Food & Drink

Meatballs

2016 Winner: Prezza

Throw a rock in the North End and you’ll hit a restaurant serving that most American of Italian-American dishes, spaghetti and meatballs. But at Anthony Caturano’s elegant Italian restaurant and wood-fired chophouse, rustic meatballs made with pork, veal and beef are served as an appetizer and in a big secondo of ribs and sausage in tomato sauce over soft polenta. Fuhgeddabout the Jersey Shore Italian-American imitators: Prezza does the real Abruzzese peasant-food deal, presented with uncommon refinement.

Prezza

24 Fleet St., Boston • (617) 227-1577
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