Somebody Help This Poor Boy: Calzones in Dallas

This kinda sorta rude Disher sez:

Nancy, you all seem to write about Pizza, especially Jay Jerrier’s. Can you move your brain away from Cane Rosso and perhaps tell me about where to get a calzone?

I picked the wrong day to quit feeling chirpy, chirpy, cheep, cheep! (Warning, that song will attach to your brain forever.) And dude, you don’t need to capitalize the P in pizza. Calzone suggestions anyone? Jay?


  • SDM

    Rocco’s has a good one. It’s huge, and comes with a salad. I like the build your own.

  • Vito’s in Irving makes a freaking awesome (and gigantic) calzone. Apparently, Vito’s has locations in Highland Village and Frisco, but I can only attest to the one in Irving. Don’t go there if you’re going to be a jerk, though. The staff is so sweet.

  • Carpe Diem

    Joe’s Pizza. They are scattered around the Metroplex and owned by various members of a family.

  • acrow

    Taverna has a good one

  • Mcpizza

    Speaking of, why has there been hardly any mention of Dough by the sidedish staff?

  • I’ve heard Russo’s in Richardson does a good one and I know Maurizio’s in Coppell does too. They will even fry it for you…even better than baked. Also, Maurizio has a pizzaiolo friend from Naples coming in – I think in Sept – so that should be awesome.

  • Mcpizza, your kidding right? Do a search. I have written SEVEN POSTS on the place. And they just opened 15 minutes ago.

  • Porta di Roma downtown does a pretty good one.

  • Mcpizza

    Wow 7 posts at least 2 hijacked from other blogs / sites. The anticipation from you for cane rosso’s opening was much different– just sayin.

  • eat my cohorts

    that Rocco’s rec has to be a fake…that place is awful.

    i can recommend Carmine’s (couple locations) as it’s pretty good. sometimes it’s the best i’ve ever had other times it tastes like it was made 2 days ago.

    you can always go to Cane Rosso and fold it and think you’re eating a calzone…

  • Well, Mcpizza, full disclosure. We tend to give more ink to Dallas-based businesses. Dough is from San Antonio. Plus we call that sharing links with other sites.

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  • SAM

    Isabella’s in Grand Prairie–yes GP, near the intersection of Carrier & Marshall.
    I second the recommendation for Joe’s. The Joe’s near my house makes a good calzone and serves it with a side of New Jersey attitude that’s fun in small doses.

  • Robie

    Alfredo’s on Trinity Mills in Carrollton and Pastazio’s on Addison Circle.

  • I personally felt like I was seeing writeups about Dough everywhere. 7 posts is definitely more than enough. I would only expect 1 or 2.

    I’m not a huge Calzone fan, but the one at Grimaldi’s is the best Pizza (to appease the need for capitalization) I’ve had in Dallas. I actually somehow liked it better than the one in New York under Brooklyn Bridge. It could be the frame of reference (the pizzerias I have to compare it to in Dallas). I am also a New York thin crust pizza fan. Tastewise the sauce at Grimaldi’s is really the best in Dallas. And they don’t fail at the cheese to sauce ratio as so many in Dallas do. Ok I went off on a pizza tangent..

  • Rebross

    Campania’s in Southlake.

  • Twinwillow

    Brother’s Pizza on Travis Street at Fitzhugh does a very good calzone. And, they deliver.