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Real Calzones

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Looking for a place that serves real Calzones made with ricotta cheese. An eastcoast friend was complaining that he has only found restuarants in the West L.A. area that uses Mozzerella cheese so I'd like to surprise him. I'm not really into Calzones so I don't really know what cheese is considered authentic, but any info would be much appreciated!
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  1. Don't know what is considered authentic...

    Pasta Factory in MDR has a baked one that seems to be pretty good. They don't have a website, but have menu and delivery service through We Deliver 2 LA. Their menu lists the calzone with moz cheese but they might consider making it with ricotta instead.

    Link: http://www.wedeliver2la.com/pastafact...

    1. Farfalla Trattoria on Hillhurst in Los Feliz makes really good calzones. I checked their menu on the website and they have one with ricotta and mozzarella. See link below.

      Link: http://www.trattoriafarfalla.com/

      1. It is a local chain, but Maria's Italian Kitchen has calzones with ricotta. My boyfriend seems to love them.

        1. i know exactly what you mean!! it tastes like a cheesecake almost it's so good. i was on a hunt too right after i ate one in n.y. the closest i've come to is damiano's (mr. pizza) on fairfax..north of beverly. must try!!! please report back. there may be better ones out there so let me know!

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          1. re: ilovefood

            Second Damiano's. It's loaded with both Ricotta and Mozzarella and you can get any of about thirty ingredients in it too. The calzone and the steamed clams are my two favorite things on the menu there.

          2. i know exactly what you mean!! it tastes like a cheesecake almost it's so good. i was on a hunt too right after i ate one in n.y. the closest i've come to is damiano's (mr. pizza) on fairfax..north of beverly. must try!!! please report back. there may be better ones out there so let me know!