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Mistaken Identity in Chapel Hill

marriedwellfereatin Apr 13, 2007 12:04 PM

I had read on a comment a while back that Vespa, in Chapel Hill, had given someone consistanly amazing food for the past twenty years, and the person mentioned, some of the best meals of their life. Though, not to knock Vespa, but I believe that they have only been in business 10 years and another place Mondo Bistro was there before. Does anyone else recall?

  1. aeron75 Apr 13, 2007 12:18 PM

    You are correct that Mondo Bistro formerly held that location, though how long ago I can't quite remember.

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    1. re: aeron75
      HeelsSoxHound Apr 13, 2007 01:33 PM

      Rick closed Mondo in 95, i believe, and vespa opened in the summer of 96. So whoever made that comment not only has a bad memory, but a pretty bad palate too. Mondo was really really good. It and the Wild Turtle are the two meals I can remember really kickstarting my interest in fine food.Vespa has been mediocre pretty much since inception.

      1. re: HeelsSoxHound
        marriedwellfereatin Apr 13, 2007 01:37 PM

        Thanks! I wanted to know if anyone remembered and I always thought Rick's food was pretty good.

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