Check Out the Mini, Hand-Held Calzones at Panzerotti Bites in Carroll Gardens

Panzerotti Bites is a unique Italian food joint in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, that serves up a specialty from the Puglia region of Italy: mini, hand-held, deep-fried calzone called a panzerotto. In this video from our friends at First We Feast, learn all about the popular spot and the different types of panzerotti they offer.

Calzones make for an objectively perfect meal. The only problem with the folded pocket of meat and cheese? You can't eat more of them. Enter: the panzerotto. Slightly smaller than a calzone, and made with a lighter, more airy dough, the panzerotto is built to excel in two key areas: variety and portability. Where a calzone leaves diners stuffed and table-bound, panzerotti are billed as a street food, allowing folded-pizza fans to enjoy a number of different fillings as they stroll. At Panzerotti Bites, a new home for the Puglian staple in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, proprietors Vittoria Lattanzio and Pasquale De Ruvo are striving to carve out a niche for the half-moon dish all its own. Lightly fried and stuffed with mozzarella and marinara sauce, panzerotti deserve your respect without comparison or contrast.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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