Carol Grimaldi

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Carol Grimaldi (1938 – April 10, 2014) was an American restaurateur and co-founder of Grimaldi's Pizzeria.[1] She was born in 1938 in Harlem, New York. In 1933, her uncle, Pasquale Lancieri, founded the Patsy’s Pizzeria in Harlem, which was one of the first pizzerias in Harlem.[2] Grimaldi and her husband were forced to change the name from Patsy's to Grimaldi's in the mid-1990s, due to a dispute with another restaurant.[3] Eight years after the opening of the pizzeria, Grimaldi and her husband sold the pizzeria, and retired from the restaurant business.[4][5] While still remaining in different business enterprises throughout the years, including Juliana's Pizzeria, the couple decided to re-open the former pizzeria business in 2011.[6] Juliana's is located near the location of Grimaldi's, and serves modern-style pizzas.[3] Pizzas from Juliana's are cooked on a coal-fired oven.[7]

The couple was interviewed about pizza-eating techniques on NPR in 2014.[8] As of today, the Grimaldi pizzeria business has become global.[9]

Personal life

She died from cancer in 2014. Grimaldi is survived by her husband and business partner, Pasquale Grimaldi.[10]


  1. "Carol Grimaldi, Co-Founder of Lauded Brooklyn Pizzeria, Dies at 76". The New York Times. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. "Pizza legend Carol Grimaldi passes". The New York Daily News. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Shunk, Laura (25 June 2013). "The Juliana's and Grimaldi's Rivalry, Bite-by-Bite". The Village Voice. 
  4. Rosenberg, Eli (17 December 2012). "Pizza Legend Patsy Grimaldi is Making Pies Again -- But Not Under His Name". Brooklyn Paper. 
  5. Robbins, Liz (29 November 2011). "A Dash of Drama in the Pizza World". The New York Times. 
  6. Robbins, Liz (16 December 2011). "Close to Fetching Coal and Making Pizza". The New York Times. 
  7. "New York Pizza World Melts Down Over Grimaldi's Name, the Coal-fired Stove and Prime Brooklyn Real Estate". New York Daily News. 5 December 2011. 
  8. "Folding Your Pizza Inside-Out And Other Revolutionary Pro Tips". Weekend Edition Sunday (NPR). 2 February 2014. 
  9. "Grimaldi's Pizzeria Co-Founder Dies". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  10. "Grimaldi's Pizzeria Co-Founder Dies at 75". NBC New York News. Retrieved 14 April 2014.