Legendary pizzas are still dished up daily at this touristy pizza mecca, where whole, thin-crust pies (no slices) are dabbed with San Marzano tomato sauce and topped with fresh mozzarella, then delivered bubbling to your table. Grimaldi's also makes gooey calzones that could make a pacemaker skip a beat. Be prepared for long lines. Cash only.
The original owner, Patsy Grimaldi, sold the business (and the trademark to his name) in the late 1990s, but years later decided to come out of retirement and open up a new restaurant (called Juliana's, after his mother) right next door – the original Grimaldi's location – as a bit of an 'up yours' to rival owner Frank Ciolli. A pizza war – does it get any more New York than that?