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Knollas Pizza Review – Wichita, KS

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Here’s one of those “best places in town” as touted by local media. I guess when you live in the town that Pizza Hut started, it doesn’t take too much of an effort for people to think you have a “good” pizza.

I had been itching to get here, because I had heard about the “coney island pizza,” thinking, wow, two of my favorite things, coney island hot dogs, and pizza, combined! This will be GREAT!

I ordered two small pies to go, the coney island, and the all meat, because I was hungry for pizza, and got the meat one as a back-up in case I didn’t like the coney pie.

The coney is topped with hot dogs, hot dog chili sauce, diced dill pickles and onion, and a swirl of yellow mustard.

Conceptually? Interesting. Reality? YUCK!

I tried one bite. Ewww. Tried rolling the slice, and pretending the crust was a hot dog bun. Ewwww. Offered the remaining pie to two homeless guys, they passed.

So I opened the meat box, and one couldn’t complain about the quantity of toppings. One could complain about the quality, however.

Nothing disturbs me more than picking up a slice, and having the entire top, cheese and toppings, slide off the crust into the box. OK, there’s one thing that disturbs me equally, as much, picking up a slice, and having all the toppings roll off into the box. Such was the case here. The sausage was akin to “Sysco Meat Crumbles #2” or some such. Lifeless, tasteless, and looking suspiciously, all by their lonesome in the box, like something a furry big eared animal might leave behind.

I’ll post a video later. For now, these pics, the coney and the meat pie. I always try to find the good in a place, and I thought a hand-tossed crust might be Knolla’s redemption, but even that fell flat. Lifeless was a word I used above, and I’d say it again about the crust. It just didn’t have any pizazz at all. A floury taste. Maybe they didn’t proof it.

The location I was at, pure carry-out, except one table in front, for two. They were very busy. Somebody obviously likes these pies; just not me.

I’m not posting a map, even.  They have four or more locations.  You can avoid all of them of your own volition.


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Knollas Pizza Review

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  • eastsg

    I’ve eaten Knolla’s pizza almost everyday the past four years of my life. It is the BEST so shut up and quit complaining

  • Wichita res

    You are a small minded simpleton who needs to shove their opinion!

    I have been a Knolla’s customer for almost two years. Their pizza is without a doubt, the best I have had in the Wichita area. The downside is (as your pictures show) when they are busy, it is hard to find a picture perfect pizza. Now, I ask you, have you traveled to the numerous restaurants that advertise picturesque food via their commercials? No? Then, I challenge you to record their food while they are rushed and then report back on your findings!

    I think you will notice a trend.

    Once you notice this trend you can stop writing trash and foolish posting about a subject you obviously know little about…

    …seriously, you expected a PIZZA to taste like a CHILLY DOG! how dumb are you???

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