Grimaldi's PIzza in New Paltz (NY)
Thursday was a nice day in NYC, so a friend and I decided to make the pilgrimage to Grimaldi's in Brooklyn (at the base of the Brooklyn Bridge) for a real NYC coal oven pie. It was pretty good, albeit a bit crowded with tourists (myself included) and quite a trek from Kingston, about 100 miles total.
Thus, I was chagrined to find that there is a Grimaldi's Pizza in New Paltz, having opened in August. I went into NP today to check it out.
Coal Oven - check.
Fresh Mozzarella - check.
Fresh Tomato Sauce - check
Fresh Basil - check.
Good char - check
Great fresh taste - check.
Bonus points for being a bit ($14 vs. $16) cheaper than the Brooklyn store!
And, it's only a few miles from the house (for me).
There is an ulterior motive to getting the word out. If they stay in business, I will no longer have to make the long trek to NYC for the real thing!
Address is 119 North Main, between Lemongrass and Murphy's Irish Bar.
Went back last night with a friend. I asked for a large pie (with a bit more char than usual).
Was very pleased again. The pie was almost too crisp, but very tasty. The downside of a very thin crust is that it cools rapidly.
No tourists in sight. BTW, the hours (not posted anywhere) are M-Th 11-11, Fri-Sat 11-12, Su 12-11.
I guess that missing the wait doesn't make the pizza taste any worse...
Went to Grimaldi's a few weeks ago with my wife. I was a little disapointed with the Pizza as it was not cooked enough. The problem with the Coal Fired Places is usually the pie being overcooked, not the case this night. The Pizza had a good flavor and the tomatoes used were
very good. The service also could use a little help. Grimaldi's has a very limited menu so if you are not looking for Pizza your choices are limited.