Vespa Ristorante-Chapel Hill
Exceptional!Food & service was great. I love the half price wine on Sundays--made for a great treat! Great portion size and terrific taste.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy visit to Vespa Ristorante-ChapelMy visit to Vespa Ristorante-Chapel Hill was a very nice one, indeed. I would not hesitate to book a reservation there again were I to be in town. The staff was very professional and the food was delicious.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad I found itMy wife and I dined at Vespa during Triangle Restaurant Week and we are glad we did. Every one of the 3 courses, salads, lamb shanks and dessert were plentiful and very good. The prices for both food and drink were reasonable, the quality and volume of the background music were perfect for both listening and conversation, the service was good and the management aimed to please. We wil definitely return.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOur Teacher Team1) Easy parking. Free parking in Chapel Hill? 2) We were expected (as per our reservation) and well received. Our host/waiter was polite, prompt, and unobtrusive (yet readily available to answer any questions). 3) The wine menu was reasonable, and the Chianti was very nice. 4) The Early Bird menu was reasonable, and we each found it difficult to narrow our choices - all of them looked good, and everyone was! 5) The conversation was lively at our table. That said, we were never interrupted. The staff was attentive but never overbearing. Glasses were refilled as needed, but there was never any "hovering." 6) The desserts were excellent! Between the five of us, we got all of the options - and they were all great!6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Vespa severalWe have been to Vespa several times in the last year. Consistently excellent food with very attentive service. Authentically prepared meals. Highly recommended.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBest lunch ever!The parking at Vespa's is really easy to get in and out. But, my friend and I both agreed that we always have a great lunch there and our lunch on May 21 was the best so far. I ordered the carrot soup. I've had it before. It never would be my first choice anywhere but Vespa's. Their soups are the best. I also had chicken parmesan with spaghetti. My friend had the special, crab raviolis. The sauce was to die for according to her and she loved every last bite. I am happy to see that people are finally finding this gem as I want them to stay in business as they are a favorite of mine and most of my friends. Try it and you'll agree.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you want Italian in Chapel HillThen you want to eat at Vespa restaurant.. The owner runs a top notch establishment...fine food, very well prepared, with courteous and professional service. This is simply a winner. We have eaten in downtown Chapel Hill many many times, and we have eaten at many Italian restaurants, and coming from New York, our expectations were high--and Vespa delivers.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent serviceWe went there to celebrate a co-worker graduation. The service was amazing and the restaurant provided desert for free!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day / graduation menGiven busy and full tables of celebration of graduation and mother's day, we were delighted with service and food quality of fixed menu offerings. Appetizers were generous and well prepared, main course was delicious ( seafood ravioli and lamb shank entrees), with yummy dessert. Staff very attentive. Ate outside and although near busy street, found the scene delightful. Lovely attentive touches of blue and white balloons honoring grads and a red rose given to all moms.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place to meet the parents...We ate here after the UNC graduation last week, it was a "meet the parents" of my son's adorable new girlfriend. It was a perfect place and we all had a great meal and a great time. My only problem was... they ran out of our favorite wine and we only had 1 bottle for 8 people. Advice: stock up for Graduation/Mother's Day weekend!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ReataurantWe have enjoyed this restaurant thoroughly during our son's four years at UNC.
Very good food in relaxed atmosphere, great
owner and wonderful location5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Good service.Great food. Good service. Everything we have had there is great.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMReliable for basic pasta dishes,Reliable for basic pasta dishes, Vespa often excels in its specials and its salads. A fish special -- treated gently with light batter and very fresh oil and seasonings -- was as good as can be found in Italy itself. Portions can be large, and for some tastes there can be too much reliance on starches (potatoes, pasta) resulting in heaviness, which some may welcome as heartiness. But the ingredients are fresh and ripe, making the salads outstanding (a tricolore with tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil and avocado was memorable). The wine list is knowledgeable and reasonably priced (love those Italian reds!).4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMReally treated well especiallyReally treated well especially since it was a birthday event!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMstaff accommodated our groupstaff accommodated our group of 5 outdoors by re-arranging tables, and also by bringing some items (e.g. a sauce from one dish brought for another diner). Food was great and we had a really good time.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my favorite placeThis is my favorite place for lunch and my second favorite for dinner. I ordered the Caprese Sandwich and my friend ordered the Vegetable Sandwich. I remember them costing only $8.50 but the biggest bargain of the century as they are served with a cup of soup and a salad. The salad is always fresh and dressed with a light oil based dressing. The soup I've gotten there has always been the best I've ever tasted. This time it was carrot soup which normally would not ring my bells. Both my friend and I thought it was so superbly made that we didn't taste it as a cooked carrot. It was just the best! The sandwiches are always good. There are so many really good things to pick from on his menu.The owner is very involved in your experience.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Little Restaurant!!We loved having Easter Bruch at Vespa Ristorante! It has a Euro flare and the waiters are very professional, great wine and atmosphere, also intimate setting for a date! There is outdoor dining right on Franklin but we dined inside because of the weather.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and good foodGreat service and good food. Vespa seems to be back after faltering a bit. We used to love this place, but during the last two years the food was not so spectacular and we had stopped going. We decided to try it again this weekend and it was great! There weren't very many people there (end of spring break at UNC) so I hope others will try this neighborhood gem again!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved our first experienceWe loved our first experience at Vespa for lunch with our family of four!
The waiter provided outstanding service and the food was terrific. It was so tasty and the presentation of each plate was fun and appealing. We loved the sorbet served in the frozen peach for dessert. It was also nice to have parking provided especially on this busy college town street.
We will return!1/27/2013 12:00:00 AM