★★½ [Very Good – Superior]
Fresher, funkier, brasher, nouveau-rustico has come to Westport’s historic National Hall. Thanks to owner Bobby Werhane, who also owns a hip osteria in Manhattan, Vespa zipped into town with all the requisite icons on board, starting with its jazzy-jokey name (which has many meanings, among them yellow jacket or wasp). Stylish decor. Startlingly stark. Acres of counter space for nibbling crudo standing up and milling around with a glass of fine French or Italian wine in hand.