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Vapiano Flinders Lane

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334 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9620 3335
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited vapiano with my family for dinner during the week. Interestingly the queue for the pasta was quite long and since they started cooking the dishes only when you got to the counter it meant a long wait. After 10 mins we opted for a couple of pizza's which were much quicker and you didn't need to queue. The... More 

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Thank Lambert_fds
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano Flinders Lane, responded to this review

Hi Lambert_fds , thank you for your review, we really do appreciate it! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our delicious pizza. We are happy to tell you though that we are currently trailing a new system that, if successful, will allow us to ensure that our customers are sponging more time with loved ones and family and... More 

Greater Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go for relaxed italian dining. Pizza and pasta cooked to perfection. Good sized portions at reasonable prices. Plenty of room with outdoor dining above street level. Enjoy!

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Thank Maree809
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano Flinders Lane, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review Maree809, we appreciate your time! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. We pride ourselves on delicious home-made Italian food, outstanding customer service, and a unique restaurant experience! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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168 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not your usual Italian restaurant. You get a card to record everything you buy when you enter, then queue up, tell the 'chef' what you want, and they cook it on the spot for you. It tasted okay, but there wasn't much quantity or flavour or ingredients other than pasta for the above-average price. The best part of... More 

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Thank martyvana
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano Flinders Lane, responded to this review

Thank you for your review martyvana we appreciate it! We are pleased you enjoyed your our delicious Tiramisu and our coffee. We are sorry to hear about your disappointing pasta. The quality of meal you've described is definitely not up to our high standards. I will pass on your feedback to the management team to ensure your next meal will... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food but beware of the billing system they employ. If you raise a query make sure that when you get the bill it has been corrected. Just checked my bill and an error in their favour has not been corrected. It's wide open to abuse!

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Thank David & Lynnett... G
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

This place is quite effective in how it works. You each get a card and you put your food and drinks on that card so at the end of the night you can pay separately. Big plus there. Food is fantastic, made right in front of you with fresh ingredients. Except a line up for pasta because it's good, but... More 

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Thank gracethered
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano Flinders Lane, responded to this review

Hi gracethered, thank you for such a great review, we really do appreciate it! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our homemade Italian food - we love it too! All our produce is prepared in our restaurant with local ingredients that have been sourced within a 150km radius (where possible) so you know its fresh! We cannot wait... More 

Pattaya, Thailand
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249 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

We had such a good meal here on our last holiday. Sadly, this visit was different. Long long wait to get through the queue to the chef. Food was good as it was cooked to our needs. Wine was lovely at 37 dollars. Would we come back? Yes...nice decor, ambiance and its clean. Big plus. Right beside a large car... More 

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Thank Gay B
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano Flinders Lane, responded to this review

Thanks for the review and feedback Gay B. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our fresh Italian cuisine; however, disappointed to hear it was not as enjoyable as your previous visit. I will pass on your feedback to the management team to see what changes can be made! We do look forward to hosting you again for a much... More 

Noumea, New Caledonia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

Usually I like Vapiano concept. But this time, looking at the pasta cookers in Melbourne, if you know a little about Italian cuisine, is more like an insult to the good practice. It doesn't mean anything to have home-made pasta and fresh ingredients (let's say...) if they are to be cooked like that. Bad experience.

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Thank Enrico V
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano Flinders Lane, responded to this review

Hi Enrico V. Thanks for taking the time to write to us. We appreciate your feedback and apologise that you did not enjoy visiting Vapiano on this occasion. We will pass your feedback on to the management team. If you want to chat to us further, please contact us at myexperience@vapiano.com.au. Thank you. More 

Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

My family of 4 went for dinner on a week night. We ended up having to order only pizzas as the wait for the pasta was up to an hour. Even for the pizza there was a 1/2hr wait. Pizza was average... a bit bland. I felt it was not worth what was charged. If you choose to go i... More 

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Thank MJFernan
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano Flinders Lane, responded to this review

Hi MJFernan, thanks for the review and feedback. We are sorry to hear your most recent visit was not an enjoyable one. I have passed on your feedback to the management team for further speed training to ensure this does not happen in the future. Thank you. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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129 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

Having eaten at Vapiano restaurants in several cities around the world, we visited this place for dinner during our visit for Australian Open tournament. We were disappointed with the queue for pasta / risotto. It took about 25 minutes to place the order. It was quite busy but only 2 out of 4 pasta stations were open. Having been at... More 

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Thank ShirishParanjape
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano Flinders Lane, responded to this review

Hi ShirishParanjape, Thank you for your review and feedback. We do understand the frustration of waiting in line for so long! We have taken feedback onboard and are currently trialling a new table service model at our Garden City restaurant. This allows friends and family to spend more time together and less time waiting in line! We do hope to... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Actually had a lot of fun last night just because it was different. The chefs make it a bit of fun, order and watch the chef whip up your pasta in front of you. Large degree of customisation available. The outcome itself was also really tasty and delicious. Only comment is that it was reasonably pricey. That's life though. Would... More 

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Thank Malchieb
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano Flinders Lane, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review Malchieb, we appreciate your time! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. An open kitchen provides a wonderful opportunity for direct customer-to-chef interaction. This allows for greater customisation of delicious pasta, pizza, and salad meals! We also encourage you to help yourself to fresh basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar on all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $16
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9620 3335
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Central Business District
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