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#32 of 3,024 Restaurants in Austin
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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-441-6100
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From Memphis, and have to say this was some of the best Italian anywhere I have traveled. The atmosphere, decor, staff, and menu was superb. We sampled three types of salad including homemade mozzarella. Waiter was extremely knowledgeable of wine, pairings, menu. Definitely recommend on your next visit to Auston.

Thank MemTennesseetraveler
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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462 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot visit Austin without eating at the bar of Vespaio. The service is so friendly and professional and simple dishes like Boquerones become a real treat. Good wines, fair prices and a perfect ambiance make your diner a welcome experience. Real food for real people. Bravo !

Thank Thomas K
Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my girlfriend (who is Italian and picky on Italian food) for dinner. She had cioppino and I had lasagna. The lasagna was the best I have had (she loved it also) and the cioppino was outstanding. The tiramisu finished the meal perfectly. The food was outstanding, the service excellent, the atmosphere extremely comfortable. I don't know how I would... More 

Thank Jim C
new zealand
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104 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I really enjoyed this restaurant, Jeffery our waiter was great, guided us through the menu and wine list to ensure we got the most out of our evening. Food was delicious, this is a buzzy type of place, dont go if you want a quiet dinner. Lots of fun, perfect for a group

Thank 4kiwismiths
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 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
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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103 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 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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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

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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, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?