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“Just OK”

Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Ranked #35 of 344 Restaurants in Mount Pleasant
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We visited twice; once on a Friday night and then the following Tuesday.
The first visit, three of us had a 40 minute wait to get in. We ordered an antipasto salad and a pizza with two toppings, sausage and half mushrooms (no discount for 1/2 toppings).
The salad arrived. It was four pieces of bread, a small pile of roasted red peppers, four small pieces of salami, and four olives. That is nothing like any antipasto salad I have ever ordered.
After approximately 45 minutes the waitress told us our food should be out any minute. A few minutes later, a manger came out and told us our pizza had been dropped and we would be getting a new one very soon. It took about 10 or 15 minutes, but the new pizza came and I was satisfied with it. To the restaurant's credit, they took the price of the pizza off the bill.

The second visit didn't go as well. We went with a large group. It started out fine, waters, sodas, and beers were given to everyone as they were ordered. The waitress took everyone's order, in order around the table. Then came the waiting game. The waitress promised refill on waters and they didn't come and she told people she would bring them another drink and gave it to someone else.
As the food came out, it wasn't in any order and none of the servers knew who was to receive which order. So, they came into the room shouting out orders and people had to announce which one belonged to them. The orders came out several minutes apart. My food was cold by the time my wife's arrived.
I ordered a sausage calzone. It was flat and the cheese mixture didn't seem right. They served it sliced in strips. It was not as good as the pizza on the previous visit. My wife ordered pizza again and it was good.
This place might make it. But, they have a lot of kinks to work out with their crew and the pricing is a bit high for the area. It will be a long time before we try it again.

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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We have several wood fired pizza places around here. But I really love the care these folks take to ensure their pizzas are well cooked. They are rather costly, with a set charge for a base pizza then $2 for each additional topping. For those of us that like a variety on the pizza, it can add up. The wait staff were attentive and we sat outside because the weather was great.

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Thank Carl_MTPSC
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

We have a coal fired pizzeria near home in Florida, and understand the difference in taste. We were surprized to find this place late one night while on vacation, and were not expecting much. To our surprise the pizza was perfectly cooked and very tasty with a nice crust.The decor was unique and pleasant, service was adequate. Much better than the common pizza made with shredded cheese and tasteless sauce that you find so often. We will try it again if we return to the area.

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Thank thapper
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

We were drawn to the cheery interior and found the staff nice, but the menu was pretty limited. Pizza was okay, not great, and there was something odd about finding a meat sponsor, Hormel, named on the menu. A little to chain for our liking. I will say the portions are generous so ou get two meals out of one.

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Reviewed September 23, 2012

My friend and I love pizza and we are always willing to try a new pizzeria. We tried Grimaldi yesterday. We had high hopes because I read that it was originally in New York City under the Brooklyn Bridge. The story the staff told us was charming however the pizza left much to be desired. The salad was very good. They give you a large portion even on the small size. Next, a huge pizza arrived and we tried out first bite. It was soggy. The topping literally fell through the pizza dough. The piece of pizza dripped with juice and was wet. We cut the bottom part and tried to eat the edge or just the toppings. (we were hungry) We told the waitress and she apparently told the manager, who came over and apologized. To his credit he took the cost of the piza off our bill and asked us to try them again. He said they were only 4 week into their opening and were still working on it. We probably will not go back.

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