Grimaldi's Pizzeria opens in Fort Myers


Grimaldi's Pizzeria at Bell Tower Shops; The secret's in the water

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Nov. 17, 2010) --- Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, with more than 100 years of pizza-making traditions, is now open at Bell Tower Shops, Fort Myers’ premier shopping destination.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is famously known for their award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts.  As Florida’s first flag ship store, Grimaldi’s has brought to Fort Myers more than 100-years of pizza making traditions highlighted by the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in the signature coal-burning oven.

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 Fort Myers.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria currently has locations in Arizona, Nevada, New York and Texas. The upscale dining establishment is located in suite 201, next to Blue Pointe Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill, on the east side of the Bell Tower shopping center.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is now open for dinner hours only; 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. daily. As of Nov. 17, they will also be open for lunch. 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

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