The Art of the MeatballAdd to My Luxx Living
By Austin O’Brien
Cape Cod may be known for its fish, but let’s be honest. There’s always a pizza or Italian meal lurking right around the corner.
We can’t always get to the North End in Boston or Federal Hill in Providence. So, let’s discover together the best Italian. For me, I like to start with the meatball as a leading indicator.
It’s always been one of my favorite foods, ever since mom served it to the kids, and that we serve to ours.
For some local restaurants, the meatball is viewed as a signature dish, something that when you bite into it, your eyes open wide and you are left speechless. Okay, that’s because your mouth is full of the meatball. (I can still remember my mom saying, “Don’t talk with your mouth open”).
For me, what a good meatball comes down to is the quality of the beef, pork or (maybe) veal used. Then, there is the bread crumbs, vegetables and seasonings.
Where do you go for your favorite Italian?
Here are some of my favorites Italian restaurants on the Cape, including a featured dish from their dinner menus (and not necessarily with meatballs). In some cases, I picked signature dishes that carry the restaurant’s name.
Roasted cod a la Columbo
And try their gelato
544 Main Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Buca’s Tuscan Roadhouse
4 Depot Road
Harwich, MA 02645
Pan-seared chicken or veal Alberto
360 Main Street
Hyannis, MA. 02601
Osteria La Civetta
Beef and potato stew with crispy polenta
133 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
Eggplant and portabello (with veal) al forno
230 Commercial Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
There are dozens of Italian restaurants on the Cape. What’s your favorite? Also, share your favorite menu offerings there as well. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send photos of your experience.
And especially: Nominate your favorite meatball dish. We’ll head out to taste it ourselves and if we deem your choice the best, join us for dinner for four to share your favorite meatballs.
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