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Eight Calzones Worth Loosening Your Belt For

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Calzones are basically folded-over pizzas, right? Filled with a few traditional pizza toppings, like sausage, and a bit of sauce. (If you're Italian, you spell the plural of calzone as calzoni, but we won't be sticklers.) You might argue that any baked sandwich falls into this category, from the Irish pasty to the Spanish empanada, and you wouldn't be completely wrong.

But the Italian concoctions have a range of styles and names, depending on where they're from, how they're served, (dry, or with some sort of sauce on top) and just what's inside. Regional names include scaccia or scacciata (from Palermo, in Sicily), cudduruni (another Sicilian version), and panzerotti (yet another Sicilian style, deep-fried).

What's known as a stromboli is also a "stuffed" pizza, designed for hand-held eating, but shaped like a jelly roll. A sfincione, on the other hand, has the fillings and sauce baked into the dough itself, no need to cut, fold, roll or dip.

Learned something new today? Good. Let's move onto a map of few Seattle pizzerias that extend their range to traditional calzones.


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1. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

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4918 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 721-3501
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No complications here: meatball, sausage, or vegetarian calzones, served with a cup of marinara dipping sauce.

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2. Via Tribunali

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913 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-9234

Two versions with sausage, plus a house special that adds mushrooms.

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3. Piecora's Pizzeria

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1401 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 322-9411
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4. Il Fornaio

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600 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 264-0994
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Seattle outpost of this chain features a calzone with mozzarella, ricotta, mushrooms, ham, and tomato sauce.

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5. La Vita e Bella

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2411 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-5322
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A traditional vegetarian and sausage calzone are on the menu alongside the standard repertoire of pizzas. Also, stromboli.

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6. Bambinos Pizzeria

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401 Cedar St
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 269-2222
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No fewer than eight variations on the traditional mozzarella and tomato sauce calzone.

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7. Pazzo's on Eastlake

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2307 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102
(206) 329-6558
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Nine calzones, including the Vatican with Genoa salami and spicy pepperoni are offered. To even out the carbs, each comes with a salad.

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8. Belltown Pizza

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2422 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 441-2653
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Meat, veggie, and build-your-own calzones and stromboli, open till 2 a.m.

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1. Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria

4918 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118

No complications here: meatball, sausage, or vegetarian calzones, served with a cup of marinara dipping sauce.

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4918 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118

2. Via Tribunali

913 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122

Two versions with sausage, plus a house special that adds mushrooms.

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913 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122

3. Piecora's Pizzeria

1401 E Madison St, Seattle, WA 98122
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1401 E Madison St
Seattle, WA 98122

4. Il Fornaio

600 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

Seattle outpost of this chain features a calzone with mozzarella, ricotta, mushrooms, ham, and tomato sauce.

[Photo Credit Graham E./Yelp]
600 Pine St
Seattle, WA 98101

5. La Vita e Bella

2411 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

A traditional vegetarian and sausage calzone are on the menu alongside the standard repertoire of pizzas. Also, stromboli.

[Photo Credit]
2411 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

6. Bambinos Pizzeria

401 Cedar St, Seattle, WA 98121

No fewer than eight variations on the traditional mozzarella and tomato sauce calzone.

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401 Cedar St
Seattle, WA 98121

7. Pazzo's on Eastlake

2307 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98102

Nine calzones, including the Vatican with Genoa salami and spicy pepperoni are offered. To even out the carbs, each comes with a salad.

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2307 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA 98102

8. Belltown Pizza

2422 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

Meat, veggie, and build-your-own calzones and stromboli, open till 2 a.m.

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2422 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98121

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