Grimaldi’s Pizzeria to Join the Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre Restaurants
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria Continues its Expansion into Mount Pleasant, South Carolina


Scottsdale, AZ —- 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 latest expansion move into the state of South Carolina. Located in Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre, the restaurant will offer 4,000-square-feet of indoor dining and patio space to accommodate 150 guests.

Opening late this spring, guests will be welcomed by Frank Sinatra crooning in the background, more than 100-years of pizza making traditions, and the tantalizing aroma of pizza and calzones baked to perfection in the signature coal-burning oven.

“Our team searches the country for the best restaurant sites, and we’re excited about opening within the Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre property,” said Joey Ciolli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “Grimaldi’s is about great food, impeccable service and a relaxing atmosphere. We see a lot of opportunity in serving the people of South Carolina and are excited to bring our New York style pizzeria to this region.”

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.

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 Mount Pleasant, SC.

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria wholly owns and operates locations in Phoenix, Tucson, Las Vegas, Reno, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Fort Myers, and Corpus Christi. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria currently has twenty-seven locations across the US, including Texas, Nevada, Florida, Arizona, and its flagship stores in New York City. They have shown tremendous growth and have promised to continue their expansion plans throughout the country in 2012 including this location and continuing to scout for additional communities in the region.

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

About Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre:
Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre is a lifestyle, shopping center located on Highway 17N at the Isle of Palms Connector. Opened in 1999, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre is still one of the newest shopping centers in the Charleston area, and the only one of its style. There are a total of 65 merchants operating at Towne Centre. Retailers include Belk, Barnes & Noble, Coldwater Creek, Jos. A. Bank, the Palmetto Grande Theatre and many more.


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