National Calzone Day

National Calzone Day

Calzones are a convenient way to get a quick, delicious pizza-like meal while on the move. National Calzone Day is the perfect time!

Calzones are a classic pizza that has a long history. It is easy to make calzones: take a pizza dough and fill it with your favorite toppings. Then fold it in half, bake it!

Calzones were a street food in Naples, Italy during the 1700s. Calzones could be used as a quick lunch by an Italian tradesman. They were then sold on the streets.

Calzone actually means “trouser” (in Italian), because it was useful food for people to eat while walking around. Calzones have changed a lot over the years, but the basic idea remains the same: a pizza crust and filling are combined, then baked to perfection.

Calzones have been more popular in America over the past decade. Pop culture references might have helped, such as the calzone featured in Seinfeld’s 1996 sitcom or Ben Wyatt’s love for calzones during Parks & Recreation’s run between 2009 and 2015.

Minsky’s Pizza in Kansas City was the first to create National Calzone Day. It was established in 2016 in honor of the restaurant’s 40th Anniversary. This day allows people to enjoy fine Italian food, not just in Kansas City, but around the globe.

This delicious, portable food has Italian roots! These are some ideas to observe and celebrate National Calzone Day.

You’re ready to go to an Italian restaurant to order a calzone for lunch, or dinner to celebrate National Calzone Day. Invite a friend to join you in celebrating the occasion! You can choose from many filling choices, such as pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, sausage, ricotta, tomato sauce, and many more.

Minsky’s Pizza, Kansas City is where National Calzone Day began. Enjoy some jazz and barbecue in this historic city. Then, stop by Minsky’s Pizza to get some calzones. In honor of National Calzone Day the restaurant offers a discount and sometimes even allows customers to take advantage of the discount the day before or the day after.

Calzones can be difficult to make, despite how delicious they taste. The process is similar to making homemade pizza except that the dough is folded in a pocket and not laid flat. Making calzones together is fun because each member can pick their own items to fill their calzone. Once the calzone is filled and folded, make sure to mark it (like initials!) to identify who has it!


Jan 11 2025


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