Where to indulge in National Meatball Day in Philadelphia

National Meatball Day
Little Nonna’s.

Here are the best spots to indulge in National Meatball Day in Philadelphia on Thursday, March 9. 

Little Nonna’s 

There are two different ways to celebrate National Meatball Day in Philadelphia with this popular restaurant. The B+V+P Meatballs for one are stuffed with fontina cheese, then placed atop a bed of soft taleggio polenta while smothered in a rich San Marzanoro gravy. The Spaghetti & Meatballs, on the other hand, are fontina-stuffed, then sat atop a bed of spaghetti with a braised pork marinara sauce, fresh Parmesan and basil. 

National Meatball Day
Little Nonna’sProvided

 1234 Locust St., littlenonnas.com

Vintage Wine Bar

Vintage is keeping it classy for the holiday by offering its classic meatballs, made with a blend of ground pork, Parmesan, fresh basil, and garlic, all served in a flavorful red sauce. 

National Meatball Day
Vintage Wine Bar.Provided

129 S. 13th St., vintage-philadelphia.com


Barbuzzo utilizes the stuffed technique for their meatball menu items—Caciocavallo Stuffed Meatballs to be exact. The tasty creation is made with a blend of shortrib and pork, then stuffed with caciocavallo cheese. The meatballs are then served in a small cast iron skillet with sauce and a side of rustic grilled bread. 

National Meatball Day

110 S. 13th St., barbuzzo.com

Giuseppe & Sons

For National Meatball Day in Philadelphia, Giuseppe & Sons is offering a couple of mouthwatering options in the form of an appetizer and entree. The app is a traditional Meatball & Gravy dish, featuring meatballs in a rich tomato sauce and topped with grated Parmigiano cheese. The entree, on the other hand, boasts the Sunday Gravy pasta meal, packed with hearty meatballs and sausage in a sauce served over a bed of spaghetti.

National Meatball Day
Giuseppe & SonsProvided

 1523 Sansom St., giuseppesons.com

Harp & Crown

This Center City venue is offering lamb meatballs for the tasty occasion. As the restaurant says, “Indulge in the rich and succulent flavor of the lamb meatballs, perfectly paired with a sweet and tangy date relish and creamy green yogurt, topped with fresh mint garnish.”

National Meatball Day
Harp & CrownProvided

1525 Sansom St., harpcrown.com


Prunella is offering a couple of options for National Meatball Day in Philadelphia. Visitors can either indulge in meatballs in a rich tomato sauce, smothered in creamy ricotta and grated Parmigiano cheese. Or, for a more casual lunch option, order the Meatball “Sub,” loaded with meatballs, arugula, and tomatoes all on a soft roll and topped with creamy ricotta. 

National Meatball Day

 112 S. 13th St., prunellaphl.com