By Libby Herz – COLlive
Photos: Shneur Haviv
Railroad Pizza Shop smells like melting mozzarella, roasting garlic, and freshly baked dough. Its exposed brick walls and subway tile decor give this cozy Kingston Avenue shop a rustic New York vibe.
But this pizza spot is not your typical New York joint. For one thing, there is no display case piled with stretched dough. That’s because Railroad specializes in Neapolitan pizza which stay in the oven for a total of ninety seconds, as opposed to the six to eight minutes that a typical New York-style pizza requires.
So, while New York-style pizzas sit on a shelf and are warmed up for each customer, the quick turnaround of Neapolitan pizza means that each pie is freshly stretched just for you. With its thin crust at the base, and airy puff at the edges, each bite of Railroad Pizza delivers the perfect crisp.
Railroad Pizza eliminates any extra wait time through the use of customer-centric technology. Simply walk in and order from one of the kiosks. “Last night,” says owner Levi Aronow, “a lady came in and ordered four pies. She was out the door in nine minutes.”
With the popularity of the Ooni and Bertello portable pizza ovens, people have come to really appreciate classic Neapolitan pizza and while living in Florida, Levi learned to love the art of making authentic pizza from his brother, Tzemach of Dunwell Pizza Co.+ Catering.
Now back from Florida, Levi and his wife, Esther, bring an elevated dose of customer service to Crown Heights residents. The pair, who are joint-owners of two successful businesses together; Railroad Barbershop and HalfASquare Head Scarves, are excited to offer their delicious pies to all corners of Crown Heights. In fact, they have concrete plans to open their second location on East New York and Schenectady Avenue; an area with many Jews, but still no kosher restaurants.
And for those who prefer to just stay at home on these cold, rainy nights, Railroad’s cheesy, moist, and airy pizzas will be available for online order and delivery. Pair yours with pesto, alfredo, kalamata olives, freshly crushed tomatoes, or feta cheese. Then, sit back, breathe it in, and take a bite.
Stop by Raiload Pizza at 227 Kingston Avenue and check them out at www.railroad.pizza.
Railroad Pizza is now hiring. Please email [email protected] for more information.