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#33 of 3,013 Restaurants in Austin
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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-441-6100
11:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were tired or eating starchy American food and wanted a good Italian and thankfully this was it. There are no reservations taken on Saturday so first come, first served. We waited no longer than 30 mins and I was worried that we have have a hurried dinner as it was getting close to closing time but this wasn't the... More 

Thank Buzzcola
Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this casual downtown Italian bistro but have been disappointed in the food lately. Staff is friendly. Laid back neighborhood vibe. Outdoor patio. I ordered a spinach dinner salad and the flounder special. The spinach leaves were borderline, the salad was underdressed and the marinated peppers were soggy and unpleasant. The candied pecans were stuck together. I think that... More 

Thank crittle2222
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Hands down. Excellent italian food and great desserts too. Nice place for a date night! Stellar wine selection, and wait staff that knows what they are offering!

Thank Rachael V
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We had a business dinner with a bigger group, despite last minute changes in regards to size of group, table needs, etc. the staff took excellent care of us. The food was very nice, a lot, fresh and tasty, we had great service and a very good location.

Thank Marco Manuel B
Cormatin, France
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I took a friend here to celebrate her new job and what a treat it was for both of us! From start to finish, a flawless experience. The service was the best I've had in an American restaurant in YEARS, so special kudos to Ben, our server. The atmosphere was very European, the food was out of this world, and... More 

Thank CathyFrance
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 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 18 October 2016

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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

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 

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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 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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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 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 

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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
USD 40
Italian, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?