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Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5538 8967
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Homemade delicious Italian dishes of pasta, pizza and salads freshly...
Homemade delicious Italian dishes of pasta, pizza and salads freshly cooked in front of you. Head up to the counter and order, watch the chef cook, and pay on the way out whenever you're ready to leave.
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Good for:
Families with children

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  • 137
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    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quality food, great service!

Each time I visit the Gold Coast, I make sure I visit Vapiano's and get my pasta fix! If you go outside of peak time (6.30-9pm?) you don't have to wait long for a meal and the service is fantastic. I love being able to watch my food getting prepared and made how I like it. Have had a couple... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Kate S
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Toowoomba, Australia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Vapiano is consistently a great place to eat. We stop in for lunch from time-to-time. All of the meals are made fresh in front of you while you wait. I've had some amazing tasting Pizzas and Pastas as well as Antipasto here, and will return and keep returning.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the food after the 40 minute wait to order the pasta which I then had to watch being cooked. This restaurant was noisy overcrowded with no service but good food. Would I go back no there are plenty of other restaurants at surfers paradise that offer good food with good service.

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Sydney
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We arrived and were greeted by a friendly hostess who asked if we had been to Vapiano before. We said we had not, so she explained how it works - basically, you take a little plastic gift card, you line up to order food and then you sit anywhere you want and pay the balance as you leave. Sounds great,... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Each time I visit the Gold Coast, I make sure I visit Vapiano's and get my pasta fix! If you go outside of peak time (6.30-9pm?) you don't have to wait long for a meal and the service is fantastic. I love being able to watch my food getting prepared and made how I like it. Have had a couple... More 

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Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

First time for me. When you arrive you are given a card which you swipe for all food and drink so no problems with bill splitting. You do have to line up and the food is cooked in front of you. As a coeliac the only pasta I could have was the gnocchi but most of the sauces were GF.... More 

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Southport, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great concept, especially for families with kids, the novelty of watching your pasta get cooked in front of you would be entertaining for the kids. Food was very nice and fresh with a great range of pastas and pizzas, but there was a long queue for the pasta cooking at times, took us about 30 minutes to move through it.... More 

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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have eaten in other Vapianos around the world and this is by far the worse and doesn't deserve to be in business. Tables are left without food been picked up much after guests have left, and therefore is hard to find clean forks and knives. They're don't even know what pepperoncini is. Pasta is either undercooked or overcooked. I... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Very different set up but I liked it The pasta was cooked infront of us while we waited. Staff was friendly. Food was nice and the restaurant was very nice. Balcony tables had a great view. Really liked the atmospher Enjoyable

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New York City, New York
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164 reviews 164 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Vapiano operates a rather odd concept that we did not find relaxing. Upon entering each person gets a card and then goes to various food stations to order food. The order is recorded on the card. When the food is prepared you take it on a tray, find a table, sit and eat. Then, you turn in the card and... More 

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

First time at this franchise and it was great. Pasta made right in front me in minutes and beautiful too. Service was fast and friendly and the whole concept of having a personal pay card all through dining and then just paying the bill on your card at the end was really easy. Made bill splitting no issue at all.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5538 8967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 16
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Homemade delicious Italian dishes of pasta, pizza and salads freshly cooked in front of you. Head up to the counter and order, watch the chef cook, and pay on the way out whenever you're ready to leave.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?