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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-441-6100
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (57 reviews)
“cioppino” (9 reviews)
“prosciutto” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed yesterday

Everything was excellent. From the service to the comfortable table/decor; where else do you get 5-star fresh-made Italian food while wearing a t-shirt and jeans, and still feel welcome and comfortable? Light + tasty Calamari, fresh homemade moz in Caprese salad, fresh homemade Risotto with...More

Thank benwallace2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was not good. Calamari was tough and not fresh, Mussels were OK. Satimbocca was terrible. They used spinach instead of Escarole. Which made the dish bitter. The prosciutto was terrible with the dish. Very Stringy. It was cheap. And they charged enough to make...More

Thank me1364
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a long evening here, barely catching breath as we caught up with friends we had not seen for years. The restaurant is small, and the service unobtrusive but most attentive. We had some excellent valpolicello ripasso, and enjoyed a selection of antipasti to...More

Thank Alyson H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of our favorites! Whether for. Special occasion or just a dinner to feel special. The staff is friendly, personable and always helpful. The food deliscioso!

Thank 351boomer
Reviewed 4 September 2017

I'm not much on a Italian foodie but this place was excellent. It is actually two restaurants but have different names so Uber drivers get a little confused on where to pick you up. Enoteca Vespaio is right next door and just the more casual...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We had the stuffed mozzarella appetizer and it was delicious. Homemade breads were very good. The LASAGNE ALLA BOLOGNESE with the spinach pasta was some of the best I've ever had and plenty to share between the two of us. As good as the food...More

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Wanted to go someplace nice but didn't want to go overboard meeting my son's girlfriend for the first time, this turned out to be the perfect place - classy, nice, excellent food and service while not overly pretentious. Thank you, Vespaio!

Thank rada i
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Ah, venerable Vespaio. Food doesn't get any better in Austin. And, the wine is wonderful, as well. The regular menu is interesting and the classics like carbonara are standouts. But, opt for the daily specials, if you can. You'll be intrigued and delighted.The risotto is...More

Thank Kirk W
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Staff that go out of their way to serve and help, simple food with fabulous flavours, and decent pricing. Every dish we had was tasty including the kids meals, which where real food made with as much care as those for the adults. Love this...More

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

There are two partner restaurants here and the food is great at both. We have eaten at both with Vespaio being the upmarket restaurant with the cafe little sister next door serving the same quality food. We initially went here planning to be next door...More

Thank CarricktoRome
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Response from Lynnmaui | Reviewed this property |
They definitely don't serve breakfast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 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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