You won't forget about Goodfellas Cafe & Deli
The Godfathers. The Sopranos. The Wiseguys.
No, this is not a collection of mobster movies. It's three of the tasty selections you'll find at Goodfellas Cafe & Deli in Ohio Township.
"I like mob movies, and I thought the mob theme would be fun," owner Brad O'Connell says.
O'Connell, who recently watched some of the flicks during mob week on AMC, opened the place on Mt. Nebo Road in July 2010. The 28-year-old also has a neighboring pizza shop.
"I wanted to open something that is like a New York-style deli," O'Connell says. "Our goal is to make a large sandwich where everything is fresh, from the top-of-the-line Boar's Head meats and cheeses to the garnishes to the fresh Breadworks bread."
Start with "The Goodfella" which has Genoa salami, mortadella, rosemary ham, provolone, sopressata, topped with olive salad, lettuce, tomato, red onion & deli dressing on Asiago ciabatta for $8.99.
Or, choose "The Wiseguy," a collection of corned beef, Swiss, Thousand Island dressing and sauerkraut on grilled marble rye for $7.99. It, along with "The Godfather," which is Genoa salami, cappicola, prosciutto, sopressata, provolone, hot-pepper rings, red onion, lettuce, tomato and deli dressing on an Italian baguette for $8.29, and the club sandwich are the top three favorites, because they are classics, just like some of the mob movies that are "a part of American culture," O'Connell says.
There also are wraps, salads and a make-your-own menu where you choose the meat, bread and garnish. Start your morning with a cup of La Prima Coffee brought in from the Strip District.
"I wanted to bring a little bit of the Strip District out here," O'Connell says of the area where he gets a lot of his supplies. "I love that coffee, and people will stop just to get a cup of coffee."
Pair your java with "The Soprano" which consists of three eggs, fontina cheese, cappicola, lettuce and roasted red peppers on a fresh Italian baguette for $7.99. The "Donnie Pastrami" is two eggs, Swiss cheese and grilled pastrami on a fresh bagel for $4.99. It was inspired by Don Bernabo, who owns the adjacent Salon Bernabo.
"We eat at Goodfellas pretty much every day," Bernabo says. "The food is really good and unique, and there is nothing like it out here. Everything is fresh."
Here's a challenge. Finish "The Deli Lama" sandwich and win a T-shirt, which has a photo that resembles employee Tom Shahaen, who owned the Carson Street Deli on the South Side for 13 years.
The sandwich comes with a pound each of corned beef and pastrami, a quarter pound of Swiss cheese, homemade coleslaw, sauerkraut, Thousand Island and deli mustard on three pieces of grilled marble rye for $29.99.
"I like working here, and since I have been in the deli business so long, I am able to help out with what Brad needs to order because I know the business," Shahaen says.
You also can purchase deli meats and cheeses individually or have Goodfellas cater your next party.
There are daily specials and homemade soup in fall and winter. You can dine in, take a seat on the patio, or opt for takeout.
"We know a lot of the customers who come in here by name," O'Connell says. "And over time, you really get to know them and what they like."Additional Information:
Goodfellas Cafe & Deli
Location: 1604 Mt. Nebo Road, Ohio Township
Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays
Details: 412-741-6078 or website
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Steelers defense must replace three injured starters
- Pirates notebook: Volquez open to re-signing with team
- Steelers notebook: Running game kept Panthers guessing
- Gubernatorial debate features incumbent in need of win vs. wealthy businessman running as an outsider
- Tuesday’s scouting report: Pirates at Braves
- MLB notebook: Braves dismiss GM Wren
- At least 40 Iraqi soldiers killed in Islamic State strike; dozens captured
- Root Sports prepares for Pitt/WVU telecast overlap
- Peduto’s first budget proposal seeks to increase real estate tax rate
- Stocks slip on China growth jitters
- NFL notebook: QB-strapped Bucs hold tryout for Pryor