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Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5538 8967
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Gold Coast
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122 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Vapiano's is on my regular dining lists. I can't resist the usually good standard of their pasta dishes. I used to like the concept of watching your dish being made in front of you. Sadly, the system is just becoming irritating. What used to be a novelty factor is now just a nuisance. Queuing at stations while the rest of... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Vapiano! The food is delicious but it always takes a really long time to get through the pasta line. Pizza is really quick and the pizza makers are really fun! The bar staff could look a little bit happier but they are friendly! I'll always go back to Vapiano, I love it and there is so much choice... More 

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Thank jessicamakin
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano, responded to this review

Thank you for your review jessicamakin, we appreciate it! We are pleased you enjoyed your meal. One of the many benefits of an open kitchen is the opportunity to customise and add as many extra ingredients as you please. Next time you visit ask your chef for recommended add-ins! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

the pasta is fresh fresh fresh. the ordering system etc is quite good so you can "go dutch" or pay for the table. the pizzas were very good and service is good. decor and venue is great. would recommend you visit for a "good value" restaurant experience. good for the kids.

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Thank Arun O
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review Arun O -- we also think Vapiano is a must visit restaurant on the Gold Coast as well! We pride ourselves on delicious home-made Italian food, outstanding customer service, and a unique restaurant experience! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Australia
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pasta and pizza just amazing made right in front of you with what it feels like your own personal chef. Great taste good vibe my fav new restaurant when holidaying at Surfers Paradise. Prices very competitive and you get to see how they make their own pasta. The paying system was new for me you are given like credits on... More 

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Thank karol85
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review karol85, we appreciate your time! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. One of the many benefits of an open kitchen is the opportunity to customise and add as many extra ingredients as you please. Next time you visit ask your chef for recommended add-ins! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Good, fresh food, friendly staff and good location. Located in a first floor, the outside area was great to enjoy the free Cavil Ave. entertainment while having dinner.

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Thank Leo Z
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano, responded to this review

Hi Leo Z, thank you for your review, we really do appreciate it! We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed our homemade Italian food and our lovely staff!! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit. Pizza and pasta were yummy but the wait for the pasta was too long. Should improve the pasta service. By the time our pasta was ready, our pizza was cold. Staff were friendly.

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Thank ngiam28
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano, responded to this review

Hi ngiam28, Thank you for your feedback and review. We are pleased to hear you loved our fresh, authentic Italian cuisine. We hope you had a great night and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to vapianos many times. Great atmosphere and best pasta I've ever had. It's a regular on every trip to Gold Coast

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Thank nerida82
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review nerida82! We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience. An open kitchen provides a wonderful opportunity for direct customer-to-chef interaction. This allows for greater customisation of delicious pasta, pizza, and salad meals! We also encourage you to help yourself to fresh basil, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar on all the tables for a truly... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here twice in two weeks,very pleased with all facets of this experience,service,food,wine list and style all top marks.I would reccommend this to any one who loves good Italian food and hospitality.

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Thank DarrenP1966
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review DarrenP1966! We pride ourselves on delicious homemade Italian food, outstanding customer service, and a unique restaurant experience! We are pleased to hear we exceeded your expectations and you had a great night. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch here, and we all really enjoyed our meal choices. Delicious and very fresh! A unique system where you select only what you want and pay accordingly, making it good value. Would definitely go there again if we had the chance.

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Thank MickeyDV
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review MickeyDV. We are pleased to hear you loved your Vapiano Experience! We also have restaurants in Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne. We cannot wait to host you again. More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a great idea having the chefs cook in front of you. The food was fresh and delicious. All staff very friendly and happy to help. Would definitely come back on our next holidays.

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Thank Stellalacey
TheVapianoTeam, Public Relations Manager at Vapiano, responded to this review

Thank for the great review Stellalacey. We are pleased to hear you loved your Vapiano Experience! We pride ourselves of fresh cuisine, outstanding staff, and a unique restaurant atmosphere! We also have restaurants in Brisbane, Garden City, Sydney & Melbourne! We cannot wait to see you again next time you are on the Gold Coast. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Soul Boardwalk, Cavill Mall, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5538 8967
Description
Homemade delicious Italian dishes of pasta, pizza and salads freshly cooked in front of you. Head up to the counter and order, watch the chef cook, and pay on the way out whenever you're ready to leave.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?