Interview Dinner Information

Top of the Hill

Come join us for a casual evening at a stylish location on Franklin Street in downtown Chapel Hill. We use this time as a way to re-connect with our current residents and meet the applicants visiting us at UNC. Vespa Ristorante is known for its good food and warm atmosphere.

Interview Dinner Information

Located at:

Vespa Ristorante
306 D W. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 969-6600
(Map)

  • Meet at 6:30 pm at the bar for drinks / appetizers
  • We will move to the dining area at 7 pm for dinner
  • Dress casual. UNC Residents are a relaxed group and we want you to be comfortable!
  • Bring your significant other if they would like to attend

 

Directions

Vespa Ristorante

From Interstate 40 (from Raleigh and points east):

  • Take Exit 273-A (NC 54W) towards Chapel Hill
  • Follow for 4.5 miles (as you enter campus, road becomes Raleigh Rd., then S Rd.)
  • Turn right onto S. Columbia St., turn left at Franklin St.
  • Restaurant located at a block and a half on the right side of Franklin.

From Interstate 85 (coming from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro):

  • From I-85 take I-40 East towards Raleigh
  • Take Exit 268 (Hwy 68) and travel south towards Chapel Hill
  • After approximately 4.5 miles, turn veer right onto E.Franklin Street
  • Vespa Ristoranted is 0.5 miles on the right (right past the Noodles & Company and across from the hotel "The Franklin")

From Interstate 85 North (from Durham and points north):

  • Take I-85 to intersection with Hwy 15-501 South
  • Follow 15-501 South towards Chapel Hill; the highway will divide 1.5 miles after I-40
  • Veer right onto E. Franklin Street at divide
  • Vespa Ristorante is 3.2 miles on the right (right past the Noodles & Company and across from the hotel "The Franklin")

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Parking

Parking tends to be challenging as the restaurant does not have its own lot. The closest lot to the restaurant is located at the intersection of S. Columbia and Rosemary Street (see drawing below). There is also street parking available on Franklin Street that is free after 6pm. Please refer to additional maps as well.

Parking in down town

Municipal parking lots

There are 675 off-street parking spaces in Town-managed lots.

  • (P-2) Rosemary/Columbia Lot East – 100 E. Rosemary St. (Attendant-operated lot)
  • (P-3) West Franklin Parking Lot – 415 W. Franklin St.
  • (P-4) West Rosemary Parking Lot – 104 W. Rosemary St.
  • (P-5) Rosemary/Church Street Parking Lot – 108 Church St. & 141 W. Rosemary St.
  • (P-6) 127 West Rosemary Lot – 127 W. Rosemary St. (Leased spaces only)
  • (D-W) Rosemary Parking Deck – 150 E. Rosemary St. (Attendant-operated lot)

Attendant-operated lots

Locations:

150 and 100 E. Rosemary St. (D-W and P-2)

Hours:

7:30 a.m. – 1:15 a.m. Monday to Thursday;
7:30 a.m. – 3:15 a.m. Friday;
9:30 a.m. – 3:15 a.m. Saturday;

Rates: P-2

$ .65 cents/half hour for 0-4 hours;
$1.30/hour for 4-6 hours;
$1.80/hour for 6 hours or more
Limited discounts to senior citizens and people with disabilities are available.

Rates: D-W

$.50 cents/half hour for 0-4 hours;
$1.00/hour for 4+ hours;
Limited discounts to senior citizens and people with disabilities are available.
Friday and Saturday nights starting at 9:00 pm there is a prepay parking charge of $5.00.

Peak Time

If you park at either Lot 2 (P-2) or the Wallace Deck (D-W) before 10:00 am and exit after 2:00 pm Monday thru Friday there will be a $2.00 peak time charge added to the ticket amount.

Time Limit

24 Hours