Because South Congress didn’t have enough going on, it’s home to yet another Austin staple, Vespaio. People have been going to Vespaio for everything from anniversaries and birthdays to work dinners for a long time. If you’re celebrating or someone’s planning on putting down their boss’s card at the end, definitely go heavy on the fresh pasta and main dishes. They’re expensive, but very worth it, from linguine with clams and cacio e pepe to prosciutto wrapped shrimp and veal saltimbocca. Come with a few people to split appetizers as well as a pizza or two, and order a few of the pastas that come in half sizes.

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