Pizza is probably the most globalised Italian dish on the entire planet, but we're more than a one trick pony when it comes to food. Enter the calzone, a doubled-up, folded-over wonder bursting with fresh, punchy Italian flavours and any number of other ingredients.
Wearing their calzone heritage with pride, we have Al Braciere, O Vesuvio and Spaccanopoli. And opting for a calzone only makes it even easier to tuck into as you kick back, relax and enjoy a package of tradition.
You know the score with the calzone. Folded over pizza dough, stuffed with all manner of delicious things – its beauty lies in its ability to hold pretty much whatever you want.
A good calzone is baked to perfection, giving it a gorgeous golden crispy outer crust that gives way to a warm, gooey blend of ricotta and mozzarella cheeses with all manner of meat or vegetables on the inside, with its trademark herb-infused tomato sauce and an authentic Italian garlicky kick. The calzone is a parcel of pure pleasure.
Once upon a time, the calzone was considered to be the most efficient type of pizza to get delivered to your door, as they retain their heat better. However, nowadays the calzone is an Italian superstar in its own right.
Calzone is also the ultimate in 'food on the go', having been originally created in Naples to make it easier to eat pizza while you walk. Its name even references this, with trousers hinting toward its leggy, on-the-go past.
Al Braciere has kept its menu simple and traditional, with three calzone pizzas made up of a medley of ham, mozzarella, ricotta and mushrooms. But there's the Calzone Clear Saint pepperoni option if you're feeling spicy.
O Vesuvio have four to choose from, with its pièce de résistance being My Beauty – a deep-fried version with cottage cheese, tomatoes, sausage, provolone, and a twist of good old salt and pepper.
If you're looking for a meat-free choice, Spaccanapoli is the restaurant for you. Its Calzone Vegetarian is packed with tomatoes, mozzarella, seasoned courgettes, aubergines, peppers and sautéed spinach, giving you a colourful vegetarian option.
For a lunch on the go or a home delivery pizza with a difference, get gorgeously gourmet calzones delivered directly to your door through Deliveroo.
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