The meatball… sweet, heavenly meatball. This meaty delight has graced plates for generations but recently it has become more than just a dish included with spaghetti and drenched in mouth-watering sauce. Whether it’s part of a hero or included with a pasta, this venerable ball of beef, pork, veal, or whatever meat you prefer, never gets boring. These local spots are especially proud of their recipes.
2021: Queens Voted Forno Piccolo Sogno Best Meatball!
195-14 47th Ave, Flushing
(718) 224-1717 – piccolosognony.com
Nothing is as great as cutting into a tender, perfectly rounded meatball and taking that first bite. At Piccolo Sogno in Flushing, that feeling is intensified. It doesn’t matter whether your meatballs are served on a hero or incorporated in a pasta dish or served by itself. Each one is impeccably seasoned and cooked to perfection in a homemade tomato sauce. Its meatballs can even be topped with a generous selection of melted mozzarella cheese if you choose to go the extra mile for the ultimate meatball experience. Piccolo Sogno executive chef and owner Maurizio only has one goal in mind and that’s to provide Queens residents with the best dining experience in the borough.
2020: Queens Voted Forno Pizzeria E Trattoria Best Meatball!
Forno Pizzeria E Trattoria
52-27 69th St, Maspeth
(718) 424-1200 – www.pizzeriaforno.com
Opened in 2013, Forno Pizzeria E Trattoria is here to provide you a new outlook on the “traditional” pizza experience. With our signature and unique pizzas, you’ll be able to experience authentic Italian pizza right in your own neighborhood. The menu also features a wide array of meatballs, paninis, and a selection of pasta dishes that you’d find in top of the line Italian restaurants, you’ll experience the best cooked to perfection.
2019: Queens Voted Magna Ristorante Best Meatball!
35-25 Farrington St., Flushing
718-445-3352 – www.magnarestaurant.com
Magna Restaurant is often referred to as Flushing’s hidden gem, and for good reason. Magna serves up some of Queens’ finest Italian dishes and desserts including the best meatballs in Queens. Whether on a panini or in a pasta dish, Magna’s meatballs are sure to impress. Rich and savory, these meatballs are renowned through Queens. Magna uses only the finest, freshest ingredients available. Their friendly wait staff is kind and courteous, and Magna’s atmosphere is both open and comfortable. When you find yourself enjoying a hearty meal at Magna’s, be sure to try the best meatballs in Queens!
2018: Queens Voted Forno Pizzeria E Trattoria Best Meatball!
Forno Pizzeria E Trattoria
52-27 69th St, Flushing, NY 11378
Opened in 2013, Forno Pizzeria e Trattoria is here to provide you a new outlook on the “traditional” pizza experience. With our signature and unique pizza’s, you’ll be able to experience authentic Italian pizza right in your own neighborhood.
2017: Queens Voted Trattoria 35 Best Meatball!
213-15 35th Ave, Bayside, NY 11361/ (718) 352-3800
Trattoria 35 is a complete dining experience where value meets exceptional quality. The owners have personally selected some of their favorite Northern Italian cuisine paired with a wine selection that will augment any dinner choice. Along with the delicious cuisine, the service is excellent. As you walk through the doors, you are greeted with a friendly smile from your host, then engage with the highly-experienced staff that will be glad to guide you through menu selections.