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Ten Marvelous Meatball Dishes

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Meatball dishes are prevalent throughout the city and for good reason. Aside from being tasty, they keep things interesting by changing up ingredients, sauces, and more. While there are many places to get your fill of meatballs around Boston, here are ten that you should try right now.


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1. Regina Pizzeria

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11 Thacher St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 227-0765
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Meatball Pizza: A popular pick at this classic Boston pizza shop, the meatballs come sliced paper thin. [Photo: Facebook]

2. Parla

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230 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 367–2824
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Wild Boar Meatballs: A take on the classic beef, chicken, and pork meatball, this tomato sauce, parmesan, and micro basil-topped meatball is made from wild boar instead. [Photo: Katie Chudy]

3. The Tip Tap Room

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138 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 263-7614
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Boar Meatballs: If it's wild game that you're after, The Tip Tap Room can accommodate that. Boar meatballs can start the meal, and they're served in a spicy ginger cilantro sauce. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

4. Trade

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540 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 451-1234
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Chicken Meatballs: This take on a traditional meatball starts with chicken meatballs, and then smoked corn, charred tomato vinaigrette, and pine nuts join the party. [Photo: Official Site]

5. The Glenville Stops

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87 Glenville Ave
Allston Village, MA 02134
(617) 903-3638
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Lamb Meatballs: Available as a small plate, the lamb meatballs at The Glenville Stops are served with toasted bulgur, harissa oil, and tzatziki. [Photo: Official Site]
An L-shaped bar with high wooden stools, overhanging Tiffany lampshades, and warm colored walls

6. Tavern Road

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343 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 790-0808
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Lamb Meatballs: Available late at night (after 11 p.m.), these lamb-based meatballs are served with yogurt and a harissa vinaigrette. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

7. Picco

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513 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 927-0066
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Beef and Pork Meatballs: Available in two forms -- as a starter and served with parmesan, and as a sandwich topped with provolone. [Photo: Yelp]

8. Kitchen

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560 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 695-1250
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Swedish Meatballs: Diners can start their meal with an order of Swedish meatballs, complete with a creamy gravy, onion marmalade, and garlic bread. [Photo: Yelp]

9. Coppa

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253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 391-0902
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Meatballs Al Forno: Start off with an antipasti of wood oven-roasted meatballs sauced with a tomato gravy. [Photo: Official Site]

10. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

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425 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127
(617) 765-8636
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Meatball Pizza: This wood-fired pizza is sauced with their house marinara, adorned with bits of meatballs, and topped with fontina cheese and fresh-chopped garlic. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

1. Regina Pizzeria

11 Thacher St, Boston, MA 02113
Meatball Pizza: A popular pick at this classic Boston pizza shop, the meatballs come sliced paper thin. [Photo: Facebook]
11 Thacher St
Boston, MA 02113

2. Parla

230 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
Wild Boar Meatballs: A take on the classic beef, chicken, and pork meatball, this tomato sauce, parmesan, and micro basil-topped meatball is made from wild boar instead. [Photo: Katie Chudy]
230 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

3. The Tip Tap Room

138 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114
Boar Meatballs: If it's wild game that you're after, The Tip Tap Room can accommodate that. Boar meatballs can start the meal, and they're served in a spicy ginger cilantro sauce. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
138 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114

4. Trade

540 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Chicken Meatballs: This take on a traditional meatball starts with chicken meatballs, and then smoked corn, charred tomato vinaigrette, and pine nuts join the party. [Photo: Official Site]
540 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210

5. The Glenville Stops

87 Glenville Ave, Allston Village, MA 02134
An L-shaped bar with high wooden stools, overhanging Tiffany lampshades, and warm colored walls
Lamb Meatballs: Available as a small plate, the lamb meatballs at The Glenville Stops are served with toasted bulgur, harissa oil, and tzatziki. [Photo: Official Site]
87 Glenville Ave
Allston Village, MA 02134

6. Tavern Road

343 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
Lamb Meatballs: Available late at night (after 11 p.m.), these lamb-based meatballs are served with yogurt and a harissa vinaigrette. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]
343 Congress St
Boston, MA 02210

7. Picco

513 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Beef and Pork Meatballs: Available in two forms -- as a starter and served with parmesan, and as a sandwich topped with provolone. [Photo: Yelp]
513 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116

8. Kitchen

560 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02118
Swedish Meatballs: Diners can start their meal with an order of Swedish meatballs, complete with a creamy gravy, onion marmalade, and garlic bread. [Photo: Yelp]
560 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118

9. Coppa

253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Meatballs Al Forno: Start off with an antipasti of wood oven-roasted meatballs sauced with a tomato gravy. [Photo: Official Site]
253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

10. Lincoln Tavern & Restaurant

425 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
Meatball Pizza: This wood-fired pizza is sauced with their house marinara, adorned with bits of meatballs, and topped with fontina cheese and fresh-chopped garlic. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
425 W Broadway
Boston, MA 02127

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