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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-441-6100
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“prosciutto” (14 reviews)
“meat sauce” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed June 12, 2017

This is where the hip SoCo people do Italian and it lives up to the hype. We had tried to come in the past, and the wait was often over two hours long. On this particular night, we had an early evening event downtown, and...More

Thank Warm Weather Traveler
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at, Italian or any other type. The restaurant is conveniently located on S Congress. There is some free parking in the back. Our server Chris was one of the best I've ever had. He shared...More

Thank MDXP
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Looking for good pizza and got geat pizza. I usually like thick crust but with this pizza I wasn't picky because it was pretty tasty. The service was outstanding to the point we thought our waiter was the owner. The restaurant is a nice place,...More

Thank patjansky
Reviewed May 21, 2017

The food is quite good, however the reason I can't give this restaurant a 5 rating is the noise level. Our table of three couldn't hear each other speak and conversation was impossible. This was disappointing and superseded the fact that the food was very...More

Thank AngelCherie914
Reviewed May 19, 2017

OK food, but really not amazing, especially given the prices are relatively on the high end. Furthermore, the acoustics are pretty bad - making conversations tougher.

Thank Avi28
Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

Our experience in Vespaio was ok. The service is amazing and the place nice. But too noisy. I felt like on a sports bar. The food was good but too expensive.

Thank Iggyxii
Reviewed April 26, 2017

We were there on a Sunday night and at 7:30 PM , were seated right away. Then it got fully packed. Service was professional and efficient. This is authentic Italian and so there are no frills. Just go for the great tasting food. On pasta...More

1  Thank moksha51
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Absolutely make a reservation because the location is in a busy section of South Congress and the food is fabulous. The shrimp scampi is outstanding with very large shrimp and cream sauce pasta. Excellent wine list. This restaurant is very lively.

Thank MicheleC106
Reviewed April 6, 2017

Were told by many people to hit this place up for authentic family owned Italian. Went during the week so not a long wait, sat at the tiniest table I've ever seen. It was barely the size of a plate, 2 little tiny chairs to...More

Thank 77tr1pper
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Had lunch here mainly because we found a parking space in their lot. This was our lucky day. We had the best pizza ever with a very thin homemade crust. The toppings included homemade sausage, arugula, and cheese. It was the special of the day...More

Thank zydecolady
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February 28, 2016|
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Response from Lynnmaui | Reviewed this property |
They definitely don't serve breakfast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-441-6100
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