The lines out the door in this nostalgic pizzeria near the Brooklyn Bridge shouldn't be deterring as the line moves quickly. People out frount are friendly & that is part of the whole experience.
Favorite Dish: Wonderful thin crust pizza that is so fresh & wonderful.
A lovely little not so big pizza restaurant which served one of the best pizzas I have ever eaten.
When we arrived the restaurant was closed but we met a group of guys who informed us that Grimaldi's made the second best pizza in the world, the best place was Di Fara's but you wouldn't be able to get one there without a ridiculously long wait. They also told us that the queue here would be round the block very soon.
The service was very efficient, and possibly not the most friendly, but the ambience of the place was really nice, all the customers were very friendly which was just as well as the tables were close together.
A very enjoyable pizza and sure enough when we left there was a long queue already forming outside.
Stood in 36 degree temps for over an hour. Imagine my releif when the pizza was everything and more that I had been told. Crisp coal fired crust, perfect toppings. My new favorite of all time.
Enjoyed the cold, windy walk back over the bridge to Manhattan more than the wind in my face walk to Brooklyn.
We caught the subway to Brooklyn with the intention of having a look around the waterfront district, having a late lunch and then walking the Brooklyn Bridge back to Manhattan. Well we were absorbed in sightseeing and it was about 4 pm when we stumbled upon the world famous Grimaldi's Pizzeria, thinking how lucky we were.
Then we saw the notices on the window, not open for lunch and No Slices.
Everywhere you go in NYC you see people buying pizza by the slice, but not so at Grimaldi's in Brooklyn.
Cozy place, many famous people came to eat their pizza, so if it was fabulous for them it should be for you too.
Favorite Dish: We ordered pizza with mushrooms, black olives, green peppers and it was one of best pizzas.
Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan, check out the great views of the skyline !Continue over to Old Fulton ,hang a right & ask locals for directions...its about 8/10 minutes around the corner. It has a great reputation & everone knows the place.
The restaurant is a small intimate no frills joint - space is a premium & seating is compact but the decour (red/white table covers & pictures on the wall) & layout give it an old Italian feel - something akin to the Soprannos !! (NO RISK OF VIOLENCE HERE !)
The place is a no thrills,no bookings,no reservations and no cheques BUT people are happy to stand in a queue in the street !
The appeal ? Great authentic pizza, swift service, value for money & an insight into the old NY !
BE SURE TO CHECK IT OUT
Favorite Dish: PIZZA !!!
This is THE famous Grimaldi's pizza at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge..well sort of at the foot. Take the ferry or the subway. You'll have to walk a few blocks if you take the subway. The line starts early and is long and slow because the place is small with not much seating. The tables are packed tightly and most are long tables where you might be rubbing elbows (literally) with a complete stranger. The place is loud. If you want to avoid the noise and want your pizza fast, skip the line and go right in and order at the counter. You will be given a number when you pay. Go outside and wait out front. In 15-minutes some guy comes out with your pie, (that's what we call it in NY, we don't call it a pizza..it's a pie), calling your number. Take the steaming bag and sit by the water. When you're done, turn around and go get a scoop of some fresh homemade ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory that is right across the street from Grimaldi's. Grimaldi's is not the best pizza in the city, but it's darned good. Once you have pizza in NY, you will not want pizza from anywhere else. Brick Oven, it's the only way to go.
****Another tip, you can only order an entire pie. There are no slices available. So be prepared to eat! NY pies are about 18" in diameter!
Originally called Patsy's, they changed the name when a chain of fakes with the same name opened a bunch of locations around Manhattan. Now Grimaldi's, this place is heaven for any pizza lover. Appropriate for anyone, especially families. It has a very homey atmosphere, with photos all over the walls and other friendly touches. But the most important thing for me to mention is that this is the most delicious pizza you will ever eat in New York. There are no slices, just whole pies. But trust me, you won't have any difficulty getting it all down. You'll be begging for more.
Favorite Dish: Margherita with black olives.
During my May 2005 trip, I set myself on the mission of finding the best New York-style pizza, and Grimaldi's wins my award! With a fantastic setting just under the Brooklyn Bridge, Grimaldi's is a no-nonsense, entertaining, casual but quality masterpiece of pizza places.
Favorite Dish: What else? The thin crust pizza! (See tips below.)
One of the things about Grimaldi's that won me over was the fact that all diners have a bird's eye view of the pies being made. The open kitchen in the back of the room is home to extremely busy chefs who spin the dough in the air and shove the pies into the coal oven on long wooden pallets. Very entertaining!
Favorite Dish: Thin-crust pizza!
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