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Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Celebrates 20 Years in Scottsdale
By Claire Natale - Tuesday Feb 14, 2023
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Celebrates 20 Years in Scottsdale
The Pizzeria is Celebrating its Anniversary Throughout 2023 at its Seven Arizona Locations

PHOENIX – Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is gearing up to commemorate its 20th anniversary of expanding coal-fired, brick oven pizza outside of New York with celebrations that began this month at Arizona locations and will continue throughout 2023 in 11 states.

On Feb. 14, 2003, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria opened its first location outside of New York at 4000 N. Scottsdale Road. The Old Town Scottsdale remains one of Grimaldi’s busiest locations nationwide.

Since the expansion to Scottsdale, Grimaldi’s has opened more than 40 locations in 11 different states, including multiple locations in Texas, Nevada and Florida. The casual yet up-scale New York-themed restaurant has become a household name that everyone can count on for a delicious slice of authentic Brooklyn-style pizza.

“We are thrilled to have reached this incredible milestone thanks to the support of our guests, team members and partners,” says Grimaldi’s Pizzeria CEO Joseph Ciolli. “We are looking forward to celebrating throughout our anniversary year, and to continue expanding into new neighborhoods to share our signature pizzas, calzones, cocktails and cheesecakes.”

In honor of its anniversary, Grimaldi’s is excited to launch the new Garden Ranch Salad, which is a bed of romaine lettuce topped with oven roasted sweet red peppers, red onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, coal-oven baked croutons and ranch dressing. Throughout the year, Grimaldi’s will continue to release new menu additions that will pay homage to its New York City roots. Spoiler alert: there may be a specialty anniversary cheesecake coming soon!

Along with the new menu items, Grimaldi’s will have monthly giveaways throughout 2023. The Margherita Margarita Giveaway that began on Jan. 13 and will run through March 6 includes an 1800 Tequila Yeti Cooler, a Casamigos Tequila Polaroid Camera, a Margaritaville Frozen Drink Maker and a $100 Grimaldi’s gift card.

Grimaldi’s plans on pursuing opportunities to serve more communities, which includes opening two more Texas locations and a restaurant in Kansas this year. There will be many more announcements throughout 2023, including the new seasonal menu launching on March 6.

Photos of the Grimaldi’s Old Town location opening on Feb. 14, 2003 are available here.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an icon that has earned more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, Grimaldi’s Famous Pizza Sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family-friendly pizzeria. 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. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has seven locations in Arizona, including Gilbert, Chandler, Peoria, Flagstaff, and three in the Scottsdale area.