Sunday, August 24, 2008

Grimaldi's


Every once in awhile I like to post a little about some restaurants here in town. Today, I wanted to tell you about my favorite place for pizza in Las Vegas. You see, for the longest time, I believed it was Aurelio's (located on Buffalo and Cheyenne.) Great stuff but a co-worker told me about Grimaldi's (9595 S. Eastern). I dismissed it entirely. A few months later he had told me how he came to believe it was the best pizza in town. He went to all the local places to try their food, took notes and rated them according to specific criteria. I never saw the notebook but decided that if he really did his research, I had to give it a try.

A few months ago, I took Kerry and David there as we had to go next door to fill out some insurance information. The detour was a good thing. The pizza was terrific and Kerry likes the caesar salad there (which isn't normal unless it's wrapped up with some chicken.) Anyhow, I had some free time with her today and she's been craving pizza. So we went. David may be upset. He was off horseback riding with my Mom. But, we saved two slices for him. If we are sharing our leftovers with him, we might as well share the word about Grimaldi's with you.

6 comments:

New White Keds said...

Sounds like Ken and I have a new place to try -- might even be worth the schlepp. But heck, I find some of the best food in Vegas is on that side of town, and usually totally worth the drive.

Nice of you to save the slices, not sure we could have or would have.

Ken said...

I don't think we would have ;-). However, this isn't that far from my office, so I think it may be worth a shot!

New White Keds said...

Well, timing is everything. I had lunch with a friend today and we were right there on Eastern and Coronado... so I said, Hey, I just heard about this great pizza joint.

OMG! You are right. It was perfect -- even with the slightly blackened spots from the brick oven. Since I knew I would not save any for Ken, I got him his own personal pizza to bring home.

You are right though, this is good stuff -- and their salads are good too!

Davydgrey said...

Hey since I am blogging again, I figured that I would comment on this, Teri went on her brother's wife's birthday and she wasn't too impressed with it. Maybe you have yo like NY style pizza.

An80sNut said...

I think to define it more for me is that the mozerella melts into sections as they use mozerella balls (those poor mozerellas) as opposed to a grated cheese. This leaves spots of sauce that seem natural there. The sauce is yummy and works well with the pepperoni (which seems more potent too.) Also important to note is that as I get older, I'm enjoying the toppings more than the breading and the naturally thin crust is a plus.

Amy - That's awesome that you got a chance to check it out so soon. It's funny to watch the area where they cook the pies as smoke billows out when released. I think the blackened part bring a rustic and natural feeling to it. I'm happy you liked it.

Ken - Don't let Amy find out if you start sneaking over there often without bringing some home. B)

Lloyd - It definitely is a New York-styled pizza. I couldn't remember, did she try Aurelio's before?

LoraLoo said...

Mmmmm... pizza. I don't remember the last time I had pizza.