Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co.

Diner · Italian Restaurant · Sandwich Shop · Pizza Place

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The Grumbling Belly

Loaded Baked Potato Calzone

The first time I heard of Loaded Baked Potato Pizza was on a Food Network Competition and I humbly admit it that I was very unimpressed! What business did potato have being on a pizza?  Little did I know that those words would haunt me and before I knew it, potato pizza started popping up everywhere. Finally, I had to know if my stubbornness was in fact standing in the way of genius so one evening at the Mellow Mushroom in Chattanooga, TN (whose creativity I implicitly trust), I went for it and ordered their Red Skin Potato Pie. When it arrived at the table, warm, bubbly, glistening with bits of bacon and  bright, white carefully placed dollops of sour cream sauce, I knew.  I had acted rashly by resisting this new pizza movement and I was instantly converted.

This week when making my menu plan and shopping list, I really fancied a calzone but also…

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Author: Santa Monica Pizza & Pasta Co.

We specializes in rustic-style pizzas, calzones and "pastazones," which are calzones stuffed with pasta. We also serve "pizzinis" -- house-made flatbread sandwiches that are "stacked and packed" with fillings like meatballs and barbecued chicken. Our pasta specialties include chicken Alfredo, pasta pomodora, mac & cheese, ravioli and lasagna. Finish it all off with cheesecake, brownies or tiramisu for dessert

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