My nephew and I are always in competition with how big a meatball can we eat? And we have both come to the agreement that we can eat a meatball as big as the size of our heads. So off we go to Federal Hill in Providence Rhode Island. It is known to most locals as the Italian Hill, with homemade pasta, gravy, bread, cheese from everywhere and of course pizza joint on every corner. You can smell the food as your walking down the streets of this old world charm district in the city.
The most import thing to me and my nephew is where can we eat spaghetti and meatballs? Where else but Andrion! I always find it amusing that this kid loves food as much as me. My poor mother just trailed behind us as we compare where we have had the best meatballs before. I have tell you folks that he did admit that I made a pretty mean meatball unlike his mama that he described “they coming from a bag” LOL!
Well we all sat down with delight and ordered our food, when the waiter asked 1 or 2 meatballs we both screamed 2!!!!!!!!!! First we started with the rice balls that had peas and ham with marinara sauce to dip in. I also had the stuff peppers that were sweet and spicy at the same time. I must admit it was a good beginning. So far everything had that homemade taste to it.
On to the entrees! My mom had the chicken paciata and I have to say the lemon sauce was creamy and smooth with hint of parsley – really superior for a sauce. But once the meatballs came, me and Ricky knew to just stop and dig in so we could critic the dish. Yes this has been a hobby of ours since he was 4 years old. Ricky was pleased that the meatballs were almost the size of his head and that they tasted almost as good as mine! I of course agreed and laugh. One thing that makes me happy, I know when he grows up he will remember being with family and enjoying food together and will one day do the same with his family.
171 Atwells Avenue
Providence, RI 02903-1645
(401) 453-3164 or (401) 421-3715
Website: Andion’s Italian Restaurant