About 1889



But what is Neapolitan pizza?


Pizza, as we know it today, was created in Naples, Italy, in 1889 for Queen Margherita of Savoy. True Neapolitan pizza has a distinct flavor, simple – but flavorful – ingredients and is baked in a wood-fired oven. 1889 is making pizza the authentic way by using wood-fired ovens, San Marzano tomatoes for the sauce and “00” Caputo flour for the dough. Once your pizza is made, it goes into the copper-clad oven and bakes at a temperature in excess of 1,000 degrees. This makes the crust deliciously soft and chewy with a little char on the outside, giving it that just-out-of-the-oven flavor.

Unlike a carryout or full-service pizza restaurant, 1889 allows guests to choose their experience. In a rush? You may order, pay and receive your pizza quickly. Or, if you want a memorable night out with friends, you can stay and enjoy the atmosphere. 1889 caters to our hectic lifestyle, but allows guests to experience true, gourmet Neapolitan pizza.

Jason and Kelli Kolich know people crave a different type of pizza – fresh, handmade Neapolitan pie. Pizza Napoletana works, it has for more than a century.

As does the fast-casual concept. The void 1889 fills is bringing Kansas City a high-end concept at a fast pace, without compromising on authenticity or flavor. Try us today!


about_the owners.jpg



Prior to meeting each other, Jason and Kelli studied abroad in Italy, sparking their appreciation and love for Neapolitan pizza and the desire to express themselves through food. Now, Jason and Kelli Kolich, husband and wife duo are proud to share their passion for Neapolitan pizza and Italian culture with Kansas City.

In early 2014, Jason made his passion for pizza official. He began developing the concept of 1889 Pizza Napoletana and trained under Tony Gemignani, world-renowned pizza maker and restaurateur in San Francisco. During this training, Jason became certified Pizzaiolo, or pizza maker. Tony has been featured in Forbes’ for "best pizza in America," among numerous other accolades.

Kelli has several years of experience in public relations, blogger relations and corporate marketing of consumer brands and national restaurant chains from her past marketing and communications engagements. Her love of food and ambiance permeate the restaurant, bringing a little bit of Italy to the heart of Kansas City. 

about_the owners 2.JPG