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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.

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  1. 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.

    1. 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...

      1. 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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        1. re: sasebastian

          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 ( 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

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

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