Surprise! Godfather of Morristown is Open

Long-awaited seafood restaurant and pizzeria is open serving customers.

Boom. Open.
Boom. Open.

Sneaky, sneaky. 

When we weren't looking, the Godfather of Morristown quietly opened their doors at 10 Lafayette Street in what Mayor Tim Dougherty described as a "soft launch." 

While speaking to the newly formed Morristown Women in Business at their kick off meeting on Thursday, Dougherty mentioned that the business was one of several new offering coming to Morristown that chose to open their second location in the downtown. 

Godfather of East Hanover has been offering "pizza you can't refuse" since 1975.

"People have been asking me when are we going to get a seafood restaurant in town," Dougherty said. "Well, here it is."

The Godfather boasts a large counter-style pizzeria set up and raw bar as well as table service is a different section of the newly constructed building. With their opening, the retail floor of Highlands at Morristown Station finally looks to be filled with businesses.

“The overall redevelopment of downtown Morristown that brought quality new housing and thousands of new residents has combined with a significant daytime workforce, active evening leisure crowd and mass public transportation system to create a much-improved retail climate that is resonating with the business community,” said Debra Tantleff, a vice president of development at Roseland Property Co., which collaborated with Woodmont Properties to develop and manage The Highlands at Morristown Station, 40 Park, The Metropolitan at 40 Park and Vail Mansion. 

“The influx of new dining, boutique shops and convenience services complements the area’s existing retail fabric, resulting in a dynamic, pedestrian-friendly setting that epitomizes downtown, urban living,” Tantleff said. 

Godfather joins Cambridge Wines, a BYOB delivery service, which opened in Sept.

Coincidentally, the Godfather is a BYOB establishment whose customers get a discount at Cambridge. 

Now that may be an offer none can refuse. 

Tell us: Are you going to give the Godfather a try? Share your experience in the comments below. 
Lois Lane January 13, 2014 at 06:58 AM
Dined at Godfather's on Thursday. Food was ok but the service was awful!!! Granted they just opened and as Mayor D says it was a soft opening, but get it together guys. The wine glasses are awful and water was served in plastic cups with straws. Unacceptable! This might work on the "pizza" side of the place but in the dining room I expect more. I will give the place another try in a couple of weeks when they settle in but I don't expect to be regular.
Chris Flinn January 14, 2014 at 08:26 AM
I know it's minor, but it's pretty bad to have the address of your restaurant wrong on your pizza boxes and your website. It should be "10 Lafayette Ave" but both say "10 Lafayette St". It mentions "Lafayette St" above in the article as well. I mentioned it to them and they said they were aware and that they hope to go through all of the boxes soon. The one complaint that I had was that there were different menus for the waitress side and the pizza side. My friend wanted to order a panini but she couldn't find it on the "waitress side" menu. Our waitress did say that we could still order it if we wanted, but that it was only technically on the other menu. Doesn't make sense to me.
EJ January 14, 2014 at 08:22 PM
Be careful where you park! If you park in the Burger King/Panera Bread parking lot you will be towed away by Basking Ridge Towing and you will have to pay hundreds of dollars to get your car back. It's unfortunate, but parking lots can not be shared by businesses in Morristown.
Sharon Callahan January 15, 2014 at 06:25 PM
Thanks for the heads up!
homebuyer January 17, 2014 at 04:24 PM
Taco Truck 2……………. I'll give them another chance in a few weeks. Lois, you were right, best to revisit once the kinks are worked out. Thanks EJ, for the tip.


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