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Review of Vapiano

Vapiano
Ranked #250 of 3,278 Restaurants in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: District V / Inner City
Reviewed November 4, 2012

After living in Italy for almost 2 years and being in Chicago a lot this place is really not so special. It is average.

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I have been there a couple of times, so this opinion is based not only on one occasion.
It is always a vibrant and busy (you could also say crowded if you like to dine quietly) place.

There is always a line for pastas, which are good by the way, home made egg pasta with various sauce options. It is good that you see how your pasta is prepared, but could use the buzzing "food-ready caller", which they give you at the pizza station as well, so in the meantime you could go for salads, drinks at the bar, etc.
the minestrone is a bit too thin, should be less transparent, more rustic!
Pizzas are good, nice thin crust, quality toppings.
On the salad station there were different quality options, like the beef carpaccio is great with fresh mushrooms and ruccola, but the cipriani sauce maybe is a bit overpowering one, it covers the beef's taste. But I think this might be on purpose.
The mixed salad with grilled cheese instead was poor both in texture (withered romain lettuce, carrots mainly, nothing special) and in presentation. It had a small piece, approx 40g grilled cheese, which you could barely find in the middle of the lettuce for 7€.
Bruschetta is good, but very small portion for 2€, it is two thin diagonal slices of baguette (men's finger size) toasted in the pizza oven, with a couple tomato dices on it.
Wine selection is fair, coffees are good, they have La Cimbali machine and trained staff, so you can get real espresso and proper cappuccino!
Desserts are good as well, the strawberry foam is great, as well as the tiramisú.

Overall a good place, fairly overpriced for Budapest and for what you receive, but still you can get almost italian tastes in budapest!

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Thank Buddha_Bar_Budapest
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The best pasta, insalata and pizza we ever had.The food is fresh and prepared in front of the customers. Vapiano is in Deak-square in the absolute heart of the city

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Thank Giorga P
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

This is a great counter service restaurant in the city center. They serve mostly pasta, salad, pizza, dessert, and drink. The food was great. Here are a few tips:
- When entering the restaurant, they will give you a plastic card. They use the card to track what you order. When ordering, you tab your card at a scanner. You pay at the exit when you are done.
- There is an English menu on one of the columns (between pasta and salad stations).
- There are more seatings on the 2nd floor.
- They take credit card.
- Look for specials of the day at the stations.

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Thank pavee12
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

The tomato soup was way too salty, the mushrooms in the salad were raw.
The taller waitress in the salad/soup section could start speaking to customers properly instead of gossiping with the shorter one.

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Thank Sadie_the_Wise
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