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Welcome to Grimaldi's Pizzeria

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Grimaldi’s family business began with the opening of our first location under the Brooklyn Bridge in the borough’s DUMBO neighborhood.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria serves traditional coal-fired brick oven pizza using pizza-making traditions originating in Brooklyn over 100 years ago. Using only the freshest ingredients, and our ‘secret recipe’ dough that’s hand-tossed and made in house daily, our pizzas are prepared in our signature Coal-Fired Brick Ovens, which helps us deliver an authentic taste that’s not found in conventional oven pizza. We are a family-friendly, casual yet upscale, New York-themed restaurant. It is our passion for pizza that has made us a “must eat” for pizza lovers everywhere!

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Coal-Fired Brick Oven Pizzeria

Our coal-fired brick oven is a true artisanal gem, setting us apart in the world of pizza. This classic oven is hand-built, with an interior lined with bricks that retain and radiate heat evenly. The use of clean-burning coal as the heat source is crucial to our exceptional pizzas.

This traditional method of baking at extremely high temperatures gives their pizzas a crispy, thin crust and a perfectly charred finish. It’s the secret behind their mouthwatering, old-world taste. If you’re looking for a classic and delicious pizza experience, Grimaldi’s coal-fired brick oven pizzeria is the place to be.

Our History

Our commitment to using coal-fired brick ovens reflects our team dedication to preserving the authenticity and tradition of pizza-making.

The coal-fired brick oven at Grimaldi’s is not just a cooking tool; it’s a culinary tradition that has been passed down through generations. This time-honored method is credited with creating the iconic New York-style pizza that Grimaldi’s is famous for. It’s a testament to their commitment to preserving the art and authenticity of pizza-making while delivering a truly exceptional dining experience for their customers.

With a dedication to heritage, tradition, and a diverse menu that extends beyond just pizza, We offer a complete New York dining experience for all tastes here in Abu Dhabi, UAE. For those seeking the true essence of New York-style pizza and a glimpse into the past, Grimaldi’s remains an iconic destination for pizza enthusiasts and connoisseurs.