The meatball, one of my all time favorite comfort foods. I like my balls to be pillow-y soft on the inside with great meat flavor 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 at their market next door.
Cafe Martorano- (Ft. Lauderdale) As good as a meatball gets.
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.
Frankie and Johnnys- (Ft. Lauderdale) New addition to the list. Fluffy, meaty and great sauce.
Tudor House- (South Beach)- Chef DeRosa excels with comfort food (ugly burger & pork belly Cuban sandwich) and his monster meatball doesn't disappoint.
Fulvio's- (Hollywood) An underrated meatball in the area that always hits the spot.
Sonnys Famous Steak Hogies (Hollywood) Sonny 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 (North Miami Beach) They serve a surprisingly soft and tasty meatball.
TO EAT LIST
Randazzo's (Coral Gables) I still have not been to Randazzo's.
Cafe La Buca (Pompano) I suspect that their meatball may be tier one or two worthy. We shall see.
Prime Italian (South Beach) Heard good things but I am doubtful.
Are there any additional knockouts in the area?