Definition of calzone
: a baked or fried turnover of pizza dough stuffed with various fillings usually including cheese
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Lucali was founded by Mark Iacono in 2006 and serves neighborhood favorites: calzones, pizzas, and meatballs served with a sauce that takes four hours to cook.
Its original location is still serving up pizza, calzones and sandwiches.
This Longwood eatery offers a hefty menu filled with everything from burritos to calzones for breakfast and lunch.
Raucous happy-hour venue to wind down from Friday with a few beers and a calzone?
Sanpeggio's offers several specialty pizzas, as well as salads, calzones, subs, and pastas.
Hungry Howie’s is known for its flavored-crust pizza, and also offers calzone-style submarine sandwiches and salads.
These pies are essentially large calzones that get folded and not crimped around the edges.
Clifton’s also prides themselves in their huge calzones that are stuffed with cheese, sauce, and your choice of six toppings.
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Origin and Etymology of calzone
Italian, from calzone (singular of calzoni pants), augmentative of calza stocking, from Medieval Latin calcea, from Latin calceus shoe, from calc-, calx heel
First Known Use: 1933See Words from the same year
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: a food originally from Italy that consists of baked or fried dough folded over and filled with tomato sauce, cheese, etc.
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