Two weeks ago we went to Italy with my family. We spent few nights in Positano and then a week in Rome. It was absolutely a dream come true and especially Positano will have a special place in my heart forever. Finding vegan food in Italy was surprisingly easy, even though there were only a few fully vegan/vegetarian restaurants. However in most of the restaurants, especially in Amalfi Coast, you can pretty easily order roasted/cooked vegetables and different side salads that are vegan, even if the menu itself would have little to none vegan options. Also ordering vegetarian pasta or pizza without cheese was possible in most of the places we went.
When in Rome we found some great vegan and vegetarian restaurants that had amazing vegan food. Since so many of you have been asking my recommendations for where to eat in Italy, here are some of our favorite vegan or vegan friendly places I’d recommend to check out if you’re in Rome and looking for a place to eat.
4. Voglia di Pizza
Via dei Giubbonari, 33
We were searching for a vegan and gluten free pizza in Rome when dear old friend Google suggested to try Voglia di Pizza. This Pizzeria had good reviews and trip advisor points of 4, so we decided to give it a try. The restaurant didn’t let us down, and we ended up eating pizza here two days in a row, because why not. The first time it was quite busy and we had to wait for our food around 45 minutes but the next time it was quiet and our food was ready in less than 15 minutes. They have a different menu for gluten free food and normal food, and plenty of vegetarian options. We asked our pizza without cheese to make it vegan. Our favorite was the Vegetariana with selection of grilled veggies and mushrooms. The gluten free base was mind-blowing and actually baked in the restaurant and not just a heated ready-made-frozen one. If your looking for gluten free vegan pizza in Rome, Voglia di Pizza is your place.
3. 100 % Bio, Cucina Biologica
Piazza di Porta San Paolo
Bio’s Café is a 100 % organic café/restaurant just right down the street from Colosseum. They have a variety of different vegan take-away snacks and treats, sweet and savory and also a 100 % organic vegan lunch buffet. You pay by weight which can get a bit expensive but is totally worth it. Also their drinks menu is worth of checking out. You’ll find heaps of different hot and cold beverages, teas, coffees, sparkling refreshers eg.
2. Gelateria Della Palma
Via della Maddalena, 19/23
When in Rome and Italy gelato is a must. Rome is full of different gelaterias and it’s not hard to find vegan gelato, however there are significant differences in taste. The best gelato we ever had was in Della Palma. It’s a rather large ice cream bar with over 150 flavors and a good selection of soy based vegan options as well, eg. coconut, mint, strawberry, nocciola/haselnut, pistachio, chocolate, orange chocolate… They also have gluten free and vegan cones. A medium size includes three different flavors, either in cone or cup, and it’s only 3,5e. Our favorite flavors were definitely coconut, mint and nocciola. Also try chocolate, strawberry and pistachio.
1. Il Margutta Vegetarian Food and Art
Via Margutta 118
Easily the best vegetarian restaurant we discovered during our stay. It is a bit fancier than most of the places, but super cosy and the staff was super friendly and helpful. I also really fell in love with the interior as they have a lot of art on the walls and hanging PLANTS. (What else can you ask for?) We went here twice, and both times we were there at lunch time. They serve Green Brunch from Monday till Friday from 12am till 15:30am and they also have a Saturday Brunch. It gets rather busy at lunch time, so you may wanna make a table reservation or be there at 12:00 sharp. They also serve a la carte dinner and have a good selection of drinks in their Bio Bar.
The Green Brunch is a buffet lunch where you can have a starter soup with bread, one big plate for the mains and a dessert. It only costs 15e for person (on weekdays), and is totally worth it. Almost all the dishes are vegan (+very healthy). They also have at least one vegan dessert every day and/or a fruit salad, that’s obviously vegan if you don’t feel like anything too sweet. At lunch time you can also order ice tea, they have daily changing flavors that are all to die for. A glass costs 3e. I highly recommend to try them as well!
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