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Best Meatballs /meatball hero in Ft Lauderdale?

herb flyer Sep 15, 2008 03:43 PM

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

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    The Chowfather AKA sobe Sep 15, 2008 04:00 PM

    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
      herb flyer Sep 15, 2008 04:13 PM

      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 ).

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      Raboi Sep 17, 2008 05:10 PM

      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
        Alfred G Sep 17, 2008 05:43 PM

        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
          pikiliz Jul 7, 2010 05:20 PM

          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.

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        Jenaclaree Jul 7, 2010 09:28 PM

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

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          SaminSFL Jul 8, 2010 03:59 AM

          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 parm...my 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
            pikiliz Jul 8, 2010 12:48 PM

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

            1. re: pikiliz
              Alfred G Jul 8, 2010 04:53 PM

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

            2. re: SaminSFL
              freakerdude Jul 16, 2010 10:20 AM

              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
                SaminSFL Jul 16, 2010 12:59 PM

                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.

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              SouthFloridaFoodNerd Feb 14, 2011 12:42 PM

              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: SouthFloridaFoodNerd
                aynrandgirl Feb 14, 2011 10:18 PM

                Are they outrageously hot?

                1. re: aynrandgirl
                  SouthFloridaFoodNerd Feb 15, 2011 04:04 AM

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

                  1. re: SouthFloridaFoodNerd
                    aynrandgirl Feb 15, 2011 06:53 AM

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

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                clauzon1325 Feb 14, 2011 01:05 PM

                Check out Philomena Sub shop in Pompano. I have only eaten there once but the meatballs were definitley up to par. I also sampled the chicken parm and that was excellent.

                Philomena Sub Shop
                906 S Powerline Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

                1. CFByrne Feb 20, 2011 07:26 AM

                  I just saw a Guy Fieri (sp?) DDD that featured a place called Sonny's in Hollywood. Their subs looked great - they bake their own bread and hand make everything. Their meatball subs supposedly rock. Looks pretty interesting...

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                  1. re: CFByrne
                    CFByrne Feb 20, 2011 07:28 AM

                    Previous "Best Sub" thread with good info


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