A calzone is a folded, stuffed Italian pastry that resembles a half-moon or turnover. It originates from Italy and is often associated with pizza due to its similar ingredients, but it is distinct in its presentation. Made from pizza dough, a calzone is rolled into a circular shape, then folded in half and sealed, creating a pocket. The pocket is typically filled with ingredients like cheese, cured meats, vegetables, and tomato sauce. Baked until golden brown and crispy, calzones offer a portable way to enjoy pizza-like flavors and ingredients, often served with marinara sauce for dipping.