crispy batter. But at almost $20, the portion was small and overpriced. The curly cuts were a bit difficult to eat in one bite so needed to cut them down. Would have been nicer to have the pieces bite size and ready to eat. However, full marks on cooking the calamari just right.

We ordered the Romana (family sized) Capriccoisa pizza. Served on a large wooden block with scissors, this wood fired oven baked pizza was delicious. It did not taste like a restaurant pizza. It tasted like someone’s Italian grandma just cooked this for you, the good old fashioned way. Everything was nicely prepared. The cheese was an amount just right. Unlike most Canadian pizzas the cheese was not like a layer of rubber. Thin crust and with san marzano tomato sauce this was one of the best pizzas I’ve had.

For dessert I ordered a decaf espresso and Deniz a decaf latte. We also shared a tiramisu dessert. Was very light tasting and went well with the espresso.

To summarize, on the upside this was one of the best pizza’s I have tasted. Servers were friendly. Cool gangster atmosphere. But on the things I did not enjoy so much was the loud interior. With all the hard surfaces, voices and sounds tend to bounce around. We found it hard to converse. Having blinds or some sort of window coverings would have been nice. The sunset on us was quite harsh. I would have preferred the pizza to be pre-cut. Having to cut such nice pizza with scissors kind of took away from being so impressed by the quality of the pizza.

Would we return? Certainly. But our dinner just for the two of us with one alcoholic beverage (beer) our bill came to $90 plus tip. Kind of steep for a pizza dinner. The pizza would have served three but would have been a stretch to serve four people. At $38 for the pizza it’s on the upper side of pricing. But for a special occasion or a special treat once or twice per year this would be fine.

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