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The Meatball Shop
Posted by legs on 04/17/2010
We stopped in around 2 pm on Saturday, and the place was PACKED. We decided to order takeout, and eat at home. I'd read some eh reviews, but was really pleasantly surprised -- our food was scrumptious delicious. We got 2 heros -- beef with tomato sauce and mozzarella on wheat, and the "special", which was a mix of meats with the spicy meat sauce on a white roll. The tomato sauce and the bread were heavenly. And they came with a nice green salad on the side to cut the rich meat. They packaged the takeout well, and I'm really glad with didn't have to deal with the mad scene inside, although from what I could see the decor was very tasteful. I think the bad reviews just ordered weird things -- stick with the basics, and it's an absolutely delicious sandwich.
Posted by dryben on 04/15/2010
Really nothing great. Meatballs are sub-par if that. Wine, Polenta, and ice-cream sandwich were best part of the meal. You can check it out, but be prepared to leave unsatisfied.
Posted by anonymous on 04/04/2010
I have no idea why people give this place good reviews 1) we gave our name to reserve a table we came back several times with in the time frame. only to find out that our table was given away because we weren't around. 2) they can't the orders right. ok if the waitress mentions to me that my order would be better if i changed it to side instead of "under" then forgets it ? also another member of my party had to reorder his food since the order was "lost" finally putting all the sliders on one plate. how the heck can we tell which is which, and you get the number of meat balls (2 + 2 + 1 = ( its not 4) ) wrong ? 3) when the food comes out no one seems to know who gets what. 4) snooty wait staff who got frustrated when we wanted what we order. sorry but get it right, we wrote it down for you how hard is it to type it into a computer 5) over priced for meat balls 6) The support wait staff was quick and helpful i will never go there nor recommend this place it was of time and money
Posted by Dereks Daddy on 03/25/2010
I saw the owners on the Fox 5 Morning News last week so i decided to stop by for some take out. The place is a bit small & very informal but theres a good energy once you walk in. They were very welcoming & quick to offer suggestions. I ordered takeout & the food was ready to go in less than 10 min. I ordered one of every meatball & they all were very flavorful. The lamb & the beef meatballs were good as well as the pork meatballs, which had a nice spice to it which made it very flavorful. Looking forward to returning very soon!
Posted by GR on 03/20/2010
I went at a friend's suggestion and the food was perfect, the sauce wasn't overpowering and the portion was just right. I reccommend this to anyone who likes great and reasonably priced food.
Posted by nando on 03/18/2010
if you love hot and juicy balls, which i do, this is the Spot!!! usually busy but definitely worth any wait.
Posted by Stephanie on 03/12/2010
It was a friend's 26th birthday and 3 of us had arranged to try this place in celebration. I had the spicy pork with classic tomato sauce and sides of polenta and fennel, friend A had the chicken in mushroom sauce with a salad, and the birthday girl had a "meatball smash" - meatball and fixings on a brioche bun. All the dishes tasted wonderful, and it was such a relaxed yet classy dinner! Depressingly, more reasonable than so many places in Brooklyn. It doesn't feel like a "scene" at all, at at 6.30ish on a Thursday night we had no problem getting good seats. The service was thoughtful, the lights were dim, and the walls are covered in old photos. For dessert we each tried a different homemade ice cream sandwich combination. The walnut meringue cookies with caramel ice cream was probably the winner. Best part about the evening, and the thing that's making me write a review (first time ever), is that I'd cold-called (well, emailed) one of the owners, Michael, a few hours before the dinner to ask if someone could stick a birthday candle in my friend's meatball dish and surprise her with it. He was enthusiastic right away, called so we could make an elaborate plan, and then he brought the special dish over himself.