Grimaldi’s Pizza Under The Bridge in Brooklyn

5 8 slice rating

Posted By: Pizza Expert on July 11th, 2009
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grimaldis.jpgThis post comes from our friend Kristin at Small Reviews: I’ve been waiting to try Grimaldi’s pizza for about three years, so yesterday, when Roger and I happened to find ourselves in Dumbo for a gallery opening, we decided to finally try it. After waiting on line outside for about 40 minutes, we finally entered the building, which is decorated with a lot of Frank Sinatra pictures and red-checkered tablecloths. It was crowded and we sat between two other couples, which was fine. We ordered two cokes and a pizza.

Let me preface the rest of the review by saying that I firmly believe that New York’s Best Pizza should be New York-style pizza.

The pizza, coal-cooked, arrived very hot, and legitimately tasted pretty good. However (and perhaps this is my fault, for not fully understanding what I was getting myself into), it is very much Italian-style pizza. In case you’ve never been to Italy, this means a very thin crust, a somewhat chunkier tomato sauce, and slices of mozzarella strewn about, with some basil leaves. It’s good. This pizza is also good (although, not as good as it is in Italy; the burnt bit on the bottom was a little too charcoal-y for me). It’s also healthier than New York style pizza. But honestly? Is it the best pizza in the city? No, of course not. To say that it is the best is to deny all that pizza in New York stands for.

grimaldisPizza in New York is a horse of another color, and damn it, I like it better than Italian-style. For example, see the two images below. (Ed note: I did not place the photos here. One can be found above though) They both have their charms, but the pizza on the right is better. Why? Because it is New York style. Notice that the sauce and cheese is mixed together in a fusion of happiness. This is true pizza, and it is a pizza of this sort that should be rated New York’s best. I will continue my search for this elusive morsel, for the unicorn of food, The Best New York pizza, and I will report back.

For now, visit Grimaldi’s, but only with the right expectations: a long line for okay Italian style pizza. And then head over to the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, where they will help to make it all better with their sweet, creamy cones.

Grimaldi’s gets 5 out of 8 slices.

  • Phone
    (718) 858-4300

  • Address
    19 Old Fulton St Brooklyn, NY 11201

5 Responses to “Grimaldi’s Pizza Under The Bridge in Brooklyn”

  • mattspizza wrote:

    11 Jul 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Grimaldi's used to be ALOT better. Something just aren't what they used to be.

  • Pizza Lover wrote:

    13 Jul 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Under Brooklyn Bridge on Brooklyn side is Lombardi's – maybe the BEST PIZZA anywhere!

  • max191 wrote:

    01 Oct 2009 at 4:11 am

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  • Lana wrote:

    16 Mar 2010 at 9:27 pm

    I am sorry for being rude, but pizza came from Italy and it is Italian by any means. If you prefer a mushy-messy variation of pasteurized milk cheese blended with purred tomatoes and aromatized with gas odor from the oven it is your personal choice, but world wide standards of pizza are still Italian and AMERICAN pizza is not recognizable as any type of culinary invention. For all people who do know the difference this place is the true gem of authentic and delicious pizza.

  • STACY wrote:

    24 Jul 2010 at 5:01 pm


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