Vegan and vegetarian food Rome
Vegetarian food Rome and Vegan options – The Italians are definately big eaters of meat and many of the famous dishes to come out of the country are meat dishes such as Lasagna, Spaghetti bolognese or even the local Roman dish bucatini all’Amatriciana which is filled with pancetta. However vegetarian food and vegan options are a growing trend worldwide and Rome is no different with a surprising amount of options in modern Rome.
In most restaurants throughout Rome you will not have trouble in finding Vegetarian and Vegan dishes. Many of the pizzeria’s and pizza by the slice places offer such a selection of toppings you will have no trouble at all. There are even quite a few arabian fast food places throughout the city too selling felafels and salads.
When in restaurants in Rome you do not need to go specifically to a vegetarian or vegan restaurant as you will find something delicious to meet your needs on most menus. The contorni section of the the menu which is the side dishes will offer many plant and vegetable options from marinated egg plants, artichoke or bruschetta with fresh tomatoes and olive oil. The antipasti though usually has many options including proscuitto will also have non meat dishes too or when selecting the primo piatto which is usually a pasta dish ask for the pasta secca which means dry and will not include eggs which the presh pasta does. You will have a variety of choices such as the simple but delicious pasta al pomodoro (with tomato sauce), aglio, olio and pepperoncino which is garlic, oil and chili or mixed with various other vegetables.
Here are 4 quick picks for Vegetarian food Rome and Vegan specialized restaurants if you want to be sure you are going to have plenty of options.
Ristorante Taverna Vegetariana – Vegetarian food Rome
Taverna Vegetariana is located on Via Trionfale, 94 which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Vatican metro stop Ottaviano. They specialize in Italian cuisine and all the food is oven cooked, nothing is fried. The pasta and the sweets are all made at the restaurant and everything is fresh. Aswell as vegetarian food they also offer a vegan menu.
The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and also do delivery. For further information and to book a table you can check their website www.tavernavegetariana.it
Universo Vegano – Vegan food Rome
You can find Universo Vegano in the heart of the city close to the bar area of Campo de Fiori on Piazza del Paradiso, 18. Universo has become a successful chain throughout Italy and the franchise has 19 restaurants and counting. Its more of a fast food place for vegans with so many interesting options such as mushroom burger, spinach burger and vegan wraps. They offer vegan sweets too such as the Italian speciality Tiramisu or even a vegan cheesecake. To see more about company and menu option you can visit the website www.universovegano.it
Ops!- Cucina Mediterranea e Vegetariana – Vegetarian food Rome
Vegetarian food Rome which is located in the north of the city in the area of Salario and not too far from Villa Borghese on Via Bergamo, 56. The restaurant opens daily from 10:30 until 23:30 apart from mondays when they are open only for lunch. Ops is a buffet style restaurant where you will up your plate and then pay by the weight. The restaurant offer both hot and cold dishes and vegan desserts, you can even try the organic Prosecco.
The website is in Italian only buy you can get the contact details and directions there www.opsveg.com/contattaci
Il Margutta is situated in between Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo on Via Margutta 118. The restaurant is set in modern decor and offers vegetarian and vegan foods on typical Italian dishes with a twist. With lots of options on the menu and a delicate presentation of “Art Food”. 70% of the food used is organic. They offer a menu in accordance with the season so you will be eating fresh foods from that period of the year.
To read more about the menu, how to get there and to make a booking you can visit their website www.ilmarguttavegetariano.it
If you have any other recommendations for vegetarian food Rome or vegan places that you have tried and liked please let us know in the comments so we can add to the list.