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Osteria Vespa


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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,
$5 - $32
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Italian, Mediterranean
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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether sitting at the bar, inside at a table, or outside, going to Osteria Vespa is a joy. The soup is delicious, the bread light and crunchy, the cheeses tasty, the lemony beans unique. Great before or after a film at Amherst Cinema next door...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank janetkbucc
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The staff could not have paced our meal more poorly. We were in the middle of our appetizers, and the waitress arrived at the table with our meals. "who gets the chicken?" she asked. I asked her if she could see that we were still...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ItalianLora
X2683IPjonathanw, Owner at Osteria Vespa, responded to this reviewResponded December 12, 2018

As the owner of Vespa. I apologize for your dining experience. We are not in business to do a “rush job.” I would like to refund your dinner and invite you to return as my guest. You may reach me at info@osteriavespa.com if you desire...More

Reviewed November 13, 2018

We have been here many times and always try to come when I am visiting the area. The food is authentic Italian and the specials never disappoint. Staff is friendly and helpful and wine list is extensive.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nancy C
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We took the opportunity for a quiet weekend in Amherst and stumbled across Osteria.. whilst we had a dinner reservation we choose to sit at the bar with Jeff, what a great choice we made.. the food rivals the taste of the North End of...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Y5442UAtomr
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The food is delicious, very unusual, beautifully prepared, but the portions small and cost pricey. It’s worth it for a special occasion, but if you are looking for an intimate restaurant with privacy a d good conversation, forget it. It is difficult to have a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Judith G
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We ate here twice in two days during my son’s visit to Amherst College. Great pasta dishes , appetizers and desserts. I would highly recommend a visit. We are returning in late August.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mraz70
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Four of us enjoyed an excellent dinner at Osteria Vespa in Amherst. The service is friendly and professional, the atmosphere is pleasant, and the food is amazing. Outdoor seating is a big plus on a warm summer night. Loved the simple arugula salad and also...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank skgbos
Reviewed June 18, 2018 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

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Didgee
Reviewed June 4, 2018

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.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Don C
December 20, 2016|
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Response from X2683IPjonathanw | 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 X2683IPjonathanw | Property representative |
Yes we do have gift cards All cc accepted Our number 413-230-3194
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