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Need recommendation for Spaghetti & Meatballs

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Someone recently asked me where the best spaghetti & meatballs were in Manhattan. I'm Italian, so I have no good answer because that's something I'd make at home and not pay to eat out.

I have to make a list of 3 and I need a place open on a Monday. I had Lugo, Le Zie, Apizz, and Donatella on my finalists list but Apizz and Donatella are both closed Mondays. Any others I am leaving out? I have Craftbar, Hearth, Rubirosa, and Piccolo Angolo on my current list to investigate. Thanks!

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    1. Scarpetta's spaghetti with tomato and basil has been great the few times i have had it. Kinda pricey for what it is ($24) but i crave it.

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      1. The meatballs at Becco are among the very best I have ever eaten. They are an appetizer. They have a pasta with tomato and basil in some form on the sinfonia di pasta combination at every seating. Put them together. It could be mind-blowingly good.

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        1. re: rruben1

          The spaghetti and meatballs at Ennio and Michaels were the best, but they are no longer in business. The meatballs at Bar Pitti are good but you have to order the pasta separately.
          Villa Mosconi has decent spaghetti and meatballs.

        2. Pietros, in the east 40s, has outstanding spaghetti and meatballs. A half order is sufficient, even.

          1. i havent had it in awhile but rubirosa made me realize how much i miss simple and delicious spaghetti and meatballs.

            extra virgin used to have a great spaghetti and meatballs on sunday nights. not sure if they still do.