So there’s been a bunch of hip pizza places popping up in KC. Il Lazzarone, Pizza Bella, Pizza 51, Spin, Artego, etc. It’s like the pizza version of the great land rush of 1889. And yes, I made that reference as a way to link this thought to 1889 Pizza Napoletana. Thanks Tom Cruises character in Far and Away! But you know what? A little competition is a good thing. Each needs to offer something that the others don’t. So what does 1889 offer?
It offers you a place where you can take your lady friend to get all the inspiration to deck the fuck out of her Pinterest boards while you eat tasty pizza.
Welcome to 1889 Pizza Napoletana.
Ok – let’s get something out of the way.
This place is fucking beautiful. It’s like someone opened my wife’s dream journal and built a pizza place around her ideal aesthetics.
It’s a pretty great looking space. I really was not expecting it to look this nice and clean. I mean, it’s a pizza place. Pizza is the go to food of slobs, engineering majors and mutated martial art reptiles around the world. A pizza place is supposed to have stained carpet and posters of like, Stryper or something.
This place is the exact opposite.
It’s what I imagine a YouTube star vloggers warehouse loft would look like. Which wouldn’t that just be the best fucking life ever? I’m gonna start vlogging food. I bet nobody will hate that!
We came here with our friends “A” and “J”. They’re cool so I decided to hide their identities from the 11 people that read this.
And the food?
It’s kinda set-up like a Chipotle model with all the ingredients before you, but there’s a fixed menu with their go to pies. I went with the Butcher and Katie went with the Green eggs and ham.
MEAT ON MEAT, YO.
San Marzano Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Pepperoni, Scimeca’s Italian Sausage, Meatballs, Basil, Parmigiano Reggiano, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Basil Pesto, Fresh Mozzarella, Cage Free Brown Egg, Prosciutto di Parma, Arugula, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Yep. Egg. On a pizza. Like a mad person. But it was pretty awesome. Then again, anything with pesto is kinda awesome. Even you.
Overall the pizza was pretty great. Better than Spin in my opinion. Mostly because you definitely get more food here. Every time I eat Spin I leave hungry. My wife and I fight about it all the time because she loves it while I slowly die from starvation. I left here pretty full.
The crust was crisp without being burnt or flaky. Gave each bite a nice crunch. The butcher was slightly greasy but in a good way. The green eggs and ham wasn’t greasy at all.
The back patio is amazing. Only downside is you look at a Walmart and all the sweaty people waiting in line at Joe’s KC. So there’s that.
Our overall thoughts? It’s great. Come check it out. Our only complaints are that the booze seems way over priced and the pizzas seems about $1-$2 more than you think they’d be.
And 1,001 apologies. I forgot to take a photo of the bathrooms. That that will remain a mystery. Better go check it out yourself.
1889 Pizza Napoletana
2876 W 47th St, Kansas City, KS 66103