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Published November 25th 2015
Unique meatball restaurant
After visiting Enmore TAFE's fabulous exhibition on design which is a yearly event, we went in search of an eatery. There are loads of cafes and restaurants in this suburb but driving around Enmore on any night looking for a parking space is not an option. So we decided to walk 10 minutes from the TAFE to Enmore Road. Not far down this road is Ballers Polpetteria Restaurant. This eatery is unique in Sydney's restaurant market as they serve only meatballs as their main.
The spacious tables were positioned on one side of the restaurant, allowing for a smooth stream of people to walk directly down the other side towards the ordering station. Past this station, was a long bench where more people sat overlooking the cooking area.
There are a variety of meatball dishes in this dining establishment. For the Meatball Meal, customers can choose three meatballs of either beef, spicy pork, chicken or vegetarian and the menu emphasizes that there is no mix or match of meatballs. There is a choice of sauce of either tomato, spicy tomato, cream or pesto. The Meatball Meal also comes with cheese and a slice of bread.
Two of my companions chose the Meatball Meal both with the spicy pork balls. These were indeed a meal on their own. Three large meatballs and my companions both chose the tomato sauce. I dug into one of the Meatball Meals and it was lipsmacking good.
Another companion chose the Smash Meal which is a choice of two meatballs and a sauce on a large bun with a choice of provolone or mozzarella cheese. When his meaty burger arrived, it was huge. We all had to try this. The bun was lovely and crunchy and the spicy sauce and mozzarella on the beef meatballs were delicious. Chips were also ordered as a side to the Smash Meal. They were thin chips, nice but ordinary.
Next was my meal. I wasn't very hungry so I chose the Slider. The Slider is a choice of one meatball and a sauce on a bun with parmesan cheese. I chose a beef meatball with a cream sauce. This meal was mouth-watering. My other companions commented that this was a very tasty dish and the cream sauce added to the flavour.
Ballers have a variety of meatball dishes called Balls and Buns and there are dishes for children under 12 called Da Kiddies. Ballers has a dine-in special called Hot Balls Cold Cans on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's with a discount of beer or wine with any meal. On Tuesday's and Wednesday's, one child under 12 eats free for every paying adult (check their website or ring them for full conditions of these specials). Ballers also home-deliver.