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Sprezzatura offering [dining] room floor seats for first-ever March Meatball Madness

Sprezzatura, self-proclaimed ‘master of meatballs,’ heats up on the café court this March with Meatball Madness!


Image via owner of Sprezzatura, Jen Saffron


Sprezzatura, an Italian-inspired café and catering kitchen in Millvale, makes approximately 20,000 meatballs per year. You could say they are the master of meatballs! From traditional, savory beef to pork and pine nut meatballs and more, Jen Saffron, owner of Sprezzatura, will be dribbling to her own beat of March Madness with the first-ever Meatball Madness in the café’s court at 112 E Sherman St. on Friday, March 11, 2022. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the March Meatball Madness games start at 6 p.m. Reserve tickets in advance for only $20 at, under “Events.”


This is a bracketed, month-long meatball tasting competition, and Sprezzatura is kicking off the first four meatballs in a tasting competition with emcee Ryan Crivella and live spinning by Wax Grapes, the café’s resident DJ. The frivolous fun includes a night of meatball tasting of four different meatballs to kick off the month-long creative craving of Meatball Madness. During the meatball tasting, special judges will rate the meatballs, and this includes John Allison from The Tribune-Review, personal chef and food blogger Amber Lehman of MyTáque, and Saffron’s Italian-American aunt, Aunt Di.


Image via owner of Sprezzatura, Jen Saffron


Meatballs will be offered by the flight along with complimentary wine and door prizes, all while celebrating Di’s 82nd birthday. Who doesn’t like cake? Yes, there will be birthday cake for everyone, too!


Admission is only $20. Voting for your favorite meatball will advance in the bracket, and the winning meatball will be featured on the Sprezzatura menu. Patrons can order meatballs all-month long but can grab Meatball Madness tickets here to partake in the master of meatball madness!




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