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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-441-6100
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This could so much have been a 4-5 star restaurant, spoiled by (I guess) its success. Plenty of people come here, and obviously are willing to throw their money to the owner, but I’m quite sure I will not be one of them: $80/person is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pauak
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Small place but not too loud. Excellent service and prices were reasonable. There is also a courtyard on the side of the building for outdoor dining. That all said, go there and order the veal meatballs stuffed with Fontina cheese dish (SPAGHETTINI CON POLPETTE DI...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rayboy
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I'm not really sure how to rate this restaurant. On the one hand, the menu and prices are completely off-putting and more than a tad inflated. However, even though the menu is stuffy and pretentious, the environment and staff are not! Everyone we dealt with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Summer K
Reviewed 29 September 2018

I visited Vespaio about a year ago and since I was in Austin this week, I decided to come back to see if it was still as good. To my surprise (not), Vespaio is still as good and maybe even better than before. The food...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Virgilio C
Reviewed 18 September 2018

I have always loved Vespaio. It has been an easy go-to with Italian comfort food and new and exciting things to try. I also enjoy their wine selection. I had not visited the restaurant in a while, and I went on a date there the...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank MKP73
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Being from the Northeast and experiencing the best of all worlds I can tell you this is not true Italian food. Even the most basic Italian dishes for very short. For some reason the restaurant smells like smoke constantly. Parking is a nightmare in my...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank scampanozzi
Reviewed 28 August 2018

What to say? Just go... it's fabulous Italian food. The only difficult part is choosing what to eat. Excellent wine list and excellent service. We always love a date at Vespaio.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MelPK14
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Location is gr8 , service was 100%, the food was delicious we had buratta yummmy, pizza thin from the wood oven crust and pasta , I will go again

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rasha J
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Food was good, but pricey for quality and service. Place was quite loud. We had good time, but I do not think I will go there again because there are so many other reasonably priced chooses around.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Igorek007
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Beginning with the upscale casual setting and atmosphere through the exquisite dinner and superb service, our experience at Vespaio ranked at the top for Austin eateries. The décor was rustic Italian, lovely table settings, casual, energetic but quite easy to converse without raising your voice....More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Jim B
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Response from Lynnmaui | Reviewed this property |
They definitely don't serve breakfast.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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