Grimaldi's Pizzeria to Open WestBend Location in Fort Worth

Grimaldi's Pizzeria, famously known for their award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts, announces the opening of their newest location in Texas. The restaurant, located in the Fort Worth, TX, WestBend Center, is scheduled to open in early 2016.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famously known for their award-winning hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, fresh salads and delicious desserts, announces the opening of their newest location in Texas. The restaurant, located in the Fort Worth, TX, WestBend Center, is scheduled to open in early 2016.

Open Sunday through Thursday 11AM to 10PM, and 11AM to 11PM Friday and Saturday, the WestBend Grimaldi’a Pizzeria is a 192-seat eatery with a private party dining area available. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will occupy a 5,850 square-foot space that includes an outdoor patio option for those looking for an al fresco dining experience. The WestBend location will be the iconic brands’ sixth location in the Dallas metro area. The restaurant will showcase the company’s signature rustic décor and friendly ambience.

WestBend’s redevelopment has been great to watch and we are excited to be part of their expansion and rebranding. We think our brand will be an amazing fit for the community of Fort Worth,” said Joey Ciolli, Chief Executive Officer of Grimaldi's Pizzeria. “Dallas has been a wonderful market for us and we finally found the perfect location to meet the hundreds of requests for growth in Texas.”

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria has shown significant growth in 2015 with the addition of two new locations and has promised to continue national expansion plans throughout 2016. Recently named one of the top 50 fastest growing restaurant groups by Restaurant Business Magazine, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria currently has 37 locations across the US in the following states: Texas, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, California, Louisiana, Idaho, South Carolina and its flagship stores in New York City.  The company recently also announced scheduled openings in Miramar Beach, FL; Park Meadows, CO; Overland Park, KS; Fort Collins, CO; San Antonio, TX; and Houston, TX.

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 five-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.

Menu options range from pizzas starting at $9 to calzones, salads, desserts and more. Toppings range from $2 to $5 with options including artichoke hearts, oven roasted sweet red peppers, sundried tomatoes, fresh garlic, kalamata olives, spicy chicken sausage and more. Salad selections consist of Caprese Salad, slices of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and fresh basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil; Spinach Salad: baby spinach, red onion, cherry tomatoes, bacon, crumbled gorgonzola cheese and balsamic vinaigrette dressing; Grimaldi’s House Salad, romaine lettuce, red onion, cherry tomatoes, oven roasted sweet red peppers, mushrooms and green olives dressed with vinaigrette dressing. For dessert, guests have many options including Housemade Cheesecakes, Tiramisu, and Grimaldi’s Famous Cannoli.

With more than 100 years of pizza making traditions and the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones, each order is baked to perfection in their signature coal-burning oven. Designed and built by hand, the coal-fired oven at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria delivers a unique flavor and consistency not possible from wood or gas ovens.  Weighing in at 25 tons and heated by 100 pounds of coal per day (the 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 Texas.

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.

About WestBend:

WestBend is located on the Trinity River in Fort Worth’s University District, one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s strongest infill retail corridors. WestBend is undergoing a major redevelopment adding new retail, restaurants and a new 81,150-square-foot building that will include The Fresh Market on the ground floor and 57,000 square feet of new Class A office space directly above. Current tenants include Zoes Kitchen, East Hampton Sandwich Co., Silver Fox and the River Plaza office tenants. Upon completion in fall 2015, WestBend will include 278,000 square feet of retail, dining and office space.

About Trademark:

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 11.4 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $2 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 100 employees is responsible for close to six million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment.


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