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3 Reasons Why Calzones Are Superior to Pizza – Our Guide

Dec 30, 2020 | Press

Pizza is a popular snack known all over the world. Our famous Triple Threat pizza, for instance, is known for its taste and affordability (3 courses for the price of one!). But if you have tried all kinds of versions and experimented with different toppings and crusts, you may want to try something new from our menu!

If your tastebuds are craving for a one-of-a-kind snack similar to the timeless pizza but looking for an element of surprise, then why not try our calzones? These snacks are Italian empanadas. They literally translate to “pant legs,” which is why they are considered pizza’s walkaround form. 

Calzones originated in Naples, Italy. They started similar to the panzerotti which is a fried turnover. They were first sold as a street vendor meal. In addition, they are filled with cheeses, cured meats, and vegetables. Unlike pizza, which is topped with sauce, calzones usually don’t have any tomato sauce because they are dunked in a sauce before eating. 

To find out why calzones are superior to pizza, continue reading this article as your guide:

1. Calzones are more portable and less messy to eat

When you want to grab a quick bite on your way to work or school, you may want to opt for a calzone rather than a pizza, which can be messy to eat. That’s because of the toppings that end up falling off. Worse, they leave grease and sauce all over your fingers and around your mouth after every bite. Some even require a knife and fork to eat, which can be bothersome if you are in a hurry. 

Calzones, on the other hand, are an ideal handheld meal because they fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. They are way more portable than pizzas. Because of this, eating them in public is convenient since the crust protects your hand from the grease, and you don’t have to worry about spilling your food!

2. Calzones stay warm longer

While pizzas are well-loved, ordering them can be a hassle because they get cold very quickly. The cheese can harden after several minutes when you take slices out of their box. Meanwhile, if you order calzones, their stuffings are enclosed by their crust, keeping the filling nice and hot!  

You never have to worry about calzones getting cold, especially if you are ordering takeout. Aside from enjoying a crisp, crunch crust with every bite, you can expect it to stay warm for longer, which allows for a more enjoyable snacking experience!

3. They allow space for more stuffings

Ordering pizza means fitting the toppings only on the top of the dough. But when you go for calzones, you can add as many stuffings as you want because the crust acts as a pocket for different ingredients. The more stuffings you add, the more flavors you can enjoy. Best of all, you can also dip these snacks into whatever sauce you want.


Expand your menu options by trying something new, like a nice, wholesome calzone! It’s easy to eat, flavorful, and filling. While they seem overlooked by many food enthusiasts, opting for them can lead you to enjoy a more enjoyable snacking experience. Discover why they may be superior to pizza today! 

If you’re looking for calzones in New Jersey, order at Joe’s Rotisseria. We have locations in Asbury Park and Roselle Park.

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