Mozzeria - Washington, DC
When Melody Stein was turned away from a culinary academy for being deaf, she responded by mastering the art of making Neapolitan pizza and opening her own restaurant, Mozzeria. With the help of her husband and co-founder, Russ Stein, the deaf duo created an operation with an entirely deaf staff. Since then, CEO Ryan Maliszewski has taken over operations at Mozzeria. At Mozzeria, customers place their orders by signing, pointing, or writing their order.