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Vespaio

#41 of 3,006 Restaurants in Austin
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1610 S. Congress St, Austin, TX 78704
512.441.6100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 188
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mostly good

Great ambiance on South Congress. Menu was wonderful, but a bit pricey for some items. Spinach salad was excellent as was Lasagna and creamed spaghetti. They tried to up sell on the wine list and that felt uncomfortable. Half portions were much smaller than expected, but the bread was good to fill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
txgreens
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Great ambiance on South Congress. Menu was wonderful, but a bit pricey for some items. Spinach salad was excellent as was Lasagna and creamed spaghetti. They tried to up sell on the wine list and that felt uncomfortable. Half portions were much smaller than expected, but the bread was good to fill in with. Go ahead and go...skip the half... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We ate on the Enoteca side of Vespaio, which is the more casual of the two. Very small and cozy, but great food. Menu offers really good variety. Panninis, pasta, salads and pizza. Two of our group had the pizza and it was amazing, thin and crispy with loads of flavor. Suppli for appetizer was also excellent. Decent prices and... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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133 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

OMG- what a fabulous Italian restaurant! Enjoy a glass of prosecco or chose from a decent wine selection. The specialty drink menu is impressive too. We shared the just made mozzarella which came out warm from the kitchen. It was amazing and one of my favs when and if I can get it. Last time was at the 5 star... More 

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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Authentic Italian food at its best. My wife and I came here and loved it. Great service, the appetisers were amazing and the mains were even better. Great wine and beer as well. And then came desert just to top off a wonderful experience. Definitely worth dining at

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Kerrville, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had been hearing about this restaurant for some time and finally were in Austin so we could visit. Having traveled in Italy extensively, we are in a pretty good position to compare to real Italian food. This place is real; all 4 in our party were extremely well pleased with our dinners. The Bolognese was outstanding! Highly recommended.

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Spicewood, Texas
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231 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We loved to eat at Vespaio's Enoteca. Great place to get some authentic pasta and tasty pastries. The duck confit salad is recommended as well as the spinach and mushroom pasta. At Enoteca's you'll find a good selection of Italiano vino and don't forget to order a side of french fries. Also, Vespaio next door is fabulous buy only open... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

...and that's why we always stop at Enoteca when we visit Austin. Don't forget to check out their desserts too!

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Minneapolis
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My friend and I tried to get into a couple other places, but the wait was over an hour. We were seated right away here, and so glad it turned out that way. The food is a step above: in house pate de campagne, incredible Caesar salad and a salad of duck confit and frisee were all excellent. The duck... More 

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Connecticut
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Go figure.... the real thing in Austin. The veal and pastas and desserts are as good as Rome or Milan. And the Ravioli with squash is superb.... better than I had in Lombardy. I cried.... Save money by going here if you can't afford the flight to Rome. Sous Chef Alex is a pasta wizard. Server Jennifer was very gracious... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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240 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This is a great place for a lunch or dinner if you love Italian food. The lunch crowd is very casual; whereas dinner is a bit more formal, but still very Austin comfortable. The food is great and the service is always good. We like the "eating in a deli" feel of the lunch room. The good news is that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1610 S. Congress St, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512.441.6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?