At Vapiano, we’re like a hairy chest sporting a gold medallion – smart, yet casual. If anything we like to call ourselves ‘fresh casual’ because we pride ourselves on serving only the best made-to-order pizzas, house-made pasta, hand-tossed gourmet salads and delicious dolci in a fun, relaxing atmosphere filled with warm lighting, cool furniture and fresh features such as an olive tree and herb garden growing in the restaurant.
Vapiano’s humble beginnings trace back to the 22nd of October, 2002, when the first restaurant in Hamburg, Germany, opened its doors at the “Hohen Bleichen”. Today there are more than 200 Vapiano restaurants in 32 countries on 5 continents – which really is proof that everyone loves Italian food.
Here at Vapiano we pride ourselves on fresh flavoursome food to match our cheekily fresh attitude.
Wherever we can, our fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs are sourced locally in each market, ensuring you get the very best in fresh local food. Our olive oil comes from the groves of South Burnett for Queensland and from Mt Zero for Victoria and our cheeses are produced by Italian migrant cheese makers at Vanella Cheese who use century old recipes to create world-class products. And our incredible smallgoods are hand-picked by the amazing people at Fino Fine Foods in Brisbane.
At Vapiano we’re great believers in ‘what goes around, comes around’, which is why we think it’s our corporate responsibility to not just operate ethically but give back to the community.
In the past we have successfully run campaigns in each of our restaurants to raise money for Movember and Sids and Kids, and this year we’ve thrown our full support behind the Cancer Council and Pink Ribbon Day by selling ‘pink pasta’.
We also assist homeless organisations in each city and actively encourage and reward staff who join us in fundraising and supporting the community. Some call it charity or corporate responsibility – we prefer to think of it as helping out all of our amicis who need a hand.