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Nov 13, 2010 07:44 AM

Great Meatball sub Boston and Points North?

I occasionally get a craving for a meatball sub. I had a real good one at Al's South Street cafe yesterday...any other favorites Boston and Points North?


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  1. Somerville
    Sessa's in Davis Sq.


    414 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

    1. Best I've had around these parts is Nappi's in Medford. Old school place on Salem Street -- the meatballs are just great. One size, full of meatballs and their very good sauce. Get it with provolone if you like a sharp tang.

      Definitely worth the drive from points North.

      1. Haven't had it lately but Hot Tomatos on Kingston and Bedford used to have a great meatball sub. They were owned by the Carmen people and the original HT was across the street. The original location closed; I think because of family issues and don't know about the current ownership of HT.

        They were serving the same meatballs and Bolognese as Carmen on Iggy's bread. Very high quality..prices a touch high. I'm a fan of Al's too.

        1. I also love Nappi's. Probably the best around.

          But AJ's is a close second IMO.


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          1. re: mjg0725

            Leone's in Somerville (Winter Hill) is quite good - and with a slice of their amazing spinach pizza - now that's a meal...

          2. Tough to top the meatball sub at Avellino's in Medford. Plus, the sandwich is big enough for two meals.

            313 Mystic Ave, Medford, MA 02155