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The Best Meatball Spots in the Montclair Area

by Gabrielle Buscema
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New Jersey is home to all of the best kinds of meatballs — parm, sliders, spicy, and don’t forget Snooki herself. With National Meatball Day on March 9th, The Montclair Girl has compiled a list of some of the most notable meatball spots in Montclair and Essex County. Read on below for how to honor and enjoy this staple dish in the area.

Ah’Pizz | 7 North Willow Street, Montclair


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Since we basically live in pizza heaven, MG just had to add a pizzeria to this list. Ah’Pizz is a BYOB spot in Montclair that brings authentic brick oven pizza to life and is known for its meatball and sausage pies. Guests can also opt for the Polpette Sliders, which include veal meatballs stuffed with fontina.

Read More: The Best Gluten-Free Pasta Spots in Northern New Jersey

Belgiovine’s Italian Deli | 714 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair


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A community favorite deli in the Montclair area, Belgiovine’s is the perfect place to stop for an affordable and authentic meatball meal. Check out the meatball parm sandwich, created with house-made meatballs and freshly melted mutz, or order the side dish of meatballs.

Boschetto | 111 Grove Street, Montclair

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Boschetto is an elevated fast-casual restaurant serves a variety of pizzas, pastas, and other Italian favorites. There are two dishes that include meatballs here — the Polpette consists of meatballs, tomato, + ricotta, and the Carne Rossa includes sausage, pepperoni, meatballs, + chili.

Laboratorio Kitchen | 615 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair

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For those who love Instagrammable dishes and intimate vibes, Laboratorio Kitchen is the spot. This BYOB modern American restaurant has so many fun options, including a giant veal and beef meatball appetizer. For pasta lovers, there is also a fresh pappardelle dinner served with Laboratorio’s signature huge meatball.



Luigino’s Parmigiana | 173 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair

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Luigino’s Parmigiana is bringing a taste of the Amalfi Coast to MTC by serving traditional, Southern Italian dishes with a modern twist. The Polpettine dish is served with beef, veal, + pork meatballs, shaved parmigiana, sugo di pomodoro, and basil ricotta.

Popolari | 1047 Broad Street, Bloomfield


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There’s a reason this locale’s name translates to “popular.” Popolari Pizza + Pasta Bar serves up retro Milan vibes and classic dishes with modern elements. Visitors need to try the meatball appetizer or even the Arancini con carne, which are the house rice balls stuffed with ground beef.

See More: Meatball Spots Worth Trying in Hoboken + Jersey City

Scala Del Nonna | 32 Church Street, Montclair


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Scala Del Nonna’s bright, chic vibe makes the space so inviting. Coming from the chef’s Italian cooking background, the dishes here are perfect in their simplicity. The Polpette Amatriciana dish here consists of lamb and pork meatballs in a light onion and guanciale-infused tomato sauce with whipped ricotta.

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