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Vespaio

#34 of 2,966 Restaurants in Austin
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1610 S. Congress St, Austin, TX 78704
512.441.6100
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 93
    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
Fantastic food!

This is a wonderful place! Good wine list and ambiance. The food was outstanding and prepared to perfection. The squash ravioli appetizer melts in your mouth. My cioppino was the best I have had since living in San Francisco. The food was high quality and fresh. The service was impeccable! I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
MarthaJ1953
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Eufaula, Oklahoma
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Eufaula, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place! Good wine list and ambiance. The food was outstanding and prepared to perfection. The squash ravioli appetizer melts in your mouth. My cioppino was the best I have had since living in San Francisco. The food was high quality and fresh. The service was impeccable! I will make this a regular stop when I return... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Stopped into Vespaio for a cocktail after a long day of shopping and ended up staying for dinner! Just an FYI, bar doesn't open until 5:00, so plan accordingly. Bar area was comfortable, bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable, and cocktails were well prepared and delicious! Great selection of OLIVES - try some, they are DELICIOUS. Decided to stay for dinner... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My first to Austin and was recommended Vespaio. We went on Monday so we were able to walk in and get a table. Our server was very attentive. We both had the veal dish on the menu and it was amazing. Also had the caprese and it was perfectly seasoned. Didn't love the bean dip that came with the bread... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Went for lunch on a Monday. So glad we got there early because it was packed by noon. The food was genius and the service impeccable. Will definitely be back!

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Dallas, tx
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133 reviews 133 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This smaller restaurant is hands down one of my new favorites to eat at when visiting Austin. Everything was fresh and delicious. The tuna tartar, house made pastas and veal were all fantastic. If you want a

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Texas
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894 reviews 894 reviews
580 restaurant reviews
1,551 helpful votes 1,551 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This was my first visit to Vespaio; it will not be my last. We had dinner at this South Austin restaurant at the recommendation of my brother and his wife, who have dined here on a number of occasions. The food was excellent and the service was attentive and friendly. This restaurant has an excellent wine selection and there are... More 

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Austin, Texas
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268 reviews 268 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

[This review is only for Enoteca Vespaio, not Vespaio Ristorante, both at the same address.] Here's what was fabulous: the service, the cocktails, the gnocchi arrabbiata (sauce a teeny spicy but delicious!), the calamari, the bread, the charcuterie, the wine, the coffee, the tiramisu, and the sambuca! Pretty much everything! It is a warm and comfortable restaurant - everything added... More 

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Austin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We ate here with another couple on a Friday night. The atmosphere was nice and the service was good, but the food was disappointing. I ordered a special...it was a smoked pork chop that was almost impossible to cut with a steak knife. It was kind of embarrassing to be sawing away at it so I could eat a few... More 

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Tamaulipas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

When I have the opportunity to visit Austin I always go to this restaurant, the impact it’s on the food not the place, but don’t get me wrong, the atmosphere is very nice. It makes you feel comfortable. The dishes taste great and the price is right, we are a family of five and everyone its happy. I recommend the... More 

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Natrona Heights pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Our Expectations were high given the many positive reviews read on the Internet. As frequent visitors to Austin we have searched for fine dining, good value experiences. Although menu items are unique in combination; ingredients fresh and of good quality; the taste was sometimes too simple and common leaving one wanting for more.... Yet other dishes just missed the mark... More 

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Additional Information about Vespaio

Address: 1610 S. Congress St, Austin, TX 78704
Phone Number: 512.441.6100
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
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
Average Prices: USD 40
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean

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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, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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?