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Permanently Closed - Vespa Ristorante-Chapel Hill

4.1
396 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (306)
  • Fit for Foodies (277)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (247)

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Ciao e benevenuti!

Here at Vespa Ristorante, we pride ourselves in serving the best Italian and Mediterranean food in Chapel Hill. Our beautiful menu, easily accessible downtown location, charming atmosphere and friendly staff make us the ideal spot for a romantic dinner, a family celebration or a night on the town with friends.

Dishes like the Melanzane Al Forno and our perfectly cooked Lamb Shank served over Tumeric Risotto demonstrate that our Chef's creativity and love of experimentation are married perfectly to his knowledge of traditional Italian cooking. The pasta at Vespa is delicious, made in-house and cooked to order, so substitutions are not a problem. Freshness is always guaranteed.

After dining with us, it won't be hard to see why so many of our customers return again and again to savor the dining experience and become members of our Chapel Hill family.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: Dinner - 4:00 pm -10:00 pm
Sunday: Lunch - 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner - 4:00pm -9:00 pm.



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Phone number
(919) 969-6600
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What 396 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.1
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4.1
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on August 16, 2017

Too f--king loud!!!!
Server could not hear us order.

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viptmcshu (Raleigh)
2.0
Dined on August 11, 2017

Having been invited to stay with friends in Italy over the summer, my husband and I wanted to take them to a nice Italian restaurant in the area as a thank you. Vespa got good reviews so we decided to take them there. Food was just okay - nothing at all special. Won't go back again.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on August 10, 2017

Service was terrible. I had a reservation and was promptly seated. The waitress did not come to take my drink order. I had to go back up front and complain about not being served. The bread was served cold. The food was mediocre

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Foodie (Raleigh)
4.0
Dined on July 29, 2017

AC was out inside the restaurant, but fortunately, it was a nice evening and we could dine outside. We've been coming here for decades. Almost always an enjoyable experience and good, if not terribly imaginative, food. The menu hasn't changed in years.

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OpenTable Diner 
1.0
Dined on July 21, 2017

Air conditioner was broken so very hot and food was not cooked well

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DPRP (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on July 21, 2017

Thankful there was a back room. The main dining area had a broken air conditioning unit. Food was good although my husband ordered eggplant Parmesan expecting it to come with pasta. No pasta. Restaurant was so hot the red wine he ordered was "hot" so he sent it back. Also, didn't have the cleanest appearance!

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
1.0
Dined on July 19, 2017

This will be quick. Walked in and advised no AC. It's 95 degrees outside. Why didn't we leave? Tried to use the gift card. Was told gift card can't be used on WED Special Nights. Ordered anyway. My Dates Chicken came to us uncooked. Not undercooked...but uncooked. That's just dangerous. Experience was so bad they decided not to charge us for the meal. Good call. Only upside on this one was the poor waitress who did her best to represent her employer well. She got a good tip anyway. Next Tip...Don't go to this restaurant.

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vipFoodfriend99 (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on July 15, 2017

Vespa is a Chapel Hill gem and always they have exceeded expectations with food and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on July 14, 2017

First time there and I was impressed. Service was great, food was hot and delicious. Will defiantly return. Our waitress Savanna was exceptional.

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EatLocal (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2017

Our meals were delicious and our waiter was very attentive. Nice atmosphere.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: Dinner - 4:00 pm -10:00 pm
Sunday: Lunch - 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner - 4:00pm -9:00 pm.



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Cross street
Malette
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(919) 969-6600
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Catering
Contact Management.
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Parking details


Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Every Sunday, all wines, both by the glass and bottle are half off! Feel free to review what we have to offer before you dine with us: http://vespanc.com/wine-and-beer-lists