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Murray SawChuck, Chloe Louise Crawford, Douglas “Lefty” Leferovic Celebrate Grimaldi’s Grand Opening

Douglas “Lefty” Leferovic, Murray SawChuck and Chloe Louise Crawford of 'MURRAY Celebrity Magician'
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria, famous for its award-winning, hand-tossed, coal-fired brick oven pizzas and calzones, celebrated its grand opening on Sunday, July 29, inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo (Pictured above: Douglas “Lefty” Leferovic, Murray SawChuck and Chloe Louise Crawford of ‘MURRAY Celebrity Magician at The Tropicana’ – Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg/VegasKool.com). 

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria CEO and President, Joey Ciolli and COO, Eric Greenwald pose on the red carpet at the grand opening of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo on Sunday, July 29.
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria CEO and President, Joey Ciolli and COO, Eric Greenwald pose on the red carpet at the grand opening of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo on Sunday, July 29

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg/VegasKool.com.

The grand opening hosted a red carpet that was attended by Murray SawChuck, Chloe Louise Crawford, Douglas “Lefty” Leferovic of ‘MURRAY Celebrity Magician’,  Zowie Bowie, and the gentlemen of Chippendales.

Chris Phillips, headliner of Zowie Bowie learns how to toss pizza dough like a pro from World Champion Pizza Tosser, Jamie Culliton at the grand opening celebration of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo. The grand opening was held on Sunday, July 29
Chris Phillips, headliner of Zowie Bowie learns how to toss pizza dough like a pro from World Champion Pizza Tosser, Jamie Culliton at the grand opening celebration of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo. The grand opening was held on Sunday, July 29

Photo credit: Gabe Ginsberg/VegasKool.com.

The event kicked off with CEO and President, Joey Ciolli slicing into a ceremonial pizza with a golden pizza cutter and taking the “first bite.” Other highlights included performances by award-winning pizza tossers and a visit by special musical guest Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, “Frank Sinatra,” whose swoon-worthy vocals delighted guests as they dined on signature coal-fired pizzas, and mini cannolis.

“We are very proud of the newest addition to the Grimaldi’s Pizzeria family. This opening marks our sixth location in Nevada and our second location on the Las Vegas Strip,” said Joey Ciolli, President and CEO of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. “We look forward to sharing over 100-years of pizza making traditions with the guests at The Shoppes at The Palazzo. ”

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria inside The Shoppes at The Palazzo is open daily for lunch and dinner, from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., and is located at 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. on the second floor.

In the world of pizza, Grimaldi’s is an institution that has garnered more awards than any other pizzeria in the country with more celebrity sightings than most 5-star restaurants. Using only the freshest ingredients, a “secret recipe” pizza sauce, handmade mozzarella cheese and dough, Grimaldi’s serves traditional pizza (as it began in Naples, Italy) in an upscale yet casual, family oriented pizzeria. The intense heat of the oven evenly bakes the pies to create Grimaldi’s famous crispy and smoky thin crust that Zagat has voted best pizza year after year.