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“Nice modern restaurant.”
Review of Vapiano Charlotte

Vapiano Charlotte
Ranked #139 of 2,386 Restaurants in Charlotte
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Third Ward
The Woodlands, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice modern restaurant.”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

It was our first time in this restaurant. We were hungry and cold, and looking for good food. We found it. We were 3 adults and 2 children. As soon as we walked in, the children were smiling just to see this bright colorful place with red tables and seats. They have different seating arrangements and plenty of children chairs. We loved the modern decoration.
The food was excellent. Everything is fresh and prepared right in front of you. Pasta was delicious as well as the rest of the ingredients.
The only negative experience at this place was that one of the employees in the back of the restaurant handling pasta with gloved hands, kept pulling his pants up with the same hand that he was handling the pasta. I am sure he did not see us looking at him but there was a glass wall and glass door where he was working. I am sure the intention of the management is to show the handling of the pasta.
Of course by then we were done with our food.
All in all this is a great place to eat after you are touring the city. I supposed that coming in at a rush hour the process can be slow, but it was perfect for us. Also the kids enjoyed the gummy bears the have for them at the entrance of the restaurant. Good job.

  • Visited January 2013
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Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Fresh Food”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

The food is so fresh! The pasta and pizza dough is made in the restaurant. You can taste the freshness of all of the ingredients. You can watch the cooks prepare your food or you can just go have a seat (I thought that watching them cook was entertaining). The ambiance in the restaurant is great. They have fresh herbs as a part of thier decorations. The only downside to the seating is that I didn't see any places that had both sides of the table with backs on the seats. There was a booth on one side and stools on the other of each table. They do have tables of different heights which I though was very interesting. Overall, I would highly recommend that you eat here. It was a great experience.

Visited January 2013
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Durham
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Cool Place to Eat”
Reviewed December 25, 2012

It's not often that we find a pasta place where you order at the counter. It was a real hit with our picky-eater son, so it's a winner. There is quite the variety of sauces/entrees, and all can be prepared with your choice of pasta. The freshly made pasta is cooked up as you watch and taken back to your table. There's also pizza (which takes a little longer), salads, and a bar. The atmosphere was chicly(?) urban, and the staff was very friendly. If you're staying uptown, it's a nice place to walk for your meal.

  • Visited December 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A winner”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Vapiano chain restaurant came to Charlotte just a little over a year ago and already it's a success.The initial appearance of a fast food estabilishment can fool anyone. Once inside you realize how well the different stations are operated by friendly chefs elevating the salads, panini, pasta and pizza to a very high standard. To my taste Vapiano creates the best pizza in town, that together with a fulfilling draft Peroni beer that you can't find any place else, makes a meal to be remembered. An important detail is that they make their own pasta giving this place a touch of class.The ambiance is very good and comfortable with a very unique display of little herb plants on each table to be used by anyone as needed. Go there and enjoy it!

  • Visited November 2012
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Cool place, good food, good value”
Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

First of all, love the space. Fun interior decor, plants, rich red colors, felt hip & trendy without trying too hard. Food service was quick. Great salad and good pizzas. Bar was slow but only had one bartender each time i was there. Cocktails were good. Good place to hang out and casual.

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