Meatball Paradise Travel Guide

Get ready for hearty helpings of mouthwatering meatball dishes, from cheese-smothered meatball perfection in Philly to burly balls of Texas brisket -- and even to a 1-pound wonderball in Las Vegas!


Restaurants & Bars
Maroni’s Cuisine
Maroni’s Cuisine has evolved into an extremely popular, yet very eclectic restaurant that offers a marathon “tasting menu” of 14 courses -- the most famous of which is the meatball.
  • 18 Woodbine Avenue
  • Northport, NY 11768 US

Maroni’s Cuisine

Maroni’s Cuisine has evolved into an extremely popular, yet very eclectic restaurant that offers a marathon “tasting menu” of 14 courses -- the most famous of which is the meatball.
18 Woodbine Avenue Northport, NY, US
The Meatball Shop
Meatball restaurants are one of the hot new culinary trends in America, and the 2 guys who started it all are Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow, co-owners of The Meatball Shop.
  • 84 Stanton Street
  • New York, NY 10002 US

The Meatball Shop

Meatball restaurants are one of the hot new culinary trends in America, and the 2 guys who started it all are Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow, co-owners of The Meatball Shop.
84 Stanton Street New York, NY, US
Marabella Meatball Co.
At the Marabella Meatball Co. you can build a sandwich with options like beef, pork and veal meatballs, along with marinara sauce and aged provolone -- and toppings like prosciutto and broccoli rabe for just a dollar more.
  • 1211 Walnut Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19107 US

Marabella Meatball Co.

At the Marabella Meatball Co. you can build a sandwich with options like beef, pork and veal meatballs, along with marinara sauce and aged provolone -- and toppings like prosciutto and broccoli rabe for just a dollar more.
1211 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA, US
Al Johnsons Swedish Restaurant Butik
The Italians may be the king of meatballs, but the Swedish have a “purty gute” meatball, too! Al Johnsons Swedish Restaurant Butik has been serving up the beefy, gravy-drenched delights for more than 60 years.
  • 10698 North Bay Shore Drive
  • Sister Bay, WI 54234 US

Al Johnsons Swedish Restaurant Butik

The Italians may be the king of meatballs, but the Swedish have a “purty gute” meatball, too! Al Johnsons Swedish Restaurant Butik has been serving up the beefy, gravy-drenched delights for more than 60 years.
10698 North Bay Shore Drive Sister Bay, WI, US
LAVO Las Vegas
LAVO does its meatballs Vegas-style -- big and showy. The 1-pound meatballs are made from Kobe beef and the finest veal available, as well as the chef’s secret meat ingredient: sausage.
  • 3325 Las Vegas Strip
  • Las Vegas, NV 89109 US

LAVO Las Vegas

LAVO does its meatballs Vegas-style -- big and showy. The 1-pound meatballs are made from Kobe beef and the finest veal available, as well as the chef’s secret meat ingredient: sausage.
3325 Las Vegas Strip Las Vegas, NV, US
Bartolini Restaurant
Bartolini’s is the kind of place that has Italian food to die for -- and meatballs that might kill you. Between its annual Meatball Eating Championship and its 10-pound meatball sandwich challenge, you could easily overdose on their orbs of beef.
  • 14420 South Pulaski Road
  • Midlothian, IL 60445 US

Bartolini Restaurant

Bartolini’s is the kind of place that has Italian food to die for -- and meatballs that might kill you. Between its annual Meatball Eating Championship and its 10-pound meatball sandwich challenge, you could easily overdose on their orbs of beef.
14420 South Pulaski Road Midlothian, IL, US
Tombolini’s World’s Greatest Meatballs
Some places serve spaghetti and meatballs, some serve meatball sandwiches, and some serve exotic meatballs -- but at this Italian restaurant you can get meatballs pretty much any way you want!
  • 11910 Louetta Road
  • Houston, TX 77070 US

Tombolini’s World’s Greatest Meatballs

Some places serve spaghetti and meatballs, some serve meatball sandwiches, and some serve exotic meatballs -- but at this Italian restaurant you can get meatballs pretty much any way you want!
11910 Louetta Road Houston, TX, US
Somethin’ Else Cafe
These aren’t your traditional meatballs -- they’re made from boudin, which is a spicy pork rice dressing (much like dirty rice) that is stuffed into pork casings and then simmered, braised or slow grilled.
  • 620 Conti Street
  • New Orleans, LA 70130 US

Somethin’ Else Cafe

These aren’t your traditional meatballs -- they’re made from boudin, which is a spicy pork rice dressing (much like dirty rice) that is stuffed into pork casings and then simmered, braised or slow grilled.
620 Conti Street New Orleans, LA, US

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