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MOST OVER RATED PIZZA EVER: This Place was probably the worst pie i've ever had. I can't believe I waited on line for a half hour to just get in....The pie we ordered was pretty typical. Figured since we were apparently about to have the "best pizza in NYC" that we'd throw on some sausage and ricotta cheese.
The pie came out, I took my first bite, looked up at my best friend, and made a face. he said "what?" And I said, this place is very over rated. He took a bite and agreed.
The pizza has NO FLAVOR WHAT SO EVER!!! Maybe we got a bad pie because I've heard a lot of good things, but I'll tell you what, only way I'm ever going back there is if it's not coming out of my wallet. a large pie with two toppings cost us 24 bucks with 2 sodas.
My ratings..... Food 1 Service 5 (it was fine) ambiance 3 (it's a pizza place) value 1 (most expensive pizza EVER!!!)
I was very disappointed
Posted by G-MEN09/26/2010
This WAS one of, if not the best pizza spot in NY about 10 years agoâ?¦.
I hate to say this but the Pizza at Grimaldi's is very very overrated. Itâ??s hard to believe how much the food has changed over the years. After waiting about 45 minutes to get in I was very hungry and still did not enjoy the food. The sauce had no flavor at all! They use raw tomatoes with no spice. Every once in a while you get a taste of basil and that is the only flavor you can expect. Grimaldi's has become a tourist trap and I am actually embarrassed that they represent NYC pizza. If you are from out of town and you are reading this please know this place has gone downhill and this is not even a top 100 pizza spot at this point.
Posted by MARK11/10/2006
OK Pizza: The pizza here is OK....Good cheese....Ok sauce....Limp crust.
My pie was a little under cooked, but tasty.
Totonno's in Coney Island, or the one on the Upper East side BLOWS GRIMALDI's AWAY!!!!
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Great Food: The one in Syracuse is great too.
Best pizza in NYC. Watch out for the wait, it can be a killer on a nice day!
The best pizza I've had for a long time. The atmosphere is great and this little pizzeria has a lot of character and friendly service. But be prepared to wait a long time during lunch and dinner rush hour because it's very popular amongst the locals. Go early and beat the crowd. After dinner, you can enjoy a nice brisk walk across the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy the beautiful scenic view of the New York City skyline and watch the sunset.
Please people...know a good pizza place: Grimaldi's is by far the best and I have eaten at almost all of the "Greats."
Posted by Min07/29/2006
Best of NY: Grimaldi definitely lives up to the hype of being the best NY style pizza in the area. Basic pizza comes with crushed tomatoes, fresh mozarella, and some basil and you can add more toppings. Any toppings you add create unique flavor and they are all good. But the best part of the pizza is the soft, chewy dough. We ended up finishing 3 large (18") pizza among 5 (+1 child) of us. Service is bit hasty, but very friendly and fast.
Great food: And great service. I've had more than one fun night at Grimaldi's and the wait service is only topped by the food. :)
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You have to be kidding me!!: The people that give this pizza 3 to 5 stars you better try L & B !! ( The squares are the best in N.Y.C) I'm italian lived in brooklyn my whole life and this pizza is not worth the wait!!!
Posted by Richie11/09/2006
I have had better: It's not bad...but all that hype? Come now...it's okay. I think it's the bridge view that makes it better than what it truly is.
La Villa in Lindenwood, NY is better. Trust me.
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Definitely NOT the best pizza in the universe. It was good, but not even the best in NY. The crust had soggy parts and the tomato chunks, or whatever type of sauce they use, had very little flavor. Luckily there was no wait when we went, but if we had to wait I would of been very disappointed.
The cram as many people in there as possible and not cheap either. 2 pizzas with a 6,7 beers ended up being $75. Probably won't go out of my way to go there again.
Posted by Manish09/26/2005
Awesome Pizza: The best in the city - if you don't want to wait ni line, call for a pick-up order and eat it on the pier. Even still, it's worth the wait.
Posted by Marc08/29/2007
VERY DELICIOS PIZZA: ON OF THE BEST IN NY. Excellent value but the wait is always a big problem, because is very good.
DONT GO!!! Waste your $ and time. Just simply provide you BAD PIZZA!! I'm talking about BURNED PIZZA!! And food doesn't smell right.......
Bad experience, I would not recommend this Pizza store to all my friends! Not one of the best pizza, but sure it's one of the worse pizza.
This is truly an overrated king. The pizza is NOT at all one of the best pizzas - unless you like your pizza with no sauce, skimpy cheese and completely paltry toppings. The basil leaf and tomato pizza had no sauce at all - they did not specify - and four leaves, all on a flat, burnt dough.
It is truly a tourist trap and stays in business because of the charming locale and reputation - which is completely bogus. Perhaps at one time this was good pizza, but it is now very poor.
this IS NOT "NYC STYLE Pizza": This is called Neapolitan style - IMO it is no where near as good as a true NYC style pizza, which is fully covered with cheese. Born in NYC and live all my life, best so far is NewPark Pizza in Howard Beach Queens - nice sweet sauce - delicious.
Posted by brasilpop04/14/2007
Go for the pepperoni: I'm always scoping out places that are HYPED... and this was not exception. Trekking accross the Brooklyn Bridge for a piece o'pepperoni pie made me realize that there is such thing as good pepperoni! The pizza itself was OVERrated. Honestly, I've had better in Manhattan. We got take-out, to avoid the long line. Eat by the water, just make sure you bring plenty of napkins!
Posted by bryanr09/29/2006
Best pizza on earth: Grimaldi's really has the best pizza I have ever had. And I eat pizza often. Any time I'm in NY it is the first place I go to eat. I just wish they could deliver to KY.
Best Pizza in this Country. It is not hard to get there from Manhattan.
Take the 5,4 on the 6 local line to Brooklyn borough hall. Then either take a short walk or wait for the 25 Bus which drops you off ten feet from the end of that waiting line. My favorite is with sausage but you can also get it plain.Either way you will leave with a smile on you face and a full stomach.
They have a wine and beer selection along with numerous Snapple products, Soda and water.
Worst service I've ever received! I thought it was just me at first, but then my sister noticed it and finally towards the end her husband did as well. Not only were they racist b/c of our Latino descent, the pizza wasn't even worth the wait NOR the awful service. Needless to say I will NEVER go back to that establishment again and will NEVER take any of my out of town guests there again. If you're looking for AMAZING pizza, try Lombardi's on Spring Street. Now that's PIZZA and service!
Posted by Padillamedic04/18/2009
VERY OVER-RATED. Every tour we were on made it a point to point Grimaldi's out and say how great it was and how there was always a huge line. So my wife and I figured we'd check it out. Nowhere near the "greatest pizza ever" everyone seems to slobber over. The pizza was merely ok. It wasn't bad it wasn't good it was just ok. I ordered sausage on my half (for $2 more per half) and got all of 5 pieces on my half.... literally. On an 18 inch pizza. Notice how no reviews have any "Man they heaped on the toppings! We really got our moneys worth!" comments? The crust being so thin it takes serious care not to have it come out burnt or undercooked. Care in NY. That's like an oxymoron. Most of our crust was charcoal black. Yummy. And then there's the service. So I do realize this is NY and the standard "just be glad we acknowledge you exist" rules apply to service. But the service here is particularly bad/ non-existent. And why don't they take credit cards? Yes they get charged a fee from the credit card company. So just raise the price of the pizza to compensate. They don't seem to have any problem overcharging for everything else. If you want to follow all the hype and check Grimaldi's out go ahead. Just know what you're in for and don't expect too much.
Posted by Bill10/06/2006
A Tad Over-Rated: I've never waited in line for 30 minutes for pizza before, but there is a first time for everything. The pizza wasn't bad, infact if you like thin-crust pizza, it was rather good. The service inside, and comfort level were lacking. You basically sit on a stranger's lap (they really pack the people in), and the place is so busy, that the wait staff is hard to flag down. Located under the Brooklyn Bridge, is a very nice feature, and the pizza is above average. But I've had better pizza in NYC, so I wouldn't wait on line for another 30 minutes, lets just leave it at that.
Posted by joey jojo shabaddoo jr.08/30/2008
I think the other reviewer must have been mistaken in where he/she had been to. I can't imagine it was Grimaldi's. One of the best pies in the city, and I know because I lived there for 24 years driving a cab. I've had pizza all over the city. Not that they're the best I've ever had, mind you, but they're not what I read in the other review. The best pizza I ever had would be Tony's at Classon/De Kalb in Brooklyn; Nonno Tony's, Sam's and Full Moon in the Bronx. Always remember you need to go to a place at least twice to see how good they are, and if you're not happy always tell someone in charge. Your feedback is important to them.
Posted by Maddy Matthews12/28/2007
Best Pizza in New York City. My Favorite Pizza there is Extra Cheese, Onions and Pepperoni. Oh And don't forget to try the Canoli for desert.
Posted by oxxtails08/24/2005
Excellent Brick Oven Pizza: Worth the wit on line to get into this place! The best Brick Oven pizza you can get in NY! Highly recommend trying it out! Seating is cramped up and everytime I've gone there was a 15 minute wait at least. I recommend this place not for the ambiance but for the excellent pizza!
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Best Pizza in the US of A: The person who gave Grimaldi's pizza 1 star obvioulsly works for Two Boots or some other overrated pizzeria. Either that, or they're certifiably insane! Hands down, Grimaldi's is the best there is.
The King of NYC Pizza: Anyone who tells you Grimaldi's isn't excellent either works at Lombardi's or is lying to you. I've been here quite a few times and have always been blown away by the pies. Sure, the wait can sometimes be awful, but you can't get pizza this good just anywhere. The Brooklyn Heights location is nice to walk around and work off some of that pizza you just gorged on. Consistently marvelous, I hope it never changes.
BEST BEST BEST!!!!! My family and I were told to try it out on our vacation from California. We have two children, one a baby, and the wait was very long, BUT WORTH IT! We still talk about the pizza and entire experience one year later! Whenever I make it back to NYC, the first place I am going is back to Grimaldi's!
Posted by Max10/08/2006
Great Pizza: Had a great pie in this small, cash only place. You'll have to wait in line, but the pizza is well worth the wait.
Posted by Pooh11/09/2006
what a pizza is suppose to be: This is by far the best spot in the city for pizza. All the hype that is made about this place is true. It's definately not cheap. Was my money well placed? U bet
Posted by Suzanne Knowlton02/15/2008
This pizza is by far the best I've ever had! I was in NYC from California and had to make the trip over the bridge to try it and it was SO worth it!
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What Goes Around, Comes Around: We all know that it does not matter how good your product is if your service hits rock bottom....bye, bye Grimaldi's. Today I was amazingly disappointed and totally turned off to this once admired and once consider gem of Brooklyn. One of the best and worst parts of a Grimaldi's "day" is the famous line that can last as long as an hour or more (even for take out!). Nonetheless for those who have survived their first wait for Grimaldi's pizza, they learn that it's essentially worth the wait. Even for a guy like me who hates lines and thinks nothing is worth the lost time. Today I have to say was my last visit to Grimaldi's forever. The only solace in the wait for a place like Grimaldi's is the perception that the line is a great equalizer, of the people for the people. Of course with the number of signed autographed pictures on the walls one has to assume that Angelina Jolie or another pretty or recognizable face might skirt passed the grimacing doorman. However, Grimaldi's may have great pizza, but it's not a nightclub nor a a place to be seen. Well after waiting an hour in line, and being second to the front, I witnessed a family exit a limousine and after a little nudging (probably to the tune of $100 or so to the grimacing doorman) they were able to cut the entire line and be seated within minutes of their arrival. Well if this is the kind of place Grimaldi's is, or has become, then their days are limited. Grimaldi's is no longer worth the wait, and it is certainly not worth a $100 a pie. Don't make the trip and don't waste your hard earned money and even more precious time at a place like this. Hedge fund managers and overpaid CEO's might be able to cut the line with their plump children and wives, but they cannot keep a place like this in business. Besides their single unisex bathroom leaves ladies a little sketched out and puts everyone in a second long line!!! Two thumbs down, and Grimaldi's Shame On You.
* Pros: Pizza is still pretty good.
* Cons: No longer worth the wait or the attitude, not even for a $100 to grease the doorman
* Overall user rating: Not Recommended
Completely Overrated !!!. Pizza was very dry, the sause was sparse, but very tasty. Service was horible, we recieved several wrong pizzas before getting ours. Drinks were never refilled, and change was wrong when we got our reciept back. Frank Sinatra pictures on the wall but horrible rock music was played. The owner or host was very friendly was was so busy packing the place, he wasn't aware of what was going on. Its a place you have to go and try, I loved the area, but will not go back.
Best Pizza I have ever had. I go all the time.: The oven is Coal fired, sauce is great, cheese is incredible, seasoning is the best ever, the crust is great, and the basil is burnt into the pizza (best part).
The Best Pizza in NYC!: Think you've tried the best pizza? Think again. Grimaldi's in Brooklyn is hands down the best. The reason is simple - Coal Oven cooking. The coal oven at Grimaldi's produces a crispy, light and flavorful crust while cooking the toppings to perfection. At Grimaldi's less is more. Tomato puree, fresh mozzarella, basil and sausage, these 4 basic ingredients come together to create a pizza experience worth waiting for, and you will wait, sometimes up to 2 hours. It's best to go early in the week and either early or late in the evening. Do yourself a favor and make the trip to Brooklyn, cause if you really like pizza, you'll love this!
Posted by Graz06/25/2006
one of a kind: One of the best pizza joints in the country.....if you are in town go to this place.....and for the person who gave it one star....i think you took a tab and had momma cheleste at your friendÂ´s apt. in brook. and thought you were eating grimaldiÂ´s...thats my only explantion for such a crazy thing said....
This is great pizza, the sauce is hands down the best ever tasted. The crust is thin, and crunchy on the edges....loved it and tried to go back several times while in Brooklyn, but unfortunately very busy and we were in a hurry:( I could eat there 2-3x a week. The last review was simply wrong...must love pizza hut.
Best In NYC: Anyone looking for GREAT pizza and friendly service, should beat a path to this restaurant. Sinatra music with the thin crust, delicious pizza and fabulous calzones will make your visit worht the trip.
Posted by Nicky12/23/2006
Hands Down.. The Absolute Best!!!: The best thin crust... the freshest ingredients.. the most customer friendly service... A must when taking a visit to NYC.. make a trip across the bridge. It is absolutely well worth it.
I was born and raised in Queens and grew up with legendary pizza places like Gloria's near Shea Stadium and Lydia's in Kew Gardens. I also remember back when the only Ray's was on 11th St. and 6th Ave., not on every block. I brought my family to Brooklyn for what I hoped to be a great pizza experience, but unfortunately it turned out to be a disappointment. The mushroom slices were watery and had very little flavor. The regular slices were somewhat better, but not even close to the quality I remember in the mid 90s, when I used to work in the area and frequent Grimaldi's often. It seems that Grimaldi's has become mostly a tourist attraction. I noticed most people waiting on the line to get in were studying NYC street maps and guide books. Inside, it felt like a factory, where the chefs were slapping ingredients together as fast as they could with little care, to get the hoards waiting outside into the restaurant as soon as possible. The best part of the trip was walking over the bridge with the great views of the city. Also, exploring Brooklyn Heights and The Promenade are well worth a visit to the area. However, the long lines and the mediocre quality prevent me from recommending a visit to Grimaldi's.
Posted by Alona09/26/2005
Very Tasty Unique Pizza!: This pizza has a very thin crust and a very unique taste! It's delicious! A must in terms of pizza in NYC! Also, the atmosphere in Grimaldi's is very cheerful and welcoming!
Superb: I worked in Brooklyn as an outside sales rep for 3 1/2 yrs & tried pizza everywhere....This place is the absolute best.....When I was with my boss on sales calls, we could be clear across Brooklyn & we always went to Grimaldi's. He didn't want to eat anywhere else & I can't blame him....My favorite was 1/2 sweet roasted pepper pie & a root beer....Awesome
Haven't been there in a while but my mouth is watering just thinking about it
Lost its Flavor: This used to be a good place to go..
Became so popular that they forgot how to make pizza.
Posted by ...just me09/27/2005
THE GREATEST PIZZA: Honestly, this place has the best pizza! I have officially tasted what pizza is supposed to taste like! It was delicious! Nothing compares to it! I cannot wait to go back!
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Best Pizza Ever: This is the best pizza I have ever eaten!!!
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Must go when in NYC: I am from Chicago and there seems to always be some type of argument over "the best pizza." People from Chicago say deep dish and people out east prefer the east coast/New York style, very thin and somewhat chewier crust. They are very different pizzas, but both very good. This was my first time having an actauly "New York pie." It was excellent. I am not sure if I like one style over another, probably depends on my mood, but Grimaldi's would definitely make the top 2 or 3 of the best pizzas I have ever had.
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the best: the best pizza i've ever eaten in the USA and possibly the world except for naples, the birthplace of pizza. If you don't agree, then you don't know good pizza!
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Worth the trip and the wait: The best brick oven pizza in New York, hands down. The ONLY restaurant in the city I will stand on line for. Starts with a tasty crust, then a layer of delicious, fresh sauce, and topped with rounds of fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. Simple and perfect. Hint: if you like a crisper crust, just ask for it well-done. One other thing ... Grimaldi's is actually on Old Fulton Street, just up the block from one of the most famous views in the world. Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and you're there.
best pizza..hands down: the only bad thing about this is the wait staff isnt very personable. but the pizza is amazing. theres always ALWAYS a line out the door to get in like usually 30 minutes even during the week. but trust me- it's worth the wait. the wait staff is very busy and it's hard to get the owner to crack a smile..but I've done it. seriously- the best pizza. and good beer selections too.
Awesome pizza, definately worth the long lines to eat it.
delicious pizza!: #1 pizza in town I definitely
recommended.. after pizza stop at the ice cream factory.
Waited an hour in line, thought it was going to be good. Very bland pizza not worth my time I just don't get it at all. Plenty of "Brick Oven Pizza" places in Greenwich Village that are much better. They only take cash...waiter brought back my change and it was $10.00 short. Most likely a mistake!!!! Hummm
Very good pizza: I am spanish and the pizza was good but can not understand people waiting there to have a pizza. Try cooking at home!
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Going to Brooklyn was worth it...: My husband and I hiked across the Brooklyn Bridge during our recent trip to New York City for 3 reasons. First, for the amazing view of the Manhattan skyline; second, for the experience in itself; and third, to have lunch at Grimaldi's, a locally owned and operated family restautant located almost directly beneath the bridge.
Grimaldi's serves up a wonderfully, authentic, piping-hot, New York style pizza from their coal-burning ovens. The pizza is tasty, the dining area is cramped, but great for people watching, and the staff is very accomodating and hospitable.
One large, two-topping pizza, two 20 ounce bottles of soda pop, and one bottle of a local microbrew was $26 - a bargain for such a great NYC experience.
Great Pizza: Anyone giving it less than 3 stars, Id like to know what you expect out of a pizza. Pizza is a pretty simple concept. As far as thin new york style pizza goes, this one is perfect. It is only expensive becasue its so thin that you could eat a whole pie by yourself, but this is ny and thats the cost of a pizza.
Posted by Cecilia05/23/2006
freaking amazing pizza: this place defines new york pizza. the pizza is perfect in every way. the only bummer is the usually-long wait.
Posted by Jessica H01/09/2008
The absolute best pizza I ever had. I like the fact also that their soda came in bottles so two people can share one, or you can take the rest with you. Afterwards you can go for a walk around the block and go to Jacques Torres Chocolate shop. The best chocolate I have ever had. What more could your ask for a great afternoon?
Posted by Luigi09/25/2005
Good food, great location, excellent pizza: I, a college student, have frequented Grimaldi's a few times. Each time I would be accompanied with friends or family. It would be a wonderful environment. Sometimes I would take my pie and eat home, but when I am able to stay by the Brooklyn Bridge waterfront, I take in the view by the waterside, see a concert at Bargemusic, and enjoy the night. The pizza offers no comparisons. It is even I would say a healthy pizza. The cheese is not too much, the sauce is flavorful, and the basil for those that enjoy its fragrance is gently placed. The crust is perfect. You bite in, and there is just a bit of a crunch followed by a wonderful softness.
The restaurant is engaging. Everyone is talking. Dim lights, memorabilia on the walls from all those that have visited the restaurant, and clear glass partitions so one may watch the pizza being made. You have the option of fork and knives as well as other dishes on the menu, though I remain simple and get a regular pie.
The perfect combination. Go to Grimaldi's. Walk around under the Brooklyn Bridge. See a concert at Bargemusic. Go home satisfied in more ways than one.
My favorite NY pizza place hands-down! Be prepared to wait but it's well worth the wait. I used to take guests here when they visited the city and now that I no longer live in NY it is my go-to place on every visit.
My boyfriend and I waited outside Grimaldi's for at least an hour and a half on a Saturday afternoon in the spring. It was a beautiful day and we didn't have anywhere else we had to be so we didn't mind too much. That being said I wouldn't repeat the experience. While the pizza is certainly good I don't think it's worth such a long wait. I also found the service very rushed once we were inside which I thought was kind of unfair considering how long and how patiently everyone had waited. It's a New York experience that perhaps everyone should try once but there are better pizza places in the city.
The brick oven is coal fuelled and that adds to the already wonderful taste of the pizzas. Simple toppings like sausage fresh basil and black olives are enough on its already delicious pies.
Grimaldi's small 6-slice pizza is quite large so be sure to come with a couple friends. It costs $12 for a
When is it okay to eat pizza and ice cream? If you don't care about your health it's totally fine when it's awesome pizza and awesome ice cream (actually if you really don't care then it's fine to eat unawesome pizza and unawesome ice...
I got a small pie with pepperoni and black olives. The red sauce was perfect the crust also very fine. The pepperoni was not the best I've had--thick and chewy nickel-sized slices; the black olives salty and pungent. Overall the 6-slice...
I was there on a friday night a couple weeks ago with a party of 10. The wait was 35 minutes but we got out of there with 5 pies and 3 caraffe's of wine for $20 apiece! Delicious and a bargain.
In regard to the last thing on your list one of the better pizza places in NYC is Grimaldi's in Brooklyn. The most fun way to get there is to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (has great views of downtown). Grimaldi's is right under the...
NY is known for its great pizza and Grimaldi's shows you why. The pizza served here is like no other coming straight from a coal-oven onto your plate. This is one pizza palace that should not be missed.
When we ordered a $60 La Spinetta a medium- bodied Super Piedmont blend the waitress asked if she should decant it. At Grimaldi's they should have decanted my sour Chianti into a bottle of salad dressing.
This was what I was waiting for -- a perfect crust of crunchy chewy goodness and fresh rich sauce. They didn't overdo it with heaping layers of toppings either. We ate the whole pie. On future trips we'll definitely be going to Grimaldi's!
While other places that call themselves pizzerias are full-blown restaurants Grimaldi's confines itself to pizzas and a line of supplicants often trails out the door. The queue moves quickly because Grimaldi's is efficient at turning out...
These beautiful pies need no adornment but straightforward toppings (read: no BBQ chicken or goat cheese) such as sausage black olives and fresh basil are excellent. Service is speedy but friendly enough and dessert is just a few...
The crust was super thin but I wish it was crispier (like the crust at Bleecker Street Pizza). The crust here was just too soggy for my liking. The cheese is fresh mozzarella - it's the chewy rubbery kind instead of the melty kind...
The quintessential pizza restaurant. The pizza is in a class by itself service is impeccable and the price is right. Just be prepared to wait a while for a seat. It's worth it.
The coal oven at Grimaldi's produces a crispy light and flavorful crust while cooking the toppings to perfection. Tomato puree fresh mozzarella basil and sausage these 4 basic ingredients come together to create a pizza experience...
The sauce is incredibly fresh and tastes of sweetly ripened tomatoes. On top of the sauce are slices of fresh baby mozzarella that melt much nicer than the usual cheap mozzarella you'd find at typical pizzerias. Toppings are $2 and are the...
They do the same with the pepperoni sausage or other choice toppings and then they simply drizzle (yes..that's drizzle not pour) the tomato sauce on top of the top of the pie and then finish it with a drizzle of olive oil.
Good thin pizza has been served at Grimaldi's for years. There's no way ot make reservations so be prepared to wait for a table there. They only do pizza by the pie not the slice. However...
Root beer and pizza at Grimaldi's under the Brooklyn Bridge? A no-brainer. A boiled-beef sandwich at the Lower East Side wine bar 'inoteca may seem counterintuitive when the weather pushes three digits but it is fantastic washed down with...
Service is inattentive and once the check has arrived $16 for one unevenly cooked pie you better be ready to evacuate your table so the next party can be seated.
For those in the neighborhood delivery is free but be ready for cold disappointment; this pizza is meant to be served straight from the oven.)
Crusts are thin and crisp in the center blackened and blistered around the dense and bready edges. The mozzarella is fresh the tomato sauce is fragrant and made at the restaurant as are roasted peppers. Expect a wait and expect to hear...
We came to Grimaldi's for lunch and had no problem getting in. In the evening and on weekends it can get mobbed.
The cheese was also good and creamy with that nice stringiness that hot pizza cheese always has. I wasn't impressed by the sausage on the pizza but maybe it's because I've been spoiled by the sausage at Mozza. The oil-cured olives were...
i could watch the cooks assemble pies in the open kitchen all day long. the sauce is on the saltier side but not enough to keep me from standing in line.
The crust was pleasingly chewy and crisp the cheese is probably the best-quality fresh mozzarella in the city and the pepperoni was spicy and top-notch.
This Brooklyn staple uses only the freshest ingredients and makes its dough daily. The only downside is the line but there's plenty of Brooklyn Lager to sip on while you wait. Or you could always just toss some tourists under the bridge.
Great pizza if you can stand the long lines!
But it is definitely worth it! While Grimaldi's isn't your everyday pizza joint (the wait is too long for one thing)...
If that's not a sign of how good a place is then I don't know what is. We hopped to the back of the line patiently waiting for the doorman to come out and call the next group. The wait was probably about 15 minutes.
Still the joint is crowded and the coal-fired oven issues a nicely charred pie topped with fresh mozzarella and basil. 19 Old Fulton St between Front and Water Sts Dumbo Brooklyn (718-858-4300)
When you go get a large pie with 3 topping... pepperoni roasted red peppers and ricotta. That is my absolute favorite. They have other toppings also if you like to get weird they have pineapple and other stuff. They also have great...
I still like Lombardi's Pizza better! they have a tastier tomato sauce and more topping choices.
Coal-oven pizza with a view of the East River. One of the best in the city for about 1000000 years. 19 Old Fulton St. Brooklyn 718-858-4300.
Grimaldi's also has the distinction of being selected as one of the five best pizza places on the USA by the Food TV Network.
I'm surprised that you haven't been yet. Ah I know why because it's in Brooklyn! I'm glad I did finally try Grimaldi's though.
They have good cheese and decent crust but the sauce was generally bland. Not worth the wait folks. With that being said it is still worth trying it if there isn't a line to get in. If there is a line go wait at Motorino in...