Grimaldi's Pizzeria Announces Its Plans to Open in Tennessee

Grimaldi's Pizzeria is announcing their newest location at Saddle Creek in Germantown, Tennessee. This will be the restaurant's first location in Tennessee.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famously known for their award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas are announcing its latest expansion move into the city of Germantown. The new location will embrace the brand’s 100 year-old pizza-making tradition and serve coal-fired brick-oven pizzas, calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts. The location at Saddle Creek will mark their first location in the state of Tennessee.

“Fans have long been asking for our expansion to Tennessee, and the response to our announcement has come with a great deal of excitement,” said Joey Ciolli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “We look forward to serving outstanding food, delivering impeccable service and making a positive contribution to the Germantown community, for many years to come.”

Guests at the new 3,519 sq. ft. Grimaldi’s at Saddle Creek will be welcomed by Frank Sinatra crooning in the background and the crave-inspiring aroma of pizzas and calzones being baked to perfection.  The restaurant will feature both indoor and al fresco dining in a family-friendly atmosphere that is classically upscale yet casual. Grimaldi's unique décor includes red-checkered tablecloths, brick and dark wood accents, whimsical chandeliers created from wine bottles, and a glass-encased presentation kitchen that showcases the step-by-step creation of each and every made-to-order pizza.

About Grimaldi’s:

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 family-oriented pizzeria.

Designed and built by hand, the coal-fired ovens at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria deliver 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 their original 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 Germantown.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria currently has 39 restaurants across the US, including locations in Texas, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, California, Louisiana, Idaho, South Carolina and its flagship stores in New York City.  Demonstrating continued expansion in 2015, Grimaldi’s opened restaurants in Miramar Beach, Florida; Greenville, South Carolina; Lone Tree, Colorado; Shreveport, Louisiana and was named among the top 50 fastest growing restaurant groups by Restaurant Business Magazine.  The company currently has new restaurants in development in Overland Park, Kansas and Stone Oaks, Texas.  

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About Saddle Creek

Saddle Creek is a 173,000-square-foot outdoor lifestyle center located in Germantown, Tennessee, the Memphis metro area’s most affluent suburb. Considered to be the first lifestyle center in the U.S. since opening in 1987, Saddle Creek is home to a collection of more than 40 fashion and specialty retailers in the Memphis and Mid-South trade area, including Anthropologie, Apple, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Chico’s, Coach, Free People, J. Crew, Madewell and Michael Kors. Trademark Property Co. has been responsible for managing and leasing the property since May 2011. For more information, visit or follow Saddle Creek on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Since 1991, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 11.5 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $2 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 100 employees is responsible for more than 6.2 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment. For more information, visit


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