A tipster(ok, it was Ronald Holden again) tells us that Polpetta will debut December 22nd in Queen Anne, in the space occupied lately by Enza Cucina Siciliana and before that by Sorrentino. Owner/chef Enza Sorrentino has steered the space through these incarnations for the past five years.
With Polpetta(the Italian word for meatball, since you asked), Sorrentino launches a "fast casual" concept centered around meatballs. Holden, who consults for Polpetta, tells us about the meatballs:
The menu will have 8 kinds of meatballs and half a dozen sauces, mix-and-match, along with meatball sandwiches (one-ball sliders and 3-ball "heroes"). Beef, veal, chicken, pork, wild boar, cod, and two vegetarian options. There will be individually molded veal meatloaf entrees as well as old favorites from Enza's previous menu: oven-baked rigatoni, spaghetti with meatballs and lasagna bolognese.In addition, Polpetta will have a white and a red on tap from Piccola Cellars. Holden tells us that the goal is to deliver a full meal to customers at half the price it would have cost at Enza Cucina.
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