Grimaldi's Pizzeria Debuts Summer Menu, Full-Service Bar

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria in Overland Park has a new, limited-time menu of summer-inspired eats and drinks, as well as 10 handcrafted cocktails to complete its full-service bar.

The Summer Selections menu, concocted by Grimaldi's executive chef Cory Lattuca, features a mix of main courses, drinks and desserts. The light and fresh Strawberry Spinach Salad has baby spinach, feta cheese, red onions, toasted almonds, strawberries and strawberry vinaigrette. It’s perfect for a hot summer day, as is the new Summertime Sangria that will whisk you away to Spain. In addition, as any good restaurant near Kansas City does, the Grimaldi’s summer menu features a bit of barbecue. The Barbecue Chicken Pizza has a delicious layer of Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbeque Sauce topped with chicken, bacon, red onion and a fresh cilantro garnish. Rich, fruity strawberry and blueberry cheesecakes round it all out, and berry Italian sodas and lemonades add the final touch.

The summer menu will be available until July 31.

In addition to the summer menu, Grimaldi’s introduced its full-service bar, which previously only served beer and wine selections. New on the bar menu are 10 handcrafted cocktails, all of which are $10 and available every day. The drinks are a mix of classics and signatures, from the 212 Manhattan (Knob Creek Rye, Cinzano sweet vermouth, bitters) to the Italian Margarita (Maestro Dobel Diamante tequila, Luxardo amaretto, fresh lime juice, Monin cane syrup).

And speaking of drinks, there’s a new day of drink deals at Grimaldi’s. Tuesday Tastings feature half-off glasses, carafes and bottles of wine every Tuesday this summer.

To see all of the new cocktails and summer menu items, visit Grimaldi’s5601 W. 135th St., Overland Park, Kan., (913) 851-5062