Pizza >Grandpa's Brick Oven Pizza
4973 Broadway, New York, NY | Directions 1003440.868319 -73.919518
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 12pm
Neighborhoods: Inwood, Uptown
Grandpa's Is No Longer My Grandpa – I've gone to Grandpa's at least twice a week if not 3 times for the past 4 years and every year the price has gone up and the quality and service has gotten worse. $2.50 for a paper thin tasteless slice of pizza is just crazy. I realize the economy has effected the prices, but please don't skimp on the quality. Tonight was my last straw when I noticed the slice has gotten smaller and there was no taste to be had. I would rather pay $1.75 at one of the other pizza shops in the hood. I heard the one on 204st and Vermylia is just as good. So long Grandpa's you're the worse!
You call that crispy? Really? – After reading some of the hype about Grampa's I was ready to really like it but feared being greatly disappointed, and I was. The crust was underdone for the type of pizza people claim it is: crispy thin crust in the Neopolitan style. Instead we had a soft crust, overcheesed, and it wasn't even that hot. And we ate it in. All restaurants have bad nights, so maybe it's worth another try, but I see no reason to prefer it over the typical pizzeria. And about eating in: Don't. Unless you're waiting for the bus, because eating in is a lot like being on a busy street corner. Another customer ordering a pizza to go asked for it well done, and maybe that's the secret code for getting a good one.
75% consisten 25% unapolgetic waits – 75% consistently good--25% inconsistent. expect to wait over and 1 hour and a half on the inconsistent days. the delivery guys apparently do not show up for work on certain days--which happens frequently. get a head start on ordering the pizza if you're set on pizza for the night. also the mushrooms are canned and not fresh.
Best Pizza in Northern Manhattan – For this Inwood resident, it is a daily struggle against weight gain and bankruptcy not to get something from Grandpa's every night on the way home. The restaurant is too "conveniently" located just outside of the 211th St/Isham Street exit of the A-Train station at 207th Street. The savory aromas coming from Grandpa's is a saving grace from the usual stench of the subway. The food at Grandpa's is consistently delicious and the waitstaff is always friendly. Aside from the standard slice, there is a great variety of specialty pizza slices ready to be heated and served, as well as meat and vegetable rolls, salads, sandwiches, pastas, and cakes. Be forewarned, though, that because they are so busy (popularity comes at a price) be prepared to wait no less than 20 minutes for a specially ordered whole pizza, sandwich, or pasta dish. Each is made fresh. The oven they use is very well seasoned and the pizza crust always comes out smoky and a little charred. My wife and I always ask for ours to be well done because we love the charred crust so much! Also, be forwarned that if you order delivery, it will take about an hour (sometimes more) to arrive, again, probably because of its popularity. Though delivery times have gotten better and the food is worth the wait, we find it easier just to walk to Grandpa's and eat in their dining room. In the few times we suffered the delivery wait, my wife and I preheat our oven just to give the pizza a little extra crispiness and to keep it warm as we eat.
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