The choice of restaurants near the Music Center are slim. Vespaio is a pricey worthwhile dining experience. The energetic atmosphere mixed with gourmet Italian delicacies make for a fulfilling evening before Opera, Symphony, Ballet, Musical or Drama. Go with the Gluten free spaghetti rather then the penne. The penne was under cooked but they graciously redid the order with spaghetti. The mixed seafood was abundant with the sumptuous marinera sauce. Be prepared to spend between $25-$35 for most non-steak/meat dishes.