As promised, Grimaldi's in the Limelight Marketplace, the first Manhattan location of the 106 year-old pizza icon, tourist destination, Michelle Obama favorite, and now national chain,
officially opened to the public yesterday after months of delay and a week or two of free sample teases. The space within the mini-mall has around 50 seats and most of the Brooklyn menu of large, classic pies—just no coffee and desserts to start. And though it was mentioned in the original plans, the restaurant is not open 24/7 (it closes at 11 PM weeknights, midnight on weekends) and there is no slice window, or slices of any kind. Also: no credit cards, no reservations. Time will tell if lines form the way they do at the Brooklyn original.
UPDATE: We were just informed that the pizzeria is experiencing some delays and will open next Monday, February 7. Sorry for the false alarm, everyone. If there are any further changes, we'll let you know.
656 6th Avenue, Flatiron District
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