Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quick Review: Grimaldi's Coal Fired Pizzeria

New York style pizza means many different things to many different people. It could be square thick crust Sicilian-style pizza. Large foldable pointed rounded triangula Napoli style. You could talk Brooklyn's little Italy or even Downtown Toronto. But what is almost always heard is it's not findable South and West of Cleveland, Ohio.

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.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria
16535 Southwest Fwy # 2500
Sugar Land, TX 77479-2784
281 265-2280

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1 comment:

texazranches11 said...

that was amazing food i thinks its delicious..\
i hope i could eat that one..
Land Texas