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#41 of 3,066 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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New York City, New York
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is quite good, however the reason I can't give this restaurant a 5 rating is the noise level. Our table of three couldn't hear each other speak and conversation was impossible. This was disappointing and superseded the fact that the food was very good. One member in our party even had difficulty with stimulation overload simply from the... More 

Thank AngelCherie914
Tel Aviv, Israel
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170 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

OK food, but really not amazing, especially given the prices are relatively on the high end. Furthermore, the acoustics are pretty bad - making conversations tougher.

Thank Avi28
Level Contributor
132 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our experience in Vespaio was ok. The service is amazing and the place nice. But too noisy. I felt like on a sports bar. The food was good but too expensive.

Thank Iggyxii
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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245 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there on a Sunday night and at 7:30 PM , were seated right away. Then it got fully packed. Service was professional and efficient. This is authentic Italian and so there are no frills. Just go for the great tasting food. On pasta dishes, they have a small portion and a large portion. Everyone in our party had... More 

Thank moksha51
Naperville, Illinois
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257 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely make a reservation because the location is in a busy section of South Congress and the food is fabulous. The shrimp scampi is outstanding with very large shrimp and cream sauce pasta. Excellent wine list. This restaurant is very lively.

Thank MicheleC106
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Were told by many people to hit this place up for authentic family owned Italian. Went during the week so not a long wait, sat at the tiniest table I've ever seen. It was barely the size of a plate, 2 little tiny chairs to match and right by the kitchen door. Which would make you think our food would... More 

Thank 77tr1pper
Pasadena, Maryland
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Had lunch here mainly because we found a parking space in their lot. This was our lucky day. We had the best pizza ever with a very thin homemade crust. The toppings included homemade sausage, arugula, and cheese. It was the special of the day and every bite was delicious. We also had a very nice glass of wine from... More 

Thank zydecolady
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Coolmom8
Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

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.

Thank RickM1331
Nashua, New Hampshire
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594 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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Fayetteville, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?