What I love about The Meatball Shop is how you order. You are given a menu and a black marker, in which you customize your order and hand the menu back to your waitress. You can choose from four options of meatballs: classic beef, spicy pork, chicken, or veggie, and five sauces: classic tomato, spicy meat, mushroom gravy, parmesan cream, or pesto. They offer two cheeses: mozzarella or provolone cheese (mozzarella, obviously). You can also choose if you'd like your meatballs "Naked" (served alone with a slice of focaccia) , "Smash" (on a brioche bun), the classic "Hero", OR! as sliders. The Hero is my personal favorite and comes on an II forno baguette. My choice is always the classic beef or spicy pork meatballs and spicy meat sauce (the mushroom gravy is also really good but more rich and creamy). The hero is served with a side salad, with crispy sliced apples and a light vinaigrette.
Lots of choices and options at The Meatball Shop, but any choice is bound to be a good one. The meatballs are made with quality meat and are incredibly flavorful-- slow cooked so they are perfectly tender and juicy. They also offer a variety of sides, including risotto, mashed potatoes, and spaghetti-- all of which were delicious. The ice cream sandwiches are also amazing and not be skipped! They offer a variety of homemade cookies and ice creams in which you can mix and match. They are $5 and worth every penny. They are also great for sharing! Note: I'd recommend going to the one in Williamsburg. It's less than a block away from the Bedford stop, and you are bound to get a seat much quicker.