Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Coming Soon to Foothills Mall, in Fort Collins

Scottsdale, AZ, April 26, 2015 –(– Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famously known for their award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts is announcing its plans to open their second location in Colorado. Located in Fort Collins, CO Foothills Mall will be opening late fall. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will occupy a 3,500 square foot space that includes a patio and private event dining. The Foothills Mall location will be the iconic brands’ second location in the Denver metro area.

“The redevelopment of Foothills mall has been amazing to watch and we are excited to be part of their expansion plans. We think our brand will be an excellent fit for both the property and community of Fort Collins,” said Joey Ciolli, Chief Executive Officer of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “Colorado has been a great market to us and we can’t wait to continue to open more locations across the state.”

Grimaldi’s pizzeria has shown tremendous growth in 2014 and has promised to continue their local national expansion plans, throughout 2015. This year they were named top 50 fastest growing restaurant group by Restaurant Business Magazine. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria currently has thirty-seven locations across the US, including: Texas, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, California, Louisiana, Idaho South Carolina and its flagship stores in New York City. They recently also announced openings in Shreveport, LA and Greenville, SC.

In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country, with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria.

Designed and built by hand, the coal-fired oven at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria delivers a unique flavor and consistency that is just not possible from wood or gas ovens. Weighing in at 25 tons and heated by 100 pounds of coal per day (cleanest burning fuel available and environmentally tested), the oven heats up to 1,200 degrees. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza, year after year.

It has been said that the secret to true New York-style pizza is the water. Grimaldi’s believes that too, going to great lengths to keep the integrity of the water used in the Brooklyn pizzeria by hiring a chemist to analyze and recreate the mineral content and exact composition of the water to ensure the dough tastes the same in Colorado.

Grimaldi’s offers guests a selection of beers as well as an extensive list of wines (by the glass and bottle) to complement their freshly prepared salads, hand tossed pizzas and calzones and famous desserts. For more information on Grimaldi’s Pizzeria visit

About Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution. Using only the freshest ingredients, “secret recipe” pizza sauce, homemade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas, calzones and house made salads and desserts in an upscale yet casual, family-oriented pizzeria. Grimaldi’s currently has locations in ten states and was recently named one of the fastest concepts by Restaurant Business Magazine.

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