Miami's Ten Best Meatballs
|New York City Focus|
Sardinia's atmosphere calls for a group of friends enjoying some good wine while dining on boards of cheese, mounds of pasta, and some good meatballs. The polpettine ($14) is a tender veal meatball with braised fennel. Like the rest of the plates at Sardinia, the meatball is light and tender, leaving you room for several more dishes -- and lots more wine.
Tudor House's meatball is so good, we know a friend who orders only them as if they were an entree. Truth be told, the tender meatball, served in a crock with grilled rustic bread, could serve as a wonderful lunch. The only problem is that whenever the meatball arrives, the entire table digs in as if everyone were entitled -- to your meal! Order as a side ($12) or as an entree with spaghetti ($21). Either way, tell your friends to back off and get their own.