Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria
My crew loves eating pizza, whether we’re at home or on the road. I’d say we usually get pizza at least one night a week, and that doesn’t change just because we are out of town. One a recent trip to Florida, we tried a “new to us” place called Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria located in Miramar Beach, Florida.
IN THE WORLD OF PIZZA…Grimaldi’s is an institution.
With over 100 years of coal fired brick-oven pizza-making traditions, we continue to ensure that future generations are able to experience our distinctive and truly authentic pizza.
Why coal-fired brick ovens? The tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in our signature coal burning oven offers a unique flavor and a crisp crust that is just not possible from gas, convection, or wood burning ovens.
Our fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella, ‘secret recipe’ dough and pizza sauce make us the most award-winning pizzeria in the United States.
It is our passion for pizza that has made us a “must have” for pizza lovers and celebrities alike, including Frank Sinatra and former NYC Mayor, Rudy Giuliani.
Welcome to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, we are honored to have you as our guest!
It’s no surprise that there are many types of pizza, from NYC to Chicago and even LA pizza styles, not to mention the chains and Mom & Pop shops, all of which make different types of crusts, layers, toppings and even how they are cut!
They are known for their pizza options, but of course they also have things like calzones, salads, desserts and more, depending on the season and location of the restaurant.
I liked the fact that their handle, or the “outer rim” of the crust, wasn’t overly tall and the toppings/sauce comes pretty close to the edge. It wasn’t too thick or thin and we loved the crispy/dark spots on the bottom where it was fired in the coal brick-ovens.
We ordered the specialty pizza, The Brooklyn Bridge, which has Oven Roasted Red Peppers, Creamy Ricotta Cheese and Hand Pinched Italian Sausage, atop the Traditional Pizza. It was good, but I thought it was a little light on sauce, at least, from what I’m used to. The toppings were good, about average for a dine-in pizza place.
My crew also ordered the Mediterranean Salad which has: Romaine Lettuce, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Feta Cheese, Red Onion, Vinaigrette Dressing. This was very good and we cleaned our plates!
While we don’t partake, they also have an extensive wine and beer menu to enjoy with your meal. And don’t forget the desserts like cheesecake, tiramisu, and cannoli!