Meatballs on a roll in Port Richmond

You’d better be darn sure of yourself if you’re opening a restaurant serving only one or two dishes — as Paul Reitenouer and his wife, Paula Romano Reitenouer, have done with the new Romano’s Meatballs & Co., in a former flower shop at 3136 Richmond St. (215-845-5117).

Their specialties: all-beef meatballs and chicken cutlets, served on seeded Liscio’s rolls.

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Romano’s Meatballs & Co., 3136 Richmond St.

The second twist is that they’re set up in Port Richmond, traditionally a Polish American enclave.

“We’re trying to bring a little South Philly up here,” says Paul, who adds that Paula (yes, ha-ha, it’s Paul and Paula) does the cooking from family recipes, offering cannoli and pizzelles for dessert. (She melds a cannoli and a pizzelle to make a pizzoli.)

Seating is at few patio-style tables gussied up with flower-filled tomato-sauce cans. The Parm comes with five meatballs, topped with mozzarella, drizzled with gravy, and sprinkled with Pecorino-Romano for a delicious, solid deal at $9.

They’re open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (or sellout) Tuesday to Saturday.

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Romano’s Meatballs & Co., 3136 Richmond St.