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What it's all about

Austin’s latest food competition is a whole new ball game. The 2nd Annual Austin Meatball Festival, featuring a variety of scrumptious meatballs from as many as 15 of Austin’s favorite restaurants, will take place Nov. 22. Hosted by classic Italian eatery Winflo Osteria, (located at 1315 West Sixth Street) the Austin Meatball Festival will benefit nonprofit Lifeworks, of Austin. 

Participating Restaurants

Our participating restaurants!

Winflo Osteria

Benji’s Cantina

Marye’s Gourmet Pizza

Native Family


NO VA Kitchen

Gusto Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar


Punch Bowl Social

Southside Flying Pizza




Got Some Balls?

Come show us what you got and participate in the 2nd Annual Austin Meatball Festival! Deadline is November 7th to sign up. 




Who's judging these meatballs?


Brandon Watson, Austin Chronicle food editor

Dan Gentile, Thrillist editor

Jane Kellogg Murray, Austin Way deputy editor

Matt LoCoco, Do512


Live in the Listening Room

The Rocketboys 12:30-1:30

Jimmy Lafave 2:00 – 3:00

Tameca Jones 3:30 – 4:30

Get tickets & have a ball

Meatballs $15

Entry into Meatball Fest and Meatball Tastings (alcohol for purchase)

Meatballs and Music $35

Entry into Meatball Fest, Meatball Tastings (alcohol for purchase), plus Listening Room Access

“Meatballer” Meatballs, Music, and Madness $300

Entry into Meatball Fest, Meatball Tastings (alcohol for purchase), Access to Listening Room Shows All Day, VIP Table for Four, Swag Bag for Each Guest, 2 Bottles of Wine for Each Table (one red and one white),  Food from Winflo for the Table






Liquor Sponsors


Mount Gay Rum
Reyka Vodka
Dripping Springs Gin