As you walk up to the counter, the intoxicating smell of meatballs pulls you back to 1921, when Dan's grandmother first came to Brooklyn from Bari, Italy.The service window at Meatball Obsession is a welcome glimpse into founder Dan Mancini’s childhood — and boy was he a lucky kid! As you walk up to the counter, the intoxicating smell of the meatballs pulls you back to 1921, when Dan’s grandmother came to Brooklyn from Bari, Italy. Dan’s meatball obsession grew from hours spent in the kitchen with her, making meals together and learning her family recipes. Today, his passion is serving up these savory spheres the same way he had them as a kid. After a big family dinner over the weekend, Dan would come home from school on Monday to more delicious meatballs. Dan’s grandma would serve them to him in a coffee cup with “Sunday sauce” (plum tomatoes simmered that weekend to perfection), grated cheese, and a piece of dipping bread. Order up a cup for yourself and see why her recipes are worth carrying on for generations. Choose from beef, turkey or pork sausage meatballs, then mix and match with your favorite toppings. Try the crispy pasta (rotini boiled then flash-fried) for a satisfying crunch, or add some Locatelli Pecorino Romano, freshly grated when you order it. All ingredients are all natural (no fillers or preservatives here!), and you’ll taste it in every bite. Pair your meal with a Manhattan Special soda, bottled in Brooklyn since 1895, for more family-made goodness. For dessert, pick up some Old World Crumb Cake, baked fresh by a former chef from Le Cirque, and a cup of organic Grounds for Change coffee. Mangia!
Meatball Cup — $4 single / $7 double / $10 triple (includes one “Original” topping)
Manhattan Special Soda — $2
Old World Crumb Cake — $2
Daily, 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Delivery Hours, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.