According to a blog from, “Call me naïve, but I thought Grimaldi’s Pizzeria near Fulton Ferry Landing in Brooklyn was unique, or nearly so. I did hear a while back that the family had opened another shop in Scottsdale, Ariz. I was unaware that, according to their website, there are today nine Grimaldi’s (with a tenth scheduled to open this year), five of which are in Arizona! Seems the current owner graduated from Arizona State University.”

“The one in Scottsdale is directly across the street from Sugar Bowl, an old-fashioned ice-cream parlor on Scottsdale Road in “Old Town,” and a local institution. At only 50-years-old some might think it presumptuous to call it an institution, but, hey, this is Arizona,” said the story. “Anyway, I’ve been to the Brooklyn Grimaldi’s many times and regard it as one of the best pizzerias in New York, although of course I haven’t tried them all. It’s better IMHO than John’s of Bleecker Street or certainly any of the umpteen “Ray’s” pizzerias you find everywhere. Okay, I don’t want to start a fight — de gustibus non est disputandum and all that — but I do want to compare Grimaldi’s in Scottsdale with the one in Brooklyn. Here goes….”

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