JULIANA’S PIZZA

19 Old Fulton Street • Brooklyn, NY 11201
TELEPHONE: 718.596.6700

If you are looking to try the best pizza in New York, look no further. Jullian’s, The Original Grimaldi, provides a pizza and environment that will leave a memorable impression. Juliana’s is a Pizzeria located in Brooklyn, New York. In 2015 it was rated the best pizzeria in the United States on TripAdvisor.

HOURS of OPERATION

DAILY 11:30am – 3:15pm & 4pm – 9pm  

Closed between 3:15pm – 4pm for Cole oven cleaning

Orders:

To avoid the long lines you can call the order over the phone and pick up to go.

If you would like to experience the electric environment at Juliana’s it’s a first come first serve basis. You can sit inside or outside depending on availability.

Favorites are the maragaita

History

Backstory and founding (1925-2012)

Pasquale “Patsy” Lancieri founded a bakery in East Harlem in 1925. He converted the bakery to a pizzeria in 1933 and named it Patsy’s Pizzeria, hiring his namesake nephew Pasquale “Patsy” Grimaldi as a cook. Following in his uncle’s footsteps, Grimaldi opened Grimaldi’s Pizzeria on Old Fulton Street in 1990. Grimaldi later retired and sold the Grimaldi’s brand name and franchise to Frank Ciolli. Several years later, Ciolli moved Grimaldi’s Pizzeria to a larger building next door. In 2011, Grimaldi announced he was coming out of retirement at the age of 80, but was unable to open a restaurant in his own name due to selling his brand rights.

In 2012, he opened Juliana’s, named after his mother Maria “Juliana” Lancieri Grimaldiin Grimaldi’s former location, starting a rivalry between Juliana’s and Grimalidi located next door. That is why Juliana’s is known to be the Original Grimaldi using the original techniques Grimaldi used. According to AMNY, the rivalry is “playful.” The original opening, slated for March 2012, was delayed due to lawsuits with Grimaldi’s, and the final opening was in December 2012. Without serving pizza by the slice, only the pie, Juliana’s menu included “food from the Grimaldi’s youth: pizza made with fresh mozzarella in a coal-fired oven; seltzer from glass bottles and egg creams made with U-Bet chocolate syrup. Pre-pandemic, they sold about 40 egg creams a week to customers of all ages, many of them curious tourists.”

In 2015, Trip Advisor named Juliana’s the “#1 pizzeria in the United States.” In late 2016, Zagat named the restaurant the best place in New York City to get pizza, with Business Insider describing the staple food item as “coal-fired pies in simple, classic varieties, including Margherita topped with tomato, mozzarella, and basil, and white pizza smothered in mozzarella and garlic.”

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