Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is a popular pizza joint with several location in the Las Vegas area, but its roots trace back to Brooklyn, NY. Coal-fired, brick-oven pizza is how Grimaldi’s does it, backed by strong family ties and plenty of experience in the pizza-making industry.
7155 S. Rainbow Blvd Ste. 125
Las Vegas, NV 89118
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Las Vegas, NV 89109
9595 S. Eastern Ave Ste.100
Las Vegas, NV 89123
750 S. Rampart Blvd Ste. 7
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Some may be turned off when they find out Grimaldi’s is a franchise. Normally, we’d agree, as quality tends to hate a hit when something is franchised and the focus shifts to creating an even standard across the entire company. We’ll happily look past this aspect because Grimaldi’s repeatedly puts forth pretty good pizza.
Grimaldi’s has several different pizzas on the menu, but the menu isn’t so robust that you end up getting lost in it trying to decide what you want. Grimaldi’s knows what it does best and it sticks to it, while also providing a fair amount of variety so there’s something for everyone.
Grimaldi’s Traditional Pizza
For those of you who have read the pages of Top Vegas Pizza before, you know we like to keep it simple. At Grimaldi’s, the simplest pizza is the Traditional Pizza. It’s a classic pie that utilizes sliced mozzarella and Grimaldi’s special tomato sauce.
If you’re getting this pizza, we’d recommend going with the largest size, which is the 18-inch pie. The pizza will come thin, so it won’t be overly filling, and any normal pizza lover should be able to scarf down a few slices pretty easily.
The sauce presents a little bit of a tangy, sweet taste to it, but in a good way. The crust is crunchy around the outer rim and the undercarriage carries good structure throughout. There might be some flop to the pie if it’s still very hot, but we’ve never experienced this pizza falling apart like some can.
You can tell Grimaldi’s using fresh ingredients the second you bite in. Overall, all of the flavors from the sauce and cheese to the dough and spices work extremely well together.
Grimaldi’s White Pizza with Garlic
White pizza’s aren’t for everyone, but some people absolutely love them. We’re fans and we especially enjoy when they come with garlic. Grimaldi’s White Pizza with Garlic is another simple pizza bursting with flavor. The mozzarella cheese, which is hand-sliced, is soft and flavorful and the hints of garlic truly connect with one’s tastebuds.
With the Grimaldi’s White Pizza, you don’t get the tanginess you’ll get with the Traditional Pizza that comes from the tomato sauce, so the taste is different, but it’s equal in weight. Both pizzas are quite good. Also like the Traditional Pizza, the White Pizza with Garlic holds good structure throughout.
Both the Traditional Pizza and the White Pizza with Garlic have a gluten friendly option available.
Our one knock to Grimaldi’s comes as more of a suggestion to anyone that’s going to try Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. If you do, we recommend eating in. They’ll deliver the pies right to the table and set them on elevated trays, and there’s usually plenty of room for you and your friends or family or whoever you are out to get pizza with. The reason we suggest to eat in is that Grimaldi’s pizza can get cold quick, which causes the dough to firm up a bit and become a little on the chewy side. This is why we think Grimaldi’s is best eating at the restaurant.
Of course, we understand it’s not always possible to eat at Grimaldi’s. For the times you are getting it to go and taking it home, have your oven fired up and give it a quick zap to bring the pizza back up to a better temperature. We don’t like to heat up pizza in a microwave, but a couple of minutes in a piping hot oven should do the trick just fine. Just make sure it’s only a quick zap in the oven because you don’t want to overheat the pizza.
But let’s get back to the positives about Grimaldi’s. Baking pizza pies in a coal-fired, brick-oven pizza is the way to go. These offers help give the pizza more flavor and it’s a flavor we’ve come to very much enjoy. If you can find a pizza shop in your area that is using coal-fired, brick ovens, you’ve likely found a good pizza joint.
All in all, we’re fans of Grimaldi’s.