In Rio Rancho, Davido’s Pizza has been the spot to get local, quality pizza on weekend nights.

This week, I had the wonderful opportunity to head down there and indulge from a traditional pizza joint.

Davido’s Pizza is an old-fashioned, mom-and-pop type of pizza shop. I saw some of their pizzas. They were massive and full of toppings.

However, our readers implored me to try their calzone. Six people told me that they have the best calzone in the state.

If you don’t know, a calzone is a baked turnover of pizza dough stuffed with various fillings, usually including cheese, which originated in Naples, Italy, in the 18th century. Hey University of New Mexico, if you need a history professor  who specializes in calzone history, let me know!

Essentially, a calzone is a folded pizza. There is an episode of Seinfeld named “The Calzone,” and I strongly recommend watching it to see what an amazing calzone can do to a person.

Hot take: “Seinfeld” is better than “Friends.” Both are great, but the writing in “Seinfeld” is unmatched.

When you order a calzone from Davido’s, it comes with a Ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan cheese blend and a side of homemade marinara sauce.

I ordered my calzone with pepperoni, mushrooms and spinach. My dad ordered a calzone too, and he only had spinach on his.

As a bonus, I ordered some homemade chocolate mousse.

The calzone was massive, savory, cheesy and baked to perfection. The baked dough pocket was light and puffy in texture and golden brown.

There was a little, great sweetness from the cheese blend, which was perfect with the tangy sauce. On top of all of that, the pepperoni, mushrooms and spinach tasted fresh. All together, it was like a savory pastry.

I know why they call it a calzone … because they’re a lot of calories in this food zone. Sounded better, and more clever, in my head.

Anyways, I ate the entire thing.

My dad wasn’t very hungry when he ordered his. He told me that he would eat a quarter now and save the rest for the weekend.

Well, he ate the whole thing, too. That’s how good it was.

The chocolate mousse came with a little whipped cream on top. It was soft, airy and had that intense chocolate sweetness that you get with any great mousse. It was sublime.

At this point, I was stuffed like a calzone. Do you get it?

Davido’s Pizza calzone was fantastic, and you should all give a try or try some of their other items on their menu: stromboli, cheese bread and, of course, pizza.

If you would like to reach out to Davido’s Pizza, call 505-234-6955. Davido’s Pizza is located at 2418 Southern Blvd SE, Rio Rancho New Mexico 87124.

Davido’s Pizza is open six days a week and is closed on Mondays. Tuesday through Thursday hours are 4-8 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

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