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Aug 7, 2006 11:36 PM

Meatball Subs?

Anyone know where I might find a great meatball sandwich in LA (anywhere from Santa Monica to downtown). Thank you!

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  1. I love the one at Bay Cities, ask for extra cheese!

    Also the one from Al Gelato is good, but it's more a fork and knife affair. Meatball with really yummy good bread! :)


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    1. re: Dommy

      I should also add, that I really enjoyed the meatball sandwich at Jar Moz Monday... but I like the one at Bay Cities better! :)


      1. re: Dommy

        Love Bay Cities' Meatball Sub!

        Also try their Meatloaf lunch special...with tomato sauce...similar vibe and they give ya the bread too!

        1. re: Dommy

          I've got to say, I don't understand the Bay Cities hooplah... I had their meatball sandwich about a year ago and was not really impressed. The bread was fine but the meatballs were soft and mealy and the flavor of the sauce was too twangy or something... I should say that I'm from New Jersey where a great meatball sub is not hard to find and the harmony of flavors is mythical in the way that one element does not overpower another (i.e. too-twangy sauce). A great meatball packs in the flavor and is not too soft nor too dense. I have yet to find a great one here, though I have never checked out Eastside Deli.

          Mr Taster

          1. re: Mr Taster

            If you are ever in San Pedro, check out the meatball subs at Big Nick's on Gaffey or Busy Bee market. San Pedro has a lot of old Italian seafaring families and they don't mess around with their subs. Great stuff!

        2. Eastside Deli just East of Chinatown is pretty good but Bay Cities does a better version.

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          1. re: New Trial

            Agree. Info on Eastside Deli is here: . (I like the number three hot sandwich, with meatballs, Italian sausage, peppers and cheese.)

          2. i gotta say the meatball hero at mullberry pizza on s beverly drive in bh is tasty...large meaty meatballs not a mess of breadcrumbs and salty grey stuff like others (im not above eating a meatball at el gelato but thats the sort im talking about).

            1. Palermo's on Vermont and Franklin.

              1. Hoboken (the spin-off from Matteo's) on Westwood Boulevard.

                I also like the meatball sandwich at Andre's in the shopping center at Third and Fairfax.