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Sep 16, 2009 06:51 PM

best calzones in the east bay?

can anyone suggest a place in the east bay that makes a pretty good calzone? Lola closed awhile ago, and i cant seem to find a decent replacement. thanks in advance

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  1. Dopo always has one on the menu.

    1. I don't know for gourmet calzones, but if you want delicious, cheap, greasy, and huge, Gypsy Trattoria in Berkeley.

      1. No expert but the calzones at Lanesplitter I had a bite of were pretty good. 3 locations.

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        1. re: ML8000

          They are good fresh and hot but they don't travel well, in my experience.

          Just an FYI for calzone fans, Lanesplitter fans

          1. re: ML8000

            I like the calzones there too. Sometimes I get 'em when I'm more hungry than just their slices. Good quality ricotta. Arguably the dough is sub-optimal, they seem to just use the pizza dough.

            I agree they wouldn't travel. Get kind of soggy, right?

            1. re: bbulkow

              There's a special dough for calzone?

          2. so sad to hear they closed. dopo makes the best calzone i've ever had. i love to get a side of marinara as well! eat your heart out.

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            1. re: sorrel

              This may sound odd, but the best calzone I've had in the East Bay was from the Whole Foods in Adam's Point.

            2. i tried cugini's calzone today. Pretty darn expensive, but actually quite nice. Not greasy at all with real quality ingredients. the crust was excellent, although the top crust was a bit too thin.

              was going to try lanesplitter, but they told me it was a 45 minute wait. and dopo was too far from me at the time i was hungry.

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              1. re: majordanby

                Thanks for reporting back. I miss Lola's calzone too. Well, I miss Lola's everything.