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Grimaldi's Pizza

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980 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-2906
+1 516-294-6565
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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819 reviews
522 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the grandfathered coal pizza places in New York. Same owners as the Grimaldis in Brooklyn. The pizza is terrific! We usually start with a big Cesar salad then have margarita pizzas. It's a tradition!

Thank lollygal
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Been a few times and does not disappoint. Pizza is huge and very tasty. Service is good and prices ok.

Thank Russ A
New Hyde Park, New York
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Friday night out to the pizza place. Thought we would try this on recommendation. Ordered cheese pizza and was just ok. Lacking that New York flavor. Crust was good if you like thin crust. Not a lot of sauce or cheese. Pizza was delivered in timely manner. Service was good. Will try other places before we go back here

Thank RJM72
Merrick, New York
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42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This was a disappointment. Grimaldi's has a reputation. The crust was good, but the pie lacked flavor. When you use fresh mozzarella, you need a bolder sauce, and this was anything but.

Thank smeghead39
Garden City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are a pizza devotee, this is the place for you to try. No slices, whole pies only and they are made in a coal fired oven. This is not a full scale Italian restaurant. You go here for the best pizza.

Thank lawyerstan
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Every time we are in New York we make time to get to Grimaldi's in Brooklyn for our favorite pizza. Recently, I had to be in Garden City and was delighted to find out there was a second location here. I wondered if it could be as good. Turns out, it was even better as the long lines out the... More 

Thank MW1776
West Hempstead, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

I love this place. I have to favorites I always get sausage and ricotta cheese and pepperoni and goat cheese. DELICIOUS! It's better when you eat it fresh there than take out but have done both Very friendly staff and comfort eating area. Try it!

Thank Annie H
East Meadow, New York
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148 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

My family of 4 were looking for pizza and tried Grimaldi's, noted for some of the best pizza in Long Island. They were right, the thin crust pizza comes to your table, fresh, hot and delicious. We started the meal with a large salad and wine, both great starters. Then two pies(giving us leftovers for home), a margherita (fresh mozzarella... More 

Thank YankeeJeff
Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

First time here. The pizza was awesome. I was there on business at lunch time and they were very busy. Still had great service!

Thank jdutcher
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74 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Went here on recommendation from our car salesman. The pizza was good, service was fast; nothing out of the ordinary but was a good lunch.

Thank TravelLife15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 980 Franklin Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-2906
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Garden City
  • Phone Number: +1 516-294-6565

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?