Vespaio

Italian
$ $
225 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 221-7244

Tips

  • Risotto!!!!
  • Excellent food all around from the salads, sandwiches and flatbreads.
  • Extensive happy hour food and drink list, a great place to come before a show at the Ahmanson (dont tell anyone?!)
  • The Desert is #thebest
  • Delicious pastas and a great wine list. Love sitting outside
  • Be aware when the server asks you "what to drink." If you answer "water with no ice" like me, it might be a 6 USD charge for "evian" water.
  • Decent food, a bit overpriced. The Happy Hour menu is just ok. Good for a pre-show meal, but nothing extraordinary. There's definitely better in the area, though perhaps not as walkable
  • Great "small plates" in the lounge and good drinks also.
  • They have a cafe with to-go sandwiches and coffee.
  • The crab ravioli is hella good. Ask to sit outside in the patio, such a beautiful space with great service.
  • Rucula pizza yum!
  • very strange Minestrone
  • Pork belly BLT
  • Good for lunch and a martini at the bar for happy hour. Wonderful service and very friendly staff.
  • Salmon, tagliatelle and apple crumble

Nearby places

221 S Grand Ave (at 2nd St)
111 S Grand Ave (btwn 1st & 2nd St)
135 N Grand Ave (at Temple St)