We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Italiano Vero!”
Review of Goodfellas

Goodfellas
Ranked #6 of 17,149 Restaurants in Shanghai
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Soups
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: The Bund
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I went there one week ago with a group of Italian friends, we really felt home. Gnocchi in caprese sauce, Tagliata, very good Australian meet, panna cotta e tartufo bianco. The service is been perfect, fast and professional. We received a great welcoming, warm and Italian. See u soon guys! Thanks!

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank pupik2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (1,242)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

45 - 49 of 1,242 reviews

Reviewed 24 August 2017

I was expecting maybe also too much despite all those great references by other people, but i really don't understand whats so great about this place. The food was not authentic Italian food (I lived in Italy for a long time) and the prices are even for China (for what was offered) a little over the top. 20 Euros for Vitello tonnato or a pizza ? puh...I tried the Vitello tonnato, the lasagna, the pizza and the wine (and, I am not sure if the small things up front were supposed to be focaccia and bruschetta, however ate it). Nothing was real Italian (not even close). But it was ok, just not worth the price. Wouldn't go here again and can´t unfortunately recommend this place.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
3  Thank Diazolidinyl
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Marcobettio, Proprietario at Goodfellas, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Hi Dear Guest,

thanks you for spending time in reviewing us and we are sorry you're disappointed. Please let me tell
you, people from all over the world have their own opinion over italian food , and they thinking to carry the extreme truth. We don't have this, But we also know that we are following the traditional way of cooking .Did you know that pasta Alfredo doesn't exist in italy??? but is one of the most famous Pasta worldwide?
Seems that costs are more concerning you, and for this i cannot say anything to you...many other thinks is affordable , often it may depends on who you are not on the prices themselves. You may understand that the Bund is the most expensive neighborouth in Shanghai, you should know it before you go.(near Hongqiao airport pasta is cheaper, you could take your date there next time).
Now we will try to learn how to cook real italian food and we will let you know when we are ready.
Many thanks ,
Marco and team

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 August 2017

we like this place a lot! great Italian food, nice location .
but our biggest problem is service.
we always try to book tables but they always ask us to leave a deposit or 2000rmb. seriously?
which restaurant ask for deposit for a table of 5-6?
and they are quite rude about it.
so we decided to never go again.

    • Value
    • Service
    • Food
Thank SVWALL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Despite the location (Bund area) this restaurant managed to create a really cozy atmosphere, usually more distinctive of JingAn or Former French Concession areas. Really cool and not typical of SH Italian restaurants - loved their B&W pictures all over the place.
Despite the location service is really nice, simple yet polite and friendly. Not typical of this area either.

And of course, the food lives up to that. Delicious pizza (side note: I'm REALLY picky on pizzas), raviolis, osso bucco only to name what we've tried.
If you like desserts, tiramisu and truffo nero are must-try.

It was our first time but will definitely go back!

Thank Raphael T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We had a great experience in this restaurant. The menu is great, the wine list is super, the welcome and service was great. We enjoyed excellent appetizers (cold cuts and cheese), pizzas, lasagna and fish, all fantastic. Don't miss the warm welcome from the manager

Thank bibiHumacao
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Goodfellas also viewed

 
Shanghai, Shanghai Region
 

Been to Goodfellas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing