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Calzones are pizzas pleading "take me with you on your travels!" Some pizzas (say, New York style) can safely be eaten on a stroll. But many pizza variations (Neapolitan, anyone?) will almost instantly slump, drip or spill their cheese, tomato and toppings onto anyone who attempts to pick them up. Calzones solve this problem by making almost any kind of pizza topping portable, usually along with plenty of cheese and sauce. Eater presents 10 places around Louisville to take in a calzone. Have any other ideas or opinions? Please leave them in the comments.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Luigi's Pizzeria

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702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 589-0005
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Bari-born Luigi hails from Puglia, "on the coast of the majestic Adriatic Sea." This particular Puglian offers Cheese (ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan) and Spinach (same, with spinach) calzones.

2. Rocky's Italian Grill

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715 W Riverside Dr
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(812) 282-3844
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The venerable "sub pub" with the great river view offers Cheese, Pepperoni and Chicken Calzones along with "Rocky's Famous Prosciutto and Mozzarella Stuffed Bread," which has a passing similarity to a calzone.

3. Garage Bar

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700 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 749-7100
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Garage Bar's grunge-meets-gentrification calzone is filled with butternut squash, toasted pecan, fior di latte, pickled onion, arugula and tomato.

4. Wick's Pizza Parlor & Pub

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975 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 456-1559
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Wicks lends cred to the "calzone is just folded pizza" crowd by admitting their calzone is simply "3 of your favorite toppings stuffed inside our delicious homemade dough with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese melted inside."

5. Clifton's Pizza

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2230 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 893-3730
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The website says to "[b]ring a hearty appetite!” as Clifton's calzone is filled with “[p]izza sauce, cheese and your choice of SIX pizza toppings baked inside a thin pizza crust. It's HUGE!” Or you can just hand-carry it home, because after all, it's a calzone.

6. Za's Pizza Pub

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1573 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 454-4544
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People can choose between Cheese, Veggie or the "Works" calzone, though there are many more options available for both actual pizza and beer.

7. Boombozz Famous Gourmet Pizza

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3334 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 896-9090
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"Mamma Meatza" (Italian sausage, pepperoni, smoked ham, bacon, ground beef), "Armers Market" (pesto, artichokes, roasted peppers,, onions, black olives) and "Chicken Club" (grilled chicken, bacon, pesto, red onion) prove almost anything can be stuffed inside dough and called a calzone.

8. Mellow Mushroom

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3922 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 409-6874
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The "freewheelin' hippy culture"-based chain offers Cheese, Steak & Cheese and Chicken & Cheese calzones, or you can "[c]ustomize any calzone to your taste with any of the fresh ingredients you can get on a pizza." It's your trip, man.

9. Cafe Lou Lou

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106 Sears Ave
Saint Matthews, KY 40207
(502) 893-7776
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Amid the muffaletta and crawfish, the Italian strain of New Orleans offers Four Cheese, Vegetarian, Italian Meatball or "Build Your Own" calzones.

10. Papalinos NY Pizzeria

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3598 Springhurst Blvd
Louisville, KY
(502) 736-2700
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"We begin your Calzone with our Fresh Homemade Dough, we then add our pizza sauce, Whole Milk Ricotta, Basil, and Whole Milk Mozzarella. You finish building your Calzone by selecting three (3) toppings of your choice." Why do we have to do so much work, Papalinos?

1. Luigi's Pizzeria

702 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Bari-born Luigi hails from Puglia, "on the coast of the majestic Adriatic Sea." This particular Puglian offers Cheese (ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan) and Spinach (same, with spinach) calzones.
702 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

2. Rocky's Italian Grill

715 W Riverside Dr, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
The venerable "sub pub" with the great river view offers Cheese, Pepperoni and Chicken Calzones along with "Rocky's Famous Prosciutto and Mozzarella Stuffed Bread," which has a passing similarity to a calzone.
715 W Riverside Dr
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

3. Garage Bar

700 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
Garage Bar's grunge-meets-gentrification calzone is filled with butternut squash, toasted pecan, fior di latte, pickled onion, arugula and tomato.
700 E Market St
Louisville, KY 40202

4. Wick's Pizza Parlor & Pub

975 Baxter Ave, Louisville, KY 40204
Wicks lends cred to the "calzone is just folded pizza" crowd by admitting their calzone is simply "3 of your favorite toppings stuffed inside our delicious homemade dough with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese melted inside."
975 Baxter Ave
Louisville, KY 40204

5. Clifton's Pizza

2230 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
The website says to "[b]ring a hearty appetite!” as Clifton's calzone is filled with “[p]izza sauce, cheese and your choice of SIX pizza toppings baked inside a thin pizza crust. It's HUGE!” Or you can just hand-carry it home, because after all, it's a calzone.
2230 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

6. Za's Pizza Pub

1573 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
People can choose between Cheese, Veggie or the "Works" calzone, though there are many more options available for both actual pizza and beer.
1573 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205

7. Boombozz Famous Gourmet Pizza

3334 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
"Mamma Meatza" (Italian sausage, pepperoni, smoked ham, bacon, ground beef), "Armers Market" (pesto, artichokes, roasted peppers,, onions, black olives) and "Chicken Club" (grilled chicken, bacon, pesto, red onion) prove almost anything can be stuffed inside dough and called a calzone.
3334 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

8. Mellow Mushroom

3922 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
The "freewheelin' hippy culture"-based chain offers Cheese, Steak & Cheese and Chicken & Cheese calzones, or you can "[c]ustomize any calzone to your taste with any of the fresh ingredients you can get on a pizza." It's your trip, man.
3922 Shelbyville Rd
Louisville, KY 40207

9. Cafe Lou Lou

106 Sears Ave, Saint Matthews, KY 40207
Amid the muffaletta and crawfish, the Italian strain of New Orleans offers Four Cheese, Vegetarian, Italian Meatball or "Build Your Own" calzones.
106 Sears Ave
Saint Matthews, KY 40207

10. Papalinos NY Pizzeria

3598 Springhurst Blvd, Louisville, KY
"We begin your Calzone with our Fresh Homemade Dough, we then add our pizza sauce, Whole Milk Ricotta, Basil, and Whole Milk Mozzarella. You finish building your Calzone by selecting three (3) toppings of your choice." Why do we have to do so much work, Papalinos?
3598 Springhurst Blvd
Louisville, KY