Rainy season is over but it will soon be pouring meatballs in Boca Raton with the debut of Meatball Room, a restaurant dedicated to tasty little spheres of ground meat that’s taking over the star-crossed West Boca space once home to Assaggio del Forno and Damiano.
No firm opening date yet, but look for a for a large (5,500 square feet) redone space that features an open kitchen, wood-fired oven and plasma TVs, plus outdoor seating and an indoor-outdoor bar, also a roster of mixological cocktails, live music and 2 a.m. closing time seven days a week.
Top toque is Louie Zweifo, who comes to SoFla from Lost Wages, where he opened the massive Sugar Factory Brasserie in the Paris hotel. His menu is pretty extensive, with a dozen different meatballs, from the classic veal, beef and pork and brisket to reuben-style corned beef and salmon. If meatballs aren’t your ball of meat, there will also be a lengthy list of pastas, pizzas and entrees.
The Meatball Room will be open for lunch and dinner daily, as well as Sunday brunch. More details when opening day nears.