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Top Meatball Dishes In St. Louis

March 6, 2013 7:00 AM

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Celebrate National Meatball Day on March 9 by selecting your favorite way to enjoy meatballs. Order your meatballs on top of spaghetti, all covered with cheese, as a meatball slider or served on an open-faced, fresh-baked bread sandwich topped with St. Louis locals’ favorite provel cheese, known as the “Goo from the Lou.” Take a meatball challenge on The Hill, enjoy a meatball served alone or by the pound. Savor these top meatball dishes in St. Louis straight from the plate to your mouth.

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Amighetti’s
5141 Wilson Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 776-2855
www.amighettis.comCrave the taste from the original location on The Hill that made the meatball sandwich a local household name. Bring your hunger to this Italian hot spot that serves meatballs in red sauce resting on fresh-baked Italian bread with the same recipe used when Mr. Amighetti brought it over from Italy in 1921. Satisfy your appetite for a good juicy meatball and leave with a full belly. Take it on a picnic with a box lunch, or bring this famous meatball sandwich or spaghetti and meatballs in red sauce to a special catered event.

Related: Top Spots for a Picnic in St. Louis

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Mama’s on the Hill
2132 Edwards St.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 776-3100
www.mamasonthehill.comEnjoy the full experience from the Italian district in St. Louis, known as “The Hill,” at this restaurant, also known to locals as “Mama Campisi’s.” Take the ultimate meatball challenge, and if you manage to finish the dish, Mama’s will pick up your tab and throw in a t-shirt. Start with the two-pound meatball resting atop a mount of spaghetti soaking up Mama’s marinara sauce. Come with a smaller appetite and enjoy the “Hill” of spaghetti with meatballs, which is a scaled down, more manageable version without the challenge.

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Three Sixty
1 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 241-8439
www.360-stl.comShoot for the stars, or at least a bird’s-eye view of the city, at this rooftop restaurant inside the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark. Feast on mouth-watering fare while catching amazing glimpses of Busch Stadium below and the Arch in downtown St. Louis. Select a bite-sized meatball sandwich with three meatball sliders made by Chef Rex Hale. Mix and match your choice of short rib, smoked pork belly and meatball sliders, or stick with three meatball sliders made with promodoro sauce, which is a fancy way of saying red marinara, seasoned with basil and topped with Parmesan and provolone cheese.

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P’sghetti’s
5540 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63123
(314) 849-5332
www.psghettis.comDon’t let the cute name fool you because your mouth will be too full to try to properly pronounce fun-sounding words anyway. Bite into P’sghetti’s open-faced meatball sandwich, and you’ll quickly realize this south St. Louis County restaurant knows how to make a tasty meatball. Savor five tasty meatballs on fresh-baked bread and dripping with delicious homemade red sauce. Topped with melted gooey provel cheese, it just wouldn’t be an official St. Louis restaurant if it didn’t add the cheese that locals love most.

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Joe Fassi Sausage & Sandwich Factory
2321 Sublette Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 647-5158
www.joefassisandwiches.comGet meatballs made fresh daily direct from this factory restaurant and catering service, found in the Italian district of St. Louis. Buy meatballs by the pound to add to your favorite homemade recipe or sit down and enjoy some tasty meatballs while you’re there. Before you order your meatballs by the pound, ask for a meatball sandwich to get a taste of what you’re bringing home or having catered to your big event. Savor the flavor of traditional meatballs on Italian bread and topped with tomato sauce and melted provel cheese.

Tere Scott is a freelance writer and author of e-books and two educational blogs. She loves to research information to share. She currently resides in St. Louis. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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