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“Very Unique Dining in DC”
Review of Vapiano

Vapiano
Ranked #183 of 3,337 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Connecticut Ave/ K Street
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Great food. Fun atmosphere. Friendly staff. Really enjoyed it and would return on my next trip. The only complaint was from someone in the party wh wante dto be waited on. The format in this restaurant is that you order in the back and stand in front of the chef while he/she prepares your order. I thought it was fun to watch how the food was prepared. Not everyone may feel the same way.

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Thank Tharkone
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This was unique in two ways: Each person gets a chip card at the entrance and uses it to order and pay for their food and drinks by waving it in front of a counter when ordering, secondly a pizza and pasta bar, where food is made to order and you watch as it is cooked.
I was later surprised to learn it is a German origin restaurant serving Italian cuisine. Ambience is great and the food was delicious.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We like pasta and like the whole concept of Vapiano, but you are at the mercy of some people who just don't care. I watched as the cook tried to prepare two pastas at the same time, but her attention was on the first for so long that by the time she got to the second the sausage was clearly burned when she stirred it. She must not have seen it because she blithely continued as if all was fine. A bit crunchy, but edible, I suppose it is fast food in a way, so maybe I'm too picky. Give it a try for fast pasta a cut above the average pizza place, but don't expect gourmet.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We loved this place. The food is prepared right in front of you. It is extremely fresh and customizable. Everything we had was great, both pasta and pizza. You want a good, filling, fresh meal? Stop by Vapino, you won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Have been to this place multiple times and enjoyed my pasta,salad each time. The staff is very friendly. The pastas are really delicious and you can always regulate the spiceness of your meal, i dont like their tomato soup and that's it. Try the tiramisu and cappuchino too. It is mostly crowded during the lunch time. You can order online and come and take away.

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