National Calzone Day - November 1
Wed, Nov 1, 2023

National Calzone Day

National Calzone Day is a holiday celebrated on November 1st, dedicated to a unique dish loved by millions of people around the world. Calzone is a delicious treat with a variety of fillings, the key element of this dish.


The dish appeared in the 18th century in Naples, Italy, where pizza first appeared. It is believed that calzone is a more convenient way to serve pizza. The first mention of the word ‘calzone’ in literature was only in 1933, as the name of the dough, which was baked and fried with a variety of fillings. In the 21st century, calzone has become incredibly popular in many countries of the world, facilitated by television shows such as “Seinfeld” and “Parks and Recreation”, which featured storylines dedicated to the dish.

Interesting facts

  • The word calzone has Italian roots and in translation means ‘pants’ or ‘stockings’.
  • This is a versatile treat – you can put different toppings into it and it will be delicious.
  • The largest calzone was prepared in 2014 at Rulli’s restaurant in Middlebury, weighing 212 pounds.
  • The same dough is used to make calzone as pizza. • The calorie content of one dish is about 2000 calories.

How to take part

What better way to celebrate National Calzone Day than by throwing a party and inviting your friends? Before preparing the meal, ask your guests what toppings they like best. Find some new toppings on the internet and feel free to experiment. Enjoy the delicious treats and have a great time!

When is National Calzone Day celebrated in 2023?

National Calzone Day is observed on November 1 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday November 1 2023
Friday November 1 2024
Saturday November 1 2025
Sunday November 1 2026