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Posted by Anonymous on 01/16/2009
First, the food: Best pizza in NYC for a standard, brooklyn-style (thin crust) pizza. Absolute freshest ingredientsamazing mozzarella, pepperoni, fresh basil, & tomato sauce. The Place: Yes, it's small. Yes, it's an old hole-in-the wall with tiny tables, and yes you have to wait forever outside. So, if you're from the midwest or New Jersey, you'll complain about feeling crampedWelcome to NYC! If you don't like going somewhere local, stick to the Olive Garden in Times Sq. That goes for the service, too. If you come in and act like you know what you're doing and that you can handle yourself in public, then they treat you fine. If you're gawking around and complaining out loud about how small the tables are or how long you had to wait, then don't expect anything special from the servers. Bottom line: delicious food, popular enough that they don't have to suck up to you. if you don't want it, go somewhere else and don't make me wait in line any longer.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/13/2009
Last weekend, I went to Grimaldi's to try the best pizza in New York. The table they gave us was in the middle of the room and it was so crowded that I couldn't pull my chair out enough to sit down. I asked the owner if we could switch to one of the other empty tables, and he told me, take that table, or else get out of here. What kind of lousy service is that?!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/02/2009
Hugely Overated, Lousy Service, Mediocre Pizza - (good ingredients - just not put together properly), RUDE Servers, Pizza not only charcoal charred - as would be expected,.. but oftimes Burned! Been there 5x since they first opened - wow- around 1990 (Whoopie-do!) Tried to "give it another chance" each time with visiting friends etc. who said Zagats must be right! Ahhh - fiddle sticks! Everytime it was sub-par. Expensive. Disappointing.
Posted by The Chambizil on 12/30/2008
The lines during the day are daunting, but if you want authentic New York Pizza that carries a nearly hundred year old tradition of coal fired brick oven pizza this is your place. Def. not what you're expecting if your looking for your typical but still good pizza by the slice which is common throughout Manhattan. If crispy, slightly blackened crust, with whole slices of fresh (not shredded) mozerellla and basil doesn't sound like your kind of slice, Grimaldi's is not for you.
Posted by bear on 11/07/2008
I went over to Grimaldi's with my dad since I was 5 I loved it from first bite. It was the best pizza in the world, nothing has come close to how good it was. The pizza was the best, they serve in 10 minutes with the hole place packed and a 2 hour line out the door, this is the best casual restaurant of all time!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/04/2008
So many shmucks wait on line for hours to eat pizza that isn't that good and simply not worth the money or the wait. Also everyone acts like this place is a landmark meanwhile it opened in 1990. Big deal.
Posted by NYC Food blogger on 10/14/2008
The pizza was pretty good. very fresh toppings. Nothing really great like I expected. The wait was long. And some of the staff was VERY rude.... They have an arrogant attitude because their name is already pretty famous. Not the mom n pops place I imagined.