119 Main St.
New Paltz, NY 12561
As the latest outpost of Zagat’s “Best Pizzeria in New York,” it’s no surprise that Grimaldi’s (which opened in August 2010) is the Valley’s favorite new pizzeria. Just like the Brooklyn original, this upstate locale “keeps it simple,” according to co-owner Adam Monteverde, which means a limited menu of coal-fired brick-oven margherita pizza (they make their own cheese), salad, and calzone — all from fresh, locally sourced ingredients — and no credit cards, delivery, reservations, or slices. And (thankfully) no blocks-long lines here: the classy parlor boasts a huge dining room (with red checkered tablecloths, natch) and a low-lit bar where you can often catch live music on the weekends.