Award-winning pizzeria joins 42-unit company based in Arizona
Brooklyn, NY – Known for its award-winning, coal-fired, brick-oven pizza, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria announces that the original location under the Brooklyn Bridge will now be a part of the Grimaldi’s Pizzeria company headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona. Previously managed as an independent restaurant under license, the historic One Front Street location will continue to sell its iconic New York style pizza to locals and visitors. After renovations to the 150-year-old building are complete, Grimaldi’s will reopen on March 29.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria’s One Front Street location will feature two floors of dining accommodating more than 100 patrons. Showcasing family-friendly comfortable rustic décor, the restaurant’s design will feature Grimaldi’s signature red and white gingham tablecloths, handcrafted hanging wine bottle chandeliers, and classic black and white still photographs of Brooklyn, NY, the city where the renowned eatery originated.
Boasting authentic New York-style menu offerings, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria specializes in hand-crafted pizzas, calzones and antipasto, as well as a variety of specialty desserts made in house daily.
With an open kitchen concept, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria demonstrates the art of pizza making, inviting guests to watch pizza-tossing first-hand. Grimaldi’s is famous for its coal-burning ovens, which are heated to a temperature of up to 1,200 degrees to deliver a unique smoky-flavored thin crust. Grimaldi’s crafts its pizza using the freshest high-quality ingredients, handmade mozzarella, a “secret recipe” sauce, and a 100-year-old dough recipe.
“We are very excited to welcome the original, historic Grimaldi’s location into our company,” said Chief Executive Officer of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, Joey Ciolli. “The Brooklyn pizzeria is the inspiration for all of our other locations, and we look forward to continuing to serve the iconic Grimaldi’s coal-fired brick-oven pizzas at the One Front Street location that generations have come to love.”
Awarded the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences’ Five Stars Diamond Award, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria now has 42 other locations across 12 states on the East Coast, Midwest and Southwest
About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria:
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has earned more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family friendly pizzeria. The intense heat of coal-fired, brick-ovens evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria One Front Street is located at One Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 and will be open Sunday through Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday through Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.
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