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What I Ate: August 14, 2010 (Enoteca Vespaio)

Posted 16 August, 2010 at 11:18am by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: We decided to go to Enoteca Vespaio (1610 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 441-7672‎) for dinner. We started with an order of fried calamari. The breading on the calamari was salty and flavorful while the calamari was a mixed group of slightly chewy and perfectly tender. It was hard to stop eating these (mainly because there were a few perfect ones and I had to keep eating until I got another one).
Enoteca Vespaio - Calamari Fritti

Tina had the Rigatoni con Polpette (rigatoni w/ pork meatballs, arrabbiata, pecorino romano & melted fresh mozzarella) which had dense, hearty meatballs, huge rigatoni, a spicy and flavorful tomato sauce, and nicely browned mozzarella.
Enoteca Vespaio - Rigatoni con Polpette

I had the Spaghetti carbonara (handmade spaghetti w/ pancetta, green onions, grana padano & cream). I'm a sucker for handmade pasta, especially if it comes out soft (but not too soft) and eggy. Enoteca's spaghetti was exactly what I was hoping for.
Enoteca Vespaio - Spaghetti carbonara

After dinner, dinner: Toasted bagel with whipped cream cheese mixed with cold smoked sockeye salmon.
Toasted bagel with smoked salmon cream cheese

3 comments to What I Ate: August 14, 2010 (Enoteca Vespaio)

Optimista, August 16th, 2010 at 8:56 pm:

  • Have you had the carbonara at La Traviata? It is, hands down, the best carbonara I've ever had. Ever ever ever.

Michael Chu, August 16th, 2010 at 9:55 pm:

  • Mmmm… I'm going to have to try it!

Optimista, August 16th, 2010 at 10:07 pm: