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Where in Los Angeles County Has Really Good Meatballs?

HoundDogz Aug 9, 2012 02:55 PM

I watched the Food Channel and saw Throwdown with Bobby Flay and he went up against some place on Long Island, NY, called Maroni's Those looked like great meatballs. I want some but I am not flying to NY to go to Long Island to get meatballs.

Where in LA are meatballs out of this world, off planet, off the shelf, total flavor town?

I got a recipe off the Food Channel website and followed it closely but didn't taste so great. I think the recipe is not accurate because had way too much filling to meat ratio I think. Looked nothing like the real meatballs I saw on the Throwdown. I made some with the Alton Brown recipe and were good but I want to go out to a restaurant in the LA area that is known to have great meatballs.


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    yogachik Aug 12, 2012 08:16 AM

    The meatballs at Vito (in Santa Monica on Ocean Park at 28th) are out of control good, only served on Saturday night. They are enormous, though.

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      kevin Aug 13, 2012 11:12 AM

      are these beef versions ?

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      JudiAU Aug 9, 2012 08:19 PM

      I love the meatballs at Pizzeria Mozza. Really love.

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        wienermobile Aug 9, 2012 08:52 PM

        Those are the best.

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          maudies5 Aug 9, 2012 10:11 PM

          Right you are. I had forgotten about those divine meatballs. Definitely, the best!

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        Swedeblondi Aug 9, 2012 07:42 PM

        According to my boyfriend, the meatballs at Il Pestaio n Beverly Hills are the best!! I tried them and they lived up to their reputation for sure.

        1. J.L. Aug 9, 2012 04:55 PM

          In Brentwood, Ristorante Peppone's filet mignon meatballs are quite good.

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            maudies5 Aug 9, 2012 05:43 PM

            I like Huckleberry's turkey meatballs.

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            Novelli Aug 9, 2012 03:22 PM

            Sotto in WeHo has excellent pork meatballs. Salty, fatty, and very moist.

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              HoundDogz Aug 9, 2012 03:38 PM

              Thanks. Those meatballs seem just my style. I will go there.

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                Thor123 Aug 11, 2012 10:40 PM

                Plus 1. Beat me to it!

              2. Servorg Aug 9, 2012 03:10 PM

                Here is a somewhat dated thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/699587 but the Mozza suggestion is still on point.

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                  HoundDogz Aug 9, 2012 03:13 PM

                  Thank you for the link. I'm gonna check it out.

                  I just saw on the Food Network on Eat Street some meatball truck called Meatballs on Fire or something that is popular too. Gotta check it out.

                  The meatballs I made that I am not impressed with are growing on me. I tend to possibly like them now but they are not great either.

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                    Servorg Aug 9, 2012 04:07 PM

                    Here you go: http://foodmarathon.wordpress.com/200...

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