Orlando's Masters of the Meatball

The childhood song "On Top of Spaghetti" by folk singer Tom Glazer comes to mind when I think of or eat meatballs. There are various meatball creations and dishes besides the ones you normally eat with spaghetti at restaurants around town. Take a gastronomical global trip in Orlando Citysearch's meatball guide.

Updated: October 29, 2009

Meatballs From Around the World


Bauern-Stube Authentic German Restaurant

8015 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32809

Set your compass for this traditional German restaurant in South Orlando. Try the Frikadelle or German meatballs. The dish is a mixture of onions, breadcrumbs, an egg, salt and pepper, milk and herbs for $9.95.


Italian Beefstro

705 W Colonial Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

Who says meatballs have to be on spaghetti or as a main entree? There are other ways to eat meatballs, that's for sure! Make a pit stop for lunch and order the Meat Ball sandwich with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese on French bread for $4.49.


Cedars Restaurant

7732 W Sand Lake Rd, Orlando, FL 32819

Try Lebanese meatballs at this Dr. Phillips neighborhood restaurant. Order the Kibbeh Bi Laban, which includes Kibbeh balls (chopped meat breaded with burghul or a cereal-like substance) cooked in yogurt sauce with garlic and cilantro and served with rice for $15.


Taverna Opa

9101 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819

Head over to the Pointe Orlando along the International Drive tourist corridor and eat the Greek version of meatballs. Select the Keftedes (Greek meatballs), which is a combination of ground beef and fresh herbs for $5.


Lago

4979 New Broad St, Orlando, FL 32814

Eat another meatball version while experiencing an upscale Italian ambiance at this Baldwin Park restaurant. Choose the Polpetta Napoletana, a meatball stuffed with ham, peas and mozzarella cheese in a rustic tomato sauce for $10.


IKEA

4092 Eastgate Drive, Orlando, FL 32839

Shop and munch at the same time at this Swedish home furnishing store near the Mall at Millenia. Try the shop's world famous Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes, lingonberry sauce and gravy for $4.99.


Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant

125 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32801

Taste a South American meatball dish in the Church Street district of Downtown Orlando. Take a bite out of the Albondigas, which are veal, chorizo (sausage) and pork meatballs in a piquant tomato sauce. Tapas portions are $5.95 and entrees are $10.95.