I moved up to LA county about a month ago before the big move back to Canada. Since I’m going to be here for a couple months, I figured I’d create a food bucket list and discover my favorite restaurants in the area before I leave. I found a mouth-watering cheesesteak at The Rockefeller and delicious California-inspired food at Marmalade Cafe, but I was still searching for bucketlist-worthy calzone. Italian is my favorite food and I missed my favorite calzone in OC, but I finally found the best one in LA at Grimaldi’s.
Grimaldi’s uses a coal-fired, brick-oven and over 100 years of pizza-making traditions. We tasted their pizza and their calzone before diving into a plate of desserts.
We started with their classic pizza with secret recipe tomato sauce, hand sliced mozzarella, and pepperoni. It was topped with their signature cheese and spice blend. If I had of allowed Athena, she would have eaten the entire pizza herself. We all loved it so much but I wanted to save as much room as possible for their calzone.
Hand-tossed dough stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella and baked in a a coal-fired, brick-oven by Grimaldi’s best make this calzone drool worthy. We packed up the rest of the pizza and finished off the calzone. The tiny pepperoni are little slices of heaven and the crust is cooked to perfection.
While Athena and Cord tasted the desserts, I sat back and had a cup of coffee after that sinfully delicious meal. If I had to choose one place to eat for the next month while I’m in California, it would be Grimaldi’s.