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Enoteca Vespaio: Casual, Comfy Cafe on South Congress

10.15.2014 by: Leah McGarry
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Whether you’re looking for a quiet patio to people watch or a bustling bistro to sip espresso, look no further than Enoteca Vespaio on South Congress. Enoteca is the casual sister restaurant to more upscale Vespaio, offering lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and delicious desserts.

Exterior of Enoteca Vespaio on South Congress

We stopped by for a late lunch last weekend, and the restaurant was still pretty packed. It’s just the kind of bistro that offers something delicious no matter what time of day.


Cozy patio right off of South Congress

For our meals, we enjoyed the roasted vegetable panini with eggplant, zucchini, roasted peppers and aged asiago. I love ordering veggie sandwiches for lunch, and I can honestly say this was one of the best I’ve had. Plus it came with a sprinkle of fried chickpeas, a perfect salty and crunchy side.


Roasted vegetable panini with fried chickpeas

We also couldn’t resist one of their signature pasta dishes, so we opted for the Pappardelle Bolognese, both filling and flavorful.


Pappardelle Bolognese

If you’re not too stuffed by the end of the meal, don’t forget to try one of their delicious desserts like a classic cannoli or tiramisu.


A selection of fresh Italian desserts

Enoteca is just one of those Austin gems that you won’t ever get sick of. The prices are reasonable, the service is good, and the ambiance is cozy and comfortable. Plus you can’t beat the location. Even celebs agree – we spotted Connie Britton on our last visit, and we’ve heard she’s a regular! 

Offcial website:  Enoteca Vespaio 

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