The DOH shuttering of Di Fara isn't the only big news in Brooklyn pizza today. On November 28 another staple of the Brooklyn pie-scene will be closing its doors forever...and reopening next door. People: It is the end of Grimaldi's as we know it!
That Grimaldi's might move isn't exactly a surprise—the longstanding pizza place has been bickering with its DUMBO landlord for ages now—but it still brings a lump to the throat. Still, the restaurant's owners seem okay with it. "We’re moving into a bigger, nicer, and cleaner facility," Gina Peluso, daughter of owner Frank Ciolli, told the Brooklyn Paper. "It will be nice to have a little more room."
The longstanding pie purveyor will close on November 28 and reopen the next day down the block at 1 Front Street. It'll be taking over the former bank turned bar and lounge's first floor. "The second floor will remain a nightclub." May the new oven be as magical as the old one!
And while we're talking about Grimaldi's... Pro tip: Though the restaurant is famous for its lines and lack of slices YOU don't have to wait if you don't want to. The restaurant is happy to make your a pie to go. Just order 15 minutes in advance, skip the line and eat your pizza al fresco!
1 Front Street // 718-858-4300