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Feb 21, 2007 07:44 AM

I know spaghetti and meatballs is rather pedestrian, but...

I REALLY have a fever for the dish and need a fix of it sometime in the next week or two.

Any suggestions for the best spaghetti and meatballs in the Boston area? I'll pay anything for it! (We're talking a major spaghetti and meatballs jones here.)

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  1. Vinny's at Night in Somerville does a good spaghetti and meatball.

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    1. re: Infomaniac

      I have eaten at Vinny's at Night for a number of years and have always enjoyed all of my meals My group's stand by's are the haddock fra' dablo, the lasagna, and the beef braciole. We frequent Vinny's and have to say that lately the lasagna and some other dishes have not been so good. I am now more perplexed from what I read on this board about the Paddock!!!!!

    2. I agree with Info and would try Vinny's first. If you don't mind a drive north, I have found that the Capellinis in Tewksbury and Methuen make a nice Linguini and Meatballs and cheap too, esp at lunch (before 4pm) I think the standard serving of meatballs is three good-sized ones, so for a buck and a half extra I order a "side" of 2 or 3 more.

        1. I've never heard anything good or bad re the grotto spaghetti and meatballs..probably b/c there are so many other great things on the menu that few folks get around to trying them. I'd love to hear feedback from those who have ordered this dish.

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          1. re: twentyoystahs

            I really hated it. They call their sauce "insanely fabulous" or something. NOPE. It's just not that good of a sauce at all. I don't know if I got it on an off day, but it didn't have much tomato flavor and was grainy.

            The meatballs were pretty good, but not worth a strong recommendation.

            For red sauce, I think Vinny's at Night has some of the best.

            1. re: DoubleMan

              I tried a friend's and didn't like the Grotto rendition either. Although I do like pretty much everything else on the menu.
              I've heard Carlo's in Brighton does red sauce justice- but I've never sampled the goods.

          2. Sorellina's has a nice version - spaghetti with Kobe beef meatballs.