Inspired by the Whats the difference between a burrito, a soft taco, a chimmi-changa, etc. thread. Most pizzarias and Italian restaurants I’ve been to are adamant about the difference between the two…except one restaurants Calzone is the definition of another’s Stromboli and vice versa.
In my experience, Calzones are stuffed with ricotta cheese and tomato sauce. Sometimes pepperoni or other ingredients, but the key is the ricotta. Strombolis use pizza cheese, and basically can have the same ingredients as a pizza. I’ve seen steak strombolis, ham and cheese, pizza, etc. What say the Dopers? Is there a standard definition of Stromboli and Calzone, and what differentiates them?