Connecticut December 19, 2017
This 1920s Subway Car Is Actually A Connecticut Restaurant That Serves Crave-Worthy Pizza
Living in Connecticut we have no shortage of pizza restaurants. From the oldest to the newest pizza places, the famous to the not so well known, each one has its own style when it comes to creating the perfect pie. But if you truly want a special dining experience, try this pizza serving subway car that not only serves fantastic pies, but also has a truly unique atmosphere.
Trackside Brick Oven Pizzeria is literally located track side in the town of Wallingford. The restaurant is operated out of an authentic 1920s subway car.
The subway car was originally a hot dog stand located 5 miles away and in the late 1980s, it was moved to its current location on Dudley Avenue. The hot dog stand closed in the 1990s and was left vacant for a few years.
In 2000, the empty vintage subway car became occupied once again when three partners purchased the location and refurbished the car.
One of the improvements was the installation of a new gas fired brick oven. The oven is used to cook the extra delicious pizzas in this joint.
The interior was spruced up during the renovation but the owners kept the subway car true to its vintage era.
Inside the restaurant there are original signs and overhead you can see the hand grips where passengers would hold on. There is also an original subway map hanging on the wall.
Patrons can eat in or carry out their pizzas, but dining in is a special experience. Since the restaurant sits track side, you might even be delighted to the sight and sounds of a modern day train rumbling by during your visit.
This pizza serving subway car has also been in the movies. In 2007, Trackside Brick Oven Pizzeria was a primary location for the film "The Haunting of Amelia" aka "The Other Side of the Tracks".
Other than its retro location, Trackside is known for its delicious pizzas. Topped with fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection in the brick oven, these pies will not disappoint.
The restaurant has a full list of signature and combination pizzas, but you are always welcome to build your pie one topping at a time until it has exactly what you want on it.
The Rustica is one of Trackside's more popular signature pizzas. It is loaded with spinach, mushrooms, fresh tomato, pesto and bleu cheese.
The Lobster Pie, Clams Casino and the Old Fashioned Marinara are other top notch offerings on the pizza menu. Trackside even offers a mashed potato and bacon pizza for those who like to try new flavor combinations.
Even though pizza is the specialty at Trackside, they have some other brag-worthy dishes on the menu. The appetizer of fried mozzarella comes in large triangles lightly battered topped with fresh herbs and Parmesan.
The menu also has a good selection of wraps, salads, grinders and Italian entrees. They also create some of the best stuffed breads that are the perfect thing to pick up if you are hosting a party.
The next time you are passing through Wallingford, stop by this pizza serving subway car that dishes up fresh and crave-worthy pies on the side of the tracks.
Trackside Brick Oven Pizzeria can be found at 118 Dudley Ave., Wallingford, CT 06492. They are open Tuesday - Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm and Sunday 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm.
For more one-of-a-kind dining experiences in Connecticut, try visiting this
treehouse restaurant or this year round seafood shack.