Think of the world as a giant meatball. Mambo Italiano's does.
The latest eatery to land on West Palm's ever-burgeoning Clematis Street is all about the 'ball--Italian "nachos" with mini-meatballs, meatball sliders, meatball parmigiana, meatball subs, meatball lasagna, spaghetti 'n' meatballs. You can even get a side order of meatballs to go with your meatballs.
Sorry, though, no meatballs for dessert. That is just so wrong.
Johnson & Wales grad Joseph DeRosa is the guy behind Mambo,
which aims to hit the Italian-American cuisine sweet spot with modest
prices (entrees under $20), casual ambiance and live music on weekends.
The place itself is modest too, a long, narrow, tile-floored space with
black-clad banquettes running down one side, a large bar down the other
and tables filling the middle.
So you want to bail on the
'balls? Okay, there's everything else you might expect: fried calamari,
shrimp scampi, fettucine alfredo, baked ziti, chicken cacciatore, steak
pizziola, spumoni ice cream. There's also the "no cannoli cannoli,"
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which the menu describes as "cannoli cream surrounded by cannoli shell
Order it, if you have the balls.
308 Clematis St., West Palm Beach