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The Best Calzone (Panzerotti) in Toronto

The best calzone in Toronto might not have the same cachet as its brethren, pizza - but in many ways, it's far superior. Whether baked into a calzone, or fried as a panzo, not only are these pizza pockets ultra-filling, but they contain a higher concentration of marinara and gooey cheese - while still being handheld and compact.

Here are the best calzone and panzerotti in Toronto

See also:

The Best Pizza Slice in Toronto
The Best Italian Restaurants in Toronto



Frank's Pizza House
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Frank's Pizza House

In Corso Italia, this pizza parlour does overstuffed calzone or panzerotti for $8. Upgrade the gooey cheese filling with a choice of extra pizza toppings ($1-$1.50) and add on a side of the house red sauce for dunking.

Bitondo Pizzeria & Sandwiches
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Bitondo Pizzeria & Sandwiches

Off the beaten track in Little Italy, the panzos here are easily as popular as the pizzas or Italian sandwiches. Made of cheese and sauce, you'll find 'em ready-to-eat at the counter, perfect for staving off hunger while you wait 30 minutes for a pizza. Don't forget to order the sweet red sauce on the side. Actually, get two - one is not enough.


Hey Lucy! (Cabbagetown)
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Hey Lucy! (Cabbagetown)

At three locations, the Italian turnovers offer a compact meal. Go classic with a pepperoni and mozzarella ($11) or opt for variations stuffed with garden vegetables ($12), roast chicken with caramelized onion and mushrooms ($11), or the Florentine ($13) with chicken, bacon, sundried tomato and spinach.


King Slice
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King Slice

Best known for huge slices, the calzones at this High Park pizza parlour are equally lauded. Baked in a stone oven, the basic (but beautiful) calzone with crimped shell sells for $7, but trust me, you're going to want to upgrade at least to the four-cheese Al Formaggi ($10) or chunky Bolognese ($10).


Abruzzo Pizza
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Abruzzo Pizza

Fried or baked per your personal preference, the puffy stuffed crescents ($7) at this Richmond Hill pizzeria start with the classic components - sturdy crust, gooey cheese and sweet bright red sauce. Upgrade with additional ingredients for $1 more.

Olympic 76 Pizza
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Olympic 76 Pizza

Veer off Yonge Street, away from the shiny lights and big chain stores, to find this old school joint where panzerotti ($11) come deep fried or baked, with a choice of any three traditional toppings included. Tomato sauce, or better still, meat sauce on the side goes for an extra buck.



Terrazza
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Terrazza

The menu at this charming Harbord restaurant offers the option to fold over any pizza ($14-$17). Choose from a dozen thoughtful combinations on offer, or pick and choose from the provisions on hand when building-your-own perfect pocket. While pricier than most you'll find ingedients like sautéed mushrooms, sun dried tomatoes and prosciutto account for the difference.

Albany Pizza
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Albany Pizza

On Lansdowne, tucked into the No Frills plaza, this pizzeria slings puffy, golden-hulled panzos filled with marinara and mozzarella for less than six bucks. Cheese-lovers can double up for an extra dollar, or add in extras for $0.75 to $0.95 more.

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