With an intimate atmosphere and an authentic New York feel, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in West Village was the perfect place for the YouPlusDallas crew to celebrate our recent Dallas Observer ‘Best Of’ Awards. The menu features your typical pizzeria fare, but these pies are set apart by the water used to make the dough. Each Grimaldi’s location has a New York water pump that has the same mineral makeup as the water found in the Big Apple. This special ingredient gives the taste of authentic New York pizza.
The YouPlusDallas crew started off with the Mediterranean and Cesar salads. The Mediterranean salad is similar to a traditional Greek salad with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, feta, and onions with vinaigrette dressing. We then split pepperoni calzones and a pesto pizza. Grimaldi’s calzones are packed with mozzarella and toppings, baked to a golden brown, and served with a side of Grimaldi’s Famous sauce. A medium is more than enough for two to share. For the pesto pizza, the Grimaldi’s chefs coat the crust with pesto sauce and cheese. Our server suggested meatballs and onions as the toppings, which were great choices.
I would recommend going at off-hours or picking up something to take home. The West Village location fills up fast at peak times. Whether you want to try something adventurous like pesto pizza, or stick with traditional pepperoni, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is a place that has a great atmosphere, and as the menu says, “Pizza that made the Brooklyn Bridge famous.”
Photo courtesy of Dallas Observer.
Anna Kiappes is a Guest Writer at local media company YouPlusDallas. She is currently a Senior at Southern Methodist University majoring in Journalism. Follow her on Twitter at @akiappes.