Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Coming to Downtown at the Gardens – the Secret’s in the Water

Palm Beach, FL, March 09, 2011 — Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, with more than 100 years of pizza-making traditions, is scheduled to open in the summer of 2011 Downtown at the Gardens in Palm Beach, Florida.

In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria.

Designed and built by hand, the coal-fired oven at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria delivers a unique flavor and consistency that is just not possible from wood or gas ovens. Weighing in at 25 tons and heated by 100 pounds of coal per day (cleanest burning fuel available and environmentally tested), the oven heats up to 1,200 degrees. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year.

It has been said that the secret to true New York-style pizza is the water. Grimaldi’s believes that too, going to great lengths to keep the integrity of the water used in the Brooklyn pizzeria by hiring a chemist to analyze and recreate the mineral content and exact composition of the water to ensure the dough tastes the same in Florida.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria wholly owns and operates locations in Las Vegas, Reno, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, and six locations in Arizona. Additional locations in Texas, Nevada, and Florida are in the works.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will first be open for dinner hours only; 4pm – 11pm daily. Grimaldi’s offers guests a selection of beers as well as an extensive list of wines (by the glass and bottle) to complement their freshly prepared salads, hand tossed pizzas and calzones and famous desserts. For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit www.grimaldispizzeria.com.