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alfred Jan 9, 2012 06:40 PM

can anyone tell me if they know of a deli or restaurant in nyc boros or long island that makes calzone barese?(calzone or pie with anchovies, onions, and olives) not sure what other ingredients are in it. My grandmother used to make it for my father when he was a kid. thanks

  1. Cheese Boy Jan 9, 2012 10:02 PM

    I just made one the other day, and I've been making these since I was a teen. In all my years, the only place that I've seen (or more like, discussed) this creation is at Lorusso Pizza & Focaccia in Astoria. If you ask him nicely, he will make one "special" for you. If you speak Barese, then it will be a REALLY nice (and special) one I'm sure! He's from Puglia. He makes calzone Barese for his family all the time. I think he is from a town that starts with the letter "T" ... maybe Turi, Triggiano, or Terlizzi perhaps. Also, try the taralli he has packaged there at the store -- they're all made in-house. Excellent.

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    Lorusso
    18-01 26th Rd, Queens, NY 11102

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      alfred Jan 10, 2012 02:58 PM

      thanks alot. i will call him. was the town torritto. that is where my family is from.

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        Cheese Boy Jan 10, 2012 10:13 PM

        Maybe. Ask him when you call. He's very amicable.

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          lambretta76 Jan 11, 2012 11:01 AM

          While not exactly what you're looking for, it sounds a little bit like the "Siciliana" at Cafe Catania in Brooklyn Heights. From its menu:

          Siciliana, Fried Calzone with anchovies, scallions, olives and perocino

          I've had it before and it's fishy and quite tasty.

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          Catania
          193 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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            Daniel76 Jan 11, 2012 05:12 PM

            this was the first thing that came to my mind

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              Cheese Boy Jan 11, 2012 11:39 PM

              Will hopefully remember to visit ... next time I'm nearby at Sahadi's.

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