Classic to Creative

These LA Spots Have All Your Meatball Needs Covered

The Meatball. Italian, Swedish, Chinese – no matter what ethnic background you come from or the recipe you’ve grown to love over the years, there’s one for everyone’s taste buds. In fact the dish is so beloved that March 9th is officially celebrated as National Meatball Day! This year there’s no better way to celebrate than by checking out some of the best recipes around LA and some new twists on this classic. These following places in LA will satisfy your craving and get you thinking about all of the possibilities that this little ball can become. From the traditional recipe to some new flair, these meatballs are packed with flavor that you need to experience for yourself.

The Eveleigh
8752 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
424.239.1630 | www.theeveleigh.com

The Eveleigh is a rustic farm to table restaurant located on Sunset Blvd in the heart of West Hollywood. It also happens to be serving up some of the best meatballs in Los Angeles created by Chef Jordan Toft. He creates his lamb meatballs by combining crunchy breadcrumb salsa, mint and Lamp Chopper Gouda cheese. The flavors are the perfect mixture that gives the meatball a fresh taste because nothing pairs better than lamb and mint.

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Pistola
8022 W 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323. 951.9800 | www.pistola-la.com

Let’s start with the classic. For all of you East Coast Italians or anyone who’s ever been to New York and fallen in love, Pistola has the meatball for you. Made by Chef Vic Casanova, this meatball is made up of mild Italian pork sausage, ground pork and beef. It is served with Sunday Gravy (That’s right, Us East Coast Italians call that red sauce gravy) and garnished we Parmesan cheese of course.

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The Rockefeller
1209 Highland Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.545.5810 | www.eatrockefeller.com

Rockefeller is serving up another classic version of the meatball that is perfectly delicious down to the very last bite. It is made up of veal, pork and beef chuck and topped with a light pomodoro sauce, fresh basil and parmesan cheese.

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Sonoma Wine Garden
395 Santa Monica Place #300
Santa Monica Place, CA 90401
424.214.4560 | www.sonomawinegarden.com

If you love meatballs, chances are you’re going to want them with some pasta. Chef Garee Battad at Sonoma Wine Garden has got you covered with his Lamb Meatball Linguini dish. This feast is made with Castelvetrano olives, marinara sauce, pickled fresno chili and parmigiano. This meal will definitely fill you up with some homemade goodness and love in every bite.

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Little Dom’s
2128 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
323.661.0055 | www.littledoms.com

For those of you who are willing to step a little further outside of the meatball box, Little Dom’s and Chef Brandon Boudet have the dish for you. Their Wild Boar Meatballs are a huge hit made with grilled oregano, mint, cucumber, garlic chips and olive oil. An interesting set of flavors, but once you take a bite you’ll wonder why they were combined sooner.

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