RE: Grimaldi's West
I tried this place when I was in Scotsdale for a wedding. I have never been to New York City, so I was not expecting a true authentic New York style, coal oven pizza. I have seen what an out of town restaurant/a corporation can do to DESTROY the name of a Chicago pizza institution (Pizzeria Uno).
Anyway, from what I remember, the pizza was very good, but nothing more. It was a bit bland, and I found myself excited when I bit into the basil pieces, which were lacking. Overall, I was not blown away by any means, but I'd try it again. Just next time in New York. If this Grimaldi's is using local Arizona water for it's dough, then that right there is a big problem.