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Osteria Vespa

28 Amity St, Unit 1G, Amherst, MA 01002-2783
+1 413-230-3194
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“fettuccine” (6 reviews)
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Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
28 Amity St, Unit 1G, Amherst, MA 01002-2783
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Excellent bistro by the Amherst Cinema. Now that The Lumberyard and Chez Albert are closed its the best bet in town unless your looking for fancy and overpriced (eg 30 Boltwood which is really more Amherst College than Amherst). Good food, fun bar, nice patio...More

Thank CountryDocYarbar
Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knew that a restaurant on the side of a strip mall would be so good. I had the homemade spaghetti, Cacio e Pepo. Nice and light with just the right amount of salt and pepper. My daughter had the mussels. Even though this is...More

Thank Didgee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner 2 nights in a row at Osteria Vespa. The food was top notch with the pasta dishes reminding me of Italy. Service was terrific and the panna cotta for dessert was excellent. Highly recommend it.

Thank mraz70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for dinner, 3 for $30 Had the delicious meatballs, with feta and sauce, nice and spicy! Then the mushroom polenta ragout. The polenta was very creamy and mushrooms on top seemed a bit bland after the amazing meatballs. Dessert was a nice creamy lemon...More

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate outside even though it became progressively chilly. My starter glass of rose seemed to be 2 or 3 days since it was opened. The Moroccan meatballs were divine, great herbed yogurt on the side, spicy. My risotto was average at best, could have...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While other Italian restaurants offer the usual dishes, this spot has much more of an authentic flair. The wine and cocktail lists are also a plus.

Thank Sweeney221b
Reviewed April 16, 2018

We had a great meal with friends at Osteria Vespa. We were there on a night when they offered three courses for $30 and loved it. Had a great bottle of wine, too. We love having such a good restaurant in Amherst. We'll be returning.

Thank Bob108-Ro07
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Some good dishes but, overall, a pricey Italian restaurant. Drinks are expensive; food is pricey for the area, & uneven in quality. Don't order the pasta, served under heated & not that tasty. Salads are OK but expensive. Main courses are fair. The waitress requested...More

Thank DocSag
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Brought my daughter here for a visit and conversation. We had great wine and food at a non-hurried pace.

1  Thank TomP413
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I frequent his restaurant once a year when I'm visiting/working at the University of Massachusetts. My experience over 4 years has all been great - great food and service. Atmosphere is quite nice too. I'm in NYC and Boston many times a year and experience...More

1  Thank janekM4849MF
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Questions & Answers
Don C
December 20, 2016|
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
Thanks for your question. We do have a full bar. You can make a reservation on our website or call us at 413 230 3194
December 8, 2016|
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Response from Jonathan W | Property representative |
Yes we do have gift cards All cc accepted Our number 413-230-3194
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $32
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Amity St, Unit 1G, Amherst, MA 01002-2783
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Amherst
  • Phone Number: +1 413-230-3194
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Chef Tom Schnapp prepares authentic Northern Italian and Mediterranean cuisine with local produce and meats when available. Our wine list has been carefully prepared to compliment his dishes,
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