At Vapiano, we’re home to both those who love a creamy bowl of carbonara to get them through the Monday blues and those who love a thin crust margherita pizza with a vino on a Thursday night.
Whether you come in for a cheeky after work cocktail in our bar area, or spend hours enjoying a meal with friends in our restaurant, we pride ourselves on serving only the best made-to-order pizzas, house-made pasta, hand-tossed salads and delicious dolci in a fun, relaxing atmosphere filled with fresh herbs at every table and live olive trees.
Want to add mushrooms to your pomodoro? How about some buffalo mozzarella to your barbecue pollo pizza? Here at Vapiano, not only do we pride ourselves on quality ingredients and fresh locally-sourced produce, we can also create your dish just the way you like it.
Wherever we can, our fresh vegetables, fruit and herbs are sourced locally, ensuring you get the very best in fresh local food and reducing the environmental impact of transporting the produce around Australia.
We also love to support specialty providers: our olives and olive oil come from Mount Zero Olives in Victoria and our speciality cheeses are produced by Italian migrant cheese makers at Vanella Cheese, who use century-old recipes to create world-class products. Our hearty wholegrain pastas are made in house using Pangkarra durum wholegrain flour, which is stone-milled for a rustic, nutty flavour, and our tangy sun-dried tomatoes are harvested in regional North Queensland and supplied by Gin Gin & Dry.
While we’re proud to support our local and boutique suppliers, we also work hard in our restaurants each and every day to make a lot of our fresh ingredients including pasta and pizza dough, house-made pesto, bolognese sauce and salad dressings!
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 also to give back to our local communities.
In the past, we’ve successfully run campaigns in each of our restaurants to raise money for Movember, SIDS and Kids’ Red Nose Day, Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day with ‘pink pasta’ and more recently, almost $80k for Share The Dignity through our Drink Pink Wednesdays initiative.
If you’d like to get Vapiano on board with your fundraising efforts be it a charity, school, local group or sporting team feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Vapiano’s motto ‘Chi va piano va sano e va lontano’ (‘if you have an easy-going and relaxed approach to life, you’ll live more healthily and longer’) suits us Aussies to a tee, which is why we’ve taken this great global concept and opened seven restaurants nation-wide in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Mt Gravatt and Toowoomba with more planned for the future.