Enoteca Vespaio Enoteca Vespaio

Enoteca Vespaio Menu

1610 S. Congress Ave. (Milton St.)
Austin, TX 78704
Cuisine: Italian / Wine Bar
This offspring of the original Vespaio next door is a combined deli, market, café and wine bar.
Openings: Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.


Enoteca Vespaio, Austin, TX

Enoteca Vespaio Restaurant Review:

This offspring of Vespaio reminds us of the small, charming cafés in Italy. While the ambience is more laid back than at Vespaio, the perfectionist approach to the cuisine retains equal status. Run with the casual setting by ordering one of the traditional wood-fired pizzas topped with local ingredients, or a starter of suppli --- crispy risotto balls filled with Fontina and served in a tart tomato sauce. Or dial it up on the fancy meter with a duck confit salad dressed in grapefruit-agave nectar vinaigrette. Entrées may stick with an Italian comfort food theme while outshining their provincial origins. Arrabbiata sauce, a slightly spicy marinara, acts as a base for a number of must-try dishes, including the homemade gnocchi. For a bit of extra indulgence, go for the truffled veal ravioli in grappa tomato butter and ricotta. Sunday brunch features warm brioche, eggs Florentine and crespelle (Italian crêpes). Or go full tilt with a crab cake and poached egg with spinach in a brown butter hollandaise. In an effort to accommodate every diner, gluten-free pastas are also available. The berry crostada with a sugared lattice crust or the espresso éclair will keep you light on your toes on the way out the door. The well-crafted wine list includes Italian and French options.

Best Rosé Wines

For refreshing wines perfect for a hot day, take a look at GAYOT's Best Rosé Wines. See the list.