Grimaldi’s Pizza Brooklyn Under The Bridge Tourist Trap

5 8 slice rating

Posted By: Pizza Expert on November 4th, 2009
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grimaldis.jpgtouristtrappizza.jpgThere are times in my pizza experiences that I have questioned if the place was really worth the wait.  Grimaldi’s Pizza under the bridge in Brooklyn is one of the places I didn’t really need to wait around for.

Out of all the other places around the Brooklyn area, some people think this is the best they have ever eaten.  These people need to get their heads examined and try some of the other local places around town.  Places like Motorino, Lucali, Roberta’s, BLOW Grimaldi’s pizza away. You cannot even compare Grimaldi’s to some of the finer places.  So to think that we actually had to wait to get into this place was a sin, after trying the pizza.

Now, let’s say that there was no line and the staff wasn’t a bunch of complete jerks.  I might have enjoyed this pizza a bit more then I did.

We were seated after waiting in line for about 30 minutes in a corner area, literally on top of the window and with barely enough room to move my elbow.  I got up and went to the bathroom, which seemed to have as line a long as the outside line to get in.  Since I was right near the oven, my iPhone naturally came out to take a photo for you all.  This is when the management and pizza guy came running at me saying I am not allowed to take a photo of the oven here.  Yup, you heard me, you are not allowed to take a photo of this brick square that has a hole in the center of it, where they heat it and put in dough, sauce, and cheese!  What a novel approach to cooking pizza.  I mean, we wouldn’t want the competition to know that they make pizza in an oven! So good thing they prevent their patrons, who wait in long lines to get in, then sit extremely uncomfortably tight tables, from taking a mere photo of the brick.  So foolish guys!

When the pizza came (and it came fast), it was good, but nothing extravagant.  It didn’t taste any better or worse than the Grimaldi’s I have had in Long Island.  Good thing they hide their oven from photos.

They have good cheese, and decent crust, but the sauce was generally bland.  Not worth the wait folks.  With that being said, it is still worth trying it if there isn’t a line to get in.  If there is a line, go wait at Motorino in Greenpoint instead.  You will thank me later!

Grimaldi’s Pizza in Brooklyn gets 5 out of 8 slices.

Oh and by the way, here is a photo of their oven!  Amazing, it has brick and heats things!

 

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  • Phone
    (718) 858-4300

  • Address
    19 Old Fulton St Brooklyn, NY 11201

7 Responses to “Grimaldi’s Pizza Brooklyn Under The Bridge Tourist Trap”

  • Douchetti wrote:

    04 Nov 2009 at 3:15 pm

    What a bunch of bitchy, cocksucking New Yorkers.

  • fortytwo wrote:

    05 Nov 2009 at 6:16 am

    They used to be GREAT, but that was YEARS ago. I gave up on them in the late '90s.

  • pizzacommander wrote:

    05 Nov 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Yikes Douchetti, that hurts!

    I agree that there are better places than Grimaldi's to chow down in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and while Lucali is a worthy competitor, I don't think you can really put Motorino or Roberta's up against Grimaldi's- they're two drastically different styles of pizza. In my opinion, Angelo's in midtown Manhattan makes a similar if not better pie than Grimaldi's, and without the wait!

    I feel for you though Pizzaexpert, I was scolded for trying to snag some shots of the oven myself, but it looks like we both managed to make off with pictures of whatever that strange contraption is they use to make their pizzas.

  • scxfan wrote:

    11 Nov 2009 at 1:20 pm

    I have eaten at Grimaldis here in Houston, Tx. and it is excellent.

    But what do you expect from a New York elitist.

    There shit doesn't stink.

  • bigstu wrote:

    17 Dec 2009 at 9:47 am

    Moved to Florida years ago… have not been there since it was Patsy's Grimaldi got sued for using his own name…. Pizza was always better when Patsy was in the Kitchen used to be the best now I guess just another mini chain.

  • bigstu wrote:

    17 Dec 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Moved to Florida years ago… have not been there since it was Patsy's Grimaldi got sued for using his own name…. Pizza was always better when Patsy was in the Kitchen used to be the best now I guess just another mini chain.

  • MARCEL wrote:

    12 Jul 2011 at 4:29 am

    ONE OF THE BEST PIZZA THAT’S FOR SURE. NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. REAL PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF DON’T NEED TO HEAR IT FROM OTHERS I COULD DECIDE AND SO CAN ALL THE OTHER MANY PEOPLE THAT REURN TO HAVE ANOTHER GO AT IT.

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