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Scottsdale, AZ, United States, 2011/11/21 - The highly anticipated Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in West Palm Beach is now serving award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts - GrimaldisPizzeria.com.
The newest Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, located at 1 N. Clematis St. will stay open later than any of its other locations to accommodate the busy West Palm Beach nightlife. Just opened this week, the 4,130-square-foot pizzeria, famously known for the award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts is open for business late night.
The Clematis St. location has already received a warm reception in the community with residents and tourists enjoying 100-years of pizza making tradition, and the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in the signature coal-burning oven.
“Although Grimaldi’s pizzeria has many locations across the United States, we want each restaurant to have its own personality. The pizzeria should adapt and cater to the local neighborhood,” said Joey Ciolli, president and chief executive officer of Grimaldi's Pizzeria. “The Clematis St. location is located in a vibrant part of West Palm Beach, and we want to be part of the active night life available to guests long into the evening.”
Currently, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria operates three stores in Florida and promises to continue to expand throughout the country in 2011 and 2012. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria currently has twenty locations across the US, including Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and its flagship stores in New York City.
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 Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Reno, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Myers, and Corpus Christi. Additional locations in Texas are on the drawing board.
Grimaldi’s (grimaldispizzeria.com) 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.