Mellow Mushroom is an Atlanta institution (started by Georgia Tech alums, by the way). It specializes in thick pizza; they consider themselves bakers first. I've eaten the pizza on many occasions. Tonight I decided to try the calzone.
I was a little disappointed, to be honest. (Sorry for the poor quality of the photo.) The crust of the calzone was mushy, which is particularly disappointing given their emphasis on baking. A traditional calzone has a somewhat crispy outside and tender bread underneath. The entire thing was covered with a heavy coating of grated cheese, which I considered heavy-handed. The sauce (gravy in New Jersey parlance) was sufficiently unexciting that I didn't notice its taste. Was this a bad day or is this typical of their calzones?