Why Calzones Deserve More Love | Food Skills

  • Published on Dec 18, 2017
  • Calzones are a staple of the pizza-parlor menu, but too often the dish doesn't get the respect it deserves. That's too bad, because the calzone is a near-perfect food: According to Mathieu Palombino-the owner of Motorino Pizzeria in NYC-these wood-fired pizza pockets allow ingredients to stay ultra-moist and flavorful while cooking inside the oven. Stuffed with a mixture of sweet and spicy sausage, and held together by globs of melted Pecorino Romano cheese, Motorino's calzone is a worthy alternative to a classic pie.
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Comments • 516

  • CB Glass III
    CB Glass III 5 days ago

    Love me some calzone. Sauce *only* on the side, please. Nom nom nom.

  • Raissa Thibur
    Raissa Thibur 28 days ago

    how can you keep that accent tho

  • StillJitter
    StillJitter Month ago

    i wince every time his hands move near the salt and spices sitting at the very edge of the table

  • Inquisitive Cameron

    Shut up shut up shut up!
    You don't find a gold mind and scream *"GOLD!"*
    You keep the good food to yourself.

  • Mudya Faisal
    Mudya Faisal Month ago

    Calzones will forever remind me of Ben from Parks and Recreation.

  • Tomdehua
    Tomdehua Month ago

    Who the heck puts Eggs into a Calzone...

  • asiburger
    asiburger Month ago

    I usually dont like calozone, because most places prepare it like a pizza, that is folded in half. out comes a undercooked mess with wet filling, burnt top and it still tastes like a regular pizza, because it is a very bad regular pizza.
    This on the other hand is calzone done the way it's meant to be! Looks amazing!

  • mythirdchannel
    mythirdchannel 2 months ago

    I now realize I've never had a Calzone ... and this one looks perfect

  • Black Cat
    Black Cat 2 months ago


  • twist3d
    twist3d 2 months ago

    stromboli's better

  • Jessica Cortapasso
    Jessica Cortapasso 2 months ago

    Was so excited after seeing this video that my bf and I went to Motorino in BK yesterday. Guess what is NOT on the menu? THE CALZONE! Super disappointing.

  • Toffeln
    Toffeln 2 months ago


  • Grizzly Dave85
    Grizzly Dave85 2 months ago

    That’s what people will be saying in 5 years, chris

  • Benny T
    Benny T 2 months ago


  • MR_DEZ_510
    MR_DEZ_510 2 months ago

    Ben from parks and recreations agrees

  • Samuel Baik
    Samuel Baik 2 months ago

    nice fake accent

  • Billy Norris
    Billy Norris 2 months ago

    I've never ever had a calzone that didn't burn all of the flesh off the roof of my throat off...this looks good though.

  • justwhat youreallythinking

    Hey Matt stonie for hot ones

  • Jack Perry
    Jack Perry 2 months ago

    thats a Cornish pasty mate

  • Oddball_E8
    Oddball_E8 2 months ago

    Huh... it's kinda funny... every pizzeria in Sweden sells at least one form of calzone... if not several. I would have thought that calzones were a staple menu item in the US too, but apparently it isn't.

  • Someone you know
    Someone you know 2 months ago +1

    Seinfeld 😂

  • William Smith
    William Smith 2 months ago

    "no it's a guy from brooklyn" dead

  • Ken Sherman
    Ken Sherman 2 months ago

    what does he add at 1:22? i cant understand

  • Moe Joe
    Moe Joe 2 months ago

    Why the hell did I just watch that,. I was hungry before, now I would kill for one of those.

  • larry89
    larry89 2 months ago

    Just by that cook's mannerisms and from the way he explains his process, I can already tell his calzone would taste amazing.

  • BlackJack21
    BlackJack21 2 months ago

    how tall is sean evans?

  • Debora Barajas
    Debora Barajas 2 months ago

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  • lindholmaren
    lindholmaren 2 months ago

    this one man is about to take you to the cal zone

  • Anthony M
    Anthony M 2 months ago

    Seriously, this is making me hungry.

  • Kurt Cocaine
    Kurt Cocaine 2 months ago

    I adore calzones!

  • Blueout23
    Blueout23 2 months ago

    Ben would be proud.

  • bamcki
    bamcki 2 months ago

    In sweden a calzone is just a regular pizza but folded. (Before hitting the oven of course)
    I'm kind of disappointed...

  • captain9bows
    captain9bows 3 months ago

    I love pastrami calzone with cheese and sauce on top. yuummm

  • ferni the no face
    ferni the no face 3 months ago

    Why is there no chaez!11

  • chiara the grey tail
    chiara the grey tail 3 months ago

    thumbs up for all the love, but the plural of “calzone” is “calzoni” !!

  • Les Salazar
    Les Salazar 3 months ago

    Ben jokes incoming

  • Archie White
    Archie White 3 months ago

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  • Andrew Quinlan
    Andrew Quinlan 3 months ago

    He suddenly sounds like a guy from Brooklyn at 0:48

  • Jonathan Quilon
    Jonathan Quilon 3 months ago

    Why did she cut the calzone like that. my goodness

  • Chloe B
    Chloe B 3 months ago +1

    Did Ben Wyatt make this video?

  • Debora Barajas
    Debora Barajas 3 months ago

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  • Manuel Briseno
    Manuel Briseno 3 months ago

    Why “underwear” deserve more love?

  • XpertCameraMan
    XpertCameraMan 3 months ago

    Nothing too special if you think about it, mince, dough and fragrances :/

  • REZ
    REZ 3 months ago

    ben wyatt

  • Bryan Agostini
    Bryan Agostini 3 months ago

    Couldnt think of a better video title?

  • Brew and Feed
    Brew and Feed 3 months ago

    Now I want a Calzone!!!

  • Paul Ahrenholtz
    Paul Ahrenholtz 3 months ago

    lemme hitchu with some knowledge, do pizza hut's survey for $10 off a $20 or more order. Then, get 4 calzones, gg.

  • Mansa Musa
    Mansa Musa 3 months ago

    Everytime I hear or see a calzone, I think of Seinfeld

  • lonniemo
    lonniemo 3 months ago


  • Ben Wyatt
    Ben Wyatt 3 months ago +2

    Oh hell yeah

  • Brendon O
    Brendon O 3 months ago

    Hot pockets ruined calzones for me.

  • Frostyy
    Frostyy 3 months ago

    I feel like Ben Wyatt is behind this video......

  • Jawaun  Barton
    Jawaun Barton 3 months ago

    Ya gotta go to Cornish Pasty in Las Vegas.

  • Claudia
    Claudia 3 months ago

    yeah guys! Stop dirtying your calzones

  • Rage Rex
    Rage Rex 3 months ago

    Your kidding right, anybody that's Italian or from a big city can tell you calzones get a lot of love, have ever seen a real skinny Italian guy from a big city or his friend, whats the matter you, 😊🤘🤙 be blessed be life

  • Daniel cucumber
    Daniel cucumber 3 months ago

    Make em smaller

  • Franko әʇuoɯႨәp
    Franko әʇuoɯႨәp 3 months ago

    this guy is the type of guy you could talk to for decades and never get over him

  • Vince Bonanni
    Vince Bonanni 3 months ago

    Calzones are pointless. They are just pizza that is harder to eat. No one likes them. Good day, sir.

  • Ludens
    Ludens 3 months ago +1

    Calzones are like pizza but they are harder to eat. They're dumb and so was that idea.

  • Twikki
    Twikki 3 months ago

    I got one word for calzones..... stromboli 😂

  • farah
    farah 3 months ago +2

    Ahh Love Calzones!

  • Peter Le
    Peter Le 3 months ago +1

    Remembering parks and recreation...

  • ιl plaѕтιc lι
    ιl plaѕтιc lι 3 months ago

    so... is the chicken bake from Costco a calzone?

  • brownballoons
    brownballoons 3 months ago

    i like saucy :(

  • Sean Bagel
    Sean Bagel 3 months ago

    I expect tons of parks and recreation comments

  • Kellyn Antonacci
    Kellyn Antonacci 3 months ago

    Ben Wyatt is having a mind blowing orgasm somewhere.

  • John Finsky
    John Finsky 3 months ago

    Calzones are pointless. They're just pizza that's harder to eat. No one likes them.
    Good day sir.

  • Lauty Bend
    Lauty Bend 3 months ago +1

    I'm sorry I'm the one to point fingers but AMERICANS are the ones that underrate the clazone

  • Mary Ambers
    Mary Ambers 3 months ago

    I eat calzones all the time! Those are my shit man

  • HamptonCollabs
    HamptonCollabs 3 months ago

    saugy dough, undercooked toppings. I'll stick to the pep za, famo

  • Baako Jernigan
    Baako Jernigan 3 months ago

    Awesome food! Awesome accent!

  • flatline7310
    flatline7310 3 months ago

    I'm going to fly down there just for that eats. Looks delicious!

  • PathHits
    PathHits 3 months ago

    That looks fire as fuck

  • Robert Delgado
    Robert Delgado 3 months ago

    Been loving calzons fuck you talking about .

  • chuntley83
    chuntley83 3 months ago +1

    you sound like ben wyatt from parks and rec

  • Oguz Melek
    Oguz Melek 3 months ago

    *Ben Wyatt intensifies*

  • DeezPeanutz
    DeezPeanutz 3 months ago


  • Home is where the heart is.

    Still gonna eat my Hot Pocket

  • courtney
    courtney 3 months ago


  • Brownsare beast
    Brownsare beast 3 months ago +1

    Chill wen byatt you read that wrong

  • DogeGaming341
    DogeGaming341 3 months ago

    i love calzones so much!!!!!!

  • Tony Santacruz
    Tony Santacruz 3 months ago

    Calzones are just pizza that’s harder to eat

  • Idef1x
    Idef1x 3 months ago

    Damn, this looks good. The calzones that my local pizza joints serve are mostly stale bolognese and a half melted fistful of mozzarella.

  • Eclipse538
    Eclipse538 3 months ago

    im about the calzone life. its SOOO REAL! extra cheezy with many cheese please!

  • stompdownzor
    stompdownzor 3 months ago +1

    Calzones get messed up all the time that’s why I have bad memories

  • japhygato
    japhygato 3 months ago

    Calzones get nothing but respect... from nearly everyone. They're one of the only things that just might bring this country together.

  • Moon Moon
    Moon Moon 3 months ago

    Parks and rec

  • x2ceyez
    x2ceyez 3 months ago


  • T.E.D. tech
    T.E.D. tech 3 months ago

    I like mine cheesy

  • Post Amerika
    Post Amerika 3 months ago

    Shout out to Ben Wyatt

  • D Splvda
    D Splvda 3 months ago

    Careful...you might get food poisoning

  • Gage Triggs-1
    Gage Triggs-1 3 months ago

    Oops I dropped my hot pocket, now I eat your slimey calzone

  • Drescher1984
    Drescher1984 3 months ago

    Penang Curry Calzone have to be a thing!

  • J Norm
    J Norm 3 months ago

    On all levels but physical i'm a calzone

  • Ben
    Ben 3 months ago


  • sami svendsen
    sami svendsen 3 months ago

    fuck you
    now im hungry

  • Frank Calzada
    Frank Calzada 3 months ago +1

    I hate calzones because people always think my last name is Calzone (It's not, its Calzada)

  • Corbo
    Corbo 3 months ago

    I was going to say: for a Italian, this guy has a very french accent.

  • SarahG1183
    SarahG1183 3 months ago

    Sadly, i have never had a decent calzone. This looks like a breakfast type one, is that common or can you put anything in there? Anyone know?

    ANIMI MEI 3 months ago

    Ben Wyatt would love this.