Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Opens Newest Houston Location at CITYCENTRE.

February 26, 2016 in Restaurants by cipcipTrip

The world famous, award-winning Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is now open in Houston at CITYCENTRE. Known for serving award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts, Grimaldi’s is a legend among pizza aficionados. They are praised across the country for their authentic style and have been called some of the best pizza in the country by Zagat and numerous other publications. The new location features over 193 seats, local craft beers, an impressive wine list and a private space for special events.

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.

With Frank Sinatra crooning in the background, Grimaldi’s brings over 100-years of pizza making traditions and the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in the signature coal-burning oven. 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, 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 Texas.

With this new addition, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria now wholly owns and operates 43 locations in ten states, including: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Nevada, South Carolina and Florida. New locations in Chesterfield, Virginia; Fort Collins, Colorado; Flagstaff, Arizona; and Memphis, Tennessee are expected in 2016.

Located at 12848 E. Queensbury Lane, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is currently open for dinner only and will extend its hours for lunch later this month. Grimaldi’s 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. For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit