8 Meatballs That Are Saucy, Scrumptious Delights in Westchester

Sorry (not sorry), but these meatball dishes are totally #WorthIt.

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When the meatball cravings hit, head over to these Westchester eateries to indulge in a delicious meal no matter the day.

Additional reporting by Michelle Gillan Larkin

Whether you prefer traditional meatballs submerged in tomato sauce and topped with parm or Asian-inspired meatballs dressed in sesame-soy jus, these Westchester restaurants have options that are sure to delight any appetite.

Chicken Meatballs at Polpettina

102 Fisher Ave, Eastchester; 914.961.0061
*Temporarily closed for expansion renovations

Polpettina translates to “little meatball” and, with a name that meatball-centric, it’s no surprise that all of the options here are worth an order. What is surprising is how much we enjoy these light, clean, Asian-inspired chicken meatballs with sesame-soy jus, pickled carrots, and scallions. Not for nothin’ — Polpettina’s beef meatballs and off-the-beaten ’balls fashioned from falafel are just as delish.


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Fried Meatballs at Fortina

17 Maple Ave, Armonk; 914.273.0900
136 S Ridge St, Rye Brook; 914.937.0900
1086 N Broadway, Yonkers; 914.358.3595

Crunchy is now a word we associate with meatballs, after falling in love with these nostalgic fried delights showered in parmesan cheese at Fortina. They remind us of swiping one from grandma’s house on Sunday morning.


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Heirloom Meatballs at The Cookery

39 Chestnut St, Dobbs Ferry; 914.305.2336

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There’s something counterintuitive about the not-exactly-round meatballs at The Cookery, which manage to be rich and comforting, yet also featherlight and tender. A generous slick of pomodoro, a little parm, and some fresh parsley and olive oil is pretty much all they need.


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Inside Out Meatballs at tredici NORTH

578 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase; 914.997.4113

Think stuffed meatballs are just some kind of gimmick? Think again. At tredici NORTH, Chef Giuseppe Fanelli’s panko-crusted, beef-pork-and-veal-blend variety is every bit as tender and comforting as grandma’s with the added bonus of a melty ricotta-and-mozzarella filling. Attention down-county foodies: You can also indulge at tredici SOCIAL in Bronxville.


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Related: Where to Get Ultra-Cheesy, Saucy Chicken Parm in Westchester

Meatball Parm with Vodka Sauce at Buon Amici Delicatessen

830 Scarsdale Ave, Scarsdale; 914.723.5844

For a county that’s pretty into meatballs, finding a great parm sandwich variation can be a real challenge. Enter Buon Amici, which hits all the right notes with tender beef meatballs, plenty of melty mozzarella, tangy vodka sauce, and sturdy, crusty rolls to soak it all up.

Mom’s Meatballs at Maria

We know we why love them and, according to the menu, these beauties are served with “love.” And with Chef Giovanni Cucullo at the helm, we believe it. The warm and welcoming Bronx-raised kitchen boss uses his mom’s recipe and, considering mama spent her days making sauce, dough, and grinding her own beef, we’re pretty sure you’re going to love them, too. They’re served with pomodoro and whipped ricotta toast, plus the aforementioned “love.”


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Polpettine at Zero Otto Nove

55 Old Rt. 22, Armonk; 914.273.0089
16 Depot Sq, Tuckahoe; 914.337.6941

These rich, savory, and zippy beauties are an appetizer here, but they eat like a meal in our book. Simmered in a spicy tomato sauce and served with sizable slab of polenta and a generous dollop of goat cheese, they’ll leave you happy and satisfied from the inside out, but you’ll somehow find room for dessert; we trust you.

Scarp Meatballs at The Wicked Wolf North

2 Scarsdale Rd, Yonkers; 914.771.7661

Attention fans of chicken scarpariello: There’s a new dish in town and it’s ready to take on nonna in the meatball-making arena. It’s everything you love about luscious and satisfying chicken scarp whipped into a whole other Italian classic. Yes, you read that right. Chicken scarp in meatball form. Feel free to let that digest a moment. The warm and hearty app is finished with cherry peppers (natch) and a divine demi-glaze, giving dear nonna a serious run for her money.

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