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Vespaio Ristorante

1610 S. Congress St, Austin, TX 78704 (South Austin)
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Ranked #31 of 3,124 restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $40
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: South Austin
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248 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Fort Myers, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Vacationing in Austin and had been camping and eating fast food so let my daughter age 18 pick a nice sit down place for dinner and did she pick a wonderful place. Made reservations for 5:30pm. We had cabonara, carne grigliata,fish and a bottle of Fiorini Lambrusco. I had forgotten my readers so the waiter read the menu to me.... More

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Bellaire, Texas
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210 reviews 210 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

The food and service were very good and the atmosphere is classy. My wife and I split a lasagna which we enjoyed. Parking is a little difficult but fortunately we were able to get a spot in their lot behind the restaurant. We will return.

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Rockport, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I came to austin from our small hometown and didn't really know where to go. We walked down south congress with one of our buddies looking for a place to eat but everywhere seemed a little overwhelming. We were going to stop in at hopdoddys as it seemed popular but the line was literally out the door,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Okay...this place is not inexpensive, but this was without a doubt, one of the best meals that I have ever had. Our server was great, but not too chatty (which was really the only negative for me - I like talking to servers; I'm weird, I know). But everything we had was wonderful, and the prices weren't so high that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

There was 4 in our party and Joshua was our server who was excellent. We started with calamari and caprese. We had mixed meat special, lasagna and spinach salad. Desert was the short cake which wasn't anything I expected. It was all excellent.

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New York City, New York
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Our server was Melanie. Proficient, friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, and experienced. (As was the entire staff.) Timing throughout the meal was nearly impeccable. This is NOT your ordinary Italian Menu here. Started with Grey Goose Martini and Champagne cocktail. ( $24.00) Ordered a bottle of Quercetto Italian Red to go with dinner ( 2007) ( $42,00). Very good. Dinner starts with... More

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Chestertown, MD
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A cafe style restaurant on a corner in SoCo, Enoteca has excellent pizza and other Italian food. Service is quick and friendly. I can only comment first hand on the pizza - nice, thin crust, terrific combinations, really nicely done. The other food we saw being delivered looked great (and must have been, comments of customers). Great choice for a... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Took four generations for dinner. They made special dish for oldest and youngest generation. Wonderful wine suggestion by waiter. Food very good from appetizer to desserts! Dinner for 7 ran about $390.

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Plano, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We visited this past weekend with a party of 17 - had a private room. Everything was excellent. Pizzas, pasta, fish - you name it, it was all great. Service was excellent as well, our server Jeff did a great job (waiting on a party of 17 where there were 9 kids under 12 isn't easy). We will be back!

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Fulshear, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We have eaten at Vespaio several times when we have traveled to Austin. I love the food, however the wait staff was terrible. I couldn't blame the wait staff because it is so busy but they couldn't add more staff because the place is so small. They have the pizza oven going and the heat from that made it absolutely... More

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