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Vespaio

#37 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-441-6100
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bellaire, Texas
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441 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2014

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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Thank TomFromBellaire
Rockport, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

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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142 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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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Thank Drew S
1 review
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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173 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Noblesville, Indiana
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

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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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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1 Thank shfine
Fulshear, Texas
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Went to Vespaio last night for a special occasion. My boyfriend and I heard of this place on yelp. Everything tasted phenomenal. We started with wine and white sangria ($10-12), then ordered a salad spinaci that was $10 that we split it was so big. The waiter recommended the special -a veal meal that was for 2. ($85). It was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 512-441-6100

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