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ziggystardust Apr 20, 2009 09:16 PM

Who has a great one? So far Bitondos is good, but a tad overpriced given that it's only sauce and cheese. Give me an oily heartstopper with some pepperoni!

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    APhilly Sep 25, 2010 10:44 AM

    Here in California, you can only find Calzones. My wife is from the East Coast and hates them. She loves Panzerotti. I just took time to learn the difference (Panzerotti is deep fried). I wish I had one now!

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      Crispy skin Apr 26, 2009 07:46 PM

      Pizzaville and Pizza Pizza are the best that I have found. Deep fried pizza goodness.

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        rjp123 Apr 26, 2009 06:53 PM

        A good fried calzone is hard to find.

        1. Ginsugirl Apr 23, 2009 11:04 PM

          A bit pricier than the take-out spots, but I really like the panzerotti at Ferraro 504 on Eglinton west, and at Standard Club on College st. It's got to be those wood-burning ovens (Ferraro has especially tasty dough, as well). I believe both places serve the homemade tomato sauce on the side, so the crust doesn't get too soggy. For take-away, I always liked Massimo's on College, but they drizzled it with garlic oil, so it's not for everyone. Haven't tried Ciccio's, but I've always been a fan of their pizzas, so I'll bet their panzerotto is also good.

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          1. re: Ginsugirl
            magic Apr 24, 2009 07:10 AM

            I also like Ferraro. Ferraro gets absolutely no love on Chowhound sadly, I’ve waged a losing a battle for it here, haha, but I think for what it is, it’s damn good.

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            demeen25 Apr 23, 2009 11:14 AM

            I haven't tried too many places, but I always go back to Abruzzo Pizza in Richmond Hill. You have a choice of fried or baked. I prefer fried with the meat sauce on the side. Very good.

            1. Bob Catt Apr 23, 2009 08:43 AM

              I've had good luck with Panzerotto Pizza, 1062 Kingston Rd. on the north side just east of Victoria Park Ave. I order the deluxe panzerotto with cheese, pepperoni and mushrooms for 4.95 I believe. I always ask them to bake, not deep fry it, and they do it well. Usually I phone ahead and order - 416 690-6669.

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                jamesm Apr 23, 2009 08:52 AM

                I'm no expert as I eat a panzerroti maybe once every three years but last week I had a good one from Ciccios on Dundas. We used to enjoy their pizza but it's been pretty bad the last couple of times we ordered so we tried the panzerrottis instead. It was baked, not fried so I don't know if that's a deal breaker.

              2. cynalan Apr 22, 2009 08:46 PM

                I've always enjoyed the panzerotti at San Francesco's. They're made to order so be prepared to wait.

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                  ziggystardust Apr 22, 2009 09:18 PM

                  I have fond memories of San Fran's panzis from my youth in Mississauga. Note to self; must revisit.

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                  zoe3654 Apr 22, 2009 10:23 AM

                  I would say Cafe Diplomatico at College/Clinton. They are over the top delicious, bordering on too much cheese, but definitely magnificent. Ask for a side of extra sauce.

                  1. Davedigger Apr 22, 2009 07:59 AM

                    Roma Ristorante at Bloor and Dufferin makes a damn fine panz, but the real heartstopper is hands-down Tony and Nick's on Dundas just east of Dufferin. Huge. Greasy. Tasty. Cheap.

                    1. Muffin__Top Apr 21, 2009 10:25 AM

                      Panzerotti Tuesdays at Mortys in Waterloo! Like 3 or 4 bucks, major good deal

                      You can choose between baked or fried and all the stuffings

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                      1. re: Muffin__Top
                        theresah Apr 21, 2009 10:49 AM

                        The best that i've had in the city is at Dave's Gourmet Pizza at 730 St. Clair Ave. W. Simply the best.

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                        Bex714 Apr 21, 2009 10:02 AM

                        I haven't had one in years - but Bene's Pizza at Coxwell & Queen was my ultimate indulgence... cheap and enormous - they were $4 then and you could customize them but then the cost adds up - deep fried deliciousness....

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                          jamesm Apr 21, 2009 06:45 AM

                          Over priced? Isn't it six bucks or something like that?

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                            ziggystardust Apr 21, 2009 03:44 PM

                            It is six bucks. But it has nothing but sauce and cheese. To me that's a bit expensive for what you get. I don't know if it's fair to compare it to a slice, but I wouldn't pay $6 for a cheese slice. Still, it's really good.

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                              jamesm Apr 22, 2009 08:04 AM

                              It's the size of two slices and 3 bucks each for a slice isn't expensive. Plus you're not just paying for sauce and cheese. Someone has to cook it in something in a place somewhere. Those cost money.

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                                ziggystardust Apr 23, 2009 08:21 PM

                                Does a panzerotti contain the materials equal to two slice sized slices of pizza? I'm not challenging you, I honestly don't know. And I am aware that there are other non ingrediant costs involved.

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