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March 23, 2008
From journal New York City for the Weekend
Queens, New York
July 6, 2007
From journal Two Boroughs in One Day!
New York, New York
January 16, 2007
From journal Walking to Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York
January 31, 2005
The restaurant looks like a typical Italian-American pizzeria. The tables are small and mashed together to get in as many customers as possible. The tables are covered with red and white checkered tablecloths, and the pizza-throwers take up the back wall along with the pizza ovens. The sidewalls are wood-paneled and are topped with photos of famous people who frequent the place, as well as pictures of their favorite crooners from Italy.
Sodas come in 16-ounce bottles, and the pizza covers most of the table. The waiters are polite, but definitely no-nonsense. As for the pizza, you'll find the crust is thin and crispy, yet chewy (much like that of other old pizzerias in Manhattan). 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 same price on half a pie as on a whole one. They include pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, garlic, anchovies, capers, etc. I've tried the calzone once, and although I loved it, crispy crust enveloping a mountain of ricotta and spinach, I would still recommend going for the pizza if you're only going there once. Desserts include the traditional cannoli; however, I tend to stroll over to the pier after a meal here and go to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory.
Because the pizza is one of the best in the area, there is often a long line. Try to come in the winter and during off hours. Coming Sunday before it opens is a guaranteed way to get seated. If not, be prepared to stand outside until it's your turn. If you're okay with take-out, order and take the pizza to the pier across the street and eat it outdoors. In the summer, this is what a lot of people tend to do. Also note that this restaurant is CASH ONLY and that strollers are NOT allowed indoors due to lack of space.
From journal Brooklyn
Vancouver, British Columbia
September 22, 2004
We ended up splitting a pizza between the three of us, which was plenty. You get to choose the toppings, so no matter what your preference is, you will be happy. We ordered eggplant, ricotta, mushrooms, and cheese on the pizza with coke as well. They also have pasta that looks very good. Definitely a must. Plus, it will give you a ton of energy for the walk over the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan. Also, the restaurant is very close to the water, so you can take a nice walk by the water to burn off the great meal that you just had.
From journal New York Baby!!!!!!
July 15, 2004
Grimaldi's is located directly under the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brookyln side of the river. We took a subway to the bridge and walked across the bridge on our hunt for New York's best pizza. The walk was great and the view of the New York was outstanding. Grimaldi's is located in the Dumbo area of Brookyln.
There is always a line in front of Grimaldi's as this popular eatery is very small. The line does move quickly. You will note a lot of "NOs" on the door, like NO CREDIT CARDS, NO DELIVERY, NO SLICES, NO RESERVATIONS, NO PUBLIC BATHROOM, NO STROLLERS. I guess when you are so popular you can say NO and the flocks will still come. Rumor has it the only person they would deliver to, was Frank Sinatra.
Grmimaldi's has a coal oven and several secrets like no shredded cheese. They onlyl put the cheese on in chunks. All the toppings are fresh. A small pizza costs $14 and a large pizza which is 18 inches costs $14. They have wonderful toppings like Roasted peppers, fresh mushrooms and first class meats and sausage. All pizzas come with fresh basil. They also serve calzones. You can get wine, beer or an antipasto salad, but not much more.
The service is brusk and effiecent, but not friendly. They get you in and out quickly.
Once you take the first bite of this pizza you will agree. This is for sure New York's best pizza, or probably the best pizza in the world. We fell in love with it.
The history of Grimaldi's goes back to 1933 and Patsy's. They opened here in 1990 as Patsy's but a family fight insisted the Fulton location not be called Patsy's. Patsy's Pizzas are good, but Grimaldi Pizza is great. It looks like Grimaldi didn't need the Patsy's name afterall.
I am not sure what the other secrets are over the coal oven or chunks of cheese, but whatever it is, it works. I get what all the hype and lines are about. This pizza wins hands down and I can't wait to go back to New York for another taste.
From journal The Big Apple in June
April 10, 2001
How much more do you need to know about a pizzeria in New York?
At Grimaldi's, photos of the rich and famous line the walls, Frankie Blue Eyes plays from the jukebox and red and white checkered tablecloths are usually covered by a steaming thin-crust, brick oven pizza. Calzones stuffed with ricotta and seasoned sausage and pizza with fresh mozzarella, ricotta and eggplant are especially delicious.
After dinner, take a stroll down one block to Water Street. The River Cafe, Brooklyn Bridge and view of the Manhattan skyline is amazing.
Grimaldi's is a must for any New Yorker.
From journal Strolling the Slope, Hiking the Heights
November 30, 2000
From journal New York: Living in Brooklyn
October 2, 2000
I recommend the calzone with ricotta and sausage and the pizza with eggplant.
After, take a stroll by the River Cafe and Barge Music with view of Manhattan skyline and sound of the Hudson lapping against the pier.
A must for any real New Yorker.
From journal Brooklyn's Best