Vapiano

3 ratings
$ • Italian Restaurant
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Dessert, Pasta, Pizza
Safety Rating
2 ratings

As rated by the community

334 Flinders Ln
Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Great coeliac safe gnocchi and risotto. Amazing cocktails. Gluten free (but not coeliac safe) pizza

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Good knowledge of cross contamination (boiled the pasta in fresh water I'm separate area. Can't speak for pizza but no ill effects after eating the pasta and good to have lots of choice. I had gnocchi in pesto sauce and it was delicious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

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Would not recommend for severe allergy sufferers due to shared kitchen space; otherwise tasteful Italian dishes, but nothing extraordinary.They offer pasta, pizza and risotto dishes that are typical for the Italian cuisine, including vegetarian, meat and seafood options. At an additional cost one can have gluten free pasta or pizza as well; note, that there is no dedicated gf kitchen space (as is declared on the menu as well); especially not at the pizza station. For pasta, the zoodles are prepared in the pan only and before cooking the gf pasta, the water will be drained and refilled, however, someone with severe gluten intolerance might not be able to eat here due to cross-contamination.I had a gluten free Hemp Fettuccini Ratatouille and it was flavoursome and satisfying. It doesn’t look like it at first, but portion sizes are very filling; I ordered my dish with chilies to be medium-hot and the chef absolutely hit the mark. The pasta was cooked through (typically gluten free pasta is not prepared “al dente”) and does not have a strong additional flavour, so they might work with any sauce or topping. The ratatouille had a well-balanced yet not too intense flavour, mainly from the veggies. To my taste, it could’ve had a bit more tomato-sauce and Italian herbs to it, as gluten free pasta tends to soak up liquids stronger than regular pasta and is very plain in taste, after some time texture was quite thick and dull.When I first ordered my dish, I informed the waitress about my food allergies, and she seemed to have been a bit overwhelmed by it. She double checked with one of kitchen staff if the dish I was about to order suits my dietary requirements. I appreciate her effort for double checking with kitchen staff, however, I think service staff at the counter should know about ingredients & allergens, as during busy times it might not be possible to go and check everything with kitchen staff; it would unnecessarily take up time.All in all, VaPiano is a good place to go to if one wanted Italian food that is fresh & quickly done and affordable; booking advisable when in larger groups or planning to go during main dinner times.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Dessert
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Italian
  • Keto Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Wine Bar

Photos


Hemp Fettuccini Ratatouille
Hemp Fettuccini Ratatouille (added the basil myself)
Hemp Fettuccini Ratatouille (added some herbs for richer taste myself)
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Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


One of the best gluten free pizzas I’ve ever had. It said not celiac safe on the website so there must be a big chance of cross contamination!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free

Overall Rating

Review


The menu had gf, vegan and vegetarian options. The service was good. Dietary requirement menu items need to be ordered with staff and were delivered individually to the table. Non-dietary requirements can be ordered through table QR codes or staff.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for dinner
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


awesome place, take good caution with the food, food tasted amazing and gf pasta was very yummy!! definitely recommend

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Great variety of gluten free and food tastes great.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gnocchi is GF but limited other options

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

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