I drove from Fishtown to buy meatballs from them today. My dad happened upon Roma’s and gave me some of these perfect little meatballs one day. They are heavenly. absolutely worth the drive. My husband who rarely eats red sauce or meatballs has been waiting and asking for me to get more from dad.
Today I drove up for meatballs as well as some other things for a party. I spent 140 and got the following:
2 large containers of strawberries,
one bag of seedless grapes,
11 hoagie rolls (just dropped off from his brooklyn supplies)
2 italian loafs (same bakery in brooklyn)
2 bags of cannoli filling
mini canolli shells (a few dozen)
2 frozen pizzas which the owner swore would be the best I ever had
two bags of meatballs (about 10 pounds)
a pound of freshly grated locatelli.
something else I am forgetting…….
some things I asked prices for, some I did not. The meatballs were on sale for 4 dollars and change a pound (I’d pay double they’re so good)
the rolls were over a dollar each – also TOTALLY worth it.
the cheese was about 10 bucks for the pound.- they grate their cheeses fresh there and add no filler or cheap cheeses.
the strawberries were on sale for 2 a container.
the cannoli filling? no idea, but desert isn’t something that can be priced.
the pizzas were five each.
the owner took me by the hand and shopped with me, he showed me the cheese wheels that had just been delivered and gave me the background on most of what I purchased. (he also walked my bags to my car so nothing got crushed)
The prices may seem high, but for the quality they are very reasonable. I think I would’ve spent more at reading terminal and not have had the lovely experience. If I had told him my budget from the beginning he would have limited what he showed me I am sure but I told him where I lived and he wanted to make sure I saw everything.
I will absolutely go back. especially for the sales – he was having a sale on olive oil, balsamic vinegar and some spaghetti sauce.