Pizza with red sweet peppers, onions, and pepperoni.
We had a friend in town from Chicago for the weekend, and decided to take him to what many people call the best pizzeria in NYC. While I am wary of places that are frequented often by tourists, Grimaldi’s is actually my favorite place to get pizza in NYC. After waiting for an hour, we were finally seated. This is normal, so I am not complaining. I enjoy coming in the dead of the winter when there is no wait, but what can you do.
We got to watch the chef make the pizza while standing in line for the bathroom. The chef first kneaded the dough to a nice circle, then spread slices of mozzarella around the entire thing. He then spread the toppings, tomato sauce, basil, olive oil, then lastly shredded cheese of some sort.
The pizza itself was absolutely delicious. The dough is wonderful; Grimaldi’s is one of the only places where I actually finish the crust. Our friend enjoyed the olive oil. The quality of the ingredients was top notch, with the tasty pepperoni adding to and not overpowering the other toppings. I love the pizza here and recommend it to anyone visiting the NYC area— it’s totally worth the wait!
19 Old Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11201