The calzone might not be native to Texas, but there's a number of Austin-area pizzerias that get it right. Eater asked readers to weigh in on their favorites around town, and local expert Tony Villani has some advice on what makes a great calzone. Here are ten calzones to try right now, as well as a few calzone-like offerings worth your time.Read More
Ten Calzones To Try in Austin Right Now
1. Home Slice Pizza
Home Slice keeps it correct with ricotta in their calzones and a side of marinara. Spinach and meat varieties are also available.
2. Rounders Pizzeria
3. Little Deli & Pizzeria
Tony from New Jersey knows how to make a proper calzone. Several combinations are on the menu, but they will make anything custom. Do try the classic just with cheese.
4. Frank & Angie's
This old-school Austin pizzeria has a number of playful calzones on the menu, including the Mira Sorvino with chicken and feta.
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5. Promise Pizza
Austin, TX 78759
Vegans, this is the calzone for you. One excited Yelper says, "This is such a simple thing- take a regular calzone and replace the cheese with Daiya.... but other pizza places that offer Daiya as an option don't do vegan calzones. So YAY for Promise Pizza!"
6. Southside Flying Pizza
Southside serves a spinach calzone with basic and artichoke hearts, as well as that rarely-seen creature, a stromboli. Theirs features chicken, pepperoni, and sausage.
7. 360 Pizza
Austin, TX 78731
Ricotta? Check. Side of marinara? Check. Spinach, meat, and build-your-own options are available as well.
8. Eastside Pies
East Side Pies does not serve a true calzone, but they do serve "east side pockets" in several flavors.
9. Salvation Pizza
Reader jinz says Salvation pizza has "underrated pizza and great calzones"
10. Reale's Pizza & Cafe
[Photo: Allison P/Yelp]