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Old 10-10-2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Do you know?

What is the difference between a stromboli and a calzone?

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Old 10-10-2013, 05:10 PM   #2
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I'm not sure but the calzone is probably made something like a pasty, flat with pinched edges and the stromboli is kind of rolled up and plumper. I've never thought much about it since I'm willing to enjoy either no matter what name they tack on.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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It seems to me we had this discussion before. As I recall, it's not 100% clear and has something to do with ingredients. I'll go look.


OK, here it is: Is It a Stromboli or a Calzone?
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:35 PM   #4
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If I responded in that thread I probably said a Stromboli is rolled, where when sliced the ingredients make a spiral, and a calzone is folded over upon the ingredients (and sealed), like an omelette.
Also, calzones are typically served with sauce on the side. Stromboli is eaten as is... or maybe I just prefer them that way.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:28 PM   #5
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I never thought about it before .. but here's a link that made me understand.

Know Your Italian Sandwiches: Calzone vs. Stromboli | Mama Gina's Pizzeria
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:35 PM   #6
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I never thought about it before .. but here's a link that made me understand.

Know Your Italian Sandwiches: Calzone vs. Stromboli | Mama Gina's Pizzeria

That's one restaurant's version of the story. This may be one of those questions where the answer is shrouded in the mists of time.
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Old 10-11-2013, 05:50 PM   #7
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Stromboli, is rolled like a jelly roll. You roll out the dough and layer your meat & cheese, (what ever stuffing you like) Then roll it, seal it & bake it.

Calzone is just folded over on its self and sealed like you would a pasty.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:41 PM   #8
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I ate Strombolis in college in Indiana.

Calzones here in Boston, which are usually just a folded over pizza
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:14 PM   #9
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The reason why we like stromboli and not calzones is because around here, calzones have ricotta cheese. It's not that we don't like ricotta...we like it in lasagne, and I can eat it right out of the carton with a spoon. For some reason, we just don't like it in a calzone. We order a meatball stromboli...meatballs, sauce and cheese, and I think our place uses pizza dough.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:30 PM   #10
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I ate Strombolis in college in Indiana.

Calzones here in Boston, which are usually just a folded over pizza
And what I don't like about the Boston Calzone is that there is more bread than filling.
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