Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Review & $100 in Gift Cards Giveaway

Published On August 29, 2013 | By Melly Allen | Cafe Mom, Family, Food, Giveaways, Just For Dads, Restaurants

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. – Grimaldi’s

Grimaldi's Pizzeria Review & $100 Giveaway

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Open Kitchen

I’m just going to come out and say it…I, Melly Allen, am a “pizza snob“. So when my husband suggests pizza for dinner, he knows he’d better have a good place lined up.

What makes a good pizza for me? It has to be made fresh from the dough up! I love making my own pizza at home, and despite not owning a pizza oven, it always turns out great due to the homemade dough and fresh toppings. But making pizza on a week night is just too time consuming and I don’t often make it due to that.

Our fresh ingredients, handmade mozzarella, ‘secret recipe’ dough and pizza sauce make us the most award-winning pizzeria in the United States. – Grimaldi’s

When my hubs suggested checking out Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, his selling point was they make their pizzas by hand with fresh ingredients and bake them in a coal-burning oven for an extra special pizza experience I’d love. “Experience,” I thought. Well either this man really needs a pizza fix so badly he’d tell me anything, or he really found a pizza spot I’d actually like, hence he’d get pizza more often. So what did I think about our “experience” at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria?

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Review

Grimaldi's Pizzeria Review


I really enjoyed dining at Grimaldi’s in Summerlin for many reasons. This is a very family-friendly atmosphere and at the same time my husband and I could enjoy a pleasant date night, child-free evening there too…if we ever get the chance that is.

The staff was very friendly and helpful all the way from drink orders to desserts. Our server was knowledgeable and swift, just what you want when eating out with small children.

My three kids enjoyed watching the cooks toss pizza dough in the air from our table next to the open kitchen. It gave them something to watch and “ooh” and “awe” over. The kids were also given their own balls of dough to entertain themselves with at the table. It’s a thoughtful touch that kids and parents will both enjoy (think peace and quiet).

The decor makes you feel like you’re in an authentic NY style pizzeria. When I return, I’d definitely ask to be seated on the patio and dine alfresco so we can people watch.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria Review


Grimaldi's Pizzeria ReviewMy favorite thing to order at restaurants is Caprese Salads; I literally crave them. The Grimaldi’s Caprese Salad ($8) was outstanding! The mozzarella cheese is made fresh and melts in your mouth, as fresh cheese should. The rich, creamy fluffiness of the cheese is heightened by the juicy tomatoes and bite of the basil. Topping off with balsamic and oil completes the dish fantastically. In my opinion, any other restaurant will be hard pressed to top theirs.

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. – Grimaldi’s

One large pizza ($16) was enough for our family of five to split easily. The slices are large, so I cut them down for the younger kids. Again, the freshness of the ingredients made the pizza that much better. The signature coal burning oven leaves the crust crisp and flavorful.

If you have a sweet tooth, Grimaldi’s has desserts that deliver. We tried the signature NY style cheesecake and the seasonal chocolate cheesecake too. Both were delicious, but if I had to choose, I’d go with the original style.

Grimaldi's Pizzeria Review


Would you like to dine alfresco on the Grimaldi’s sidewalk patio in Boca Park or let the kids enjoy the Grimaldi’s staff twirl pizza dough high above their heads? Recess readers can enter daily to win one of two $50 Grimaldi’s gift cards! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter widget below, good luck!

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Special thanks to Grimaldi’s for providing our readers with these wonderful prizes! Recess will be giving away two(2), fifty-dollar ($50.00) gift cards to be redeemed at any one of five Grimaldi’s locations. To enter you must be a legal US, residents above the age of 18 with a valid mailing address, no P.O. boxes please. Winner will need to provide correct locational address(s) to claim prize. Winners will be announced on THIS POST via Rafflecopter, on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 12:00 a.m. PST. One winner per address please. Prize winner(s) must contact Melly Allen at [email protected] within twenty-four(24) hours of contest conclusion on September 9th, 2013 at 12am PST or prizes will be forfeited, no exceptions. No purchase is necessary to enter, to enter fill out the raffelcopter widget above with your correct information. Winner(s) are chosen randomly by the Rafflecopter widget, not members of Recess. Please allow up to twenty-one (21) days for prize delivery. By entering into this contest, you agree to the winning terms laid out in the above statement.

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About The Author

As the Community Director and Editor of Recess, Melly Allen is the Founder of the Recess Sandbox Revolution where she strives to unite Southern Nevada women by giving them a voice and place to connect and share. Melly is also a major Social Media Producer.

5 Responses to Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Review & $100 in Gift Cards Giveaway

  1. penelope neil says:

    Oh yum! We LOVE this place! Always the go to spot! Love everything about it! Love a good fresh garlic and sausage pizza!

  2. Michelle Schenk says:

    Love this place!! From salads to pizzas, it’s all amazing!

  3. aimee mcghie says:

    I have never been but would like to go since I have only heard great things about it.

  4. Rose says:

    Recently discovered this place. Our new go to for pizza night

  5. Lily Kwan says:

    I love mushrooms, onions, sausage, bacon, ham, and cheese!

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