According to a Vapiano twitter poll, 77% of guests have been to Vapiano for a date - many of them first dates. The laid back Italian can break up the nerves with its ultra independent way of ordering.
Get a card from the host on arrival and then order your pasta or pizza direct from the chef (when asked if you want garlic your answer may well depend on how well your date is going) giving you time to chat while the chef cooks your dinner. Also gives you chance to see how they like their food!
As you each have a card there's no awkward splitting bills either - result!
Vapiano, The Corn Exchange, Manchester, M4 3TR
0161 3487 590