1. Welcome to VegasMessageBoard
    It appears you are visiting our community as a guest.
    In order to view full-size images, participate in discussions, vote in polls, etc, you will need to Log in or Register.

Best meatball?

Discussion in 'Restaurants & Buffets' started by duoglide, May 23, 2017.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. duoglide

    duoglide Tourist

    Joined:
    May 6, 2014
    Messages:
    40
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    2
    Looking for the best meatball in Vegas - Lavo, Rao, another place?
     
  2. ken2v

    ken2v The Masque of the Red Death

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    25,971
    Location:
    America's most valuable agricultural expanse
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    I'm curious as to this inquiry.

    I'm a three-meat meatballer -- unless going Greek -- but gotta admit that unless I'm making them, what are we really getting?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  3. eaglejohn

    eaglejohn VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2015
    Messages:
    2,347
    Location:
    st pete, fl
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    6

    Yep veal, beef, pork. Is perfect mix. But now it seems on the store bought ones, chicken is the first ingredient. Same with hot dogs, I always read package.
     
  4. dmr

    dmr Registered Abuser

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    14,521
    Location:
    Somewhere in Middle America
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    70
    The ones at Trevi were very tasty on my last visit.

    I did not have it, but the meatball on someone else's plate at Off The Strip was about as big as a volleyball. :)
     
  5. BlacklabberMike

    BlacklabberMike MIA

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Messages:
    5,376
    Location:
    Where's Ware?
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    25
    Had some tasty ones at Bootleggers
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. rgrif57

    rgrif57 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2014
    Messages:
    1,221
    Location:
    Michigan
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    77
    Rao's is Michelle's favorite followed by Matorano's. Just need the really good Sunday gravy on it!!
     
  7. Boogaloo

    Boogaloo Low-Roller

    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Messages:
    380
    Location:
    Denver, Colorado
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    22
    The ones at Carbone at the Aria are very good for a high end restaurant.

    But honestly, the best I've had in Vegas have been at Buddy V's with the Sunday gravy - not as fancy as what you get at these other higher tier restaurants, but very much what an excellent home cook would make (they live up to the restaurant's mission to make food like you'd get at a traditional Italian-American family gathering).
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Hoofy7

    Hoofy7 VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,567
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    I 2nd this. Buddy V's meatballs are excellent and I could lick the sauce ( gravy) left in the plate! Lol
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2011
    Messages:
    8,494
    Location:
    Northern Nevada
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    234
    I'm with ya... I like chicken, but not in my meatballs or my corn-dogs either for that matter!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  10. cdg333

    cdg333 Tourist

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Messages:
    23
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    30
    Believe it or not, Pizza Rock downtown, across from the Grand. Try them.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. bardolator

    bardolator Lifelong Low Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Messages:
    2,286
    Location:
    Gig Harbor, WA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    999
    I'll take homemade also. Using bison in place of beef makes 'em tender enough to skip the veal, which I prefer to do. You still need a second meat.
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2017
  12. JoJoR

    JoJoR VIP Whale

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2015
    Messages:
    2,006
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    24
    My vote is for Carbone as well. Had them at Scarpetta/D.O.C.G. as well, but Carbone wins.
     
  13. smerrian

    smerrian View from Bally's

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2014
    Messages:
    5,486
    Location:
    South Jersey
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    50
    Who can sit down to 2 lbs of ground meat? lol.
     
  14. Rotty

    Rotty Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    169
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    14

    they are great and served until the early hours
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. mickyblueeyes

    mickyblueeyes Low-Roller

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    400
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    39
    I am really surprised nobody said the Kobe meatball with whipped ricotta at Lavo. I find it better than Raos and way batter than Buddy V's plus the Happy hour at Lavo is an awesome deal....buy a cocktail get a free appy. Should mention the meatball is big enough to share.
     
  16. ken2v

    ken2v The Masque of the Red Death

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2003
    Messages:
    25,971
    Location:
    America's most valuable agricultural expanse
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    110
    Kobe? American Wagyu, I would assume.
     
  17. VegasLover8

    VegasLover8 High-Roller

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    595
    Location:
    The Mistake on the Lake
    Did not have it, but a friend ordered the meatball appetizer at Andiamo at the D and said it was great. I ordered the escargot and it was just ok.
     
    ANNUAL DOWNTOWN VIDEO POKER CRAWL
  18. todd7764

    todd7764 Low-Roller

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2016
    Messages:
    455
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    3
    Pizza Rock!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. mickyblueeyes

    mickyblueeyes Low-Roller

    Joined:
    May 14, 2017
    Messages:
    400
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    39
    Probably mystery meat but says kobe on the menu lol
     
  20. Echo27

    Echo27 High-Roller

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2007
    Messages:
    604
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Trips to Las Vegas:
    8
    I used to love the ones at Carmine's, but the last time I had them the garlic inside was raw. Not what I want to bite into. And as an Italian-American from Jersey, I second the veal, pork, beef combo. My momma's meatballs and gravy are the bee's knees.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.