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Jun 28, 2010 04:39 PM

Vapiano Anyone been?

Went to the new restaurant Vapiano on Stuart Street the other day. Had the BBQ chicken pizza which was great. and a Greek salad which had lots of feta cheese on the plate. My friend had Whole wheat pasta with a spicy tomato sauce which was very flavorful.
The concept seems different, and the staff was not 100% on the ball yet, but I think this will be a great new spot. What does everyone else think?

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  1. Went last night. I had a greek salad with grilled chicken which was good.

    They employees in the front did a good job of explaining everything but service at the food station and the bar was very slow, despite the place only being 20% full. I hope they can step it up during the lunch rush.

    The patio is a very pleasant but getting up to get your drink from the bar got old after awhile, especially with the slow bar service. It's hard to see how they will get decent bartenders because of the tipping/payment system - even though there is a tip box at the bar not many people were using it. You have the option to tip on the entire bill when you leave, and that tips gets split among the various stations.

    I will say that it is a great option for out of towners staying at the hotels near there. I would much rather go to Vapiano than CPK or most of the other places around there - it is inexpensive but with an upscale atmosphere. However I probably will not go out of my way to go back.