Now, obviously this rooster is crowing when opportunity knocks, as it is not often a food critic on the level of the Sterns makes such a claim as:...in Old Town Scottsdale...in our experience the pizza is superior to the pies found at the Brooklyn original.
.....For some reason, the Brooklyn crust just doesn't have the same depth of flavor, and can be flabby-textured, in our opinion. And we always fall for superior fresh bread.
What Scottsdale's Grimaldi's lacks in character, it makes up for in first-class pizza.
It's just nice to see that someone out there gives the 5th largest city in the country it's just desserts. We are well known for our Mexican restaurants and Native American treats, but this town has some absolutely world class restaurants that live up to the best in other "serfistikated" cities back east (and the Northwest.)
Everyone touts Pizzaria Bianco as being the holy grail of pizza in the Phoenix area, but for my money, I would rather have Grimaldi's, Ray's, NYPD, Oregano's or Vito's any day of the week.
Since I have never set foot in NYC, and probably never will, I can only go by what I've eaten (which includes umpteen trips through Italy) and by what others tell me, and I appreciate the review by the Stern's to shed a little light on what my great city has to offer in the way of pizza pie.