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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
+1 512-441-6100
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lasagna” (34 reviews)
“prosciutto” (14 reviews)
“meat sauce” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This is where the hip SoCo people do Italian and it lives up to the hype. We had tried to come in the past, and the wait was often over two hours long. On this particular night, we had an early evening event downtown, and...More

Thank Warm Weather Traveler
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants I've ever eaten at, Italian or any other type. The restaurant is conveniently located on S Congress. There is some free parking in the back. Our server Chris was one of the best I've ever had. He shared...More

Thank MDXP
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Looking for good pizza and got geat pizza. I usually like thick crust but with this pizza I wasn't picky because it was pretty tasty. The service was outstanding to the point we thought our waiter was the owner. The restaurant is a nice place,...More

Thank patjansky
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 This was disappointing and superseded the fact that the food was very...More

Thank AngelCherie914
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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
Reviewed 5 May 2017 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
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank moksha51
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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
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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
US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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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