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5.2 /6 Excellent 157 Reviews

The Meatball Bar - Mount Lawley

Mount Lawley International $$$ +100
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About The Meatball Bar - Mount Lawley

The only thing better than one delicious meatball is two delicious meatballs (or maybe three – watch this space for a third outgrowth from the popular pair), and Perth residents have exactly that on their hands thanks to the The Meatball Bar brothers. Nestled comfortably enough and almost side by side in Mount Lawley and here in Leederville, jostling with a host of other restaurant options at the busy strip along Oxford Street and Newcastle Street. If you like to roll in an international way, then The Meatball Bar is a place you need to pocket swiftly, with regulars from the so-called Ballers Club laying their hands on tables as if they were Faberge eggs, reason being chiefly the well-rounded menu... Salivating yet? Read on, or simply book a ball now!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 16:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 16:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 16:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 16:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
The Meatball Bar - Mount Lawley, Beaufort Street 607, 6050 Perth

Further Information

There are Italian restaurants in Perth, and then there is The Meatball Bar. They have two locations in central Perth – one in Leederville, one in Mount Lawley – and across both of them, they offer one dish, done in more ways than you could ever imagine. As you might imagine, their speciality is meatballs, and the myriad ways that they can be prepared will astound you. Along with the classic Italian meatballs – beef and pork, slow cooked in a Napoli sauce for 12 hours and topped with parmesan, basil and pesto – one can pick up Wagyu beef with Calabrese sausage, bacon-wrapped chicken with cheddar and sweetcorn or wild mushroom and pecorino arancini. Take a trip to Beaufort Street to try them all.

That is only the tip of the iceberg as far as the meatball options go. The Meatball Bar is an Italian restaurant with an international edge, offering classic dishes from around the world in meatball form. There are harissa lamb meatballs with roasted almonds, raisins and yoghurt, Southern-style buttermilk chicken meatballs with a jalapeno slaw and peanut sauce satay meatballs made from a chicken pork mix, served Malaysian style with pineapple, coriander and rice. Pay The Meatball Bar a visit on Beaufort Street for an Italian restaurant in Mount Lawley to remember.

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157 Reviews

5.2 /6 Excellent 157 Reviews
Quality/Price: cheap
Noise: average
Food: heavenly
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: excellent
Service: extraordinary
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3 reviews so far 6
22.09.2017 10:10

First time eating here, had been wanting to try for ages, and we were not disappointed. Loved the food, every item we had was great, and the cocktails were awesome. Will definitely be back here a lot now!!

1 review so far 6
20.09.2017 11:11

The service is amazing, food is exceptional & you can't beat the atmosphere. I would highly recommend. Definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Perth!

2 reviews so far 6
18.09.2017 12:17

Food and atmosphere was great. Staff were attentive and helpful in explaining the menu. There was a good variety of meatballs on offer to try and loved the waffle chips.

1 review so far 6
17.09.2017 20:41

Always great at The Meatball Bar. Happy hour is great value - we enjoyed 2 drinks and meatballs for 3 people for $66. Thanks guys.

1 review so far 4
30.08.2017 13:14

The food and service was great. Only a couple of downfalls: the espresso martini i ordered was pretty ordinary and i was unsure if there was any alcohol in it at all; there was also a lot of froth on it from the shaking, which was disappointing. I ordered a lychee martini after dinner and that was absolutely on point! So got a few points back there, but it would have been better if both of the drinks were up to scratch. The reason for the score of 4 is the lighting. Extremely bright down lights were beaming down on us, which put a damper on the atmosphere/vibe of the place. We asked if we could move to a different table, but due to being a Saturday night, they were unable to accomodate. In the scope of things, it is minor and didn't totally ruin our dining experience, but having spotlights on you does kill the ambience of the restaurant. It's a simple fix, so hopefully management can change up the light globes to create that full circle dining experience (unless it is a tactic to turn over tables quickly for the next reservation - which some restaurants do actually do)

1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 17:11

Meatball bar has amazing food and awesome cocktails. Last time I sat outside and we had one waitress who was amazing. This time we had a table by the bar and felt like every waiter checked our table every minute to check if we were ready to order, had finished our meals or needed water. It was very good service but was a bit much when we were trying to relax and chat. The owner was very lovely and he made sure we were taken care of but the constant checking if we had finished our meals felt a bit much. Overall it is my favourite restaurant and has the best service but we might sit a bit further from the bar next time.

1 review so far 4
21.08.2017 10:20

This was the first time to the Meatball Bar for my friends and I and there were some hits and misses. First of all the crumbed mac and cheese balls were outstanding and the other crumbed balls were very tasty and hot but all of the meat balls were very lukewarm making them not so enjoyable. The staff were very friendly but out waitress forget to put our sides order in so we got those after the meatballs making them not so enjoyable to eat a plate of vegetables without the meatballs to go with them. She acknowledged she forgot when paying but it would have made all the difference if she came to the table and admitted this to us knowing that we had to ask where our sides were two times.

1 review so far 4
19.12.2016 12:16

4 friends and I had lunch. I had the sticky bourbon meatballs which were excellent. Others tried the 10 ball special where you got a variety. Consensus was all balls were really nice, except no one really liked the pumpkin ones. I personally was not a fan of the waffle chips, although others thought they were ok. Call me old fashioned but I like a chip to be just a nice crunchy regular type chip. The chip dipping sauce was really good though. We shared a cheese platter, which was quite generous in size and also very good cheese selection. None of us could fit in sweets. The service and wait staff were great. I will definitely go back again.

1 review so far 5
03.05.2017 15:00

Shared three entrees with a friend... the mac n cheese balls, the chorizo potato and sundried tomato croquettes and the buttermilk chicken balls.... all excellent. The waffle fries are really good too. My After 8 (choc-mint) cocktail was too weak for my taste but my friend liked her ginger beer. The desserts were quite nice... the lemoncello brulee with a shot of the liqueur was the winner....the Reece's cannoli was average...more flavour needed in the cannoli filling but the peanut ice cream was lovely. Service was wonderful...really friendly and attentive waitress. Will definitely be back.

1 review so far 6
10.11.2016 18:00

We had a great experience. This is my second dining with the MeatBall Bar at Mt Lawley. Loved the mains and meat ball entrees. I will say that the desserts were not as good as I had hoped. I have tried the nutella and the oreo now. They were quiet small and not as delicious as i was expecting. All in all great food though!!

1 review so far 5
01.11.2016 15:02

Service was great, wine was great. Would be good if there was such a thing as a mixed meatball plate because I am vego and can't share with my carnivore boyf. He wanted to try a whole bunch of the meatballs. This place would be good with a minimum of 4 people. Ambience was fine, table was a little small given that food is meant to be shared. We would come back here.

4 reviews so far 5
19.08.2017 19:20

Loved our food, it was very noisy, seemed to be a bit unorganized with table settings and made people move then didn't use the tables that were freed up while they were there or the time we were, they they didn't look impressed and wouldn't have been either, this is why I didn't give a 6. Would like to go back on a week day to see if it would be different.

2 reviews so far 5
13.02.2017 16:34

The Meatball Bar's menu is on-trend, unique and has options to suit a range of tastes as well as dietary requirements. The meatballs are surprisingly filing and the Sexy Ball meals are enough for one person without any extra sides. Drinks menu is also great, and extensive. The restaurant itself is nicely decorated and has a nice, chill atmosphere. Staff were nice but there were some issues and mix-ups with ordering.

1 review so far 6
27.05.2017 11:32

Soo yum! Really good atmosphere. You have to try the bourbon and coffee meatballs- THEY ARE AMAZING! Cocktials were great. Decent drink prices. Very filling. We had 4 entree, 2 mains, 2 buckets of waffle chips, 2 wines, 2 cocktails and a mocktail and only cost us around $40 each at the end of the night!

3 reviews so far 4
07.06.2017 09:18

The staff were friendly and the food was very nice. It was our first visit and we will go back. The reason for the score of 4 was the music, it was way too loud. Our conversations had to be almost shouted across the table to each other or we had to lean right in to hear. Certainly don't mind loud music but this was just over the top and really affected conversation and would be even harder if you had a bigger group.

3 reviews so far 6
16.12.2016 11:16

Great atmosphere. Attentive staff but not annoyingly attentive. Genuinely attentive. We got the $29 special with bar purchase. The cocktail was delicious and the food was so so so yummy. Amazing value too as we worked out we got at least 1 course free and the serves were generous. Cant wait to go back

1 review so far 6
30.08.2017 09:13

The Meatball bar blew my socks off. I didn't really know what to expect as it was an entire meal based around balls, but there were arancini in there and the sides were delicious and complimentary to the meal! we went on a Saturday and got $5 drinks too so it was great!

1 review so far 6
26.07.2017 10:05

The food was amazing. As they were short staffed we waited a long time for our meal however the owner was very apologetic and couldn't help as mor with free bottles of mineral water and desert. Great customer service. Highly recommend this place for great food and excellent customer service

2 reviews so far 6
11.01.2017 12:08

Fantastic meal and fantastic service. Our service was fantastic, staff were happy to give us advice with our order and our glasses were always refilled with a smile. My serve of the Sicilian meatballs with eggplant parmigiana were delicious and my husband savoured every mouth full of the gnocchi.

1 review so far 5
12.04.2017 20:38

A great concept and good food. It was a bit noisy though. The service staff were very attentive and friendly. A 'taster plate' would be an awesome menu item...so you can try more of the meatballs. E.g, Italian taster plate could be the arancini balls, classic meatballs and the Sicilian. Another could be the jalapeño taster plate, etc.