The 'best pizza' debate resurfaces about every six days, and I realize it's semi-pointless, but must report that on Tuesday night my pepperoni-and-sundried-tomato pie from Grimaldi's was unbelievably, brilliantly delicious.
They're inconsistent, no doubt about it. I've had soggy-bottomed pizzas there on more than one occasion. In fact, one of the reasons my partner and I were so thrilled about this pizza is that the last couple have been good-but-not-amazing.
But I'm not convinced that there's any restaurant on the board that's not inconsistent (I've had so-so pizza at di Fara's, and, for that matter, so-so food at Le Bernardin).
My only real point being: if you've tried Grimaldi's and been underwhelmed, you might want to try them again. Especially now, when there's practically no place in the city more lovely than DUMBO in the spring evening. You can get a pie to go and take it to the riverfront park and remember why you love New York.