Best Meatball Subs in Miami

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I consider myself not only a sandwich connoisseur but also a meatball one. And with that being said, it should be no surprise that I’m on the constant search for the best meatball sub.

I’ve been eating a couple of these meatball subs for around 30 years, which is nuts now that I think about it. Shout out to Frank’s Pizza (81st & SW 8th Street) which closed years ago but was another of my all-time favorites.

The Big Cheese

Meatball Sub from The Big Cheese in Miami, Florida
The Meatball Sub from The Big Cheese

The Big Cheese has comfort food that tastes exactly as you remember it. It had been years since my last meatball hero at Big Cheese, and it tasted exactly as I remembered it.

When I finally got my driver’s license, the Big Cheese was one of my destinations to eat a white pizza with a meatball sub chaser.

The Big Cheese
8080 SW 67th Avenue
Miami, Florida
(305) 662-6855

Di Piazza Italian Restaurant

Meatball Parmigiana from DiPiazza Italian Restaurant in Hialeah, Florida
Meatball Parmigiana from Di Piazza

I worked less than a mile from Di Piazza Italian Restaurant for about a year. During that time, I ate many pizza pies and meatball parmigiana subs.

It’s been more than twenty years since that pre-Burger Beast version of me, but I still remember the tasty meatballs from Di Piazza. A recent visit reminded my taste buds about what I’ve been missing.

Di Piazza Italian Restaurant
1408 W 49th Street
Hialeah, Florida
(305) 558-8412

East Side Pizza

Meatball Subs from East Side Pizza in Miami, Florida
Meatball Parmesan Sub from East Side Pizza

East Side Pizza‘s meatball sub was the sandwich that launched the Burger Beast blog in September 2008. My cousin Manolo (R.I.P.) suggested I try it, but when I showed up, there was a burger on the menu, and the rest is history.

He was right…oh, was he right! The sprinkled parmesan on top of the melted cheese is the proverbial cherry on top.

East Side Pizza
731 NE 79th Street
Miami, Florida
(305) 758-5351

Leo’s Pizza

Leo's Pizza Meatball Sub in West Miami, Florida
Meatball Sub from Leo’s Pizza

Leo’s Pizza has always been on the delivery rotation to my parent’s home in Westchester. We’re talking; we go way back to 1993.

My go-to pie is ground beef & pepperoni and, of course, a meatball sub. I’ve been to Leo’s Pizza and only eaten a meatball sub, but there’s never been a time where I only ate the pizza; that tells you everything.

Leo’s Pizza
6720 Coral Way
Miami, Florida
(305) 661-4281

Magic City Pizza

Magic City Pizza Meatball Sub
Magic City Pizza Meatball Parmigiana Sub

When Magic City Pizza replaced That Pizza Place on Coral Way, I had my fingers crossed that it would be good. Lucky for me, it turned out that they were great.

Magic City Pizza has those tasty little roni cup pepperoni which will next level an already phenomenal meatball sub. Go ahead and try it; I know you’ll love it!

Magic City Pizza
7401 Coral Way
Miami, Florida
(786) 542-8662

Pizza Johny’s NY Style Pizza

Meatball Sub
Meatball Parmigiana Sub by Pizza Johny’s

I’ve been eating Johny’s meatball parmigiana since he was co-owner of Little Louie’s on Bird Road. This sando made the jump from one restaurant to the other unscathed and possibly even better!

You know the deal, homemade meatballs with sauce and mozzarella always win out in the end. And at Pizza Johny’s, you get the real deal from a real fella from New York.

Pizza Johny’s NY Style Pizza
9529 SW 72nd Street
Miami, Florida
(305) 275-1805

Roman’s Pizzeria

Meatball Sub from Roman's Pizzeria in Miami Springs, Florida
Meatball Parmigiana Sub from Roman’s Pizzeria

Roman’s Pizzeria is Miami Springs neighborhood pizza joint. And like any great locals spot, the sandwiches are spot on.

The meatball sub is so freakin’ good; here’s to hoping you’ll make the drive to the Springs for this guy.

Roman’s Pizzeria
391 N Royal Poinciana Boulevard
Miami Springs, Florida
(305) 884-3703


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