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The Meatball Shop

84 Stanton St, New York City, NY (Lower East Side)
(212) 982-8895
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Ranked #150 of 11,650 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Lower East Side
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I ate at the Meatball Shop on a recent visit to NYC. I had the classic beef with spicy tomato sauce on polenta. Their fresh take on Italian is fun and delicious. The service was quick and the food very flavorful. The menu and atmosphere are fun - they obviously have a clever sense of humor about their chosen specialty... More

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Boardman, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

we were introduced to the meatball shop by friends who live in the city, and it's the first thing we tell people about! we ate twice at the meatball shop in cheslea. the food is fresh, delicious and the service is great. the menu isn't overwhelming, and it explains everything to you so you're clear on how to order. ordering... More

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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The food items I ordered were very good. If you like a meatball sub, it might be worth a try for you.

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NC
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52 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

After having some very disappointing meatballs at Carmine's, I wasn't expecting these to be much better. Surprisingly, they were pretty good. We ended up getting the mini sandwiches, which were fine for my daughter and myself, but my husband could eat them in one bite. I wouldn't recommend these for the guys, but they're perfect for the ladies if you're... More

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Greenville, SC
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14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Who knew there could be so much variety in meatballs. We all picked something different and no one was disappointed. Thank goodness our son knew that we were supposed to fill in our order on our menus, otherwise we might have looked like dumb tourists, LOL. I will be going back for more on my next trip to NYC.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We wandered by and saw this spot. Sat on the patio and we all had different stuff and shared. Everything I tried was delicious and we also asked for recos on what sauce with what meatball. Our server was really great at giving us ideas and we were very pleased for a great price. Stand our favourite would be the... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Great food, the surrounding were simple & basic but clean & the staff were really friendly, food came up fast and hot. Very busy.

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South Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

You pick your choice of meatballs (including veggie ones), your sauce and your sides and you are ready for a delicious treat. The food is tasty, freshly made and very good value for money.The service was excellent and friendly. It stays open late if you want a good meal after bar hopping.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Meatballs - average, too much breading - I am not a fan of breadcrumb coated meatballs. Salad was very good. Would go again - fun atmosphere, good value, will stick to salads - no meatballs.

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Stopped by for a quick bite to eat while walking through the neighborhood. Quaint atmosphere, great antiques all around and tight seating. My lunch date loved the beef meatballs with red sauce and the polenta. I thought everything was just good. Meatballs a bit too soft for my liking. Good value for your money though.

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