The Meatball Shop

 

84 Stanton St.

American/Italian $$

Walk-ins with texting

Hands down one of my favorite casual places for dinner in the city.  Forever my favorite combo is the spicy pork meatballs with pesto over braised greens (or other veggie depending what the day's special is!), split the risotto, and the bourbon lemonade.  The menu changes frequently and all the ingredients are locally sourced.  They text you if there's a wait but it usually won't be more than 30 minutes (and if you can sit at the bar, I tend to prefer that).  Afterwards, go grab a drink at Nitecap.

 Mini buffalo chicken meatballs

Mini buffalo chicken meatballs

 Waffle balls at brunch

Waffle balls at brunch

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 Spicy pork pesto meatball sandwich

Spicy pork pesto meatball sandwich