There's something so wonderful about eating at a place that's an institution, a place hyped and talked about for decades, a place with a consistent long line to get in, and then discovering that it's totally as good as you had hoped.
Grimaldi's pizza deserves all the accolades and praise. The crust is a spectacular mix of doughy and crunchy (but not too crunchy) and our toppings of garlic and sausage were excellent.
Don't be too intimidated by the line, either, it moves quickly and efficiently, and most of the people are in huge groups, so if it's just you and a friend, you'll be eating in no time. The space is bustling and cramped, but that intimacy and chaos adds, rather than detracts from the experience.
There are no slices here, and a small was plenty for the two of us, but you must bring your appetite. I'm sure they have doggie bags, but it seems wussy to use them. The location is ideal for a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge afterwards, an overplayed but, nevertheless, quite lovely experience on a nice summer evening.