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Grimaldi's Garden City

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Stuartmc910 Sep 27, 2010 09:50 AM

Haven't never had the "famous" Grimaldi's pizza in Brooklyn, I looked forward to the day I'd get to Garden City and have it there.

What a total disappointment!! My wife and I opted for a small (14") pie with sausage and black olives.

First the pizza: It tasted as if it had been made two days ago and kept in the fridge waiting for a couple to order it. The sauce, what little there was of it, was tasteless, the cheese was barely warm, the sausage non-existent and the black olives were so salty they were inedible.

Was it our bad luck, or have other CHs experienced the same dull pizza?

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Grimaldi's
1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Grimaldi's
980 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

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    IWantFood Sep 27, 2010 11:13 AM

    Had a similar experience. I'll add that the cheese was also rubbery.

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      Stuartmc910 Sep 27, 2010 11:37 AM

      That's because it was never allowed to heat up and "melt."

      1. re: Stuartmc910
        janie Sep 27, 2010 07:07 PM

        you're on the wrong board, and yes, I went couple times and they both sucked. Anthony's Coal oven pizzaria from Florida that I love is supposed to open soon in Carle Place..go there, it's great

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          Stuartmc910 Sep 28, 2010 06:44 AM

          janie, you're right. My mistake. Also my mistake to go to Grimaldi's.

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          Grimaldi's
          1 Front St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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      Tara N Oct 4, 2010 07:06 PM

      Wow- I've been eating at Grimaldi's since it opened and never had a bad pie-I do always ask for my pizza to be well-done since I like a charred crust. You can watch them make each pizza to order if you're sitting in the front, but I prefer to sit at the bar for happy hour- $5.00 personal pizzas and cheap beer on tap, plus great basic salads.

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      Grimaldi's
      980 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

      1. byrd Oct 5, 2010 11:03 AM

        Like the poster's advice above, the key to Grimaldis is to order the pizza well done; It makes all the difference.

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        Grimaldi's
        980 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

        1. Gastronomos Feb 6, 2014 09:01 AM

          portobello mushrooms, roasted in wood burning oven with copious amounts of garlic... ask for them just like that.

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