We are excited to feature Battista’s Calzone Company as our June Caterer of The Month. Battista Vecchio always dreamed of doing something different. He’d been a restaurateur in the late 1990s, alternating that with government work and being a parent, but something always pulled him back towards the world of food. Perhaps it was his Italian heritage, or perhaps it was something about the cinderblock former car garage building he owned on Edmonton’s 118 Ave that pulled him in. Regardless, these two factors collided and gave rise to Battista’s Calzone Company, which opened in October 2010.Edmontonians were wowed by Battista’s hand-made, from-scratch calzones, the likes of which the city had never seen. Nationally-published food writer Liv Vors joined in six months later and helped launch the restaurant into high gear with menu expansion and acquisition of their food truck, the “Calzonemobile.” Today, Battista’s Calzone Company is proud to be Edmonton’s original calzone shop and still makes each individual calzone from scratch, just like in the old country.