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Grimaldi's Pizza
Grimaldi's Pizza

Grimaldi's Pizza

8.257 reviews
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Pizza, Chain Restaurant
Ranked #17 in Brooklyn restaurants
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1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-4300
http://www.grimaldis-pizza.com/home
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Designed and built by hand, the coal-fired oven at Grimaldi's Pizzeria delivers a unique flavor and consistency that is just not possible from wood or gas ovens. Weighing in at 25 tons and heated by ... Read more
100 pounds of coal per day (cleanest burning fuel available and environmentally tested), the oven heats up to 1200 degrees. We also purchase special coal from Pennsylvania called anthracite. It actually burns cleaner and more Eco-friendly than gas or wood-fired methods. The intense heat of the oven and coal evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi's famous crispy and smokey crust that Zagat has voted BEST PIZZA year after year.

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Detroit, Michigan, USA

I checked this place with my mom and we loved it! The employees were so kind to us during our wait time, making small talk but relating to us at the same time. The pizza is fantastic, large slices, very light residual feeling, so you will eat more than one. When it comes to the price $17 for a small pizza (6) large slices, didn’t seem too bad once you split the cost. I will definitely have to come back here!

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Local from Brooklyn, New York State, USA

The pizza here is decent. But not a chance in hell should you wait in an often 30 person deep line to get in. Tourists flock to Grimaldi's like it's the best pizza ever when there is better pizza right next door at Juilanna's and around the corner at Ignazio's.
The surly staff and assembly line feel to the place don't do Grimaldi's any favors either.

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The San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA

I used to love this place. The first two times I went, it was amazing, but this last time I went, it didn't hit the mark. Plus, I think they are going through some changes because other patrons were confused that for some reason they've lost their liquor licence -- that can't be a good sign. Plus the staff were pretty on edge and kind of rude when went. I don't think I'll be going back as there's lots of great pizza places in NYC.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota

The most amazing Neapolitan pizza in Bumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn. Plan on waiting in line but totally worth it!

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Local from Brooklyn, New York State, USA

After wanting to go for a long time I was not disappointed I had the classic margarita pizza it was very delicious!!

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Helsinki, Finland
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Great pizza after a long day walking in the city. Taste was excellent, selection good and service fine. After the pizza we went to wait for the water taxi back to hotel and admired the great view of the tip of the Manhattan skyline in the evening lights.

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Local from Brooklyn

Pizza lovers beware! This is not a "Can I have a slice" pizzeria. No my friend, this is the "I'll like the pepperoni pie" heaven. Only downside is if you're planning on going to the historic DUMBO location be prepared for a wait, but it's TOTALLY worth it.

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Local from New York City

Good pizza. Just ok. I think Artichoke is much much better than Grimaldis!!!

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Local from New York City, New York State, USA

One of my favorite pizza spots, don't even get me started on the Grimaldi/Lombardi debate as they're both excellent.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

This was my FAVORITE pizza in NY....and I ate a lot of pizza that week. The line was superrrrr long - all the way to the next door pizza shop which we seriously contemplated going to, considering it was drizzling on and off. However, I'm really glad we didn't - the line ended up taking around 30 min.

The pizza was perfectly soft and crispy and flavorful and the service was excellent. The prices are comparable to all the touristy NY pizza spots - about $30/pie.

Ambiance is crowded and touristy, but hey - gotta cram all the good stuff in when you're only there for a limited amount of time!

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São Paulo, Brazil

According to a few New Yorker's, it's the best pizza in NYC. I'm from Brazil and of course I know that the best pizza in the world is in São Paulo, so to be fair, Grimaldi's pizza is ok, crust is thin, fillings are fine but I'm most impressed with the view right outside the restaurant than the pizza itself.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Pizza was good but really wasn't worth making the trek out for.

Toppings are extremely over priced considering the amounts they give you.

If you're in the area give it a try, if not, just look in your area for pizza.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

The best pizza I ever had. We had a party of three and ordered one pizza with sausage, onions, basil, and ricotta. The crush was chewy yet flaky and each serving is very filing - they're not shy on the toppings!

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Just after the Brooklyn bridge, when it comes into view it looks more like a nightclub.
There's a husky guy in a leather jacket letting a restricted number of people in, few at a time. The line stretches to the end of the block. But it's not a nightclub, it's Grimaldi's. It's New York. It's a big deal. Even if the seating is super close to each other, the shoddy tv barely broadcasts the futbol game, the AC doesn't seem to work, and the wait is long (the oven shuts down for 2 hours in the afternoon) it's still worth it. It's all about the NYC experience.

The basic pizza is topped with basil and mozza. That's it. It's simple and it's delicious. The dough is unparalleled anywhere else, it's chewy but just enough that it's also soft. What kind of sorcery is this?! It's Grimaldi magic. The pie looks huge but when you're actually down into it, it goes really quick, the pie is super thin. One pizza was enough for the two of us, but I'm sure the men could polish off one to themselves comfortably.

Because their oven shuts down everyday from 3-5pm (I think) the line builds up incredibly fast. No point in coming for early dinner because you end up sitting and looking stupid.

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Local from New York State

It's an institution, and there's always a line - especially in spring and summer. The pizza's fantastic, though, and worth the trip.

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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Weak. Has been coasting for decades on a pizza reputation and has since been surpassed by your local grocery store's frozen aisle.

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Local from New York City

It's a really popular place and the line will be around the corner during certain parts of the day. Honestly I think there's much better pizza out there but it's a great place to go if you want to walk the Brooklyn bridge. It's just off the bridge and super convenient to grab lunch if you're already taking that trek.

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Bristol, UK

The BEST pizza. You'll queue for around half an hour for a tabs but do it - it's worth it.

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Local from New York City, New York State, USA

Everyone always comes to New York City in search of the best pizza, and it is at Grimaldi’s. Located in DUMBO, Brooklyn, a nice walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, they have been making classic coal fired, brick oven pizza since 1905. Expect a long wait in line when you arrive, but it moves quickly, and the owner typically move families to the front!

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Local from New York City, New York State, USA

Overcrowded and probably a bit overhyped. The pizza was decent, but not Earth-shattering. My friend and I waited for an hour for a tight spot at a shared table. It's something to do once. Next time, call for delivery.

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