Grimaldi's Pizzeria in West Palm Beach announces new lunch hours


West Palm Beach, FL (November 28, 2011) --- As of Dec. 1, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria’s newest location at 1 N. Clematis St. will be open for lunch starting at 11 a.m. The newly opened 4,130-square-foot pizzeria, famously known for the award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts, provides waterfront views and outdoor patio seating in addition to ample indoor family style dining and bar areas.

In just the first few days, the Clematis St. location has received a warm reception in the community with residents, tourists and the business community enjoying 100-years of pizza making tradition, and the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in the signature coal-burning oven.

“Although Grimaldi’s pizzeria has many locations across the United States, we want each restaurant to have its own personality. The pizzeria should adapt and cater to the local neighborhood,” said Joey Ciolli, president and chief executive officer of Grimaldi's Pizzeria. “The Clematis St. location is located in a vibrant part of West Palm Beach, and we are going to be available to guests during the business day as well as the active night life.”

Currently, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria operates three stores in Florida and promises to continue to expand throughout the country in 2011 and 2012. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria currently has twenty locations across the US, including Texas, Nevada, Arizona, and its flagship stores in New York City.

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.

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 (cleanest burning fuel available and environmentally tested), 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 Florida.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria wholly owns and operates locations in Palm Beach Gardens, Fort Myers, Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Reno, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Additional locations in Florida and Texas are on the drawing board.

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