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“Afternoon Delight”
Review of Patsy Grimaldi's Pizzeria - CLOSED

Patsy Grimaldi's Pizzeria
Cuisines: Italian, American, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Afternoon Delight”
Reviewed 19 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

First, the food is always great at Grimaldi's, but try the Lunch/Happy Hour specials before 4pm where you can get reduced food prices AND discounts on beverages.....a great deal

Visited October 2013
Thank LennyKChandler
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39 reviews from our community

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English first
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“If you like Thin Crust, this is the place.”
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Thin crust pizza was very good. Atomosphere is excellent. I think the prices are a bit on the hgih side though.

Visited June 2013
Thank Hal-ThePlanner
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Our favorite "sit down" pizza”
Reviewed 31 May 2013

My whole family likes it when we go to "sit down pizza" (as my 4yo calls it) family friendly, the food is great and the service is good. The patio is very nice. The salads, pizza and wine and beer are wonderful. The kids like that they get to play with pizza dough. I would defiantly recommend eating in. To go gets a little to cold befor we get home, but still good.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Minis3minis
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Really Good Pizza, but you'll pay for it.”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We had a Grimaldi's pizza at a kids party once and it was clearly a cut above. I was quick to ask where it came from. It tasted like the New York Pizza that is so hard to find in Arizona. We went as a family, and I was surprised by the upscale environment. White tablecloths adorn the tables, wine glasses are pre placed, and the staff is very well trained. I felt like I was at Flemming's. Now this particular store is placed in a very high end mall, so the Grimaldi's in other areas may not all be like this, but this is the only one I've been to. It's location could have been the reason it was so upscale.

We were having a very nice time, enjoying all the high quality service, the food was great, really amazing, and we thought we found heaven! Until the bill came. I could not believe how expensive it was for a family of 4 to have pizza and salad! We also noticed that they charged us double for our toppings. We ordered pepperoni and Black Olive on half, and Sausage and onion on the other. THEY CHARGED US FOR 4 TOPPINGS! I was sure it was an oversight, so I mentioned it to the staff, and I was told that is what they do.

All of the fun left the evening. That is nuts! We order that same pizza all the time, for years! No one has ever charged us double! A $16 pizza became a $23 pizza! That is just wrong. I asked for the manager, surely they would correct this horror, but no. I was told that is a company policy. If I was told of this at the time I placed my order, I would have changed the order. That is just nuts. But I guess that is how they pay for all the perks.

The minute I got home, I went to the website and wrote a comment complaint, also filled out a comment card at the store. It's been months now, and I heard nothing back. But I have been told that now it's written on the menu clearly. So at least now they warn of their injustice.

I don't plan on returning unless it's a special occasion that I have no control over, or unless I have one of their free birthday coupons. If you like spending a fortune on pizza, be my guest...but if you don't just go to Red Devil in Phoenix or Tempe instead. The pizza is just as good, family owned, comfortable and service, plus the price is right. If you need all the perks to make you feel like a price or princess, go to Grimaldi's and pay more.

Happy eating!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank DaveLisaK
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Maricopa, Arizona
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452 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“The Best Way To Order A Hot Meal”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

On March 14, 2013 we decided to have revisit this location of Grimaldi's for dinner. Our party of three arrived just before 6PM. During past visits when your order is taken, it's precessed right away. Meaning you could be enjoying your salad and then everything else arrives–getting cooled off in the process. I tried to request stagging the order but it usually never seems to work–read my past reviews.

Here's the best process to obtain a great hot meal. I first ordered the large house salad @ $9.00 with no extras. When the salad arrived, I then ordered a large pizza @ $16 with pepperoni @ $2 and Basil @ $2. When that arrived, I ordered a large Calzone @ $18 with pepperoni @ $2. All of the hot items arrived HOT and were great! Ok, if you do not want to follow this method, you risk all of the hot items arriving at the same time. Pizza on a cold metal serving tray does transfer its heat to that metal tray BUT not your mouth. Cooled off pizza has a different taste to us.

Additionally one glass of wine @$8 and two diet pepsi @ $2.50 each were ordered. Soft drink refills arrived without hunting down our waitress. Her name is Manderz who did a great job! Our total bill for the above was $67.64 with tax + a $15 cash tip for great service. Our left over servings of the Calzone were boxed with containers of sauce. This freezes great and will be enjoyed latter in the week.

I've read some reviews that stated the above costs were expensive. When we are served a great meal with every hot item served HOT, we feel it's not expensive at all. COLD PIZZA is expensive as it falls short of what most dinners want.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank PropellerJourney
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