Friday, November 4, 2011

Mangia! Mangia! Meatball Madness - Best Meatballs South Florida

Ahhh!!! The meatball, one of my all time favorite comfort foods. I like my balls to be pillowy soft and they must be paired with outstanding sauce.  This is a short list.  The places listed are head and shoulders above the rest in town. 


Macaluso's- (South Beach) Chef  D'Andrea serves a dynamite meatball.  Tip- you can get them for lunch or to go next door at their market.

Cafe Martorano- (Ft. Lauderdale) Chef Martorano is da man when it comes to meatballs.  

I would love to do a side by side tasting to determine a winner. 


Noodles Panini- (Ft. Lauderdale) aunt marion's meatballs are the real deal.
Fulvio's- (Hollywood) Fulvio doesn't mess around when it comes to his meatballs. 


Sonnys Famous Steak Hogies (Hollywood) serves a great meatball hogie BUT it is impossible to pass on their Cheesesteaks. (TIP- get one to go or go hungry and get a cheesesteak with a meatball hogie on the side)
Racks (Sunny Isles) They serve a surprisingly soft and tasty meatball.
Harrys Pizzeria (Design District)  Schwartz's balls are too dense for me to be tier worthy but the meat and sauce were legit and deserve an HM spot for sure.  


Randazzo's (Coral Gables) I still have not been to Randazzo's. 
Cafe La Buca (Pompano) I suspect that their meatball is tier one or two worthy.  We shall see.
Philomena (Pompano) I've heard great things about this small Italian joint in Pompano.
Tudor House (South Beach) Chef DeRosa claims his balls are "like pillows of wonder bread wrapped in lamb and pork"  SOLD!!
King's County Pizza (Aventura)
Prime Italian (South Beach)


SuperBee said...

I've had Macaluso's Meatballs and Harry's Pizza's Meatballs and Randazzo's Meatballs. I think Randazzo's would rank solidly in the second tier. Macaluso's meatballs... ::sigh:: They're... they're... they're just tops.

yodayoda said...

prime italian ricotta/sausage meatball. askk for another round of garlic bread. grazie also has fantastic meatballs