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#30 of 2,995 Restaurants in Austin
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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to be the 1 of the best Bolognese I've ever had! Great atmosphere. Great service. We will definitely be back next time we're in Austin!

Thank Birdiej29
Jefferson, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was recommended by the Omni SouthPark but en route the cabbie said it was so-so. Evidently he had not enjoyed a meal here!. The food , atmosphere and wait-staff are #1 !! There were a group of us attending a conference and wanted something different than the hotel offerings, WE had a vote and Italian won out, so... More 

Thank Brian B
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Been going here since 2004. MInimal Turn over in staff all that time. Or at least key players carry on the tradition of excellent service and just straight up congeniality. Love it. Full bar. Wood. Brass. Dimmed lighting. Excellent wine selection. Standard dishes and specials all to please. Good for groups, singles, dates, whatever, conspiracies, plots, schemes,... More 

Thank ezfish
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at many 5 star restaurants all over the world including Italy. We had the best buffalo mozzarella ever at this restaurant. And the rest of the meal was equally superb. I was surprised that we found one of the best Italian restaurants ever in Texas. Try it. You will love it if you have any sense of... More 

Thank Kazmierawoods
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I hosted a large dinner party at Vespaio - the manager came into great us - all the staff / service were excellent. The restaurant is not very big, and you may have to wait during busy times. The lasagna is excellent, as is the carbonara - both VERY good. The wood fired pizzas were really the show stopper -... More 

Thank Pxhunter
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Vespaio is one those places that when you finally go and experience for yourself, completes you. Everything here is perfect in every way, and I want to marry their mussels just so I can be in the family. Go here right now!!

Thank Jonathon S
Spicewood, Texas
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244 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Three of us had lunch on September 3. Our book dealer was visiting from LA and requested Italian for lunch. He had the Aragosta and said that it was very good. I started with the soup of the day, a wonderful mushroom. My date for the day and I spit the manicotti. It is highly recommended and better than all... More 

Thank Jerry G
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418 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Walked down South Congress until we were hot and thirsty and ducked into Vespaio for Happy Hour (4-6). I had a Hopadillo IPA. But my wife lived her Bluebonnet Margarita which was terrific. The fresh mozzarella and avocado was exceptional as well.

Thank L D
Paris, France
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with friends in August on recommendation of colleague. We had the lasagne and cacao e pepe and it was amazing. Pasta was fresh, restaurant has nice wine selection from 30 to 150 per bottle. Highly recommend to try.

Thank Dansksteve
Houston, Texas
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132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I can not say enough about the wonderful food, the attentive and friendly staff, the magnificent menu nor the family like feel you receive just from walking in.....so I won't. I'll just leave it with, EAT HERE!!!! You will quickly find it to be one of your all time favorites, and you'll be anticipating the next meal you will get... More 

Thank jacksprat21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512.441.6100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?