Vespaio Ristorante

There’s nothing more comforting than a weeknight dinner at an old-school trattoria. At Vespaio, the service is always friendly, the main dining room is convivial and warm, and the little touches leave a lasting impression (like the fresh bread and garlicky white bean purée that arrive when you take your seat). A salad of mixed lettuces and kalamata olives in a zesty lemon vinaigrette sated our need for fresh greens. Craving comfort, we chose two classics for our main course: plump mezzaluna ravioli stuffed with butternut squash and bathed in a toasted-sage-brown-butter sauce and a bubbling dish of lasagna revealing thin sheets of spinach pasta alternating with layers of hearty herbed meat sauce and savory tomato ragù. We finished date night with affogato: vanilla gelato doused in a shot of espresso. (4/15)

 

 

City: Austin

Cuisine:

Drinks: Bar

Price: $$-$$$

Rating:

Address: 1610 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX, 78704

Hours: D 7 days.

Phone: 512-441-6100

Website: www.austinvespaio.com

Last updated: January 29, 2013