Saturday, 31 October 2015

Dr Oetker Ristorante Pizza Calzone Speciale review

Dr Oetker recently invited us to try out the latest edition to their hugely popular Ristorante range and we think it's going to be a huge hit. Their Pizza Calzone Speciale may look like a Cornish pasty but it's actually a crispy thin pizza base that is folded over and richly filled with mushrooms, salami, ham, tomato sauce and cheese, then sprinkled with cheese and herbs.

I have fond memories of calzone because it was the pizza I chose on one of my first dates with Madhouse Daddy in a little Italian restaurant called La Casa Mia. I'd never had a calzone before so cutting into it and having all those delicious gooey fillings splurging out seemed really decadent. It's lovely to be able to recreate the Italian restaurant experience at home and we thought that the Dr Oetker calzone was really nice. It's not really the sort of pizza you can share easily though - each calzone is designed for one person - so it's probably better for dinner for one or two than a family feast.

If you fancy giving the Calzone, or any of the other Dr Oetker Ristorante pizzas, a go, there is a fabulous promotion on at the moment. Buy any pizza from the range with a "Fresh Pizzeria Taste Challenge" badge on it, enter the unique code from inside the box on the Dr Oetker website, answer three quick questions to share your feedback and you can download (or request by post) a voucher for another pizza for free if you liked it or claim a full refund if you didn't. (There's only one entry per household, before you see this as a chance of never paying for another frozen pizza though !)

star rating : 4.5/5

RRP :  £2.99

The Calzone is currently only available in ASDA.

Disclosure : We received some vouchers for the product in order to write an honest review.


  1. That looks very tasty, I'll be looking out for these when I go shopping. It's great that you can get another pizza for free too.

  2. Looks Yummy.Will have to try this one out.

  3. look like a great alternative option, would love to try after reading your review. Just wish there was better flavours