Bartolini’s Meatballs in Red Gravy

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The Daily Meal couldn’t have said it better when they named Bartolini’s Meatballs one of the Top 20 Places to Order Meatballs in America. Culinary Institute of America grads and brothers Christopher and Dominic Bartolini showcase their talent and passion for elevating classic Italian food to new heights with these bucket list, must-try meatballs.

This package includes 4 lbs of Bartolini’s beef & pork meatballs in their signature red gravy. Enjoy with your favorite pasta, on hearty French or Italian bread, or on their own.

Ships Tuesday through Thursday via 2-Day or faster
Order by Tuesday at 7 PM (ET) for delivery by Friday

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Saturday Delivery - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via FedEx Ground service within 2 days, Saturday delivery is FREE, and deliveries are made between 9 AM and 8 PM. For addresses not within 2-day ground reach, Saturday delivery is available via FedEx 2-Day service for an additional charge of $20 per package (for a total of $49.95). Deliveries are made between 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM, depending upon delivery address.
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Packaging & Delivery

All goods from Bartolini's Restaurant are shipped in recyclable containers with enough coolant to assure they arrive in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.

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Storage & Care

Bread: If frozen, defrost. Pre Heat Oven to 350 Degrees. Bake bread for 8-10 Minutes until Golden Brown. Remove and let sit at room temp.

Meatballs (Thawed): Remove Plastic Film from tray, transfer meatballs and red gravy into an over-safe casserole or baking dish with cover or foil and bake in 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

Italian Beef (Thawed): Bring Juice to a Boil. Add Beef to Hot Juice, Stir for about 20-30 seconds max as not to over Cook the Beef.

Sausage (Thawed): Bring to a Boil in the Juice and simmer for 10-12 minutes. For added flavor-Cook on Hot BBQ Grill for 8-10 Minutes to achieve a nice char on the sausage.

Making the Sandwiches: Slice Bread ¾ the way through. Add 3 meatballs per sandwich and Cover with Red Gravy. Add Peppers, Cover with 2 Slices of Mozzarella Cheese and Bake face-up on foil-lined baking sheet until melted - about 5-6 Minutes. Enjoy!

Order Cut-Off Time:

All orders ship Tues thru Thurs via 2-Day service or faster. Orders placed by 5 PM (ET) Monday through Wednesday can ship the next day.

Storage & Care:

Meatballs can be refrigerated and enjoyed within 4 to 5 days of delivery, or can be frozen for up to 2 months in their original packaging. Defrost overnight in your refrigerator before heating.


Meatballs (Thawed): Remove Plastic Film from tray, transfer meatballs and red gravy into an over-safe casserole or baking dish with cover or foil and bake in 350-degree oven for 20-25 minutes.

9 reviews

Selden, NY
Posted on 12/15/2017

These are the best meatballs I have eaten! The sauce had a real homemade texture. Worth every penny!!

Naples, FL
Posted on 05/05/2017

They were good, was expecting them to be a little better since voters the best

Jenny ferguson
Keaton, KY
Posted on 02/08/2017

While the meatballs were very good, I found the "red sauce" to be a disappointment. Thinking it was me, my daughter came and I ask her what she thought. She told me the meatballs were great but ask me if the sauce was Ragu! With that being said, I don't feel the sauce was worth the price of the item and would not order again.

Alloway, NJ
Posted on 01/14/2017

Delicious. Huge. Seasoned to perfection as was the gravy or sauce. Absolutely worth every penny.

Alloway, NJ
Posted on 01/07/2017

These meatballs are the very best that I have ever eaten. I'm not Italian and so I don't have an Italian Grandmother to compare these with hers, but I do have several 1st generation Italian friends and these are even better than theirs. Very large in size as compared to what I am used to and that is not a problem. The gravy or sauce was luscious. I would think that anyone would be proud to offer these to quests. On the other hand I did not as I kept both containers. Well, I did buy them for us. The packaging was to perfection so as no leakage at all, not even a tiny drop. My husband has asked to have them again tonight and I see no reason to deprive him (aren't I thoughtful and it has nothing to do with the fact that I want them again. LOL) of another scrumptious meat served with different sides. I thank the Brothers for offering these for home delivery.

Robert r
Chapmanville, WV
Posted on 01/07/2017

Best meatballs I have ever eaten. Served them at a family Christmas party. Everyone lovd them and wanted more when they were all gone. I WILL be re-ordering.

Houston, TX
Posted on 01/07/2017

Outstanding! What an Italian meatball should taste like! I will definitely reorder. Exceptional customer service by Bartolini's and FoodyDirect. I'm so glad I came across FoodyDirect's website (except for the calories - hehe).

Atco, NJ
Posted on 12/31/2016

Momma Mia ! these were one of the best meatballs we've had. Delicious!! My son's raved on their taste and tenderness. Definitely will reorder. Thanks

Lancaster, CA
Posted on 12/12/2016

this was one of the best things I have ever purchased by food direct. These meatballs are fantastic. I was shocked at how large these were. I will without question buy these again!