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Klausie’s Pizza Truck

Posted by DID 3 Nov 2010 9 Comments

Klausie’s, the newish pizza truck based out of Raleigh, has started to venture to Durham on occasion, showing up at Full Steam and at a few Duke events.

We got a chance to try their slices at the Big Boss Harvest Food Truck Rodeo
extravaganza. At this Raleigh event, all the Durham trucks were overwhelmed
with long lines and tapped supplies but, lucky for us, the Raleigh-based
trucks like Klausie’s weren’t as popular.

Klausie’s serves thick slices of deep dish square-shaped pie that has been
cooked in cast iron pans. This lends itself to a deep brown, crispy crust
with a soft doughy interior. They pile a rich tomato sauce on top of the cheese.
We were able to quickly score two slices of cheese and one slice of
pepperoni. The slices were large, filling and made for a good pairing with
Big Boss beer. A tasty dinner, but it’s hard to go wrong with doughy bread,
zesty tomato sauce and lots of cheese. Two slices and a can of soda will run
you $5.50.

Owned by Mike Stenke, Klausie’s does a decent job of keeping up with their
twitter feed letting folks know where they’re going to be. If you can’t find
them in Durham, Klausie’s parks outside of the Big Boss Brewery every
Thursday night.

Apologies again, food truck food just doesn’t lead to great pictures.



  • mike@klausies.com said:

    Thanks for trying it! We’ll be @ Troika Friday and Saturday. Hope to see you there.

    btw – we’re also on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/klausiespizza


  • burgeoningfoodie said:

    So was it good pizza or just good food? Looks like “Sicilian style” Good the more food trucks that come about the more likely Chapel Hill will undo their ban.. and that town is supposedly liberal.


    DID replies on November 8th, 2010 at 12:55 pm:

    good pizza! the cheese was good but the chorizo/pepper/mushroom slice I ate this weekend during troika was excellent – crunchy browned bottom, solid chorizo, fresh veggies, excellent sauce.


    burgeoningfoodie replies on November 9th, 2010 at 1:40 pm:

    How does it taste next to Pizza Hut Pan or a Sicilian slice from Franklin St. Pizza? or well name your favorite pan pizza.


    DID replies on November 9th, 2010 at 3:50 pm:

    Honestly I haven’t had a slice of Pizza Hut pan for over a decade, but from what I remember Pizza Hut was pretty buttery and greasy, right? Klausie’s isn’t greasy at all.

    Crunchier that Franklin St. and fresher seeming. Franklin throws a slice back in the oven once you order it, but it doesn’t deliver the crunch of Klausie’s which is toasted and heated up on cast iron.

  • Stephen said:

    And their Twitter feed is … (link please?)


    TriBeer replies on November 5th, 2010 at 11:28 pm:

    The twitter feed is twitter.com/klausiespizza


    Stephen replies on November 9th, 2010 at 6:02 pm:



  • Tarheelj said:

    Great fresh salads with homemade dressings are awesome at lunch.


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