I have been to the new pizza joint on Mainstrasse in Covington - Goodfellas - three times over the past week
This is not to be confused with the Good Fellows that Bonk and JJR are talking, nor with the old Godfathers chain, nor Roc-a-fellas in Sharonville (and i believe also in Mason)
They make a truly excellent and authentic ny style pizza and sell it by the slice for 3 bucks apiece. This would seem a bit high until you learn the slices are cut from a 22 inch pie. Yes, you read that right - 22 inches. They have a display counter for their slices that holds 6 of these pies, so whereas some places will sell a slice, here, this is their focus.
The choice of toppings is not the largest I have seen, but is far better than average = all the usual suspects plus things like artichoke, steak, sun dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, ricotta, cheddar, and more. They charge the same price per topping, so if you are a fan of 'gourmet' toppings but don't like paying the gourmet prices, this is the place for you. I will say the sausage they use - sliced, not chunked - looks great on the slice but has a very mild flavor, so skip this if you (like me) prefer a more flavorful protein. On the other hand the pepperoni was good, and the sun dried tomatoes were piled on generously.
The crust is just about perfect - super thin on the inner crust with plenty of chew, and a nicey airy outer crust with a little char and great hole structure. Although they use a very new gas fired deck over, it is brick lined and the crust is baked directly on the deck, so the bottom crust usually gets some better than average browing, sometimes even a little charring. The cheese is good quality and a bit salty, which I like. If I had to pick a weak spot, it'd be the sauce, which is good, not sweet at all, but could use a little more italian herbs and garlic to give it a bit more punch.
I almost didn't give it a try because it is actually part of a Lexington based chain, but there are only three locations so we're not talking Dominos here, nor even Angilos.
This place is worth a special trip, imho, just to try it; and I will be updating this entry in the near future once I try a few of their sandwiches and the calzone.
I am very, very surprised by the 78% on Urbanspoon right now - possibly the other pizza joints on that same block are piling on in the comments? http://www.urbanspoon.com...las-Pizzeria-Covington
post edited by TJ Jackson - 2012/07/16 18:50:22