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Vespaio

#34 of 3,044 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-441-6100
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Minnesota
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service food wine staff atmosphere...what more should I say. Great food good portions and nice prices. Would come back

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Thank Coolmom8
Austin, Texas
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Authentic fresh Italian in a great setting with very attentive service. It was a family affair and even the kids enjoyed the fine dining experience. Nice Italian wine list also.

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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566 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Walking into this restaurant for the first time I was amazed at the walls of wine! Surely I was going to have a great meal. I was there with four friends. None of us are wine snobs but all are seasoned world travelers and we don't drink Ripple. The carpaccio and oyster appetizers were superb, so was my entree, the... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This was my third or fourth trip to Vespaio and it keeps getting better. Everything on the menu at Vespaio's is excellent. The Cacio e Pepe, a difficult dish to make, is the best this side of the Atlantic and possibly the other side too. The Lasagna is famous and the owner will challenge you to say its not the... More 

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Thank viccocianni
Melbourne
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I ate here just last night, and it was fabulous. Whilst we were surprised to have to wait for a table for around 40 minutes on a Sunday night, it was well worth the wait. The food was excellent.

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Texas
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

First visit and boy was it worth it!! I'm going back Feb 28th on my next trip to Austin. I sat at the bar and the staff took great care of me and recommended each item I enjoyed. The Lamb Chop over risotto was the nightly special... To die for! Also, the mussels to start with were the best I've... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had a small family wedding after dinner and the event could not have gone more smoothly. The service was again exceptional. The food was delicious and plentiful. This remains one of our favorite spots to include in our visits to Austin.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Our first visit was absolutely delightful! Interesting menu, delicious food, and a friendly and engaging staff: hostess, dining room staff, waiters, etc. Vespasio was an amazing find. However, I refrain from posting a review/opinion of restaurants until I confirming my findings after at least 2 visits. So, back we went – the very next night. And visit #2 – with... More 

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Kyle,TX
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Ate here today, 1/17/17, very nice lunch, great service, Italian panini was outstanding, my wife's spinach salad was a full meal. Prices were moderate. A very good lunch.

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memphis
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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.

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