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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” (56 reviews)
“cioppino” (9 reviews)
“prosciutto” (15 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 27 February 2015

I have been going to Vespaio for 14 years. It is my favorite restaurant in Austin. I selected this for a special birthday gathering. In the past, the service was great and the lasagna to die for. On this occasion it missed on both. Wait...More

Thank diningisourgame
Reviewed 23 February 2015

I have had manicotti in lots of places including Rome. This dish was a four cheese affair. My taste buds are still cheering! The Bloody Mary was pretty awesome, too.

Thank KimVee
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Everything on the menu is amazing! They even surprise you every now and then with preparing something that's not on the menu but a wonderful mix of kitchen ingredients! Service is impeccable and the prices are spot on with the meal quality.

Thank pinotchicky
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

Enoteca Vespaio does an amazing job with fresh ingredients, homemade pasta, nice wines, lovely desserts. The duck confit salad was off the chain good, with the meat so tender and falling off the bone, but the skin perfectly crispy. Someone knew exactly what they were...More

Thank LufkinSid
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing here and is only surpassed by the service. This place is in a great area for fun and entertainment. I had the mixed meat special which included quail, tenderloin, and filet. The gnocchi was awsome! I had just watched the movie...More

1  Thank travelerman215
Reviewed 15 January 2015

We've eaten several times here and at the Enoteca. Never had a bad meal. The food is genuinely Italian and not the fake American Italian stuff you get in most Italian restaurants, particularly in Texas. Its location on South Congress is great because there is...More

1  Thank Ritchissimo
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Definitely my favorite Italian restaurant in Austin. Be sure to always check out their daily specials - my last visit I had the chicken breast risotto with Gorgonzola and it was to die for! The waiters really know their menu items so don't be afraid...More

1  Thank Frankie C
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Given the issue with Italian restaurants in Austin (most are mediocre and serve Italian American rather than Italian food) we went with an open mind but without high expectations.Finally,an Italian restaurant that isn't a "red sauce palace".Overall the food is well prepared,ingredients are sound,portions just...More

Thank sweetiesPennsylvania
Reviewed 6 January 2015

For the first time we went to SOCO area in Austin and we wanted to go to Vespaio since we read good reviews over the internet. The place has nice decoration, you feel to be kind in an italian small restaurant, the food is good,...More

Thank frankreds2
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

A great Italian spot in SoCo. Once you find a place to park, it's perfect. We asked for a quiet table so they seated us in a small room off the main dining room. It was outstanding. Service was excellent - thank you, Joshua! He...More

Thank Tomi F
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29 February 2016|
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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, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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