The National Hall building is iconic for its Italianate architecture and soaring views of the Saugatuck River. But soon the 140 year-old landmark will also be acclaimed for innovative cuisine as Vespa, a stylish Mediterranean restaurant, opens its doors in Westport.… (0 comment)

★★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).… (0 comment)