A feast of meat, breadcrumbs, egg, cheese, herbs and spices, smothered with tomato sauce on a bed of spaghetti. An iconic dish representing the earthiness of Italian cuisine around the world and yet almost impossible to find in restaurants in Italy.
The dish of spaghetti and meatballs developed from polpette, a mixture of leftover meat and stale bread shaped into discs or balls, eaten exclusively at home. Polpette had a special place in the hearts of Italian home cooks, and those Italians who immigrated to the USA at the beginning of the last century could not do without it. They started to combine polpette with another beloved staple food – pasta – and one of the most comforting and satisfying Italian-American dishes was born.
Our meatballs are made in house, strictly by hand, and given sufficient time to rest before cooking in order to allow the various ingredients to harmoniously combine.
Meatballs & Feng Shui
The round shape of meatballs goes perfectly with the positive influence of feng shui, especially in relation to wealth. The round shape is traditionally associated with metal – think coins – which produces water, the necessary element to activate the cycle of productivity. More water, more money.
Here are some tips on how to get the most out of ilBelPaese’s meatballs:
- Eat the meatballs in ”positive“ districts: Discovery Bay, Sheung Wan, Wanchai
- Other positive areas are Central, Mid-levels, Pokfulam and Happy Valley
- Positioning of the dining table: choose tables that face west or south-west (ask our staff for directions)
- Alternatively, sit at a table designated as number 2 in the dining area
- Table setting: place a glass of wine on the north-western portion of the table
- Avoid drinking water in order to maximise the metal effect
- Colour: eat meatballs when wearing pink clothes
- For those born in October, green is the recommended colour
Enjoy Spaghetti and Meatballs “Crazy Week” at ilBelPaese!
From 9–13 October 2017, the special price on our spaghetti and meatballs is only HK$70 (for both takeaway and dine in).
- Central: Shop HOK66, 1/F, Hong Kong Station
- Discovery Bay: Shop G30–32A, Discovery Bay Plaza
- Happy Valley: 18A Yik Yam Street
- Mid-Levels: 85 Caine Road
- Pokfulam: 68 Bonham Road
- Sheung Wan: 299 Queen’s Road Central
- Wanchai: 3/F, Bayfield Building, 99 Hennessy Road