Emporio A Meatball Joint

Row 1

942 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-2810
$ $
Mon–Tue, Sun: 11:00 AM–10:00 PM Wed–Sat: 11:00 AM–Midnight

Foursquare Tips

  • Very affordable and great atmosphere. The pesto sauce with smoked Gouda was simply delicious on the meatballs.
  • Can't beat the meatballs. Always great. Awesome draft selection. Beer garden on the roof is always too crowded sadly but the bar down stairs is very nice and not nearly has popular.
  • Great atmosphere, People, and FOOD!!!
  • All the meatballs
  • Bring back the truffle balls. Please? Thank you.
  • Fantastic meat balls and pizza upstairs
  • Loved the atmosphere! Not quiet, but a group of friends and I had a great time. The menu is simple, delish and it isn't overly expensive. We chose to get a bunch of different things and share.
  • Turkey meatballs with the pesto sauce was the best.
  • Really impressed by the value. Loved the fried pickle chips, cheesy bread, poutine (tots, chicken gravy, pancetta), and the spicy pork meatball grinder (Parmesan and Gouda). Great for groups!
  • Lots of craft beer and different meatball options for lunch or dinner. Take the elevator upstairs for the rooftop bar.
  • Very affordable compared to other restaurants in the Cultural District. Very interesting concept; meatballs were delicious. Would pass on the cheese desert balls next time. Definitely will return.
  • Juicy-Creamy & tasty Meatballs!!
  • The 1 meatball is small, 2 meatball is just right. Mac and cheese is pretty good as well.
  • The pickle chips are a great starter, but can be really salty. Splitting between 2 people might be too much. Thanksgiving meatball my favorite so far.
  • House special of the day always a winner
  • Lots of energy and a great vibe. If you get the Meatball Grinder (three meatballs), it comes in a piece of bread, unlike the other options.
  • This is my new favorite place. The sauces are delicious and the meatballs are so perfect. The Mac n cheese is probably my favorite thing on the menu though.
  • I love the concept and it's well executed. Only caveat: exercise restraint. Not sure if the poutine needed to have a meatball in it (as suggested), but I couldn't help myself. Go simple.
  • Pesto-almond sauce on top of the tomato risotto
  • The meatballs are pretty big. Two is enough. Three is stretching it and four is overkill.