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Jul 22, 2006 12:22 PM

Breaking up with Grimaldi’s

There were a couple of posts recently about some less than stellar Grimaldi’s experiences, mostly having to do with wait time and having the management allow groups to cut the line. I have been around the pizza block in Brooklyn and NYC for the last two decades so I knew what to expect in terms of wait, quality, what to order, hustle and bustle, etc. We had two pies; one with olives and garlic and the other with pepperoni and extra cheese.

The crusts were thicker and less cooked and the toppings were skimpier than I ever remember them being, two basil leaves per pie offered no additional flavor. Because of the rain, it was less busy than what could be expected for a Friday night (we got there around 7 with no wait) - could that be it, less turn over? The place was defiantly over run with tourists. We didn’t get our beer until the pizzas were half eaten, after three requests; we got the grated parmesan (placed with the initial order). When I asked the old guy for the cheese, he told me to ask a waiter – why couldn’t he have asked the waiter for us?

I think this is, I’m breaking up with my sweetheart, she’s changed; I wish her the best of luck in the future, giving it up to all the people from out of town who will never appreciate her the way I once did.

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  1. It's always sad when you break up with a longtime love. However, as someone who has never been a big fan of Grimaldi's, it certainly sits OK with me.

    My favorite classic pizza is Arturro's in the city. As a Brooklyn pie expert, what's your favorite out here?

    1. I recently did the same and had been a big fan. Just tired of being treated so poorly there. It's like you're imposing on them when you ask them to make a pizza so you can fork over your $.

      1. We're in the same boat. On days we're not willing to travel down to Midwood or Coney Island, Sam's on Court St makes a great pie.

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          1. I *love* Grimaldi's pizza, but I'm getting tired of their poor attitudes as well. The other day we wanted to place a takeout order, but their phone was off the hook. I decided to order in person and was told I'd have to wait in the line just to place the order.

            What kind of take out is that?