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Vespaio

#26 of 3,116 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 210
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  • 118
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 9
    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
Terrific Casual Italian

Stopped in for lunch. Great selection but a little pricey for lunch, unless you stick with the short list of specials. Nonetheless, friendly, speedy service in a delightfully aesthetic setting. Food presentation and taste is well worthy of the prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
GK7
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Great selection but a little pricey for lunch, unless you stick with the short list of specials. Nonetheless, friendly, speedy service in a delightfully aesthetic setting. Food presentation and taste is well worthy of the prices.

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Thank GK7
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love this place. This is one of the first restaurants I went to when I moved to Austin and I loved it. The restaurant is very elegant and has a wonderful atmosphere. The food is amazing and it all provides a great twist on Italian fare. The prices are a bit high, but the food and the service are... More 

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Thank Ryanphllp
USA
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1,007 reviews
600 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the food at This restaurant, we liked the customer service which was exceptional, the place is very clean and the restrooms are very clean too, they have all the variety of wines and if you like wine that is the place to be at , I have to admit that this restaurant is very expensive I paid $50... More 

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Thank bryanmantezoni
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite Italian restaurant in Austin. I have had several dishes there and loved all of them. Wine list is good. A little expensive for everyday dining, but if you want that you can go to their sister restaurant next door. Will keep going back.

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Thank SueP0607
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome prosciutto and Charcuterie. The pizzas and desserts are also great. I always try to get there when in Austin.

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Thank Miguel M
Austin, Texas
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is right in the heart of South Congress (The 04) located directly across from the new South Congress Hotel. It is walking distance from most of the Iconic So Co haunts like Lucy in Disguise, Continental Club, Jo’s Hot Coffee, Home Slice, the Congress Street Bridge Bat Colony, etc. Enoteca Vespaio and Vespaio are in the same building,... More 

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Thank Ray N
Cave Creek, AZ
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92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A decent Italian meal but not outstanding or memorable. Was able to walk in and get seated - had to move tables a few times as they want to seat you where they want - not necessarily where you want to sit. Traditional Italian menu - rather old school. Nice wine list - decent service. Did get quite noisy but... More 

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Thank creeker5050
Houston, Texas
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We sat by the window Prosciutto was amazing Pappardelle with lamb etc very good Trout salad was great- large piece of fish with crabmeat. Wish we had room for dessert! Service a bit slow so enjoy the people watching. Very clean restroom!

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Thank C L
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I've been to both sides and I actually prefer Enoteca (the less expensive side). Their seafood pasta tastes fresh and zesty, the dessert was delicious, and the atmosphere is very nice. Enoteca is very reasonably priced considering the type of cuisine and the location. (South Congress can be a pricey area) I highly recommend for a date night!

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Thank Angie A
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food, great wine, a lovely place to sit outside and enjoy the day! We loved it! Go there you will not be sorry! The Calamari was excellent and the Saltimboca was to die for!

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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: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
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?