Cuisine: European, Italian

Price Range: $$

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Vespaio opened its doors in 1998, long before South Congress was the bustling destination it is today. The building had history as a Western wear shop and a grocery at the turn of the century, and the...  Read More


  • Romantic Dining: "The name came because during early demolition, a walled-in working beehive was revealed, and thus the name was discovered: Vespaio, which means "wasps' nest" in Italian."
  • Best for Romantic Dining Because: Authentic Italian food and a crazy-extensive wine list make Vespaio a top dining destination in Austin.

  • Italian: "This is Austin, but you probably want to change out of your T-Shirt, shorts, and flip flops before visiting Vespaio."

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