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Poor service. Not very clean restaurant.
Our favorite restaurant downtown!!! We usually go as a couple, but brought a group of 8 this time, and our favorite waiter, Amit, and the amazing food were perfect as always . Don't miss the Spinach pear salad with bacon and gorgonzola or the sausage rapini pizza!!!
Our server was wonderful!
Great restaurant! The food, service and location are excellent!
Vespaio is always a good choice when attending something at Disney Hall or the rest of the Music Center. The menu is interesting and the food is always good if not exceptional. What is on issue is the service which can vary radically from one visit to the next. When it is good it is excellent, when not good it can be rather bad. On our most recent visit my companion ordered a glass of prosecco at the outset. It was delivered half an hour later, after I had finished my bowl of soup appetizer. After complaining he was eventually comped for it but one's meal shouldn't be ruined by such lack of service. His entree arrived about 10 minutes before mine as well. All very strange as the waiter could not have been more personable and pleasant. I hasten to add this is not a common experience but it, or similar, has occurred more than once.
Service was really slow. Other tables with more people than us were seated after us, but were paid and gone for 15 minutes before we left.
Lovely dining experience before seeing the LA Phil.
I was extremely surprised and disappointed with the, "very, very, "VERY" small portions of the dishes we selected. This was not what we expected. The portions were so small that I left the restaurant very hungry.
Ok. Not great. Noisy. Understaffed and probably I'll equipped to handle the theatre crush
This restaurant was a pleasant surprise. In looking for reservation ahead of a concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, many places were booked, I believe due to multiple events going on simultaneously in the area. However, this place had availability. Although the décor, actual menu construction, and seating is somewhat plain and simple, the food and service was excellent. Unfortunately were placed in a very crowded location in the restaurant. Multiple tables very close together which made it difficult for privacy, as well as waiters bumped into me several times trying to get to other tables. Calamari and Zuchini Appetizer was excellent. Waiter warned me that the main dish I chose was spicy, which I don't think it needed to be, but was still very good. My wife ordered the chicken and it was also very good. Apple crumb dessert was excellent. We will return next time we have a concert at the Walt Disney concert hall.
The food was great, the service even better, Not too expensive. We will go back.
Our food was delicious. The wait staff was terrific - very attentive!
The service was slow and lacking in charm and courteousness. The food was good. The ambiance was great. The price was fair.
For the high price, I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant. We came on a Saturday evening with reservations. Service was good. But it’s not super nice inside. We got seated next to the plants in the patio. The plants were just a bunch of pots thrown into this lifted cement area in the middle. The rack of lamb did not taste good. I couldn’t finish it. It was too gamey. The filet mignon was cooked almost well done when we asked for medium. Just overall for the price I wouldn’t recommend this place. Too expensive for just so so decor and not great food.
I’ve been to Vespaio many times before but Saturday was very disappointing. I ordered a Cape Cod but the food server didn’t even know what it was. I had to explain the ingredients to him and they still brought out a martini. The food took forever to come. The staff mixed up our bill with another table. It was just a sloppy experience overall.
Vespaio staff is warm and friendly. I always feel welcome when I eat here. The food and service are excellent.
It was great but the table next to us was so close it felt like we were on a double date.
Our order was forgotten. Even then it took a while to come. The hostess came by and asked how we were doing. We explained how the 3 tables next to us came in after us and were now eating yet we had no food or waiter. She kindly offered to comp us 50%.
The check reflected 10% comp. The food was mediocre at best. We were amongst the last to leave. I'll never go back.
Always consistent. Best place in the neighborhood.
We had a great meal and the wait staff was very attentive. The restaurant is nicely laid out and a great setting in DTLA. Looking forward to going back.
The salads were fresh and plentiful. The entrees were delicious and the wine was served at the perfect temperature. Our server was very attentive. I will return.
If you are craving Italian food in DTLA, go to Vespaio. The restaurant is beautiful, the service is great, and the food is delicious.
Very good food. Many menu choices. Did not order dessert because I have on previous occasions; and have been consistently disappointed with their desserts.
Reliable food and drink, caeuny tv h
The service was almost non-existent. Had to ask for menus, had to beg for dessert menus. We requested bread 3 times, it arrived after our entrees. They asked if we wanted Parmesan on our pasta, we did, it came 10 later. Had to wait 5 minutes to speak to the manager, as he didn’t seem to have time to talk with us. Will not be returning.
This restaurant is always a wonderful place to dine after a show.
I really like this restaurant. Service was a little slow but those things happen. We will return for sure!!
Love this place! The fact that I can get perfectly cooked gluten free pasta is a major plus. From the wine to the dessert it’s always a great experience!
This restaurant is a true disappointment despite being in a perfect location. The pizza was unremarkable at best—palatable and decent flavor but the crust was stale with no flavor. Salmon for main entree was also unremarkable—decent flavor but fish was overcooked and you could tell it was not fresh. Service was good at first but went downhill quickly. Water was never refilled the entire meal; appetizer plates weren’t cleared so there was no room to place the main course plates. Old martini/wine glasses never cleared.
Do yourself a favor and walk past this place and go to Otium instead.
Dinner prior to LA Phil performance. Service will be timely if you let them know you have a curtain time. Tonight was better than my last visit when service was woefully slow.