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1 Front St., at Brooklyn Bridge (Fulton Ferry)
(1) 718-858-4300 | www.grimaldisnyc.com
HOURSMon.-Thurs.: 11:30am-10:45pm; Fri.: 11:30am-11:45pm; Sat.: 12:00pm-11:45pm; Sun.: 12:00pm-10:45pm
BEST FORLunch; dinner
PRICE (PIZZAS; CALZONE; DESSERTS)USD 12-16; USD 14-16; USD 3-4
FAMOUS PLATESPizza; calzone; any of the Italian desserts
DRINKS AND WINEWine; beer; soft drinks
# OF SEATS50-75
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
SUBWAYHigh St. (A, C)
This classic pizza parlor in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge plays it old school with surly service and strict “no delivery” and “no pizza by-the-slice” policies. But that doesn’t stop streams of locals and tourists from lining up down the sidewalk for a chance to indulge in one of those legendary pies. And it’s easy to understand the appeal: the charred, crispy thin crusts topped with housemade mozzarella are worthy of the hype.
A never-ending mob of tourists and hopeful locals looking to beat the rush.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Keep it casual with a funky tee, hip jeans (that will allow for stuffed tummies), and cool kicks.
GO HERE WITH
Groups of friends; family; kids; a casual date (you can get to know each other as you wait in line)
WHY WE LIKE IT
There’s nothing like sitting down for a pie at one of (if not THE) best pizza places in the city. It’s a tourist trap, maybe, but you’ll quickly forget any misgiving after one mouthful.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
You have to order a whole pizza–no individual slices sold here. (Better show up hungry.)
GOOD TO KNOW
No reservations, and cash only so stock your wallet before getting in line. They don’t offer delivery, but takeout is available. If you really want Grimaldi’s and want to bypass the lines, take the A Slice of Brooklyn Tour–when this half day tour stops here, you get the thrill of sauntering past all the plebs in line.
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