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Meatball & Wine Bar

I just LOVE meatballs. There's a new place in town where I can go and take my pick with balls galore on the menu!

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Meatball & Wine Bar
September 18, 2012

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Meatball & Wine Bar


Let’s face it.

You know I love my meatballs.

Plenty of you have even called me the meatball queen.

So how would I find the balls of meat at The Meatball and Wine Bar?

Oh my gawd… these are some of the best meatballs…. seriously. And thank goodness, because a place that has it’s signature dish as the name of its restaurant better be damn good…. unlike a laksa place we have all read about before.

I seriously couldn’t fault anything here. But that’s what you get when you source top quality ingredients; 100% pasture fed black Angus beef from O’Connor in Victoria, brioche from Brasserie Bread, pork from Black Berkshire pigs, chicken from Lilydale… you get the picture.

The chicken meatballs are seasoned with pistachio, muscatels and parmesan, and were by far my favourite of the night… even though the pork and beef were amazeballs!

The pasta was rolled and cooked to perfection. The white sauce was the perfect accompaniment.

The pork balls are seasoned with fennel, safe and orange. They have a lovely aroma and work so well with the polenta.

Dessert is a must, if you can possibly fit it in. Choose between a macaron shell flavour (coffee, pistachio, berry or chocolate)and choose a home made ice-cream flavour to go in between it (coffee, burnt orange, vanilla or chocolate).

I recommend pistachio shells with chocolate ice-cream. Yummm!

I can’t wait to go back for more. I’ve heard really good things about the fish balls.

Check out the full menu at:

Takeaway is available. I wish I worked closer I know I’d be surviving on meatballs.

Oh and its’ just a few doors down from Chin Chin, so you should definitely hit this place up if you don’t want to die of starvation waiting for a table there 😛 But you should also make this your sole destination as well… it’s REALLY REALLY good!

Iron Chef Shellie dined as a guest of the Meatball and Wine Bar thanks to Zilla and Brook.


16 comments on “Meatball & Wine Bar
  1. Kim

    looove meatballs. *puts this place on the list*

    September 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm
  2. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    Gosh. Just when you thought meatballs weren’t enough, then comes these desserts! Wants!



    September 18, 2012 at 9:10 pm
  3. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I’ve heard about this place and hope to get around to trying it. Love a meatball meal!

    September 18, 2012 at 9:57 pm
  4. Catherine

    Oh the food looks yummy! I walked past their last weekend too so I’m taking it as a sign to visit!

    September 18, 2012 at 11:36 pm
  5. Miss T

    I didnt get to try the mushrooms – but the pork was AH-MAZING.
    T xx

    September 19, 2012 at 4:40 am
  6. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    Funny enough I had no idea you were the meatball queen 🙂 But I can now confirm you ARE because i can just FEEL and SOUND the excitement through this post that you love meatballs hehe ~

    I’m gonna rush over there soon, not because of meat balls but because of the WHOOPIE MACS ME WANTS NOW 😀

    September 19, 2012 at 8:13 am
  7. Mez

    Ahhhhahahahahahahaahahahahaaaaa shut the door!!!!!

    This place looks amazing, a perfect date night place before baby comes I think!


    September 19, 2012 at 9:46 am
  8. Clujen / Eat_Sew_Love

    I”m so glad you did a review on this place! I have had this place on my list for weeks, I can’t wait to get there next week and try it. Your photos look amazing!

    September 19, 2012 at 10:39 am
  9. Nic@diningwithastud

    Mmmmmm juicy juicy balls 😉

    September 19, 2012 at 10:46 am
  10. Cara @ Gourmet Chick

    Great write up Shellie – I had a pretty similar view to you. Lovely to finally meet you as well!

    September 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    They all look so good. I was just reading about Miss Ts adventures there too. Looks really original

    September 19, 2012 at 9:55 pm
  12. CheezyK

    Ooooh, I see a ‘spoil myself’ lunch in my future … 🙂

    September 20, 2012 at 9:57 am
  13. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Meatball mania. Shut the door indeed! yum.
    Heidi xo

    September 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm
  14. Candice (@candyhi5)

    I have walked past this place twice (both times on my way to Chin Chin!). I MUST try it soon. Those desserts look amazing!

    September 21, 2012 at 8:11 pm
  15. Sara (Belly Rumbles)

    Love the name, meatball and wine bar, tehehe. As good as the meatballs look, oh wow on those mushies.

    September 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm
  16. Thanh

    The meatballs are indeed good. I still think your Jamie’s meatballs are up there with the best of them.

    October 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm
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