There were a couple of posts recently about some less than stellar Grimaldi’s experiences, mostly having to do with wait time and having the management allow groups to cut the line. I have been around the pizza block in Brooklyn and NYC for the last two decades so I knew what to expect in terms of wait, quality, what to order, hustle and bustle, etc. We had two pies; one with olives and garlic and the other with pepperoni and extra cheese.
The crusts were thicker and less cooked and the toppings were skimpier than I ever remember them being, two basil leaves per pie offered no additional flavor. Because of the rain, it was less busy than what could be expected for a Friday night (we got there around 7 with no wait) - could that be it, less turn over? The place was defiantly over run with tourists. We didn’t get our beer until the pizzas were half eaten, after three requests; we got the grated parmesan (placed with the initial order). When I asked the old guy for the cheese, he told me to ask a waiter – why couldn’t he have asked the waiter for us?
I think this is, I’m breaking up with my sweetheart, she’s changed; I wish her the best of luck in the future, giving it up to all the people from out of town who will never appreciate her the way I once did.