Grimaldi's Pizzeria opened at the Limelight Marketplace in Chelsea back in February, and I finally got a chance to taste their coal-fired brick oven pizza. The name should ring a bell, especially since Food Network named it one of the top pizzerias in the country.
A large pie, $14, is supposedly enough for 3-4 people, but my buddy and I finished all 8 slices. The crust was perfectly cooked in their 1000 degree oven - a perfect combination of crisp and chewy. The sauce was delicious - sweet and rice. The handmade mozzarella cheese added a nice touch of saltiness. The few basil leaves topped and crisped made a heavenly combination.
Since the goal was to finish the entire pie in one sitting, I didn't get any of the $2 toppings - mushrooms, onions, extra cheese, basil, etc. We'll save that for next time.
Bonus: I was able to score a LivingSocial Instant Deal: $8 for $15 worth in food and drink.
Regardless if the deal is available or not, I highly recommend paying a visit to Grimaldi's.
Can't make it to their Manhattan location? They're also in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Hoboken, NJ, Arizona, Florida, Nevada and Texas.
656 6th Ave
New York, NY 10011
Tel: (212) 359-5523