Grimaldi's Pizzeria, an Arizona-based coal-fired pizza chain, opened its first Colorado location at the Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall. Grimaldi's serves traditional Neapolitan pizza as well as calzones, salads, and desserts in an upscale-casual, family-oriented environment.
There are two things that make this pizzeria special: the oven and the water. Designed and built by hand, the coal-fired oven here weighs in at 25 tons and is heated by 100 pounds of coal per day (cleanest burning fuel available and environmentally tested), heating up to 1,200 degrees. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi's crispy and smoky thin crust.
As for the water, to create a true New York-style pizza, the company hired a chemist to analyze and recreate the mineral content and exact composition of the water to ensure the dough tastes the same in Colorado as it would back on the East Coast.
Grimaldi's offers guests a selection of beers as well as an extensive list of wines (by the glass and bottle) to complement the food offerings. The eatery is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner.