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Vespaio

#38 of 2,942 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 27
    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
Great food!

I have been to both Vespaio and sister venue next door, Enoteca, and both serve amazing food. Enoteca is casual enough to bring kids and not worry about it. Vespaio is more fine dining but still has a great casual Austin ambiance. I would recommend both and encourage you to try if you are on South... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
misopiso88
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
527 reviews 527 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have been to both Vespaio and sister venue next door, Enoteca, and both serve amazing food. Enoteca is casual enough to bring kids and not worry about it. Vespaio is more fine dining but still has a great casual Austin ambiance. I would recommend both and encourage you to try if you are on South Congress and in the... More 

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Viespaio is excellent with great veal. Super when you want a high end Italian experience, and if your in the mood for more casual, go right next door to Enoteca, both one of this Italian guys favorites in town.

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Lampasas, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We got in fairly quick for a Friday evening, not sure what that means, but the place was only about 75% occupied our entire evening. Family of four with tip was about $350.00. My kids are in college, so it was a "Family" experience with four adults, not tiny tots. Seems their trying a little to hard to make everything... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We visited Austin and Vespaio during a trip around Texas. It was raining and we were up for a good Italian Espresso and some pastries. We found both in Vespaio. They have really strong Espresso.

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Went to Vespaio for pre-Mother's Day dinner. The service was excellent, the food exquisite and a great wine list. They do not take reservations so if you don't go at 6pm, be prepared to wait. So worth it!

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

#33?? Shhhh! Don't tell anyone this is the best Italian in Austin! It's difficult enough as it is to get a reservation! Best advice for appetizers--ask your waiter to make you an antipasto plate from whatever is fresh in the front display. Everything here is delicious.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Vespaio is one of the few places you can eat outdoors and peacefully on busy South Congress Avenue as there's a courtyard at the side of the restaurant rather than on the pavement. Our first meal there was great - good food and service. The second meal was not quite so good, but could have been our choices, and the... More 

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CT
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132 reviews 132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We visited the cafe on a Wednesday evening and were seated immediately. Our meals were delicious. We had pork saltimbocca and a bolognese pasta dish....each had distinctive flavors. The cafe is a little small and the table are close together....reminded us of Italy. The service was ok. We would stop by again if in the area.

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San Angelo, Texas
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230 reviews 230 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Love this restaurant! Fantastic food, service and ambiance. Started with the fabulous fried calamari with yummy marinara sauce and the delicious white anchovy appetizers. Bread so good too, but we prefer olive oil for dipping. We loved the seafood Cioppino, Halibut with polenta, Meyers lemon and radishes. The desert expresso Afogato was primo and the basil sorbet was the perfect... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

the food here is over the top good! We gad two specials that included veal bacon and smoked chicken stuffed pasta shells. We sat at the bar and were treated like royalty. The food is fresh and definitely made with love and pride!

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Bar scene, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?