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Jun 19, 2008 03:58 PM

Good calzone in Seattle?

I'm jonesing for a great calzone. Tried Piecora and thought it was so-so. Anybody had any good ones lately?

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  1. Pazzo's Pizza on Eastlake right next to the great dive bar the Zoo Tavern makes a pretty good calzone. That's where we go when we need to get our fix, especially after the Calzone King vacated the U-District.

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    1. re: BallardFoodie

      Awww, I really miss Pete's Pizza -the Calzone King. There are none left in Seattle so I have to wait to get one in Spokane when visiting family.

      How would you describe Pazzo's in comparison to Pete's?

      1. re: jlbwendt

        It has been a long time since I had a Pete's, so I can't say specifically. Truth be told, we stopped hitting Pete's once we tried Pazzos. Pazzo's has a pretty good selection and are open to substitutions, so you can mix and match. I think they use a little too much ricotta, so I usually sub in gorganzola on mine. Pretty good crust, too. Plus, they've got a small outside area for those warm days (that are hopefully here to stay).

        1. re: BallardFoodie

          The calzones I remember most fondly from NYC were deep-fried, not baked. Is anyone in Seattle serving those? A few zeppoles couldn't hurt either!

          1. re: Barry Foy

            Tavolata seems to have zeppole from time to time, but I didn't like my 1 sampling--kinda wet and limp.

          2. re: BallardFoodie

            I second Pazzo's. The crust is crisp, not mushy. I would agree they are a little heavy on the ricotta sometimes. And it comes (or used to , anyway) with a salad that will give you your garlic fix for the week!

      2. I love the calzones at Stellar Pizza in Georgetown. They're enormous and unbelievably delicious.