In Italy, we don’t eat spaghetti with meatballs. Most Italians don’t eat spaghetti with meatballs even in the United States. Most Italians don’t eat Italian food in the United States, but never mind.
As in lesson #2, pasta is a first plate and meatballs are a second course that we serve with a side; we don’t eat them together.
Once in Tunisia I ate meatballs with spaghetti as a side, unfortunately. I was having dinner with some German people, and they loved the meal. Because I know you love that dish too, I want to give you a tip: why don’t you reduce the size of the meatballs? In Italy sometimes we cook lasagna with some little meatballs between the layers.
Don’t they look so much better?
I apologize for the link, and the recipe, to an Italian magazine,
but there’s no English recipe with little meatballs.