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Calzone in Seattle

Boychucker Aug 12, 2009 12:40 AM

Any place to get good calzones in Seattle, preferably veggie? Bonus if they are quick take out type joints. Thanks!

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  1. Mike CP RE: Boychucker Aug 12, 2009 07:55 AM

    Pazzo in Eastlake. Eat in or take out. Not quick , but well worth the wait for the made to order calzone.

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      bergeo RE: Boychucker Aug 12, 2009 10:46 AM

      Not a quick take out palce, but I'm a big fan of the calzones at Varlamo's near the U-Vilage.

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        dagoose RE: bergeo Aug 12, 2009 12:05 PM

        I'll second Varlamo's -- those things are monsters and in the best kind of way!

      2. Hanads RE: Boychucker Aug 12, 2009 04:32 PM

        Piecoras across the street from Chop Suey. They have their own parking garage and their calzones could feed a family of four!


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          GreenYoshi RE: Boychucker Aug 12, 2009 05:38 PM

          There's a place on Aurora at around 50th or so that supposedly has great calzones.
          I've been meaning to find it and give it a try.


          (this reminds of how I miss Pete's on QA...)

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            plutch RE: GreenYoshi Aug 12, 2009 06:05 PM

            I miss Pete's!!!!! I will say this with all honesty....I haven't had a Calzone since Pete's has closed. I haven't avoided them........I just haven't had one.

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              jlbwendt RE: plutch Aug 12, 2009 07:35 PM

              I miss Pete's too. Now I have to go all the way to Spokane to get one...

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                GreenYoshi RE: jlbwendt Aug 13, 2009 09:25 AM

                Whoa. Is that the same Pete's? In Spokane?
                I had no idea.
                I'm down.

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              Hanads RE: GreenYoshi Aug 12, 2009 09:29 PM

              Petes was amazing! Any idea if they relocated?

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                jlbwendt RE: Hanads Aug 12, 2009 10:04 PM

                They're based in Spokane, and they closed all operations here on the west side. There are sadly just two locations left.


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                  plutch RE: jlbwendt Aug 13, 2009 08:35 AM

                  Wallingford Pizza House makes their upside down pizza which in some ways is sort of like a calzone. I had one for the first time a few weeks ago and I will say that their crust was pretty good.

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                    kgreig RE: jlbwendt Aug 30, 2009 08:50 AM

                    ooo, I am going to be in Spokane today. I am def going to Petes. Sliced meatball and Ricotta calzone? Be still, my beating heart!

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                seattleviking RE: Boychucker Aug 13, 2009 06:51 PM

                I'll third Varlamos and add New York Pizza Place on 5th Ave NE. NY Pizza Place had a great calzone... I thought the calzones and sandwiches were much better than their pizza.

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                  GreenYoshi RE: seattleviking Aug 14, 2009 09:40 AM

                  Oh, noted.
                  I'd written them off after their namesake pizza was mediocre at best.

                  I'll give them a second chance on the calzones and hoagies at some point.

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                    GreenYoshi RE: GreenYoshi Sep 1, 2009 09:18 AM

                    You were right, their calzone is much better than their pizza.
                    Not my ideal calzone (i prefer a crustier style on the outside), but yeah, very good.

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                      seattleviking RE: GreenYoshi Sep 2, 2009 06:30 PM

                      Glad you liked it... I'm still looking for my ideal calzone.

                      I haven't tried the chicken parm or eggplant parm at Tat's but based on the Tatstrami and Hot Beef they serve I'm going to try to check them out in the near future.

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                    Boychucker RE: seattleviking Aug 14, 2009 03:54 PM

                    All right, I'll definitely have to try Varlamos. Thanks guys!

                  3. JillO RE: Boychucker Aug 14, 2009 10:27 AM

                    Come on down to Portland! At Al Forno Ferruzza they make their own ricotta and make calzones with it with your choice of filling add-ons (I think you get two, I am kinda stuck on the arugula/roasted pepper combo). I'm originally from Brooklyn, NY and hadn't had a decent calzone in years...but I have to admit that these are even better than what I remember getting in Brooklyn. I think they are $8, fairly large, and they give you a small thing of cool chunky san marzano tomato sauce to dip it into (which helps cool off the molten hotness of the cheese).

                    Al Forno Ferruzza, 2738 NE Alberta St., 253-6766, 3 pm-midnight Tuesday-Sunday

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                      Nettie RE: JillO Aug 15, 2009 10:19 AM

                      My thoughts exactly...plus they do a lot of takeout (although it might have cooled off by the time you get it back to Seattle).

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                        JillO RE: Nettie Aug 15, 2009 06:56 PM

                        Seriously, there is no way that there is a better calzone than this in Seattle...

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                          Boychucker RE: JillO Aug 15, 2009 08:53 PM

                          I will definitely try it the next time i'm in Portland. It sounds great! Thanks!

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                            Booklegger451 RE: JillO Aug 31, 2009 07:26 PM

                            I think Portland pretty much beats out Seattle in all the various Pizza Arts.

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