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“Best pizza I've ever eaten” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grimaldi's Pizzeria

Grimaldi's Pizzeria
1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 858-4300
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Ranked #199 of 4,509 Restaurants in Brooklyn
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Best pizza I've ever eaten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

After reading the reviews about Grimald's I made a special trip to Brooklyn to see what the fuss was about. When in New York finding the perfect pizza was on my list of things to do.
It was everything I expected and more. Quite simply, the perfect pizza. Friendly staff in a warm cosy traditional restaurant - I could have asked for more.
After lunch I walked back into Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge, making it quite a spectacular day.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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“excellent pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

There's a long line but it moves quickly and the pizza is excellent. I admit that when we visited we thought we were going to the original Grimaldi's. We didn't learn until later that the original was in the building next door. This was a big deal to the doorman at our hotel. Must be a sticky point for locals. No matter - the pizza was wonderful, the beer good, the service fast and friendly.

We ordered a large pizza and thought we wouldn't eat the whole thing. We did. ;)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Perth, Australia
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“The spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Located perfectly close to the subway. Grimaldi's is under the Brooklyn Bridge. We arrived and were greeted by a long line. Be patient and you will be rewarded. After 45 minutes we got a table. It was worth the wait. We ordered the pepperoni, it was a taste sensation, perfect base. A must try in Brooklyn.

Visited June 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Good NYC Pizza in a popular tourist location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

It is ocated right beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. There is always along line of people waiting for a table at Grimaldi's, about 30 -45 minutes!
Earlier lunch times during week end days (before 12:00 noon) may have shorter wait.
Once you get in, there is a relatively long wait time as well since the restaurant is large with 3 floors and there is only one wood burning brick oven.

Grimaldi's menu, and its decor is modest, simple and focused. The tables are covered in traditional red checkered tablecloths. There is nothing fancy about this place.

They serve only pies (no slice) with very thin crust, which come in either six or eight-slice sizes. One person can eat a whole pie though, since they make very thin crust pizzas, with light cheese and good sauce.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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“Excellent pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have been to New York City three times. On each occasion I have made a trip to Grimaldi's. There is always a line, but it moves fast. They only take cash. They do have an ATM in the restaurant. The service was average. The pizza was everything you expect from a great Brooklyn pizza. Delicious!

Visited May 2013
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