Vapiano is a bright and breezy open plan restaurant specialising in Italian food. There are no waiters, instead you get given a card and every time you want something you go to a station and they swipe your card. When you go to leave present your card at the desk. Simples! We went as part of a Zomato meetup so we got to try a bit of everything.
Things kicked off with a grande plate of antipasti of Proscuitto tipo Parma, salami, pepperoni, roasted vegetables, homemade pesto, Grana Padano D.O.P, buffalo mozzarella, bruschetta (£10.95). Meat and cheese what’s not to love?!
They make their pasta fresh daily and they have a range of interesting specials. I chose the salssica con ficci £9.95, sausage with fresh figs, as it sounded unusual. I thought the pasta had a nice bite to it but unfortunately the delicate sweetness of the fig was overwhelmed by the spicy sausage. It was still tasty though and you do get a giant portion!
More of the spicy sausage showed up on the next course of pizza. I was starting to get very full at this point so just took a tiny nibble. I knew dolci would be coming and I wanted to save space!
Another great pizza was a veggie version of spinach and pesto:
I was wise to do so because then ALL the desserts arrived. Before you worry for our arteries we shared these between us. My favourites were the pannacotta £4.50 with a dramatic red top of coulis and the ciccholata foresta nera £4.50, an Italian take on black forest gateau but made with Nutella, which I am bound to love as it is my favourite spread in the whole wide world (speculous runs it a close second). Be warned most of the desserts feature cream heavily so if you are with a non dairy lover pick carefully. Luckily our resident non dairy fan. Alex was adept at tunnelling through the cream to get to the chocolate underneath!
See our Instagram collage for more pics from the evening:
90 B Southwark Street
SE1 0FD London
+44 (0) 207 593 2010
Opening hours restaurant:
Mon. – Thu. 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
Fri. – Sat. 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
Sun. 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
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