What's your preference, calzone or stromboli? They're very similar, but not the same. Made with almost identical ingredients, a stromboli is long, a cigar-shaped roll of dough stuffed with meats, veggies, and cheeses that are baked and sliced into servings. Calzones in Columbia South Carolina (or anywhere) are single-serving hot packages of meat and cheese you can hold with one hand. Both are delicious, and either make a wonderful meal at Schiano's Old Time Pizza Restaurant.
Stromboli is wonderful, but it's not native Italian. Calzones are. Invented in Naples hundreds of years ago, calzone starts with a flat disc of salted pizza dough. Upon this dough is piled a selection of meats and cheeses. Some people like peppers and veggies on their calzone, too. Once the stuffing is in place, the calzone is folded in half so that it resembles a half moon shape. The edges are crimped, and the whole shebang is brushed with a light egg wash. After baking in the oven, Neapolitan style calzones in Columbia South Carolina are among the tastiest treats this side of the Atlantic.
Do you love Italian food as much as we do? Here are a few fun facts that you might not already know about pizza, pasta, and other delicious Italian dishes as reported by Useless Daily:
- Soldiers in ancient Greece slathered their bread rations with oil, cheese, and herbs. In Persia in the 6th century BC, soldiers in King Darius I’s army baked flat bread topped with dates and cheese atop their battle shields.
- Pizza as we know and love it today evolved from similar topped Italian flatbreads. Before the invention of pizza per se, flatbread was topped with garlic, lard, salt, basil, cheese and other savory ingredients.
- Nobody seems to know when tomatoes were introduced as a pizza topping.
- Until around 1830, whole pizzas were sold from open-air carts. Many pizzerias still keep this old tradition alive.
- Apocryphal or not, contemporary legend holds that the finest 'za on earth, pizza Margherita, was devised by Neapolitan pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito for the Royal Palace of Capodimonte.
- The guy who founded the Atari video game company is the same fellow who invented noise factory, Chuck E. Cheese. Legend has it that Nolan Bushnell opened the chain of kid-friendly restaurants as a way to make more income from his video game consoles. Interestingly, the inventor of Whack-a-Mole, Aaron Fechter, also came up with the idea of the ShowBiz Pizza franchise.
If you were in the mood for a generous portion of yummy calzones in Columbia South Carolina right now, where would you go? Who would you call? Save our number 803-788-7808 into your phone right now, and the next time you get a yen for calzones, pasta, pizza pie, Italian meatball sandwiches or stromboli, give us a call, and we'll make your meal post haste. Our casual Italian eatery is conveniently located at 10120 Two Notch Road in
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