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Where the Calzones Are (Almost) Better Than the Pizza

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Reginelli's
| Photo: Gary Wise

Whether you're a calzone devotee or not, almost any cheese lover can agree that one quality the cheesy pouch has over a pie is that you can get away with stuffing it with tons more cheese, meat and veggies. And some Houston establishments have caught on to that fact by serving up calzones that are (almost) better than the pizza they serve. And in some cases, the calzones are absolutely better than the pizzas.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe

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1608 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 490-2988
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With "Western" in their name, you can guess that these calzones are as big as Texas. Each is about 12-inches long and is stuffed so that it comes up to about 4-inches tall. The spinach and chicken is good, but the meatball-, pepperoni- and sausage-stuffed pocket is a meat lover's go-to option.

2. Rocky’s Subs

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210 West Greens Road
Houston, TX 77067
Phone number (281) 873-0236
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At this Greenspoint spot, the pizza is okay, the subs are delicious but the calzones are pretty remarkable. They're called turnovers here, and the 16-inch monsters start at just $6 each.

3. Brooklyn Phil's Italiano

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1105 Clear Lake City Blvd
Houston, TX 77062
The UFO Pizza here is essentially an expanded calzone. It's shaped like a saucer and double stuffed then served on a pizza pan. It's a good shareable option.

4. La Fresca Pizza

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26 Braeswood Sq
Houston, TX 77096
A calzone stuffed with pineapple sounds like it could be a Mexican dessert empanada, add ham and it's the Hawaiian at this Meyerland pizza shop. Choose that one, or build your own custom pocket.

5. Reginelli's Pizzeria

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12389 Kingsride Ln
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 468-2727
This New Orleans import makes good pizzas, but not as good as the calzones they bake. One of these was recently mentioned by Houstonia's Robb Walsh, who ordered the Sergio's Special, one of four options at this Memorial City-area spot.

6. Gotham Pizza

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2204 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 659-2222
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The pizza is pretty decent here, but it's the calzone that's captured the hearts and stomachs of many a late-night Midtown partier that stops in for an on-the-go pizza before hitting the next late-night spot in the neighborhood.

7. Two Guys Pizzeria

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2250 W Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 660-6262
The former New York Pizzeria has lost that chain's standard dough and sauces, and the current offerings are just okay, but it's the 12-inch pockets that really warrant a visit.

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1. Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe

1608 Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX 77007
With "Western" in their name, you can guess that these calzones are as big as Texas. Each is about 12-inches long and is stuffed so that it comes up to about 4-inches tall. The spinach and chicken is good, but the meatball-, pepperoni- and sausage-stuffed pocket is a meat lover's go-to option.
1608 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

2. Rocky’s Subs

210 West Greens Road, Houston, TX 77067
At this Greenspoint spot, the pizza is okay, the subs are delicious but the calzones are pretty remarkable. They're called turnovers here, and the 16-inch monsters start at just $6 each.
210 West Greens Road
Houston, TX 77067

3. Brooklyn Phil's Italiano

1105 Clear Lake City Blvd, Houston, TX 77062
The UFO Pizza here is essentially an expanded calzone. It's shaped like a saucer and double stuffed then served on a pizza pan. It's a good shareable option.
1105 Clear Lake City Blvd
Houston, TX 77062

4. La Fresca Pizza

26 Braeswood Sq, Houston, TX 77096
A calzone stuffed with pineapple sounds like it could be a Mexican dessert empanada, add ham and it's the Hawaiian at this Meyerland pizza shop. Choose that one, or build your own custom pocket.
26 Braeswood Sq
Houston, TX 77096

5. Reginelli's Pizzeria

12389 Kingsride Ln, Houston, TX 77024
This New Orleans import makes good pizzas, but not as good as the calzones they bake. One of these was recently mentioned by Houstonia's Robb Walsh, who ordered the Sergio's Special, one of four options at this Memorial City-area spot.
12389 Kingsride Ln
Houston, TX 77024

6. Gotham Pizza

2204 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002
The pizza is pretty decent here, but it's the calzone that's captured the hearts and stomachs of many a late-night Midtown partier that stops in for an on-the-go pizza before hitting the next late-night spot in the neighborhood.
2204 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77002

7. Two Guys Pizzeria

2250 W Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
The former New York Pizzeria has lost that chain's standard dough and sauces, and the current offerings are just okay, but it's the 12-inch pockets that really warrant a visit.
2250 W Holcombe Blvd
Houston, TX 77030

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