January 14, 2008

New Restaurant



There is a new 'fast food' restaurant in town called Vapiano's. After several visits I still can't decide whether or not I like it. You must stand in line with a tray and order your pasta, pizza or salad then get your drink(s) - while you present the plastic card at each post and they electronically charge your purchase on it. On your way out the card is read and you pay for your food.

It is a fresh, nice looking place - they have good food and wonderful wines, but it is difficult to have a conversation when someone must stay at the table saving the seat while the other goes to pick up food. So it is a mixed blessing. I do enjoy the fresh pots of rosemary and basil they have on the tables along with oils and vinegar.

17 comments:

Kate said...

Actually the decor is very inviting. How's the food?

Gudl said...

It does look very nice and friendly.

Ming the Merciless said...

Sounds like the restaurant has cafeteria stype dining, which were extremely popular here in the US 40+ years ago.

The decorations are gorgeous though.

Jim said...

I was going to ask if the plants in the top picture was the salad bar.

quin[tarantino] said...

It seems to be a nice and cousy place to have a meal and relax a little bit wish friends.

As for your question on my blog, that´s a photo taken by me. You can see the castle today just like that.

GrandmaK said...

It seems to have a warm atmosphere but maybe is distracting because of the complicated order system. It does indeed sound like a cafeteria. The ones I remember do have very good food. Good day to you and thank you for the view. Cathy

dot said...

It looks very clean and interesting. I'd eat there at least once just to see how it was.

AVCR8TEUR said...

With so many plants, I thought it was a vegetarian restaurant until I read your post. It sounds like a fun place to eat.

Ash said...

Looks like a fantastic place.

Daniel J Santos said...

It seems a nice place to have a meal...
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zakscloset said...

it looks like a very nice place. uh oh. i'm hungry again.

Isadora said...

Actually, the food is unlike a fast food restaurant. Pasta is in pre-measured packages and cooked for you while you wait, pizza - of course, and your salad is prepared in a huge bowl and transferred into an attractive serving bowl while you watch.

They also have a surprisingly good wine list at a reasonable price - 8 oz of dry Italian wine is 700 Huf (170 Huf = $1)

Thank you all for coming by!

Amrita said...

looks really nice

zsazsa said...

Isadora

Next time I come to BP, let's have pizza - looks great!

eva

FĂ©nix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Oh, Isadora... You've got to be kidding! :D You have your conversation after both of you picked up the food. What's wrong with that?

Budapest said...

I love Vapiano. The food is very very good as it is fresh pasta made in front of you. The price is a bit too high but it is very good quality.

sam said...

the fresh herbs are such a cool idea! I like the decor too