Meatballs have taken over America. Whether it is at a party, tailgating, family dinner, or you are just in the mood for some meaty goodness, meatballs have become one of America’s favorite foods. With such versatility, meatballs can satisfy any appetite. Perhaps that is why March 9th has become National Meatball Day. Come grab your friends and family and try some of Houston’s best and favorite places to eat meatballs.
3835 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77027
Colina’s Italian Café is a slice of Italian heaven. It feels as if you have stepped onto Italian soil as soon as you walk into the door. With an indoor and outdoor space, Italian music playing in the background, and food that melts in your mouth, Colina’s is the perfect place to bring your family or spouse to celebrate National Meatball Day. You can choose between the meatball panini or the spaghetti with meatballs. On both dishes, the marinara sauce combined with the meatballs has a savory, sweet, and delectable taste that you can’t find anywhere else in the city
La Prima Grill and Bar
Houston, TX 77077
Since its opening in 2011, La Prima Bar and Grill has quickly become a new Italian favorite in Houston. Offering food that makes your mouth drop in amazement, you will have the choice of spaghetti with meatballs, a meatball panini, or creating your own pasta with meatballs. Choose your type of pasta (penne, angel hair, fettuccine gluten free spaghetti, whole wheat penne), sauce (marinara, alfredo, or olive oil and garlic) and then add meatballs, vegetables, grilled chicken, Italian sausage, and much more. You will also find that the meatball panini and spaghetti with meatballs are so flavorful that it will leave you wanting more. La Prima Grill and Bar is a great place for a date night, and be sure to order the tiramisu for dessert!
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Brooklyn Meatball Company
930 Main St., Suite T240C
Houston, TX 77003
There is nothing like celebrating National Meatball Day at the Brooklyn Meatball Company, where every day is National Meatball Day. Here, meatballs are their specialty and delight. Pick between beef, turkey or eggplant meatballs, choose your sauce, and custom design your own meatball salads, pastas, sliders or sub sandwiches to your particular liking. With great family specials (12 meatballs, sauce, and pasta for $29.99), and the saucy dozen (12 meatballs with your pick of sauce that you can reheat in the microwave), you can order take out, eat in, and have your meatballs anytime you would like!
2400 Mid Lane
Houston, TX 77027
Crapitto’s Cucina Italiana is a romantic café, ideal for celebrating National Meatball Day. Located in the heart of Houston, the 100-year-old building feels secluded surrounded by trees. At Crapitto’s Cucina Italiana, you are able to escape the noise and rush of the city, slow down, take in the wonder of it all, and truly enjoy the one you love. The meatball dishes at Crapitto’s are heavenly and come with Italian sausage, a wonderful surprise for meat lovers. Order the sausage and meatball appetizer with peppers and onions or the spaghetti, meatballs and sausage for dinner. These homemade dishes are light, savory, mixed with just the right amount of spices and taste like your grandma’s homemade meatballs.
14028 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana brings real authentic Italian pizza straight to the heart of Houston. Using fresh Italian ingredients and a wood fired brick oven (hand made and shipped straight from Naples itself), Pizaro’s Pizza is an excellent choice to celebrate National Meatball Day with your family, friends, and spouse. Pizaro’s offers a delicious 12” meatball pizza with ricotta, mozzarella, and tomato sauce called the polpette pizza, inspired from pizzas made in Naples. You can also choose from any of the traditional pizzas and add meatballs or other toppings for $2. Add crisp salad and a slice of pie to finish off your meatball meal.
Kelli Kelly is a freelance writer who resides in Houston, Texas. Discovering how to make recipes family friendly, healthy, and quick using ingredients that can usually be found in your pantry already is a passion of Kelli’s. She also helps to teach children’s cooking/baking classes and parties. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.