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Vapiano Charlotte

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Third Ward
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201 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-3212
+1 704-332-2440
11:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 00:00
Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This felt like a college cafeteria instead of a restaurant. They give you a card you go to your station of what you want to order. They cook it In front you while you wait, wait and wait. My pasta needed to cook longer, the flavor was good. Absolutely no service at this restaurant, if it can be classified as... More 

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unusual set up whereby you have a card to buy the food at various chef stations such as pizza, pasta, salads and drinks and the food is cooked in front of you while you wait. Once received there are many tables to sit down and eat. Fresh food and excellent value for $$$ maybe because no wait staff. The bruschetta... More 

Thank mwoodgate
Boston, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great spacious Restaurant with a unique ambiance and a variety of options on the menu. Gourmet Pizzas and Tasty Deserts.

1 Thank BarryPAleo
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9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a celebratory dinner for my sister and the setup was weird and awful. Food was ok(nothing to write home to mom about) and drinks were watered down. You have to stand in different lines to order your food like cafeteria style but get a page when food is ready. You also get some type of card that the... More 

Thank Arkeitha A
Detroit, Michigan
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Not romantic. Interesting selection process wandering from station to station each with a menu and pagers. Pizza Gorgonzola was fabulous and Cesar salad very good, but NO anchovies.

Thank Michael K
Walt Disney World
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Went to this place with 16 of our family members. We really enjoyed the concept. They make your meal in front of you. The food is really fresh we had grilled chicken salad and I had Shrimp Alfredo. The place was nice and right in the hard of heart of downtown Charlotte. If your looking for Italian food and family... More 

Thank Mercedes M
Columbus, Georgia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of finding Valpiano after going to the Mint Museum. The food was fantastic and the staff very helpful. It took no time at all for our food to be prepared and it was so hard not to stuff ourselves. The portions are perfect and the food delicious. If you are looking for a nice Italian restaurant that... More 

Thank Abbie E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere here is ecclectic and elegant, which is an intersting combination for a pizza and pasta place. The food is relatively good. Ordering is not intuitive, so be prepared for a little confusion regarding bread, drinks, and ordering in general... but again, contributes to the not so average dining experience. Good thing to do if hanging in Charlotte a... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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117 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

A uniquely, eclectic approach to an Italian eatery. It is a cafeteria-style restaurant with a twist... you have your food prepared to your liking right in front of you. There are different sections to choose from... pizza, pasta, etc. All of the staff (chefs included) were very friendly. You are handed something of a credit-card at the door and the... More 

Thank AmexTraveIer
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was geogous and the food was tasty. I was caught off guard that the setup is cafeteria-like. You walk in, get a card, go up to a counter/bar to order, wait for your food, then take it to your table. If you need something, you get up and get it and swipe your card. So depending on what... More 

Thank Ebonye B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202-3212
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Third Ward
  • Neighbourhood: Third Ward
  • Phone Number: +1 704-332-2440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?