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Aug 9, 2012 02:55 PM

Where in Los Angeles County Has Really Good Meatballs?

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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  1. Here is a somewhat dated thread but the Mozza suggestion is still on point.

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    1. re: Servorg

      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.

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

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      1. re: Novelli

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

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

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          1. re: J.L.

            I like Huckleberry's turkey meatballs.

          2. 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. I love the meatballs at Pizzeria Mozza. Really love.

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                1. re: wienermobile

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