As soon as you walk in the door at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in DC Ranch, you will smell the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in one of the coal-burning brick ovens. Grimaldi’s has roots going back to the first pizzeria in America in 1905 in Brooklyn, NY. Started by Patsy Grimaldi and his family, this quaint pizzeria is in a beautiful location in DC Ranch Marketplace, located at 20715 N. Pima Road.
Dine either in the comfortable dining room which has Italian red and white checkered tablecloths or on the beautiful patio with the beautiful McDowell Mountains hovering over you. The bar has an extensive wine list, beer choices and cocktails. Be sure to start with the Antipasto, with fresh mozzarella, oven roasted sweet peppers and Genoa salami. You can’t go wrong with any of the salads offered, and the calzones and pizzas speak for themselves.
The original Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is a Brooklyn landmark that was a mainstay for celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Marylin Monroe back in the day. Today, such visitors as Rudy Guliani and Regis Philbin are regulars at Grimaldi’s. If you live in or near DC Ranch, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria is one of the best places to eat in DC Ranch.