It doesn't get more classic. Italian food basically starts with Spaghetti and Meatballs. And although I can't remember if I actually saw it served in Italy (I was too busy stuffing my face with pizza after pizza after pizza....) it doesn't matter, because it is quintessential Italian. American Italian, maybe. Delicious Italian, definitely.
Be warned, though: meatballs aren't quick. There are multiple steps involved and you need to be prepared. The last time I made meatballs it was a mess of dirty dishes, splattered grease, and broken dreams. This time, though, I learned from my mistakes. I grew. I prospered.
The key to making meatballs, I found, is having clean dishes ready. You need a bowl for mixing the meatballs together, a platter or dish for holding the formed but uncooked meatballs, a heavy skillet or stock pot with oil in it for browning the meatballs, and then yet another dish for holding the browned meatballs. If you're prepared, then you will be fine. You, like me, will feel like you're qualified to give advice on prepping meatballs. I'm totally qualified.