2023: Bronx Voted Frankie & Johnnie’s Pine Restaurant Best Meatball!

Frankie & Johnnie’s Pine Restaurant
1913 Bronxdale Avenue
(718) 792-5956 – fjpine.com

Perfect for a comforting dinner around the holidays or anytime meatballs bring a savory sensation to any meal. The generations-old recipe at Frankie & Johnnie’s Pine Restaurant throughout history since its founding by brothers Francesco and Giovanni established their mother’s recipes in the 1960s at the restaurant on Bronxdale Avenue. The heritage dish featured on the menu as Nonna’s Polpettine is a one-pound meatball served with whipped ricotta and garlic bread crostini as an appetizer to share or enjoy on your own. You will devour it fully. Nobody who orders the exceptional standard at the restaurant ever forgets it. You will be sure to mention this to friends anytime you’re asked to suggest a good Italian restaurant in the neighborhood adding the tip to order this prime example of Calabrian culinary culture to get things started.

2022: Bronx Voted Kingsbridge Social Club Best Meatball!

Kingsbridge Social Club
3625 Kingsbridge Ave
(347) 346-5180 – www.kingsbridgesocialclub.com

Kingsbride Social Club delivers on its promise for some of the best Italian food in the borough, voted this year’s top meatball spot. Located steps from the 1 train’s 238th Street Station, Kingsbridge is becoming a coveted neighborhood restaurant hideaway. Customers come out to enjoy the retro Bronx homegrown interior and familiar 80’s punk and hip hop vibe. At the Social Club our distinguished chef, Thomas Giudice, has created a menu of artisanal wood-fired pizzas and other “Italian-ish” favorites. His creations embody NYC and traditional old country Italian fare. His dough is traditionally made using only Tipo 00 flour, water, yeast, and salt – typical two-day fermentation. Our new age Pavese wood-fired oven gives this pizza, and its crust, a hybrid feel of old world Napolitano and NYC pizza.