The tourist hordes haven’t ruined Grimaldi’s, whose pedigree–going back to Patsy Grimaldi’s first job at his uncle’s pizzeria in 1941– assures it guidebook coverage. The jukebox still honors Sinatra, and the waitstaff remains surly. But oh, the pizza: a thin crust covered with a mozzarella-to-sauce ratio that achieves the Platonic ideal.
1 Front St
|Cross street:||at Old Fulton St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–10:45pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C to High St; F to York St; 2, 3 to Clark St|
|Price:||Average pizza: $14. Cash only|
|Do you own this business?|
Average User Rating
4 / 5
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I have heard lots of good things about Grimaldi's for the past year or so as I try to keep up with what's trending in the food world. I checked this place out to see if it lived up to the hype. Been delaying it for a long time though because every time we passed by there was a long line out the door. Finally was in dumbo walking around and saw it empty so me and the boo went in for lunch. Ordered the Margherita pizza and it was pretty delicious. Not something to wait in line for hours for, but pretty good pizza.
Casual, Great Staff, Great food
only complaint is that the cheese got a little stiff, but that could've been because two people were sharing one pie and it got cold
If you're a tourist wandering around Brooklyn, Grimaldi's Pizza is definitely worth a stop and it's right near the Brooklyn Bridge! The pizza is covered with fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella (YUM) and cooked to perfection in a coal fired oven.
Make sure to beat the crowed and get there early. It gets really busy around 1-3p and you will be waiting in line around the block!
I wasn't sure if having a coal fired pizza oven made a difference or not. One of my friends insisted I try Grimaldi's pizza because they use this type of oven. The pizza is very good. Thin crispy crust, the cheese was delicious too.
Still not sure if the coal oven makes a huge difference or not, but their pizza is good. Eating here at the location under the Brooklyn Bridge adds an aura to the experience too. A short distance from the waterfront so you can eat and then walk it off whilst enjoying the skyline. CASH ONLY and they don't do slices here.