Hot, LOUD,mediocre food - it is okay for what you get.
I had a hard ramekin hit my back and spill raspberry jam all over my white outfit and which instantly bruised me. They just comped my meal but I feel like they should have comped the entire table (of 3) since it was such an inconvenience.
Great Italian - specifically the lasagna! Great service too!
The food was excellent but over priced. The room was moderately noisy but became extremely noisy from a private party that was taking place in a small wine tasting room that is located just off the main dining room. We also wondered about using unopened wine bottles as decoration instead of storing them properly for aging.
One of the quintessential Austin dining spots that never disappoints. Excellent always!
One of my favorites in Austin. I had the spaghetti unit as my meal which was delicious and just enough pasta for me. My husband had the prosciutto wrapped prawns which had a wonderful oak smoked flavor. Can’t wait to visit Austin and Vespaio again!
Food, device, value excellent. Only problem was the table was wobbly. Not a big deal.
Great food, great service, huge portions. even better than I remember from years ago!
Brilliant menu. Wonderful food. Try the burrata and anything that lists brown butter as a sauce. Biggest prawns I’ve had to date at an Italian restaurant in Austin.
Affordable nice dinner out!
We had a wonderful meal and our waitress was superb. I had risotto with corn and Osso bucco. My date had the halibut fillet with basil aioli. Both were creative, well executed and delicious. Only complaint was the noise level. This could be a wonderfully romantic restaurant if you could hear each other talk. But, we’ll be back.
Great service! This restaurant feels like eating in someone’s home . Nice wine selection. Delicious pasta. Jane
Service and food were excellent...loved the Tagliatelle con Funghi!! Server was friendly and quick even though the restaurant was packed. So glad y'all are back!!
Our service at Vespaio was outstanding. We enjoyed celebrating a birthday there! The entrees were delicious and the best pizza ever! We will return!
Ben and the rest of the Vespaio staff were wonderful.
Busy spot, well priced and above average Italian food. Great ambience.
We Loved Blake. He was so kind to us. Please give him our best. The Sanderson’s
I had mussels and they were the worst I have ever had I asked the waiter to organize a search party in order to find a piece of garlic in the sauce. By the way I have never had mussel in a red sauce. My dear wife had ressoto mush . Worst meal we have ever had in Austin
Vaspaio is delightful, a mix of perfectly executed classics and tasty new fair. The desserts are to die for and the wine list is wonderful.
Our server was great, handled situations appropriately and calmly. The food was amazing from appetizer through desert. We will be going back.
Good date atmosphere and good food. The circular room made for some interesting acoustics - we could occasionally hear the table on the other side of the room clear as day but all in all it was a good experience.
Always consistent service and good quality!
My FAVORITE restaurant ANYWHERE on this earth❤️ It’s all of the details, from homemade mozzarella , fresh herbs, recipes and dishes that are like NO WHERE else. I have sat next to the likes of Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) and Gary Clark Jr while dining here bc it’s THAT good. Great place for romantic evening.. NEW OWNER BUT he UNDERSTANDS that NOT changing it, especially that AMAZING menu, is what brings everyone back😍
This was our first time there and we decided to try it for our anniversary dinner. Everything was GREAT! The food was fantastic, the bar drinks were great, the atmosphere was great and the service was amazing! Couldn’t have been happier.
This was our first visit since the new management took over. Douglas, our waiter was excellent. However the mixed seafood grill entree was a huge disappointment. Nothing like the platter of seafood at the old place. The plate was really unappetizing to look at. Nothing exceptional about any of the selections, especially the crab cake, and my partner ordered the octopus with ricotta stuffed ravioli in a lemon sauce. The octopus was perfectly prepared but didn’t jive with the other components. My niece ordered the pork chop and loved it. Beyond the food, the decor hasn’t aged well. Check out the competition please, the restaurant business is fiercely competitive. This is exactly the same restaurant that was cool over 29 years ago. We won’t go back. We had the highest hopes. They were dashed. The Statesman food critic won’t have a choice but to pan this place, which was an iconic Austin establishment back in the day. I’m really sad writing this.
The food at Vespaio is always excellent! My date and I enjoyed our dinner and the complimentary stuffed mozzarella we received! The noise level is high but the food, ambience and service are exceptional.
Long standing Austin Italian
Very well prepared food
Always with specials as well as regular menu
One of my favorites
Now takes some reservations
Absolutely amazing on every level! We went here to celebrate our anniversary and will definitely be retiring again soon!
Doug did a great job of taking care of us. The food was awesome as always!!
Vaspaio is always a go-to for date night. Classic, can’t be beat Italian cuisine and impeccable service!
Outstanding service, great food, great ambiance and great staff
The best Italian spot, hands-down, I've ever been to (and I just got back from Italy). The lasagna is life-changing and plenty to split. I also recommend the burrata - they make it fresh daily. Service is always impeccable and the ambiance is romantic.