Cary >Food & Dining > Vespa Restaurant Of Cary
200 S Academy St, Cary, NC | Directions 2751135.786434 -78.781442
Mon--Fri 11:30am--2pm, 5pm-9pm;
Sat 11:30am--2pm, 5pm-10pm;
Sun 12pm--2pm, 5pm-9pm
e disperato! now best Czech cuisine in an Italian restaurant – Vespa, which was an above average, independently-owned Italian restaurant, is no more.
When we reserved by telephone, they gave no clue that it is now Klara's Czech-European-Italian restaurant.
We are terrorized by hyphenated cuisines so we took flight to Biaggi's where we had good but not outstanding cuisine, a very nice wine list and excellent service.
watch out for the hyphenated cuisine. Czech-European-Italian indeed!
Great Intimate Setting – I took my woman to this little slice of heaven for her birthday. Amazing and authentic Italian food on a streetside setting. The atmosphere was relaxed and open and somehow managed to avoid the smothering cloud of pretention that covers most of Cary. I must visit for a little old world culture and personality.
GREAT RESTAURANT!!!!!!!!! – I highly recommend VESPA! Great location in down town Cary. Superior service, above and beyond expectations. Try the Chocolate Souffle, you'll love it. Also try the Seafood pasta and / or italian sausage pasta, you won't regret it. Romantic atmosphere... and the service adds to the romantic experience.
Authetic Italian – I am originally from NY and attempted this restaurant because of a 10% coupon that can be found at La Quinta hotels. The food was original and tasted great. The apps were over priced small but still the flavor stood out. The entree portion of the meal was a reasonable size and price. If you are looking for family style food this is not your place. I cleaned my plate clean and could not share. I had linguini with lobster. The linguini was made with squid very nice!
The service was slow but it was nice to not be rushed. The place was dead on a Saturday night..I am not sure how they will survive without many customers. Not major complaints I would go again for a nice romantic very quiet evening. No reservations needed. It will be mostly empty.
Also try the white wine named "carmen" very peachy with a sweet flavor.
good service, bad food – we went to vespa for a special occasion on a sat. night, made reservations and when we got there they were arguing on where to seat us (party of 6) even though only 2 other people were in the restaurant??? menu looked good, although when we got our food, sides were cold, no flavor what so ever, my entree was a chicken dish 3 small pieces of dark meat chewy chicken with some kind of flavorless warm sauce. my husband ordered the "special" of mixed seafood over fettuccini, there were 2 shrimp 3 clams etc. very sparse on the seafood. i'm not into huge portions but i have to say that the portions here were small especially for what we paid, i thought the food wasnt great and the prices were high. i'm not into chain restaurants but i have to be honest i've had better meals at biaggis. we wont be going back.
Romantic, great service, great food – We are regulars there. There is a reason and it is value, quality, service, all excellent. Oh and the meals are top-notch gourmet.
Casual patio dining and hearty Italian dishes make for a quality culinary option in Cary. – In Short
Leafy green ficus trees, mint-colored tablecloths and vintage Italian posters make Vespa's casual atmosphere perfect for professionals. Try the potato gnocchi with portobellos. Although the teensiest bit salty, they make a nice pairing with the Chianti classico. The smoked quail on basil polenta with a shiitake sauce plays very well with an Argentinean cabernet. The tiramisu was rich with espresso. But the cannoli? Slightly short on orange and chocolate and generally small in stature.
Service, service, service – Those who eschew chain restaurants know that there is a level of service only restaurant owners will provide.....this is the type of service offered by Vespa. Our party included four adults and a toddler, and the staff could not have been more accommodating. The food was also marvelous....we enjoyed warm flatbread, homemade polenta with wild mushrooms, a special veal dish that was not on the menu but was requested by one of our party, and a fabulous wild berry sorbet.
Consistenly excellent – My husband and I adore Vespa. The food is consistently excellent, way above average. We have sampled many of the Italian restaurants in the Triangle and have been quite disappointed. However, Vespa really stands out as a very fine restaurant and is on par with Nina's (another favorite Italian restaurant of ours). The chef will prepare a dish for you that is not on the menu. The wait staff is charming and very attentive. The decor is lovely - wonderful ambience.
Best Food in the Raleigh Area – I love to try new "high-class" restaurants because the food is always good; however, service in any restaurant is always found wonting. But, not at Vespa. It's a small "high-class" restaurant that has everything. My wife and I went there for the first time and enjoyed every part of our experience. The food is to die for, and service is excellent. We are new parents and this was our first night without child, and what a treat it was. Our server knew it was a special night and even brought us champaigne--"on the house." You eat great food and receive impeccable service. The perfect spot for a night out.
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