Ten Best Meatballs in Miami
We've got meatballs on the mind. These rolled wonders vary in size, composition, texture, price, and quantity, but when you break into a good ball, you just know. With a dollop of cheese on top or a bed of spaghetti below, substantial meatballs can hold up and pass the sneeze test. We refuse to lose our poor meatballs.
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As a precaution, we are taking inventory of our favorite meatballs in Miami, so dig in and have a ball -- or ten!
10. Polpette at Primo Trattoria Italiana
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Italian food is best served in a neighborhood restaurant that's run by a husband and wife. It's as romantic as that famous Lady and the Tramp scene in which two sets of lips join at the middle of a single spaghetti strand. Primo is one of those places where gnocchi is delicate and hand-rolled and the meatballs are made with amore. The beef meatballs ($6.75) are served piping hot in a garlic-laden pomodoro sauce. If you want your meatballs as more than a starter, add them to any pasta dish.
9. Meatballs at Randazzo's Little Italy
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For some big balls and a fuhgeddaboutit philosophy, head to Randazzo's in the Gables. Owner Marc Randazzo has gone from prizefighter to chef at this legit joint. The beefy balls are $8 each for a side, included in the knockout Sunday gravy ($28) with sausage, or if you want to be "healthy," you can order the meatball salad ($14).