The Top 5 Meatballs in Los Angeles

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Rao's meatballsFor those that love their meatballs (spicy or not), here are the top five spots in the City of Angels to find this divine Italian delicacy.


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1 Pizzeria Mozza

Anything Nancy Silverton touches turns to gold, and her meatballs are no exception. Her meatballs are a mixture of pork, pancetta and veal, lightly topped with breadcrumbs, garlic and red pepper flakes. Served with her passata de pomodoro sauce, these balls are unbeatable.
641 N Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 297-0101

2 Sotto

Sotto's meatballs are a revelation. They're grilled, yet juicy, simple in presentation on a bed of bitter greens, yet complex in flavor. Chef Steve Samson and Chef Zach Pollack's blend of pork and pecorino is, without a doubt, perfection.
9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035 (310) 277-0210

3 Bottega Louie

Bottaga Louie's meatballs are served more simply as sliders, but that doesn't diminish their taste. Those who order will receive three house-made sliders with tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella and a dazzling wallop of Italian taste. The accompanying fries are just an added bonus.
700 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90017 (213) 802-1470

4 Rao's

Rao's, an institution in New York since 1896, has finally opened its doors in LA, and we couldn't be happier. These newly available delicacies are amazingly tender and perfectly paired with Pinot and pasta. Welcome to the neighborhood indeed!
1006 Seward St, Los Angeles, CA, United States 90038 (323) 962-7267


Susan Feniger is a master of the meatball. Her street-food inspired menu at STREET used to carry a full range of delights from Swedish to Thai to Syrian balls, though now carries a wide range of vegan and vegetarian options. The Lamb & Date meatball featured here is actually a specialty from Feniger's won Street Food cookbook. Yes, it's that good that you might actually try to make it yourself.
742 N Highland Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 203-0500
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