Though calzones may not be ubiquitous in the city, they have a history as storied as the old Lupo's pizzeria, which opened in 1935 and became modern-day Tommaso's in 1971. Still serving calzones out of the oldest wood-fired brick oven in the city, the spot boasts what might be the first calzone mention in print, when Doris Muscatine's 1963 survey A Cook's Tour of San Francisco noted that although many San Franciscans know Lupo's for the "excellent pizza," more come for the baked clams and charcoal-fired calzones. Check out this Lupo's menu from the 1940's, and let us know if you can pick out the calzone from the menu (we can't). [EaterWire]
Calzone Power Hour
by Rose Garrett
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