True or False: spaghetti and meatballs are a traditional Italian dish.

False: While it’s largely known as an Italian dish, spaghetti and meatballs actually didn’t originate there, it’s primarily an American dish.

And in Italy, meatballs are called polpettes, and are eaten without the pasta accompaniment.

(Maybe you’ve had them at one of our favorite SF restaurants: Piccino)

They’re also made with any meat, from turkey to fish, instead of primarily ground beef.

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