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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)
Opens in 2 min
All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1610 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-3522
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

Were told by many people to hit this place up for authentic family owned Italian. Went during the week so not a long wait, sat at the tiniest table I've ever seen. It was barely the size of a plate, 2 little tiny chairs to...More

Thank 77tr1pper
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Had lunch here mainly because we found a parking space in their lot. This was our lucky day. We had the best pizza ever with a very thin homemade crust. The toppings included homemade sausage, arugula, and cheese. It was the special of the day...More

Thank zydecolady
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent service food wine staff atmosphere...what more should I say. Great food good portions and nice prices. Would come back

Thank Coolmom8
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Authentic fresh Italian in a great setting with very attentive service. It was a family affair and even the kids enjoyed the fine dining experience. Nice Italian wine list also.

Thank RickM1331
Reviewed 22 February 2017 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...More

2  Thank Ron L
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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....More

1  Thank viccocianni
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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
Reviewed 3 February 2017 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...More

Thank Mojocrow
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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
Reviewed 22 January 2017

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...More

Thank Bruce T
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28 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
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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