Continuing on with the “oldies,” but goodies pizza series, Grimaldi’s. Though I typically like eating at the original location of a restaurant, obviously it’s much easier for me to head to Las Vegas than to New York. Thankfully, Grimaldi’s knows the secret to true New York-style pizza is the water. So each location has a custom water system that recreates the mineral content and exact composition of New York water. So I would like to think our pizza was pretty close to the real deal.
More importantly, Grimaldi’s is known for their coal-fired brick oven that heats up to 1200 degrees. But what I thought was pretty awesome was that Grimaldi’s uses a higher quality coal called anthracite (which cost two to three times more than regular coal). It’s more eco-friendly since it burns cleaner than gas or wood-fired methods.
Granted the place is a lot more polished than the original location, but I love that they kept with the red and white checkered tablecloth.
Half White with Garlic
with Extra Basil
$12/ (personal 12-inch)
Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, and Basil $15 – (personal 12-in)
After camping it up at the Arizona Hot Springs and coming straight here, we were starving for some good food and pretty much attacked our pizza when it arrived. All I remember was that their toppings and homemade mozzarella were fresh and delicious. A really great New York style pie and I loved their thin crispy crust too. I will be back again next time I am in Las Vegas.
For those with a sweet tooth, they have house-made cheesecakes, but I went with their cannoli which wasn’t too bad.
9595 South Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123