My New Favorite Calzone is Made in Torrington

Nov 09, 2022 152

BY: Large Dave

Who makes the best pizza in Connecticut? Modern? Sally's? Domenic's & Vinnie's? Yeah, they all do, and everyone has their favorite. Who makes the best calzone? Up until yesterday my answer was Spartan Restaurant in Waterbury.

I've eaten them all, every pizza from everywhere in Connecticut, and when I mention Spartan or D&V's pizza among the Pepe's/Modern/Sally's/Bar hardcore New Haven devotees, I get mocked. How could a Waterbury restaurant make a pizza that tastes better than World-Champ New Haven? Spartan has, since the 80's, it's tasted the same, and damn it's good. The Spartan calzone is even better.

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