Saturday, May 21, 2011
Quick Review: Grimaldi's Coal Fired Pizzeria
A Couple of Limited chains that have expanded into Houston are working to change this. Grimaldi's is one of them. They bill themselves as "The Pizza that made the Brooklyn Bridge famous!". I don't know about that claim, but if you're looking for great, coal fired, thin crust pizza with char on the bottom and cheese, meaty, basily goodness, then Grimaldi's is a great place to find it!
I ordered my favourite--white pizza with garlic topped with mushrooms and italian sausage. The crust is crispy on bottom, chewy on top and has a texture that let's the flavour of the cheese and toppings come through. There's even fresh basil in the sauce. The caramelized garlic adds to the flavour without overpowering it. The sausage is meaty with good seasoning and visible fennel seeds. The mushrooms chewy but nothing out of the ordinary.
Overall its satisfying, flavourful and way better than the large national chains. And a couple of New Yorkers I know have conceded its closer to what you get in NYC than anything they've found in Houston.
16535 Southwest Fwy # 2500
Sugar Land, TX 77479-2784
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