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Easter Special

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Come join us for a Special Easter Dinner at Osteria Vespa. In addition to our regular menu we will be serving the following specials. Crudo Fennel pepper crusted ahi tuna with pepper salad, micro cilantro and basil, chive oil, olio taibi. $16 Pasta Lobster Ravioli with poached Maine Lobster, lobster cream sauce, Reggiano Parmesan and pea tendrils. $20 Braise Lamb slow braised in red wine with artichokes, fennel, roasted tomatoes and garlic $29 Dessert Lemon vanilla pana cotta with raspberries and 12 year balsamic. $9 Ciao! For Reservations Click Here or Call (413) 230-3194

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Valentines Special

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Enjoy an evening with that special someone at Osteria Vespa and enjoy a meal from Northern Italy. We will be offering the specials listed below as well as serving our full dinner menu.  Our 3 for $30 special menu will not be available on Valentines Day. Appetizer Crispy fried oyster salad, served with a mustard, tarragon, lemon aioli, a cabbage arugula slaw, micro green salad and lemon chive oil. $15 Crudo Spicy seared Ahi tuna cured with blood orange and lime juice served with a cucumber, chili and pepper salad, baby arugula and Olio Taibi organic olive oil. $16 Pasta Fresh

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Holiday Hours

Vespa will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We wish all of our guests and friends a very Merry Christmas! On New Year’s Eve Vespa is open at 4 PM. We are accepting dinner reservations between 5:00 and 10:00 PM. Chef Tom will creating some very special Dinner Specials for this festive evening. Please check back soon for the posting. Vespa will also be closed on New Year’s Day. Have a Happy New Year! Be safe, please don’t drink and drive.

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New 3 for $30 Menu

We are excited to announce that starting Sunday November 28th 2015 we will be offering a new 3 for $30 menu. This menu will be offered on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings. Click here to view the new 3 for $30 Menu.

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Charcuterie Special

House-made duck rillette with pickled mustard seed, cornichon, and olive oil crostini.

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Osteria Vespa Hours

Osteria Vespa Hours  Open Monday – Sunday at 4:00   Serving Charcuterie, cheeses, salads, soup, appetizers and drinks starting at 4:00   Dinner Menu starts at 5:00   Last seating Sunday – Thursday 9:00 Last seating Friday & Saturday 10:00

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Tim Driscoll’s Barhopping: Tuaca (‘Waka Waka Waka’)

By Tim Driscoll Thursday, May 14, 2015 (Published in print: Friday, May 15, 2015 An old friend, Beth (a self-described lunch junkie), asked me recently to take a trip over “the bridge” with her to Osteria Vespa, a new restaurant at 28 Amity St. in Amherst. I was onboard as soon as she told me they have a full liquor license. I arrived first and Jill, the bartender, handed me a menu and recited the lunch specials. The fare is Italian Mediterranean, with an emphasis on wines, but they do have a nice selection of cocktails. When she arrived, Beth

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Special Memorial Day Hours

Osteria Vespa will be open for Dinner only starting at 4 PM on Monday May 25th, 2015. The entire Osteria Vespa Family would like to thank all our loyal customers and wish you a Happy & Safe Memorial Day Weekend.  

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CONGRESSMAN JIM MCGOVERN TO VISIT AMHERST, RIBBON CUTTING ON NEW DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT

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Amherst, MA – The Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce announced today, Congressman Jim McGovern will visit Amherst next Tuesday, May 26.  Scheduled stops among his business includes a ribbon cutting for downtown Amherst’s newest restaurant Osteria Vespa. Osteria Vespa, located in the Amherst Cinema complex at 28 Amity Street, opened in March.  Their Northern Italian & Mediterranean cuisine is created with locally grown produce and is featured for lunch and dinner.  Executive Chef Tom Schnapp is pleased to be with Osteria Vespa and offers continuous creativity in the kitchen. Osteria Vespa owner, Jonathan Welch stated “We are delighted that Congressman

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