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Friday, March 6, 2015

#85: The Meatball Sandwich at Leonardo's Kitchen and Wine Bar

Posted By on Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 6:00 AM

click to enlarge The meatball sandwich at Leonardo's Kitchen and Wine Bar. | Mabel Suen
  • The meatball sandwich at Leonardo's Kitchen and Wine Bar. | Mabel Suen

On its own, a loaf of fresh-from-the-oven cheese garlic bread may be the world's most perfect food. Top it with housemade meatballs like they do at Leonardo's Kitchen (2130 Macklind Avenue; 314-664-1410), and it becomes sandwich bliss.

See Also: Review: Leonardo's Kitchen Serves Delicious St. Louis-Style Italian in Generous Quantities

Leonardo's Kitchen's monstrously large meatball sandwich begins with a loaf of soft Italian bread. Then it's soaked with garlic butter and topped with melted Provolone cheese. The restaurant stuffs the bread with four of its gigantic, moist and tender meatballs then smothers them with chunky tomato sauce and a drizzle of pesto. The result is a gooey, knife-and-fork sandwich that could feed two -- though one would be hesitant to share.

Previously: #86: The Bone-In Strip Steak at 801 Chophouse #87: The Roasted Chicken Spinach Flatbread at Cooper's Legendary American Pub #88: Ramen at Death in the Afternoon #89: Spare No Rib's Pulled Pork Sandwich #90: The Baklava at Vinnie's Italian Beef and Gyros #91: The "Bianca" Pizza at Pizzeoli #92: Dumplings at Lona's Lil Eats #93: A St. Louis-Style Pizza from Frank & Helen's Pizzeria #94: Singapore Mei Fun at Bek-Hee #95: The Monte Cristo at Three Flags Tavern #96: The Meatloaf Blue Plate Lunch at Farmhaus #97: Comet Coffee's Chocolate Chip Cookie #98: Canestri Cacio e Pepe at Pastaria #99: The Granola Pancakes at Whitebox Eatery #100: Chicken Noodle Soup at Grove East Provisions

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