Sunday, March 27, 2016

Vapiano, Flinders Lane, Melbourne

One recent Sunday night, Tim and I were off to the Madonna Rebel Heart Tour concert at Rod Laver Arena.  The concert didn't start until 8pm (or had we known at the time, much later), so we started off our evening with dinner.  

In keeping with the Italian flavour of the evening, we decided to go to Vapiano, a pizza and pasta restaurant for which I had a discount voucher in the Entertainment Book. 

Vapiano is very informal.  You can't book, and there is no table service.  You choose your own seat, and order and pay for your food at the counter.  Once the food is ready, you go and pick it up yourself at the counter.

Tim ordered a pizza (~$20) - I am not sure which one, but it looked good:

I ordered Fusilli bolognese ($18):

For pasta, you choose your own pasta and sauce, and whether you want garlic or chilli or both, and they cook it on the spot.  It was surprisingly delicious.

For some greens, we shared a rocket and walnut salad ($11):

There is a bar with a large selection of beers and wines to accompany your meal.

Vapiano became very busy very quickly, so I recommend going early.

I prefer a restaurant with table service, but the food at Vapiano was quite good and reasonably priced.  We would go again.

347 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000


Kari said...

I like the idea of designing your own pasta dish. I'm glad the food was good and hope it set you up for an enjoyable night.

Kayte said...

Vapiano looks great...huge portions or maybe it was just the photo as sometimes it is hard to tell in a photo. It all looked delicious! Fun to see the inside of the place, too.