Patsy Grimaldi is a purist when it comes to pizza. Patsy Learned the trade from his uncle, Patsy Lancieri, who trained with the man credited with opening the first pizzeria in America in 1905. Lancieri opened Patsy’s Pizzeria in East Harlem in 1931, where Grimaldi started learning the art of coal brick oven pizza at the tender age of 10. In time Patsy was ready to open the first of his two Pizzerias in New York. Soon the smokey taste of his coal-fired brick oven pizza became a “must have” for hundreds of celebrities including Frank Sinatra and NY Mayor Guiliani. When asked, “Why coal-fired ovens?” Patsy will tell you, “Well, 75 years ago all Pizzerias and Bakeries cooked with coal because it gave the pizza a unique flavor, and a crisp crust that is just not possible from gas of convection ovens. The coal makes the taste of a Patsy Grimaldi pizza simple unbelievable.”
Looking to relax with a great personal pizza and a drink. Stop by for a relaxing evening at Grimaldi’s bar and have a pizza, watch the television and have a drink. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority and will make sure you have a great time while in our beautiful restaurant.
Stop in for our Incredible Pizzas, Calzones, Salads, beautiful atmosphere, or a drink at the bar. Grimaldi’s has been rated #1 in the Zagat Survey and is located at 980 Franklin Ave (between 9th & 10th st) in Garden City. Let us host your next party or corporate event! and Gift Certificates available upon request!