#FoodieFriday: Pizza Lovers Will Love Grimaldi’s Seasonal Spin on Signature Favorites

by Leean Vargas on January 13, 2023 in Food+Drink,
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Whether you’re looking for lunch or dinner, casual or upscale, a dinner date or family-friendly place, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has options for everyone to taste authentic coal brick-oven pizza with handmade dough and fresh ingredients. 

Once you experience their authentic taste for yourself, you’ll understand why Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has become a favorite destination for pizza lovers everywhere. Grimaldi’s opened their first location in New York under the Brooklyn Bridge in the borough’s DUMBO neighborhood. This New York-theme restaurant uses only the freshest ingredients, and their ‘secret recipe’ dough that’s hand tossed and made in-house daily is what separates them from the pizza pack. 

Cozy up with Grimaldi’s seasonal Margherita, Margarita menu, featuring a spin on their signature Margherita pizza and specialty Margarita flavors. Courtesy photo.

You don’t even have to travel to New York to taste authentic pizza. You’ll get that right here at Grimaldi’s! This traditional brick-oven pizza uses traditions originating in Brooklyn over 100 years ago. These pizzas are prepared in their signature Coal-Fired Brick Ovens, giving the pizzas that authentic taste you crave and won’t find in conventional pizza. 

Seasonal Spin

This winter you can cozy up with Grimaldi’s seasonal Margherita, Margarita menu, featuring a spin on their signature Margherita pizza and specialty Margarita flavors.

Elevate the Winter Bridge Board by adding a Bundle with a bottle of EOS Cabernet Sauvignon or EOS Chardonnay for a delicious bundle price of $30. Photo courtesy Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

Start with the Winter Bridge Board, Grimaldi’s play on a charcuterie board. Not only will you get a generous assortment of Italian meats and cheeses, you’ll get sweet Granny Smith apples, dried cherries, and walnuts. Elevate the Winter Bridge Board by adding a Bundle with a bottle of EOS Cabernet Sauvignon or EOS Chardonnay for a delicious bundle price of $30.

Grimaldi’s salads are shareable and large; the oven roasted sweet red peppers bring a little spice to the House Salad. Courtesy photo.

If you’ve always had a Caesar Salad like me for your go-to starter, it may be time to venture off to the next ladder up, Grimaldi’s House Salad. The salads are shareable and large, so if you just want a side I would suggest a small. I really enjoyed stepping outside my comfort zone for this one. The oven-roasted sweet red peppers bring a little spice to it. The House Salad is similar to the Mediterranean Salad (it just doesn’t have all the cheeses). To keep it on the sweeter side, try the Fruit ‘n Nut Spinach Salad. 

The traditional Margherita pizza was scrumptious. The sauce was super light, and you can really taste the fresh tomatoes. (It’s all about the garlic and the sauce!)  Brick oven pizza is for thin crust lovers, so the crust is just the right amount of crispness. 

The traditional Margherita pizza is super light and the crust is just the right amount of crispness. Photo courtesy Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

Meat lovers, take it up a notch with the Italian Sausage Margherita Pizza: Grimaldi’s traditional pizza topped with hand-pinched Italian Sausage, garlic and basil. You also can’t go wrong with the pleasantly delicious OG pepperoni

The 12 inch is perfect as your own personal pizza, but you can also get it in 16 and 18 inches. Vegetarians and vegans can order the cauliflower crust, made of sauce and veggies. 

The Black Cherry Cheesecake has Oreo Cookie crust topped with whipped cream and dried cherries. Peanut butter lovers should try the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake served with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Photo courtesy Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

Your sweet tooth will love the festive cheesecake seasonal selections. The Black Cherry Cheesecake was right up my alley with its Oreo Cookie crust topped with whipped cream and dried cherries. Delicious is an understatement to describe these super soft and creamy cheesecakes that were made in house. Peanut butter lovers should try the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake served with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

Wash it all down with the Black Cherry Margarita served with a Luxardo cherry, or the Blood Orange Margarita served with a lime wheel. 

Wash the delicious pizza down with the Black Cherry Margarita served with a Luxardo cherry, or the Blood Orange Margarita served with a lime wheel. Photo courtesy Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

The Margherita, Margarita menu is available for dine-in and takeout now through March 6, 2023, at Grimaldi’s locations nationwide (excluding the historic 1 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY and Grimaldi’s Pizzeria To-Go locations).

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Cover photo courtesy Grimaldi’s Pizzeria.

Leean Vargas is the Highlight Reel newsletter editor at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and an honors graduate of Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. She is a concert enthusiast who loves traveling, photography, good food, and discovering new hangout spots in her beloved city, Austin, Texas.