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Sep 15, 2008 03:43 PM

Best Meatballs /meatball hero in Ft Lauderdale?

Would like to find a staple restaurant for picking up this dish to go. any help ?

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  1. Ah Meatballs one of my favorite topics. Ok my favorites meatballs in Ft. Lauderdale are at Cafe Martorano and Noodles Panini (las olas). Noodles Panini is open for lunch. I get the Meatball app but they do have a meatball panini on the menu.

    Noodles Panini
    821 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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    1. re: The Chowfather AKA sobe

      TY chowfather. You know, I had discovered Noodles Panini on my visit to lauderdale last year and it was great. excellent meatballs and pasta with brocoli rabe & sausage, yum dish aldente. but this year, i found the food quality off somewhat and a little too salty. plus the hostess has a little attitude as well. what do you think. as far as cafe materano is agree, food is great and large portions but too much of a scene and a whole to do if all you want to do is pick up some meatballs and or a meatball sandwich(dont know if CF would even do a hero ).

      1. re: herb flyer

        A "non-foodie" friend just recommended Noodles Panini, which I had never heard of.

        Anyone know if it is still up to par? This thread is 6 years old!

    2. best sub shop in town in the chain Laspadas. Never did the meatball sub but it looks killer.

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      1. re: Raboi

        Everything at La Spada is "killer".

        La Spada's Original Hoagies
        4346 Sea Grape Dr, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL 33308

        La Spada's Original Hoagies
        7893 W Sample Rd, Coral Springs, FL 33065

        La Spada's Original Hoagies
        2645 S University Dr, Davie, FL 33328

        1. re: Alfred G

          while I love LaSpadas I have to confess I have never gotten past their cold cut sandwiches so I cannot speak of their meatball hero's, however GG's of New York in tamarac makes a killer meatball sub. I had a showroom across from them for 20 years and they are doing subs and pies right IMHO.

      2. I asked LaSpadas about their meatballs and they're ordered frozen. I will stick to their cold subs.

        1. If you get up to Boca Raton, There is a place called Talia's on the corner of Dixie and Spanish River( South of Yamato Rd) has probably one of the best Meatball on Chibata that you cn have down in florida. or go nuts and get his Meatball and sausage mouth is watering just thinking about it.

          Let me add, they probably have some of the best tasting subs in the area as well.

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          1. re: SaminSFL

            isn't there a place in north boca called V and S deli that does good subs also??

            1. re: pikiliz

              Yep. V & S is absolutely the best. I used to like LaSpada until I discovered V & S. Check out this site:

              1. re: Alfred G

                V&S is open on Sunday, BTW. Saw this sign as I drove past yesterday.

            2. re: SaminSFL

              Talia's is pretty good if you like thick toasted ciabatta bread heros. I had a Caruso (meatball and homemade sausage) today and it was very good except it could have been filled a bit more with meat. The mozzarella is homemade as well.

              They do have some really good looking hero combos if you check out their website. The Marco Polo and Columbus sound killer. This is a real deal NY sandwich shop (or at least what I would expect one to be).

              1. re: freakerdude

                I personally enjoy the thick ciabatta bread hero and their combo's are really good, and so is their Pizza if you havent tried it.

              2. re: SaminSFL

                I hear that Andy has left Talias? I may go for lunch today to verify.

                Some reports indicate a trend downhill.

              3. old thread, new place, best meatballs in Lauderdale: Pie-Zans! The Fireballs (habanero infused) are excellent. Soft, moist, meaty, swimming in great "gravy".

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                  1. re: aynrandgirl

                    no, they are perfectly reasonably hot. unless you are particularly sensitive to spice, they are reasonable.

                    1. re: SouthFloridaFoodNerd

                      Actually, I prefer outrageously hot. They could probably whip up an extra-hot batch just for me.