Grimaldi’s Pizzeria entered the world by way of Brooklyn. Coal oven brick pizza, for those wanting a break from hearty deep dish, is a nice break. Grimaldi’s goes to great lengths to preserve their New York true ingredients: claiming the secret to their true New York-style pizza is “in the water.” They hired a chemist to analyze, recreate the mineral content, and composition of the local water in New York. This composition is replicated and installed by a custom water system at each Grimaldi’s nationwide. Talk about keeping true to form! (Facts acquired from Grimaldi’s Story online)
Upon entering to the right-hand side, there is a small bar area and patio seating. Main dining area is front and center, with even a room in the far back for private parties. You are immediately greeted by the hostess and promptly seated. The feel is old New York, nice and dim lighting but not too dark. I particularly love the wine bottles suspended from the ceiling as lights.
I ordered their thin coal oven pizza with Italian sausage, black olives, and mushrooms. Thin crust and evenly loaded with toppings. It’s easy to eat more than a normal serving due to the deceptive thin crust. Regardless, it is a delicious mistake to make. Pricing for each topping is additional ($2.00-$5.00 each additional topping). It might work out better for future menus, if they created pizzas priced accordingly with toppings already added.
Dessert cannot be ignored. Their home-style Oreo cheesecake ($5.00) is decadent and delicious for any Oreo fan. If you are looking for other dessert fare, they also have cannolis ($4.50) and tiramisu ($5.00).
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The staff here is friendly and accommodating, even the manager came over to say hello and check in on my experience. If you cannot get to New York right away, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is certainly worth your time. They take great pains to keep to their history and content, and one can taste this in every bite.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria at Scottsdale Quarter
15147 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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