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Reviewed November 12, 2021

Having seen an article about this place in a local magazine, Debbie was anxious to give them a try. Now, not so much. We shared the charcuterie plate and split a pizza. The appetizer was good, but not remarkable. Plentiful choices, but nothing seemed particularly...high end. Still, it's something I'd have again, which is more than I can say about the pizza. We had the weekly special pizza. Capicola, caramelized onion, bacon and basil with tomato sauce and mozzarella. Credit where it's due, the crust is pretty good. European thin (you may need a knife and fork) but thick and chewy at the ends. I liked it. But they had completely fouled up the toppings. The sauce was so acidic as to be bitter. The bacon was burnt. I mean, burnt to a char. I can't believe they brought it out and served it to us. The "caramelized" onion was barely cooked. It had the same crunch and pungency of raw. Put it on top of the bitter sauce and there was nothing else you could taste once you scraped off the burnt bacon. I'm sure it was not how they meant for it to look or taste. That's why I think maybe we caught them on a bad night. But since I'm not really sure......... We won't be back.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

We went to a different pizza place first and walked out because it was super loud and no one came to wait on us. So glad we ended up at 1889! It was delicious! Got our food fast and the staff was great. You order...at the counter and they bring it to your table. We ate 1/2 of the pizza before I got a pic, lol.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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KelliK231, General Manager at 1889 Pizza Napoletana, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2020

So glad you found us and even happier that you enjoyed it!

Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

Love. Love. Love. Thank you! This was quality high grade ingredients, beers on tap and low maintenance environment that made this delicious and enjoyable! Parents, skip the cruddy chain restaurants that we get stuck going to bc of our kids! I'm relived to have a...place like this where i don't have to compromise taste for kid-friendly!! Ps... prices are fantastic. Ate 4 of us for like $25!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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KelliK231, General Manager at 1889 Pizza Napoletana, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2020

We love that your whole family enjoyed the food (and atmosphere)! Can't wait to have you in again soon :)

Reviewed June 7, 2019

We had the pleasure of meeting the owners of 1889 Pizza, and learned how to make pizza together! Afterwards, we used the wood fired pizza oven and enjoyed the fruits of our labor. The decor in this place is exactly like something I’d want in...my home. The pizza is bomb, too!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

Our family met here for dinner. We ordered several different pizzas and had a big salad and an appetizer. Pizza was good, wait staff attentive and the kids got to watch the pizza being made.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

I was quite underwhelmed with this place. We got two pizzas, (the margherita and the 1889). First of all, it took almost 40 minutes to get our food, and they weren’t busy. The pizzas didn’t have much flavor at all, and the crust was very...disappointing. Also, the 1889 is almost $20, and I’m not sure why. Lastly, my daughter got the bambino, which was very soggy. I can think of much better pizza places in KC.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 21, 2019

Passed this place a few times so finally decided to stop, and try them, and boy are we glad we did. This place has Excellent Pizza, and some great combinations on their menu. Give them a try you will be glad you did.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Dropped in for a date night pizza and was not disappointed. We split The Butcher and it was fabulous. The place was full so we shared one of the big tables in the middle but it was not a big deal. Loved the pizza, great...flavor and crust, pizza was fresh! We will be back soon.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

Modern decor and hip location. Pizza is fabulous! The stone oven makes amazing crust! Service is top rate too. Also pizza comes out fast! Love the outdoor dining area surrounded by planters and string lights at night. An Oasis in North JOCO!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Excellent ,quick made to order pizza with delicious salad choices (we love the chopped salad) and nice array of beer ,bottles and on draught. Even has a nice bluegrass guitarist on Friday night.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

The charcuterie board had a honey nut substitution instead of the fig marmalade. Disappointing. The selections of meat & cheese were typical faire. Friend ate “the butcher” pizza. He left most of the crust on his plate. Seemed overcooked. There was not a good amount...of meat on his pizza. Pro-tip: clear plates when customers leave, unless it is a fast food joint.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We ordered online for lunch and pizza was delicious. We hope to eat in next time to get the dining experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

I love pizza! Sicilian, Neapolitan, Chicago, New York, St.Louis, heck, even Pizza Hut (in an emergency). So we stopped by 1889 Pizza Napoletana for the first time with a few friends the other night. The bottom line: enjoyable. Located west of the Country Club Plaza,...east of Joe's Kansas City, and around the corner from where the Rainbow Tap Room (where I bought my first over the bar brew, even if there was a different name than my own on my ID) once stood. The location and available parking in the strip mall is a great match for them. Depending on your location on the social / economic / cultural ladder / food chain, it is either trendy, yuppie, or upscale urban chic. Any way you classify it, it is clean, friendly, comfortable and inviting. As you enter you meet what at first glance appears to be the same kind of plexiglass barrier used at Subway to protect either you from the staff or the prep area from your fingers and germs. I like that since my second restaurant job was in a pizza place, I appreciate being able to see the ingredients, the skill and technique of the staff, and the quality of equipment. In this case I was impressed by all that stuff, including those beautiful wood fired stone ovens! Boy was I looking forward to some exceptionally finished crust! After ordering pizza you order your drinks (soft drinks, along with bottled / canned beers and soft drinks) at the register. Your pizzas are delivered to your table by friendly and efficient wait staff. Back to the pizza. We ordered their ten inch "The Butcher" (a wonderful mixture of Pepperoni, Scimeca's Italian Sausage - my favorite, Meatballs, Basil, Parmigiano Reggiano, Mozzarella and a very tasty red sauce). We also ordered a ten inch "Honey Bee" (Fresh Pear, Gorgonzola, Local Honey, and Arugula). Both pizzas were a tasty delight. Interestingly, I had expected the crust to be not only thin but slightly crispy (sort of like St. Louis style) based on those beautiful ovens but that was not to be. Should you have spent time in New York you will be right at home. An unfair way to describe it would be limp. It is best eaten by rolling or folding it if you do not want to attack your pie with knife and fork. I can see why some would comment about soggy crust, but I believe it is a style Kansas City folks are not used to. Again unfairly, if I gave stars I would deduct a star for that surprise. Overall it is a great place to relax with friends over an exceptionally unique pizza. Do I recommend it? Yes. Will I be back? Count on it.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

We had planned to stop for BBQ but the line was around the building. This place was right there and we decided to stop and try it out. We were all pleasantly surprised! Very good pizza. We tried 4 different ones and all were very...good.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Kelli K, Owner at 1889 Pizza Napoletana, responded to this reviewResponded June 3, 2018

So glad you stumbled upon us, and even more excited that you enjoyed your pizza! Thanks for sharing :)

Reviewed April 30, 2018

I am in the bank travel business. I take senior citizens on bus tours. On April 18th I took a group to 1889 Pizza Napoletana. We got there at 10:00am before the restaurant is open to the public, because we had a private mozzarella cheese...ball presentation and activity. What fun! Then we had delicious salads and pizzas for our lunch. For dessert we had peach Nehi ice cream floats! The owners (Kelli and Jason) and their staff were very friendly. I appreciate them letting my group have a once in a life time experience. It was a fun, fun stop and I would recommend it to other bus tour groups.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Kelli K, Owner at 1889 Pizza Napoletana, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2018

Thank you so much, Rita! We absolutely loved hosting your group and are thrilled to hear they enjoyed the adventure! Let us know if you have another group and we'd be happy to accommodate!

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1889 Pizza Napoletana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4