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#30 of 3,050 Restaurants in Austin
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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-441-6100
10:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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555 reviews
364 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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 

Thank viccocianni
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank yoyo2603
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Mojocrow
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 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank D K
Wilton, Connecticut
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Thank Bruce T
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

Thank wallace11
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

Thank MemTennesseetraveler
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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464 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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

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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
Italian, Mediterranean, 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, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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?