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  • kevin May 1, 2012 06:04 PM
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Where would you go for a great meatball, all beef, in LA or OC too?

thanks.

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  1. Not a sub, but Huckleberry's turkey meatball sandwich on their homemade ciabatta is delicious. Whoops, sorry Kevin, I just noticed that you asked for all beef. Still, I maintain that the Huckleberry meatball is the best anywhere,

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    1. re: maudies5

      all turkey is fine too,

      or as another addendum, a beef and veal mixture is fine too.

      anyhow, i may try it out but for some reason i am on the minority on this one but i just don't really get the savory foods at huckleberry nor it's appendage milo and olive. the pizzas at m and o left me non-plussed. and the famous fried chicken at huckleberry, only on fridays, was not good at all in my opinion.

      but in the interests of research i may make my way out to huckleberry.

      1. re: kevin

        Give those meatballs a try. Have to say that I agree with your assessment of the Friday fried chicken. I loathe that chicken. OTOH, I love the roast chicken. I picked some up today for dinner tonight. It was the BBQ one. Got it with the potatoes. Wonderful.

    2. I love the meatball sandwich at Bay Cities Italian Deli in Santa Monica but I don't know if it's all beef. Will try to find out.

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      1. re: wienermobile

        that reminds me i love their Eggplant Parm hero, or even their Eggplant Parm on it's own, at bay cities.

        these days, though, bay cities is mostly a no-go for me unless i want lunch at 1030 in the morning.

        1. re: kevin

          Order on line and your sandwiches are there waiting for you. I do it all the time.
          http://www.bcdeli.com/offline.html

          1. re: kevin

            If you are having a meatball or chicken parm sandwich (and maybe also eggplant parm), you don't have to pull a number and wait. You can just step up to the front counter and they will make your sandwich to order right away.

            1. re: ozhead

              Was a big fan of the meatball sub at Bay Cities but I've cooled. First, they are really difficult to eat -- the meatballs are really large, so when you bite thru the crusty roll and get a section of meatball the rest pushes the remaining meatballs out of the roll. Second, they don't put on enough cheese -- sometimes only a sprinkle of the parm, sometimes a thin slice of provolone (I don't recall if I have to ask for it). And if I travel with it, most of the bread, except for the crust, gets too sogged. I've tried buying the ingredients and constructing them at home, but several years ago they got wise to being gamed that way and now charge (I think) $1.75 per meatball and sauce but $1.25 for six or more. Never passing up value, I go for six and being a single guy, get really tired of meatball subs by the bottom of the container.

              Victor Jr.'s, discussed below, does a very good meatball sub. Their meatballs are smaller and their rolls softer, so the sandwich is easier to eat. But I have to admit that I haven't returned to their meatball sub since discovering their Italian beef dip -- really rich, tender slices of beef (I think it is brisket, but it isn't fatty) piled onto the roll with a cup of the au jus (I'm sure it is the cooking liquid -- it has all the bits of meat in it) -- delicious. And I have to be really hungry to finish more than the first half.

              And we haven't mentioned the meatball sub, or the roast beef and pastrami, at Eastside Deli just north of downtown and east of Chinatown. Now I'm hungry, but I brought home a #7 before my disappointing lunch downtown today!

              1. re: nosh

                nosh, what about La Rocco's in Culver City? I like their pizza but have never had their mb sub. http://www.laroccospizzeria.com/Menu....

                1. re: Servorg

                  I have thought about trying La Rocco's several times. Could never find parking nearby and always went elsewhere.

                  1. re: nosh

                    Nosh, There is a garage with 2-hour free parking right behind La Rocco's

                2. re: nosh

                  Yes Nosh the #7 is it for me!!

            2. re: wienermobile

              The meatballs at Bay Cities are made from beef, pork, and a modest sprinkling of fennel seeds, sorry Kevin.

              1. re: wienermobile

                A classic meatball recipe generally includes beef, pork and veal. don't know about Bay Cities, though.

              2. Nick's Pizza, Costa Mesa. Lunch only, closed Sundays. I add cheese to mine

                1. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/756300

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                  1. re: Peripatetic

                    Thanks. You definitely are peripatetic.

                  2. Kevin, when I feel like eating a meatball sub, I always go to Victor Jr.s on Washington near the studio.

                    No idea if it's all beef or not.

                    Sorrento's has an interesting meatball sub. The sauce is more like gravy than a rich, red sauce. It's a little different than others I've had.

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                    1. re: PaulF

                      Hey Paul, where you the one that once mentioned Roni's Diner in a mini-mall on Culver in the Culver City/Marina del Rey area? and for it's meatloaf?

                      i was also looking for a joint for great meatloaf.

                      thanks.

                      i'll definnitely check out vitor jr's too.

                      1. re: kevin

                        Ronnie's has all around good food. I'm blanking on the meatloaf at the moment -- I think (not sure) it's a daily special. They might not have it every night. I'm sure I've enjoyed, but I don't remember if it's a Chow worthy meatloaf. Let's put it this way: Even if you don't think it's the greatest meatloaf you've ever had, you'll still think it's a good meal.

                        Ronnie's is a place I don't spend a lot of time recommending on the board. It's just good solid diner food, that's a bit healthier and less greasy than most diners. For example, I don't eat or drink much dairy -- and Ronnie's will give you a pitcher of soy milk for your coffee. Their breakfast is really great, to me.

                        When I started going there ten years ago, it wasn't very crowded.

                        Now they do a real good business on the weekends for breakfast. It's not packed at dinner time.

                        Just a nice, neighborhood spot.

                        And -- Kevin -- there is an Italian joint in the same parking lot called Vinny's. I've only been there a couple of times, but my son really likes it. They do a sub with meatballs and sausage and pepperoni (or something like that.) Give them a try, too.

                      2. re: PaulF

                        After reading some positive comments on Chowhound, I tried Sorrento's MeatBall Sub. Unfortunately, it wasn't very good -- the meatballs were way too salty . Must have got a batch that were not well mixed. Have no real desire to give them another try.

                        1. re: Norm Man

                          Dolce Isola makes a great meatball sub on homemade roll.

                      3. Anything in/near Burbank?

                        I'd kill for a proper meatball parm

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                        1. re: ns1

                          Have you been to Taste Chicago on N. Hollywood Way and Verdugo. Great food (although I've never had their meatballs. they do looks tasty).

                          Additionally, Monte Carlo on Magnolia is pretty great. I buy my sausage from there all the time (some of the best in LA IMHO).

                          Mark

                          1. re: mrsantora

                            Are you trying to recommend me meatball subs from a place that you haven't tried? lol

                            1. re: ns1

                              No, I've been there many many times. I've eaten many things off the menu but the meatball sub just hasn't made it to my mouth yet. Their Italian Beef with Hot Peppers and Mozzarella is just phenomenal. The deep dish pizza (Chicago Style) is also quite good. A buddy has had the meatball sub and said great things about it. Like I said, it Looks tasty.

                          2. re: ns1

                            The meatball sub at Quickies on Laurel Canyon and Moorpark is awesome.

                            1. re: loblaw

                              I tried it once a few years back. But it left me nonplussed.

                              I guess I'll stick with the ones at al gelato and east side deli for now.

                              And give victor jrs a try real soon.

                            2. re: ns1

                              I realize this place is about as inauthentic as it's possible to get—it frankly is the Izzy's Deli of Italian food—but the meatball sub at Monte Carlo Deli is really good.

                              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                                I was not impressed. Meatballs blew out of the side after first bite (ie bread could not withstand contents of sandwich)

                                1. re: ns1

                                  Huh. Maybe badly cut. I never have that issue.

                                2. re: Das Ubergeek

                                  allah save us from the authenticity police.

                                  1. re: Das Ubergeek

                                    In Burbank on magnolia ?

                                    1. re: kevin

                                      that's the one.

                                    2. re: Das Ubergeek

                                      das, you mentioned a meatball joint near disneyland, in the same mini-mall is jagerhaus ???

                                      i'm blanking out on int now.

                                      thanks.

                                      1. re: kevin

                                        Niberino's, in the His-Nibs liquor store. Ball and Sunkist.

                                        1. re: Das Ubergeek

                                          thanks das. any clue if it's an all beef meatball ?

                                          thanks.

                                          also, is jagerhaus pretty good too ?

                                          1. re: kevin

                                            Kevin, for the love of God, please just call them. I did not research the meatball all the way; it's a good meatball and I don't honestly care if it's beef or beef and pork.

                                            Jägerhaus is tasty but it's heavy food for this time of year.

                                            1. re: Das Ubergeek

                                              Das! As a fellow un-kosher Jew (and after having spent all too much time around religious types who obsess over the minutiae of hechsher certification), you've echoed my feelings with aplomb.

                                              But to kevin's credit, his original post did specify "all beef", and the trend in this post has been to all but ignore that original directive.

                                              Granted, if the all-beef aspect of the post was so critical, kevin should have made that element more visible by posting it in the subject line. I completely missed it as well.

                                              In light of this, my immediate reaction would be to check out the Pico kosher corridor, as no Italian deli worth their bucatini would even dream of making an all-beef meatball.

                                              And kevin, you may want to repost this on the Kosher board.

                                              Mr Taster

                                              1. re: Mr Taster

                                                Then would you guys say that the majority to Meatballs would be either pork or pork/beef ?

                                                On another note, posting for an all-beef meatball on the kosher board does feel weird because just because it's all beef does not mean it's kosher. But I do get your point.

                                                And yeah, that is true I did mention all beef on the the thread.

                                                I do have to say that I still really like the meatballs at Eastside Deli and al gelato, both are pretty darn good.

                                                Thanks das, i'll give em a ring next time I'm in town.

                                                1. re: kevin

                                                  Classic Italian-American meatballs are almost always going to be made of a beef-pork (and maybe veal) blend bound with a panade of some kind to keep them moist.

                                                  Mr Taster

                                      2. re: Das Ubergeek

                                        Went to the Monte Carlo Deli tonight for the first time. I can't tell you how many times I have driven by this place. So, in the line I go...and I proceed to order a meatball sub, and stop the guy before he starts putting meatballs in the bread and here is the exchange:

                                        Me: "Can you toast my bread please?"
                                        Guy behind counter: "We don't toast bread."

                                        Keep in mind that this guy is standing next to a pile of toasted garlic bread.

                                        So, I choose the spaghetti and meatballs with meat sauce and the toasted garlic bread that goes with it. Gotta say, it's a decent meatball. Not earth shattering mind you, but more than serviceable. The meat sauce was just so-so.

                                        And the big finish to this outing? The gelato bar! I ordered a Bambino, which is five miniature scoops of gelato in a dish. I tried salted caramel, pistachio, chocolate, spumoni, and mint chocolate chip. Only $2.95!

                                        I'd go back to try other things. And the grocery and meat counter is pretty impressive too.

                                    3. I would recommend Harry's Deli in Irvine. He makes everything by hand, and I've never had anything less than a great sandwich there, including the meatball. I don't know if his meatballs are all beef, and it's not always on the menu, so call ahead.

                                      It's been closed for a few months, but I have heard that they are planning on reopening in May.

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                                      1. re: OCSteve

                                        Second on Harry's, I would also recommend "Two saucy broads" in Fullerton.
                                        Meatball sand. prepared in a sort of pizza crust. Actually all the food here is great !

                                         
                                        1. re: OCSteve

                                          is harry's deli open on weekends, anywhere good you would recooend ugys in oc for a sunday lunch, early dinner ?

                                          1. re: kevin

                                            They're not open at all right now. They've been closed for months, but are targeting August 6th for a soft reopening after remodeling their space. They are not open on weekends.

                                        2. I love the meatballs at Al Gelato in Beverly Hills, and think they are the best in LA. However, the meatball sandwich is not a sub. It's open-faced piece of their huge bread with a couple of meatballs on top covered in their sweet tomato and basil sauce. A picture: http://s3-media4.ak.yelpcdn.com/bphot...

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                                          1. re: Jwsel

                                            Dang. I forgot about this one. That's right. It's served open-faced.

                                            1. re: Jwsel

                                              Sorry, friends just picked these up saying they were the best. I didn't care for them and they didn't care for them either.

                                            2. Papa Jake's Sub Shop in Beverly Hills is great. All of their subs are really high quality. I think they also have a branch in Manhattan Beach.

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                                              1. re: BSW6490

                                                The Papa Jake's in Manhattan Beach closed some time back. I did eat there sometimes. The place that took over is called Sando's. The place has got fans, but I've never eaten there. The location is just west of the El Tarasco near the intersection of Highland/Rosecrans.

                                              2. Tarantino's in Pasadena.

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                                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                                  ipse, better than Porta Via and Dave's Chillin & Grillin'?

                                                  1. re: Peripatetic

                                                    Yes, because there are times when I crave the "slop" factor. Plus, the atmosphere at Tarantino's is perfect for meatball subs. Porta Via's surroundings are almost too serene and dainty.

                                                    Dave's wins on size, however.

                                                    1. re: ipsedixit

                                                      I agree about Porto Via being a bit twee. When I go, I prefer eating on the back patio, which is mercifully short on "atmosphere". But their meatball sub is my favorite so far.

                                                      I'll definitely try Tarantino's meatball sub. For some reason I've never been there even though they're near my 'hood.

                                                2. Best I have had so far is at Big Mike's in San Pedro, but like most good meatballs it probably is not all beef. Large, fresh and you can actually taste the oregano and other spices in them. Never had a meatball sub in Greater LA that comes close, which is not surprising given San Pedro's large Italian population.

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                                                  1. re: Ernie

                                                    According to this thread, Big Mike's closed in 2007:

                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/78250

                                                    It seems as if two other places have opened and closed at the same location since then:

                                                    http://www.yelp.com/biz/gypsy-way-bbq...
                                                    http://www.yelp.com/biz/tonos-cafe-an...

                                                    1. re: Peripatetic

                                                      Oops, meant to say "Big Nick's" in San Pedro. Yes, Big Mike's closed a while back (and I miss their amazing burgers). I got my Big's confused :)

                                                  2. Haven't been there is years, but with that in mind:

                                                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5737...

                                                    Also, All About The Bread makes a somewhat untraditional but very tasty meatball sub on their odd, crispy, blistered Bay Cities ripoff bread. (Incidentally, I find their meatballs to be way better than the mealy ones at Bay Cities).

                                                    Mr Taster

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                                                    1. re: Mr Taster

                                                      I agree with you about the mealy meatballs at Bay Cities, but I still enjoy them. I get them to go along with sausage in a 2:1 meatball to sausage ratio. I heat them up in the sauce, cutting both the meatballs and sausage into bite size pieces. The mealiness fades away a bit when cut into smaller pieces and mixed with the sausages. The Bay Cities roll comes to life in a low oven--about 250-275 degrees for 10 minutes.

                                                      1. re: Mr Taster

                                                        I love the Meatball sub at All About the Bread! I like how the sauce has a little bit of kick to it versus other places where the marinara is more bland.

                                                        1. re: chris1621

                                                          are they all beef meatballs ?

                                                          thanks.

                                                        2. re: Mr Taster

                                                          checked out AATB over the weekend, got the god father as well as the meatball.

                                                          I can say that this is the meatball sub I've been longing over. Sure it's not EXACTLY what I want (which is what Mr T. linked to...), but it is amazingly delicious and that bread!!!

                                                          I need to hit up Quickies though, since they're just around the corner.

                                                          Finally: AATB Godfather > BC Godmother

                                                        3. Has anyone tried the meatball sub @ Tomato Pie?

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                                                          1. re: ns1

                                                            Sadly I haven't. Though I did try their slices and found them to be marginally serviceable at best.

                                                            1. re: kevin

                                                              agree to disagree

                                                              :biggrin:

                                                            2. re: ns1

                                                              Reporting back, found the meatball sub to be pretty good.

                                                              Meatballs had good flavor, nice texture (not to dense not too fluffy), bread was nicely toasted/crusty and maintained it's form (ie sauce did not break through the side).

                                                              It was like 4-5 meatballs + sauce + mozz + parm on bread, toasted, with a light sprinkling of herbs. Closest representation to the fantastic meatball sub I had in NJ thus far.

                                                            3. Mulberry Street, pretty good when last I tried.

                                                              1. Being from the aerospace industry, most of us in the El Segundo area frequented Tony's on Aviation Blvd.. Those were the good old days with the hot meatball sandwiches topped with mozzerella cheese just dripping off a hot French loaf...oh yeah, but don't forget the cold pitcher of beer! Life was good while it lasted!

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                                                                1. re: Clinton

                                                                  I presume it ain't there no more ?

                                                                  1. re: kevin

                                                                    Still there after 30 years.

                                                                    http://www.tonysonaviation.com/

                                                                    1. re: Clinton

                                                                      In that case, I'll have to try it. The way you spoke about nostalgically, it sounded like it was no longer in existence.

                                                                      1. re: kevin

                                                                        Nah Kevin, it was back in the 80s and early 90s when El Segundo was teaming with aerospace workers as well as military personnel from the AF base nearby. Tony's was like THE PLACE to go for lunch because it was fast, good, and inexpensive. Of course the Wild Goose down the street did a pretty good lunch special too. But I digress. Tony's does a mean meatball sandwich which I'll have once in a while. But remember, it's only open for lunch.

                                                                2. There used to be a place called Milano's on North Brand in Glendale... if I could find the owners and beg for the meatball sub recipe, I would.

                                                                  In the meantime, I get my meatball sub fix at Niberino's inside the His Nibs liquor store at Ball and Sunkist in Anaheim, opposite end of the buiding from das Jägerhaus.

                                                                  1. Guys, what's the difference between a meatball SUB and a meatball PARM

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                                                                    1. re: ns1

                                                                      The distinction between the two is probably lost in Los Angeles, where ordering a "meatball sub" could include cheese, or not, depending on the restaurant.

                                                                      In the Italian American havens of New York and New Jersey (where I'm from), there is a definite distinction. A meatball parm is covered with mozzarella (and, I suppose, Parmesan) while a meatball sub would be cheeseless.

                                                                      Mr Taster

                                                                      1. re: Mr Taster

                                                                        By chance got a recommendation for a meatball parm in LA? I'm trying to recreate that NJ magic.

                                                                        1. re: ns1

                                                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8471...

                                                                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5737...

                                                                          Mr Taster

                                                                          1. re: Mr Taster

                                                                            ...within 15 minutes of my current location too. thanks.

                                                                            That's also exactly what I'm looking for, and exactly what I had in NJ.

                                                                        2. re: Mr Taster

                                                                          though the meatball parm would be less kosher i would say due to the cheese factor.

                                                                          1. re: kevin

                                                                            "less kosher" is like saying "less pregnant".

                                                                            1. re: linus

                                                                              very true.

                                                                              you have a point.

                                                                              1. re: linus

                                                                                Mmmmmmh... sort of. Things are either kosher or trayf, certainly, butyou may choose to eat something I consider unfit, because I may subscribe to a much stricter interpretation of the rules.

                                                                                Where exactly to draw that line has been the subject of intensely boring debate for millennia.

                                                                                1. re: Das Ubergeek

                                                                                  Exactly.

                                                                                  Though the debate I still find interesting.

                                                                                  1. re: kevin

                                                                                    Kevin,

                                                                                    Have you ever eaten the meatball sub at Rinaldi's in El Segundo?

                                                                                    I haven't been there in years. My recollection is that they have beef meatballs and maybe turkey meatballs? They have a ridiculously extensive menu with all sorts of combos -- so I don't remember if I ever tried a straight meatball sub sandwich there.

                                                                                    I think they also have a second location in the South Bay somewhere, but the original Rinaldi's is in El Segundo.

                                                                                    1. re: PaulF

                                                                                      Yep, I've been numerous times.

                                                                                      And thanks for reminding me. Their turkey meatballs are truly delicious and I love their eggplant parm too. Just like you I get it without the cheese sometimes.

                                                                                      And sometimes I get one of their subs and a meatball on the side. A nice, delicious lunch.

                                                                                      This is in regards to the El Segundo location.

                                                                                      I have never been to the location in Rendondo Beach in the Riviera Village.

                                                                                      1. re: PaulF

                                                                                        Rinaldi's second location is in Manhattan Beach on Sepulveda Blvd. in the Goat Hill mini mall (in the old Ben & Jerry's space). Meatballs Sandwich either Beef or turkey with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella
                                                                                        http://www.theoriginalrinaldis.com

                                                                                        350 N Sepulveda Boulevard, Suite 1
                                                                                        Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-6742 US

                                                                                        1. re: wienermobile

                                                                                          then there at least three locations, since there is one in riviera village in redondo beach too.

                                                                                          1. re: kevin

                                                                                            Rinaldi's of Redondo is a different company & owner.

                                                                                            http://www.rinaldisofredondo.com

                                                                                            1. re: wienermobile

                                                                                              It might be different owners, but there are similarities between the menus beyond the similarities found at any sub shop.

                                                                                          2. re: wienermobile

                                                                                            The one in MB is the one I was thinking of ... I pass it all the time, but never have eaten there.

                                                                                          3. re: PaulF

                                                                                            Let me add to the confusion...the second "Original Rinaldi's" is actually located in that mall that is referred to as Goat Hill in Manhattan Beach. The address is something like 350 N. Sepulveda (I think). 2 Guns Expresso is on the south end and Rinaldi's is at the north end. The story I've heard, but never researched is that the original owner of the Original Rinaldi's in El Segundo is Mike Rinaldi who owns the sandwich shop called Rinaldi's in Redondo Beach. He sold "Original Rinaldi's" in El Segundo to the asian family that runs it now. They added a second Rinaldi's in Manhattan Beach (run by the wife). She's tried to make it a tad more upscale by added some new sandwiches and adding baked on the premises bread. I asked an El Segundo resident I know how the older Original Rinaldi's compared with the newer owners (who've owned it a long time now). He told me he thought it was just as good and the asian family that runs it are nicer and that Mike "could have a bit of an attitude" as he put it. That being said, I am pretty sure the meatballs are made on premises in the El Segundo, because the smaller Manhattan Beach one doesn't have a real kitchen (currently). End of diatribe.

                                                                                            1. re: Feed_me

                                                                                              So, the really original Rinaldi's is the one in Redondo and owned by a guy named Rinaldi, while the original Original Rinaldi's is run by a nice Asian family who also run the Original Rinaldi's in Manahattan Beach.

                                                                                              Technically, the original Original Rinaldi's is unoriginal, it's branch in Manhattan Beach is even more unoriginal in an upscale sort of way, while the Original Rinaldi's in Redondo Beach was originally unoriginal, but now is in some ways more originally Original Rinaldi's than the original Original Rinaldi's.

                                                                                              Well, thanks for clearing up the confusion.

                                                                                              For what it's worth I've only eaten at original Original Rinaldi's in El Segundo since the nice Asian family took over -- so that's my original point of reference.

                                                                                              1. re: Feed_me

                                                                                                yeah, the asian family that owns it are really nice and to me it seems really good... i've never been when mike owned the orginal original rinaldi's location in el segundo.

                                                                                                thanks for the history on it.

                                                                                2. The best meatball sub I ever had was at a hole in the wall on Arbor Vita near the Fourm in the 70s. Im sure it must be long gone. Does anyone know or recall?

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                                                                                  1. re: Thor123

                                                                                    i'd like to know too.

                                                                                  2. There was a sub shop on the east side of Sepulveda bl just north of LAX toward the back near the parking lot that had the best Meatball sub I ever had, probably not there anymore because this was late 60's to early 70's. Could still be there but I havn't been down there in years. Anybody remember this??

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                                                                                    1. re: malibumike

                                                                                      While I doubt that this is the same place you are talking about (?) it may occupy the space from the one you recall. I've seen this place on some of my middle of the night bike rides, but have never been there when they were open to try it: http://www.oliveit.com/about_us.html

                                                                                    2. This thread stimulated an intense lunchtime meatball parm craving in me.

                                                                                      Against my better judgment, I went with the only meatball parm accessible to me on the Miracle Mile, which is the pit known as Johnnie's NY Pizza.

                                                                                      What a mistake.... mealy, dry meatballs, lubricated with just a tiny spread of boring marinara, half melted cheese with nary a whisper o' browning or crispiness to either the cheese or the bread.

                                                                                      I need to fix this, stat.

                                                                                      Mr Taster

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                                                                                      1. re: Mr Taster

                                                                                        Isn't Vito's pretty close to miracle mile?

                                                                                        1. re: ns1

                                                                                          Not within biking distance for a 60 minute lunch.

                                                                                          Mr Taster

                                                                                          1. re: Mr Taster

                                                                                            As a fellow bicycle commuter I feel your pain.

                                                                                            1. re: ns1

                                                                                              wow, you guys bike to work ???

                                                                                              1. re: kevin

                                                                                                Gotta burn those calories somehow...

                                                                                                1. re: kevin

                                                                                                  It's how we don't all weigh 500 pounds.

                                                                                                  1. re: Das Ubergeek

                                                                                                    Yep - Very true...(after all, 600 isn't 500...Right?) ;-D>

                                                                                                    1. re: Servorg

                                                                                                      Exactly.

                                                                                                      Shoot... no wonder why...

                                                                                                      Oh, shit, by better get a bike now.

                                                                                                      No wonder why ...

                                                                                          2. re: Mr Taster

                                                                                            While not a sandwich, the meatballs al forno at Pizzeria Mozza are excellent and decently close to the Miracle Mile. They are served with sauce and some garlic rubbed crostini. These are my current favourite meatballs. They are just a nose ahead of the meatballs from Salumi in Washington.
                                                                                            I'd love them in a warm Bay Cities roll.

                                                                                            1. re: Wolfgang

                                                                                              If Vito's isn't close enough there is no way PM will be close enough.

                                                                                              I have been curious about PM's meatballs, however, so thanks for chiming in.

                                                                                              1. re: ns1

                                                                                                the PM meatballs will also most likely run you about 17 bucks at least, im thinking.

                                                                                                1. re: kevin

                                                                                                  FYI.... Pizzeria Mozza Meatballs al forno $12. And yes they are really that good.

                                                                                                  1. re: kevin

                                                                                                    12 bucks, at least according to the mozza2go menu.

                                                                                                    1. re: ns1

                                                                                                      i presume they are beef/pork mixture ???

                                                                                                      i used to go to mozza2go and grab those butterscotch puddings, for a while those were really the best in town by far.

                                                                                                      1. re: ns1

                                                                                                        Meatballs, Pizza and Butterscotch Budino at Mozza3Go -- that Blackboard Eats 30% Off Passcode is going to come in handy!

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