Describing itself as a ‘laid back Italian restaurant’, Vapiano is a small chain of casual dining restaurants with open kitchens.  You can order fresh pasta, pizza or risotto and watch it being made while you wait. It’s one for a quick-dinner or an easy crowd pleaser with classic pasta dishes including Bolognese, Carbonara, and All’Arrabiata and pizzas including Diavolo and Margherita. Prices are comparable with other chains like Franco Manco, and you don’t need to book, so it’s a great option for a budget group dinner or a family meal.

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