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Good calzone in Seattle?

Earl of Sandwich Jun 19, 2008 03:58 PM

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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    seattledeb Jun 21, 2008 12:15 PM

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

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      BallardFoodie Jun 19, 2008 04:29 PM

      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
        jlbwendt Jun 19, 2008 09:24 PM

        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
          BallardFoodie Jun 20, 2008 06:19 AM

          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
            Barry Foy Jun 20, 2008 08:52 AM

            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!

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              not the bad Steve Jun 20, 2008 09:34 AM

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

            2. re: BallardFoodie
              laurahutch Jun 20, 2008 11:45 AM

              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!

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