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chrisdds98 Feb 9, 2012 08:51 PM

so simple, cheap and tasty. where do you get a great one? i've been a fan of the homeslice version but their poor service has me looking for better options. any suggestions in south austin especially would be appreciated.

  1. slowcoooked Jun 6, 2012 05:29 AM

    I'm no calzone connoisseur by any means but I've had the pepperoni and cheese version at Little Deli in Crestview and found it to be very good. I love their pizzas and deviled eggs and their beef / cheddar sandwich, so it makes sense they can whip up a decent calzone I guess. Actually, I've not had a meh experience there with any menu item.

    1. popvulture Jun 4, 2012 11:47 AM

      Southside PIzza has calzones. I've never had one, but their pizza is great, and they're generally faster/more accommodating than Home Slice.

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        berni227 Feb 11, 2012 03:55 PM

        Don't know if you have a Little Italy there but the one in Tyler has a great calzone!

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          sasebastian Feb 11, 2012 03:45 PM

          I don't know much in South Austin but Joe's Italian on Burnet & Research and Reale's up Research and Anderson Mill do nice calzones.

          Where else can you find calzones in ATX? Is Craig O's real pizza & calzones? It looks like Dominoes.

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            chrisdds98 Jun 4, 2012 11:32 AM

            so I tried CraigOs a few months ago and it was pretty damn bad. in fact it didn't have any ricotta cheese so I didn't consider it a calzone at all. So this weekend I called and specifically asked for ricotta as one of the ingredients. again, no ricotta. wtf?! I called and the manager said that they're supposed to have ricotta, he offered me a free calzone for my next visit. I politely declined.

            I came across Tony's pizza (http://www.tonyspizzaaustin.com/menu....) and decided to give it a try for lunch. empty parking lot at 12:15. bad sign. I ordered a calzone, she asked for the chicken alfredo (out of chicken) then the manicotti (we don't even make that anymore). she then asked about a restroom (broken). yeah, not expecting much from this place.... then I get back to work and begin to enjoy a damn fine calzone. good crust and ingredients and humongous. all for $6! if you decide to try this place I'd probably stick with pizzas or calzones, definitely worth a visit

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            sqwertz Feb 10, 2012 08:50 PM

            I liked the ones at Craig O's far south Austin/Kyle location. I have't' had them anywhere else, but I would suspect they are very, very similar at the other locations.

            Which reminds me, I need to try a stromboli from Fox's Pizza Den hoping they are as luscious as the ones I used to get in South Carolina...

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              karma belle Feb 10, 2012 07:48 PM

              I have heard good things about the calzone at Mercury Pizza on S Lamar. No personal experience yet, but it is on my radar to try soon...

              Just putting it out there, since no one else had responded.

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