The Irving Music Factory scores another great restaurant catch with a branch of Grimaldi's, the Brooklyn-born institution known for its coal-fired brick-oven pizzas, calzones, house-made salads, and desserts.
Noted for its old-school red-and-white checkered tablecloths, Grimaldi's entire concept is built around coal-fired brick-oven pizza, which offers a unique flavor and a crisp crust that is simply not possible from gas, convection, or wood-burning ovens.
A believer in the theory that water is a key factor in pizza dough, Grimaldi’s hired a chemist to analyze and re-create the mineral content and exact composition of the water to ensure the dough tastes the same in Texas.
Toppings range from $2 to $5 with options including artichoke hearts, red peppers, sundried tomatoes, garlic, kalamata olives, and chicken sausage.
Salad selections include Caprese, spinach, and house salad with romaine. Desserts include cheesecakes, tiramisu, and cannoli.
The chain debuted in Dallas in 2008 with the inaugural location in the West Village. This will be the seventh location in the DFW area, along with Park Lane, Allen, Grapevine, Highland Village, and Cedar Hill. A branch was announced for the West Bend section of Fort Worth, but a spokesperson says that opening has been delayed.
Other restaurant concepts announced for Irving Music Factory include Thirsty Lion Gastropub, Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Yard House, and more, as well as an Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.