When Eater first posed the question "Who serves the best calzones in Philly?" to our readers in preparation for this, the Calzone Power Hour, the vexation was palpable. "I've never eaten a calzone in Philly," came one blunt comment. And this, via Twitter: "Total calzones I've eaten in life: maybe 2. And the whole time I was thinking, 'I need to go back home.'" And:
Calzones, in general, are really no one's favorite. And Philly, of course, is just not a calzone town. Stromboli snuggle up to our tomato pies on the buffet table, we've gone crazy for the rotolo, we'll take some panzarotti for a spin now and then. So calzones can continue to wait. Let's talk about our real favorite non-pizza pizza shop creations first.
This is by no means a comprehensive list - quite frankly, there are an awful lot of great places to snag a stromboli around this town. These favorites were informed by personal favorites and some reader input, so if you want to add to the wealth of knowledge, name-drop your favorite place in the comments below.
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