Tuesday, July 13, 2010


We finally were able to get out this weekend and visit Grimaldi’s a pizza place we have wanted to try for months. The first Pizzeria we wanted to experience is a Coal Brick-Oven Pizza. We choose to go on Saturday evening and really hoped we would not have to wait long. When we arrived we found parking immediately which by the look of the parking lot I thought, this could have been a problem if this restaurant meets the expectations I had heard about.
We were immediately greeted by Joe Stubbs, the Manager. He was warm and inviting. We were immediately seated. But that’s not to say the bar area was totally full, and the dining room was filling up quickly. They have outdoor seating, however I couldn’t imagine anyone sitting outside in 100 degree temperature actually eating and drinking. (More on this later.)
We were then greeted by Ashley our server. She explained the menu in detail gave us the full run down of how fresh everything is and almost had me eating the dessert before the Pizza. Remember this is a Pizzeria that offers pizza, calzone, salad and dessert.
D and I shared a white pizza with pepperoni, Italian Sausage and Meatballs. D ordered a great bottle of wine and we celebrated my birthday and our wind down from a great week of renewal vows and having our friends in town.
Absolutely delicious. The thin and crunchy crust was so good, you could pick it up and it stayed firm, not bending, which says to me, “I could actually order a personal size with everything and the weight would not be a factor.” The toppings were well balanced, not too much of any one topping. We truly enjoyed this pizza. We did not order a salad, so I won’t comment on this side except to say they have a nice assortment. Now let’s move on to the cheesecake. As a winner of the OVC Cheesecake contest (Banana Split Cheesecake) I believe I can easily be a judge of any cheesecake and be correct in my opinion.
We ordered the Blueberry Cheesecake and when we took the first bite we were blown away.  Ashley you are so right, it was creamy, the fruit was fresh and a topping that was totally a unique granola (no peanuts) while the crust was a melt in your mouth vanilla cookie. The next time we will try the strawberry cheesecake, that is if we can control ourselves from our now addiction to the blueberry one.
When we left the restaurant was totally full, and that outside seating? Standing room only.  All in all we had a wonderful evening, Thank you Ashley and Don. We will be back.
“IN THE WORLD OF PIZZA...Grimaldi's is an institution.

With over 100 years of coal fired brick-oven pizza-making traditions, we continue to ensure that future generations are able to experience our distinctive and truly authentic pizza.

Why coal-fired brick ovens? The tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in our signature coal burning oven offers a unique flavor and a crisp crust that is just not possible from gas, convection or wood burning ovens.

Our fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella, 'secret recipe' dough and pizza sauce make us the most award-winning pizzeria in the United States.

It is our passion for pizza that has made us a "
must have" for pizza lovers and celebrities alike, including Frank Sinatra and former NYC Mayor, Rudy Guiliani. “

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