Are you craving pizza but tired of the same old slice? Luckily, there's another option available. While pizza is an Italian food staple, calzones offer many of the same flavors in a different presentation, taking your classic pie to a whole new level. Review some interesting facts about calzones below that may have you reaching for one the next time you're out.
How Are Calzones Different Than Pizza?
Almost everyone is familiar with pizza, as this Italian food option has become an American specialty. Pizza has a circular base of dough, topped with sauce, cheese, vegetables, and meats.
Calzones are similar, as they consist of the same ingredients, though they're folded into a crescent shape with dough on the outside. In this way, you could view them as inside-out pizzas. A big difference is that you often need silverware to eat a calzone, as they can be very thick and stuffed with as many or as few toppings as you prefer.
Where Did Calzones Originate?
Pizza and calzones both originated in Naples, Italy, in the 18th century. The word calzone translates to "pants legs," as this food was made to be a pizza you could walk around with and eat. It's thought to originally be made of one pizza folded in half, hence the half-moon shape. However, pizzas in Naples were only meant to serve one person, so traditional calzones are much smaller than you might find today.
If you’re ready to enjoy delicious Italian food, head to Emilio’s of Morris Park in the Bronx, NY. You’ll be able to choose from pizza, calzones, pasta, sandwiches, and more, whether you’re eating in, taking out, or scheduling catering. Text "Emilios" to 33733 to download their free ordering app today, or call (718) 822-6758 to place an order. You can also see their menu on their website.