It's National Calzone Day (November 1) and yesterday I asked you for your recommendations "Who makes the best calzone in Boise/Treasure Valley!?".

When was the Calzone invented?

According to it was in the 1700s "Calzones were invented in Naples, Italy - supposedly as a way to serve people a pizza they could walk around with".

There's something wonderful about someone evening having the idea to create a pizza that you could walk around with and enjoy. What other foods could we create to be more convenient for us to walk around with?

I can't remember the last time I had a calzone, but it's not because I don't like them. Calzones are delicious and I like to keep my calzone pretty simple. Come to think of it, I've never had my favorite pizza as a calzone. Hawaiian pizza with jalapeño sounds like an amazing calzone!

Random Calzone Facts:

  • Calzones for the most part consist of the same amount of pizza dough as a regular pizza.
  • The biggest calzone and holds a Guinness Book of World Record for being 212 pounds and baked by Rulli's Italian Restaurant in Indian in 2014.
  • Calzone in Italian means "stocking" or "trouser".
  • Calzone can also be referred to as an Italian Dumpling.

Angela sounds pretty very adamant that Guido's has the best Calzone, but will it be at the top of the list?

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I know it's only the top 9 and I'm sure there are some amazing restaurants in the Treasure Valley produces some great calzones but this is completely based off of your input on our Facebook post.

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