Goodfellas Old World Pizza and Pasta
Open since: 1992
Claim to fame: Our newly elected mayor’s very first scandal occurred here during his first week in office, when Hizzoner dug into a slice with a fork and a knife. Enter "Forkgate." We’d expect as much from Donald Trump; he’s fancy. But what explanation could our own mayor have for eating pizza… with utensils?! “In my ancestral homeland, it is more typical to eat with a fork and a knife,” Bill Di Blasio answered in defense. The famous fork now hangs on the pizzeria’s wall, along with photos of some of the other political notables who have popped in - such as Mike Bloomberg, Rudy Giuliani and Governor Pataki. No utensils were reportedly used during their visits.
What to order: Di Blasio had the Smoking Goodfella, piled with smoked mozzarella, roasted red-pepper cream sauce, roasted red, yellow and green peppers, sausage, onions and pecorino cheese. A classic Margherita, however, is more along the lines of what he’d find in his “ancestral homeland.”