Grindage Wood Fired Pizza & Sandwiches Opens in Downtown Montclair

From Violet PR:

On Oct. 2., local leaders cut the ribbon on the newest business in downtown Montclair, Grindage Wood Fired Pizza & Sandwiches, located at 438 Bloomfield Avenue. The new restaurant will feature hand-crafted, locally sourced food in a fun and casual environment.

Located at the former home of the beloved Mancinni’s Coal Oven Pizza, this locally owned restaurant will offer a variety of original pizzas, fresh seasonal salads and savory sandwiches. Community favorites, including meatball ricotta pizza and Cremini mushroom pizza, will be offered, along with new menu items including a white vegetable pizza with roasted red peppers and artichokes, a Tuscan kale salad with pine nuts, and a pan-seared skirt steak sandwich with chimichurri sauce.

“We are so excited to join the thriving dining culture in Montclair,” says Lee Mangravito, co-owner of Grindage Wood Fired Pizza & Sandwiches and a resident of West Orange, N.J. “We’re keeping the most popular elements of the Mancinni’s menu, along with its chef, Joe Profita, and adding new pizzas, sandwiches and salads we think the community will love.”

The new restaurant will be partnering with other businesses and restaurants in Montclair, collaborating on monthly menu specials and sourcing local ingredients.

Montclair Mayor Jackson at Grindage Pizza

“We are very excited to welcome this new, late-night pizza spot to our community,” says Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson. “Its location along Bloomfield Avenue and delicious menu will make it a destination for pizza lovers visiting and living in Montclair.”

Grindage Wood Fired Pizza & Sandwiches will be open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week. Guests may dine in or take out. The restaurant will be open for late-night bites and will offer delivery.

“Whether you are in the mood for traditional wood-fired pizza, a quick lunch, or a late-night slice with friends, Grindage provides an experience that will be enjoyed by all,” says Jarrett Bennett, co-chef and co-owner at the restaurant. Bennett is a Cedar Grove, N.J. resident who graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 2000. He has helped launch restaurants in numerous New Jersey towns, and across the nation.

The restaurant is co-owned by Mangravito and Bennett. Profita, formerly of Mancinni’s, serves as the head chef.

For more details, visit the Grindage Wood Fired Pizza & Sandwiches website: