0.4 min readBy Published On: September 14th, 2018Categories: Eat and Drink14 Comments on Goodbye Certified Meatball Company!

We hardly knew ya!

Just open a little over a year, the Certified Meatball Company on West Broadway is now officially closed.  According to Boston Restaurant Talk, the restaurant has been closed the past few days and confirmed that a new concept will be taking over the space in roughly ten weeks.

The company behind Certified Meatball Company is Boston Nightlife Ventures, which runs Griddler’s, Southern Kin Cookhouse, and Wink & Nod.

What would you like to see go in that space at 429 West Broadway? 


  1. Oldtimesouthie September 14, 2018 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    World’s WORST ” meatballs “…how about a real good restaurant..enough of these ” chicken finger/morozall stick GARBAGE pails..

  2. Oldtimesouthie September 14, 2018 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    “GOOD BYE” …good riddance..a real ” “GREASE PIT”..ive had better meatballs at a CHINESE buffet.

  3. Oldtimesouthie September 14, 2018 at 10:18 pm - Reply


  4. Doug September 15, 2018 at 10:22 am - Reply

    It’s a perfectly sized space for a good low key ethnic restaurant, the neighborhood is desperately lacking. Too many Americanized bars. Maybe a good Ethiopian, Indian, Thai, or tapas restaurant?

    • Not so New to The Hood September 17, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

      Would love a quality indian/thai fusion in there. Make it happen!

  5. Where's da Beef September 15, 2018 at 10:34 am - Reply

    How about a specialty steak and cheese place or chicken wings/tenders? Steak restaurant? Brazilian Churrasco restaurant?

    • Brian September 17, 2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

      We have that, it’s called Rondos. Best steak and cheese around

  6. yuppie September 15, 2018 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Honestly I thought the place was nicely done inside, but the food was not all that great, I had one of their meat balls at the southie street fest last year and they were amazing, then went to the actual restaurant and was less than impressed. I am not an authority on the subject but anyone who wants to make money at this location needs either amazing food or sell a shit load of drinks really fast…

    • Not so New to The Hood September 17, 2018 at 10:08 am - Reply

      Agreed. Mediocre food at best, and to top it off they had some weird, abbreviated liquor license that didn’t allow them to serve normal alcohol.

      Overall, you need to be a complete failure of an establishment to squander the line overflow of lincoln/capo on a nightly basis.

  7. HL September 17, 2018 at 6:31 am - Reply

    I think a fun tapas bar with an awesome wine selection at a good price point would have a line out the door. We don’t have anything like that in Southie. Or a French Bistro similar to Aquitaine in the south end. The space is already beautiful and could support either concept without much modifications.

  8. Bazz September 17, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

    A little sports bar that has bar style pizzas like Poosies in Marshfield!

    • TC September 17, 2018 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      Yes! I have been in search of a good bar style pizza around here

  9. Not so New to The Hood September 17, 2018 at 11:14 am - Reply

    Backyard Betty’s is next. Heard it here first. Those folks need to figure out their hours & need to revamp the environment. The american/western theme is way too childish for this neighborhood.

    A great example of a restaurant doing well not in a high profile area is Worden Hall. It has great food, good service, and a great beverage selection. A lot of other places (backyard betty’s) could learn from this establishment.

  10. Oldtimesouthie September 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    A good BREAKFAST place will work.

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