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Aug 30, 2008 06:24 AM

Best Spaghetti and Meatballs

Looking for a mom and pop italian restaurant with really good spaghetti and meatballs. I find most italian restaurants don't even serve it and if they do, it's really bad. Anyone have any suggestions?

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  1. You'd probably get more interesting responses if you asked for people's favourite spaghetti & meatballs. With so many Italian restos in this city, who can say which has the best.

    Whereabouts in the city are you looking? On the Danforth, Quattro Ragazze is family owned/operated and has spaghetti & meatballs on the menu. I haven't had it but everything else I've tried there has been really good.

    Quattro 4 Ragazze
    1792 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1H8, CANADA

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    1. re: JamieK

      I quite enjoy Quattro Ragazze's spaghetti and meatballs. It's one of my standby dishes there.

      1. re: Pincus

        Another shout out for Quattro Ragazze. The closest thing to the neighborhood "red sauce" restos in NYC that I grew up with that I've been able to find here. Their sandwiches are the real bargain and treat but the pastas are all darn good as well.

        1. re: rsvp7777

          I live right around the corner but haven't really ever walked down danforth in that direction (just to shoppers)...I'll be sure to check it out sometime soon.

      2. re: JamieK

        The Spaghetti and meatballs are delicious, my husband tried the lasagna and said it was good as well. The sauces were made from scratch.

        Quattro 4 Ragazze
        1792 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4C1H8, CANADA

        1. re: JamieK

          Quattro Ragazze's version isn't good anymore.

        2. I've always been a huge fan of Gamberoni. It certainly has the 'mom and pop' feel, what with the checkerboard table clothes and their tomato sauce and meatballs are both fresh and flavourful. Mmhmm. The prices are quite reasonable too. If I'm not mistaken, an order runs around 13$.

          Also, if you happen to visit on a night where the osso bucco is offered (and not sold out), it's in your best interests to try it.

          3238 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4N, CA

          1. Paul's spaghetti house on (i belive it is on) cosburn is good too.

            1. I've been a few times recently to 7 numbers on Eglinton and ordered their polpette (home made meatballs with cheese in the middle) and a side of their linguine with rapini in a home made tomato sauce (more like olive oil and roasted tomatoes). Anyway, the combination is fabulous, so if you crave pasta with meatballs, I'd highly recommend it :)

              1. Ok. Super-old school and really just for takeout, but my absolute favorite for crazy good spaghetti & meatballs is Commisso Bros.

                For sit down my family really likes Paisano's on Willowdale just north of Sheppard. It has been around forever but is great.

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                1. re: Toronto Fastfoodie

                  Bingo. Commisso Bros. Now that's Italian.