There was much to eat last Saturday thanks to Vapiano, a vibrant Italian restaurant located at the heart of Manchester. The layout is amazing spread across two floors with open kitchen view where you can see your food being made. I’d describe the restaurant as self service as you’ll need to go to the kitchen to place your order yourself. When we arrived, we were given a Vapiano card which we needed to scan each time we placed an order. When you place an order, you’re given an electric timer and you can either watch your food being made or return to your table till your timer goes off which means your meal is ready for collection. The staff were very friendly and accommodating and talked us through the process of dining at the restaurant.
We didn’t waste anytime placing our orders as we were determined to have a 3 course meal. The food prep took about 3 to 5 minutes which was pretty good. We wandered around the restaurant taking pictures while our meal was being prepared. We didn’t want an empty table considering we wanted to try everything almost at the same time so we placed all our order once we were sure of what we wanted. We ordered the below;
BRUSCHETTA @ £3.75, this was made up of two pieces of toasted ciabatta bread, marinated tomatoes, garlic, basil, olive oil. It was quite filling and tasted divine. We had it together with green olives and it was a hit.
GARLIC BREAD @ £3.25 and the SALAME pizza @ £7.95 which were both mouth watering when had together.
ESTIVA pasta @ £9.50 which consisted of chicken breast, ginger, chilli, mint, rocket, sun-dried tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, it felt divine.
For desert we had the BAKED CHEESECAKE @ £4.95 and CIOCCOLATA BIANCA @ £4.95 which is a blend of white chocolate and cream on a biscuit base, topped with salted caramel sauce and honeycomb.
We topped up on drinks a couple of times, I had fresh orange juice and Craig went for some coke and water. The portions were huge and filling to say the least and everything we ordered, we enjoyed. I particularly liked that their chillies were actually hot as I do love having that kick in my meal. The oils on the table complimented the starters and mains quite well. We totally enjoyed eating the home made Italian food Vapiano had to offer which inspired us to book a long weekend away to Venice, a trip which we’re very much looking forward to as we intend to indulge in more classic italian food.
A massive than you to Vapiano Manchester for having us. All opinions are my own, buon appetito!