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Ten Best Meatballs in Miami

Nunni's meatballs
Nunni's meatballs
Photo by Carina Ost

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.

As a precaution, we are taking inventory of our favorite meatballs in Miami, so dig in and have a ball -- or ten!

See also: Via Verdi Cucina Rustica Lends Italian Charm to the Upper Eastside

Small but mighty.
Small but mighty.
Photo by Carina Ost

10. Polpette at Primo Trattoria Italiana

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.

Big balls
Big balls
Photo by Natalia Molina

9. Meatballs at Randazzo's Little Italy

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).



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