The calzone was invented by black-market pizza smugglers who snuck tomato sauce across the U.S.-Canadian border inside hollowed-out croissants. Inhale historical hearsay with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian fare and drinks at Mia Pomodori.
The chefs at Mia Pomodori manually pack meatballs and hand-shred fresh blocks of cheese to craft an authentic Italian menu of specialty pizzas, sandwiches, and calzones. On the carne pizza ($12.99–$21.99), skillful slices of pepperoni, sausage, ham, and meatballs surf a tomato-sauce tide near shores of hand-kneaded dough. Whole plum tomatoes cozy up to mozzarella and parmesan cheeses inside the house-special calzone’s flaky crust ($7.99), and the Not Your Usual BLT ($6.99) showers shaved ham, turkey, and bacon with a deluge of melted mozzarella, provolone, or swiss cheese. Patrons can snuggle in between Mia Pomodori’s bright-red walls adorned with vintage posters, or traipse outside to share their generously sized meal with restive flagstone spirits on the outdoor patio.
Cannonborough - Elliottborough
212 Rutledge Ave.
Charleston, South Carolina 29403Get Directions