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“Different Concept, Fresh and Tasty Food”

Vapiano - Great Portland Street
Ranked #3,244 of 24,429 Restaurants in London
Price range: $8 - $13
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Fitzrovia
Description: Laid back, buzzy restaurant, loved for its freshly made pasta, pizza and salad dishes. Pick up a card on the way in, choose your dish from the counters and watch it made in front of you. Pay on the way out.
Reviewed August 19, 2014

IN few words: Affordable, different and good. It is adifferent concept because they make the past in front of you, you choose the ingredients and type of past. You can see how fresh it is and the taste is really good. I think the most expensive pasta is 10 pounds. The place is spacious, good ventilation and good decoration. At the end you can eat gummy bears for free :)

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Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went here to get a take away pizza and the concept of it is good - you get a buzzer why you wait for your freshly made pizza/pasta.. There are just too many hoops to jump, i'm more old school - go to restaurant, order food, food on table, eat, pay home!.. Here you need to swipe card here, and there, buzzer this and that, just felt a tad convoluted.. The pizza itself wasn't anything to sing home about, but glad I tried it... Does have potential!

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

I love vapianos and I always visit with friends! The food is great and it is very cheap. My friend who I had taken to vapiano for the first time had their experience tarnished by a rude member of staff at the pizza counter. As the member of staff wasn't paying attention he began to make the wrong pizza and then responded rudely when my friend corrected him. After waiting a while for his pizza , my friend went down to collect his pizza and the same member of staff was once again rude and unwelcoming. With all negativity aside my friend enjoyed his overall vapiano experience but I'm disappointed at this particular member of staff and his action would be enough to put someone off going to an great restaurant.

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1  Thank Sheelz2014
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

To be fair the food is OK, freshly prepared and cheap. The environment is modern and cool.
However, the food is NOT that great to justify three different queues (one for pasta/pizza, one for starters/salads and one for your beer) plus forget to find seats together if you are more than 4!
The process of ordering is chaotic and messy (just a posh version of a fast-food at peak time) and definitely not a place where to have a relaxing dinner with your mates after a busy day at work.
Again it’s cheap and the food is OK but personally just not for me.
For real Italians: State alla larga, non ne vale davvero la pena!

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1  Thank Giovanni S
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

Wow, what a surprise. Stumbled across this place around 9pm one night this week. Just fabulous fresh cooked pasta with endless variations of dishes all cooked to order. I can imagine that it's incredibly busy around 5 to 8pm but at 9pm we were served quickly. Ended up sharing a table with a couple from Florence who were also raving about the food. Two main courses and a bottle of their better quality Pinot Grigio all for £33.40. Were we really in Central London? Exceptional value for money!

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