Rust and Gold Owners Bring 1653 Pizza Company to Huntington
Photos by Andrew Theodorakis | Images of the yellow house
The people who brought you Rust and gold getting ready to introduce their version of charcoal pizza to the village of Huntington, along with 1653 Pizza Company.
Located at 80 rue Gérard, in the old pizzeria of Massa, 1653 Pizza Company will provide a whole new experience for Long Islanders when it comes to Neapolitan-style pizza and more, the partners told Greaterhuntington.com.
“The kiln here is very unique on Long Island because there aren’t too many charcoal kilns that have been built on site,” said Frank Antonetti, 40, one of the owners. “We take a pretty traditional concept, twist it and give people a new take on pizza.
Antonetti, along with co-owners Lou Cohen and Jay Janawsky, opened The Rust and Gold at 70 Gerard St. five years ago, but only recently decided to open a second restaurant. They had their eye on a few different towns, but when the neighboring space became available they knew the expansion in Huntington was meant to be.
Antonetti, originally from Valley Stream but now in Huntington, says the restaurant is named after the year Huntington was founded, which gives a nod to the history of a town the group is passionate about.
Then there is the food.
“We’re focused on a level of food here that will emphasize fantastic ingredients, cool twists on traditional Italian dishes, a modern approach to pizza making, and that’s complemented by superb wine lists and a advanced cocktail program focused on modern and experimental twists. on many classic Italian cocktails, ”said Antonetti.
Special charcoal creations include Mortadella Pie, Bacon Jam Pie, White Clam Pie, and Wild Mushroom Pie.
The menu will also feature a variety of pastas, appetizers like prosciutto mozzarella, eggplant parmigiana, and fried squid and shrimp, as well as main courses like half a charcoal chicken, buttered sirloin steak. brown and a piccata of monkfish.
Imported Italian beers, coffee and espresso will be available.
Partners are also working on healthier options for diners.
The grand opening of 1653 Pizza Company is scheduled for Friday, June 4, and Antonetti says the community response has been “phenomenal” so far – in person and on social media – without even being open.
“Something in Rust that we’ve always done is look for ways to give back to our community and give back love to a city that has been so amazing to us,” he said.
Above: Frank Antonetti and Lou Cohen at 1653 Pizza Company (Andrew Theodorakis).