Patsy Grimaldi is a purest when it comes to pizza. Grimaldi learned the trade from his Uncle Lancieri, who trained with the man credited with opening the first pizzeria in America in 1905. Lancieri opened his own pizzeria in East Harlem in 1931, where Grimaldi started learning the art of coal brick oven pizza at the tender age of 10.
In time, Grimaldi was ready to open the first of his two pizzerias in New York. Soon the smoky taste of his coal fired brick oven pizza became a “must have” for numerous pizza lovers and celebrities alike including Frank Sinatra and former NYC Mayor Giuliani. Continue reading