One of the most comforting foods in the world are meatballs — perfect bites of meat, seasonings, and vegetables bound together by eggs and breadcrumbs. Meatballs are a staple in traditional Italian cuisine, but they are also very versatile and can be adapted to use flavors and ingredients from around the world for unique and delicious combinations. The Walt Disney World Resort is home to several restaurants that offer up indulgent meatball options with flavors inspired by Italy and many other locations around the world.
Let’s check out some of the meatball dishes that can’t be missed at the Walt Disney World Resort!
Wine Bar George – House-made Meatballs
Wine Bar George in The Landing at Disney Springs is a popular table service restaurant where Guests can enjoy hundreds of wine options selected by Master Sommelier George Miliotes accompanied by a variety of small plates with bold and delicious flavors. The House-made Meatballs are a perfect plate to share amongst Guests and are served atop a bed of triple cheese polenta with tomato sauce.
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STK Orlando – Wagyu Meatballs
Also found in The Landing in Disney Springs is STK Orlando, a modern and upscale steakhouse that elevates classic dishes with indulgent ingredients. Meatballs are always delicious, but STK Orlando elevates them even further for lunch with the use of Wagyu steak. The Wagyu Meatballs are moist, filled with flavor, and served with chunky tomato sauce and cherry tomatoes over a bed of spaghetti.
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Enzo’s Hideaway – Multiple Options
Enzo’s Hideaway is a table service restaurant in The Landing in Disney Springs that welcomes Guests into what was once a hidden location during the prohibition era that helped rum runners and patrons looking for a speakeasy. Focusing on traditional Italian cuisine, Enzo’s menu features several delicious meatball options to choose from, including the Polpettine appetizer, which features braised meatballs served with whipped ricotta and Parmigiano.
Guests who are looking for a heartier meatball option at Enzo’s Hideaway can enjoy the Polpettine Panino for lunch which tops toasted ciabatta with Enzo’s meatballs, marinara, provolone, and Parmigiano. Also available is the classic Spaghetti e Polpette which tops perfectly cooked pasta with meatballs, marinara, Parmigiano, and basil.
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Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante – Multiple Options
Steps away from Enzo’s Hideaway is the location’s sister restaurant Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante, a table service location that also features traditional Italian cuisine in a setting themed to feel like an airline hangar from the 1930s. Guests looking for meatballs at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante can enjoy Polpettine as an appetizer prepared in the same way as Enzo’s Hideaway as well as Spaghetti alla Chitarra which serves up pasta with marinara sauce, meatballs, Calabrian chile, Parmesan, and basil.
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Capt. Cook’s – Thai Coconut Meatballs
A totally different take on meatballs that infuses tropical flavors popular in the islands can be found at Capt. Cook’s, a quick-service restaurant located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Guests who visit the location for lunch and dinner can enjoy the Thai Coconut Meatballs entrée which combines beef, chili, and garlic for a bold punch of flavor before being cooked in a coconut cream sauce and served over a bed of white rice. This is the perfect meal to enjoy while dining on Capt. Cook’s outdoor patio, gazing out at Seven Seas Lagoon!
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Earl of Sandwich – Cannonballs!
The art of sandwich making has been perfect at Earl of Sandwich in the Marketplace area of Disney Springs. This quick-service location serves up an array of delicious options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each night, including a playful and flavorful option with meatballs. Cannonballs! is a hot sandwich that tops fresh bread with a generous portion of meatballs, mozzarella, Italian seasoning, and marinara sauce for a comforting and savory bite that Guests will enjoy.
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Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria – Spaghetti e Polpettine
The Italy Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is home to several delicious eateries including Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria which is well-known for its wood fire pizzas that can feed a crowd. While the pizzas are excellent, Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria also serves up fresh pasta dishes including Spaghetti e Polpettine, which features fresh spaghetti with tomato and flavorful meatballs.
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The Polite Pig – Burnt Ends BBQ Meatballs
Traditional Italian meatballs are always a good choice, but one quick-service location in the Town Center area of Disney Springs puts a barbecue spin on the classic that can’t be missed. The Polite Pig focuses on regional barbecue favorites from across the country, and Guests who visit for lunch and dinner each day simply have to try the Burnt Ends BBQ Meatballs, which combine the house brisket with cheddar grits and Layla’s Sweet BBQ Sauce for an unforgettable small plate that Guests won’t want to share.
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Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – Multiple Options
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a table service restaurant that serves up a menu of authentic Italian cuisine infused with the flavors of California in a quirky setting filled with memorabilia and traditional Italian touches. Guests who dine at the location for lunch and dinner can begin their meals with the House-made Italian Meatball appetizer, which features flavorful bites atop a bed of marinara, fresh ricotta, and basil.
In addition to the appetizer option, Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano also serves up an entrée packed with comforting and delicious flavors and perfectly prepared meatballs. The classic Spaghetti and Meatballs combines fresh pasta with house-made marinara, meatballs, pecorino Romano, and parsley for the perfect meal to enjoy in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
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Tutto Italia Ristorante – Spaghetti
Another classic Italian pasta dish with meatballs can be enjoyed for lunch and dinner each day at a table service restaurant in the heart of EPCOT’s Italy Pavilion. Tutto Italia Ristorante brings the old-world charm of Italy to life with large murals depicting scenes from ancient Rome and serves up hearty Spaghetti with Pomodoro sauce and delicious meatballs created with a blend of beef, veal, and pork.
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Terralina Handcrafted Italian – Multiple Options
More delicious authentic Italian cuisine can be enjoyed with stunning water views of Lake Buena Vista at Terralina Handcrafted Italian in The Landing area of Disney Springs. Open for lunch and dinner each day, Guests can enjoy the Meatballs appetizer which features flavorful bites paired with a tomato-basil sauce, creamy polenta, and shaved Parmesan.
While the Meatballs appetizer is delicious, some Guests might be interested in enjoying the comforting food in a heartier entrée portion. Terralina Handcrafted Italian also serves classic Spaghetti Pomodoro and Meatballs for a filling main course option with tomato, basil, and garlic.
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PizzeRizzo – Meatball Sub
Guests looking for a delicious quick-service meal in Disney’s Hollywood Studios can stop by PizzeRizzo, a unique location run by everyone’s favorite rat from The Muppets themed to feel like a classic pizzeria in the heart of New York. In addition to pizza selections, Guests can also enjoy the Meatball Sub which tops a hoagie with seasoned meatballs, marinara sauce, and provolone cheese.
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Tony’s Town Square Restaurant – Multiple Options
The final two meatball options to enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant on Main Street, U.S.A., in the Magic Kingdom. This table service restaurant recreates the famous location from Lady and the Tramp and serves up Spaghetti with Tony’s Marinara Sauce and the option of hand-rolled pork-beef meatballs. Guests with dietary restrictions can also enjoy the Spaghetti and Impossible Meatballs, which features the same dish with plant-based mushroom garlic basil Impossible Meatballs instead.
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