About Us – The Story of Our Handmade Pizza & Pasta – VAPIANO


Think handmade fresh pasta and pizza made in an open kitchen; watch our chefs make your meal exactly as you like it. Extra Chilli? Sure. No Garlic? No problem. Perfect for all dietary preferences, intolerances and fussy eaters.

Our Italian inspired restaurants are spacious, full of natural light and boasting plenty of seating. Perfect for dining solo, sharing tables or drinks in our lounge areas. You can sit where you like and stay as long as you want. The laid back vibes and great music make Vapiano one of *the* places to go and eat.

All orders are taken by scanning a QR code at your table, and we bring all food and drink to you – no more queuing for the chef.

Come on by, you’ll love it.

Our Story

Vapiano started in Hamburg, Germany in 2002 and we opened our first UK restaurant in 2008 in Great Portland Street, by Oxford Circus, truly offering something different.

Personalisation was key and today that’s more relevant than ever.
Handmade fresh pasta cooked in front of you, exactly as you like it. Extra chilli? Sure? No garlic? No problem. Can’t eat mushrooms? We’ll leave them out.

Our pizza dough, sauces, dressings and dolci are made by us, from scratch in house every single day.

We have five restaurants in the UK; Four in London, Oxford Circus, Tower Bridge,  Tottenham Court Rd, Paddington, and one in Manchester, at the Corn Exchange.

Vapiano around the world

Since our first restaurant in 2002, we now have over 155 restaurants across 32 countries including Austria, Australia, Bahrain, Columbia, Dubai, Egypt, France, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Spain, Ukraine and more. Basically, wherever you travel, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get yourself a great bowl of Vapiano pasta.


We work with exceptional partners  in our franchise business. If you’re keen to know more about our franchising, please click below