Rome has a superb vegetarian and vegan food scene, regardless of the fact that the city is famous for its lamb, carbonara and other meat delicacies. Great vegan and vegetarian restaurants aren't hard to find in the Eternal city and it is delicious! From raw gourmet food to vegan mozzarella, here is our pick of top 10 vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Rome.
Fiore Crudo e Vapore | Via Boncompagni 31-33
Combining local and traditional recipes with raw cooking Fiore Crudo e Vapore is aiming to make food which can satisfy every taste. It can serve vegans, vegetarians and carnivores alike, making this a perfect place for groups with diverse dietary requirements, guaranteeing a perfect dining experience.
Le Bistrot | Via delle Sette Chiese 160
Located in the historical neighbourhood of Garbatella, this retro vegan restaurant plays with Mediterranean flavours and traditional Italian cuisine. Their menu is full of dishes like black spaghetti with taggiasca olives, truffle risotto and veggie soups that would satisfy all savoury cravings.
Orto | Via Giuseppe Gioachino Belli 142
A place that prides itself on the vast range of vegetarian dishes and large portions which they serve during their fantastic lunch buffet. Organic vegetables and delicious local olive oil make up the base for the exciting creations served at this restaurant. On the other hand at dinner time there is an a la carte menu and during each week there are always two specials for when you feel like trying something new.
So what? | Via Ettore Giovenale 56-58
Created and run by a young couple passionate about vegan food culture with an idea of serving good, quality and honest food in a casual ambient. Inspired by their enthusiasm they create completely vegan dishes using organic products with a zero km policy. The food here is fresh, creative, seasonal and above all rooted in Italian traditional cuisine.
Il Margutta | Via Margutta 118
This is a place famous for its excellent vegetarian menu which is accompanied by an ongoing art exhibition, theatre shows, book launches and debates. The crowds keep coming here for the inventive dishes made out of the finest ingredients available in season and for the unforgettable element of good entertainment combined with fine food.
Romeow | Via Francesco Negri 15
Entirely vegan and place which seems to be run by its cat residents is Romeow’s trademark. Drawing inspiration from Indian and Mexican cuisine the kitchen is vibrant and fresh from vegan dishes as well as raw food delicacies. By serving vegan specialities such as mille-feuille made with tempeh and vegetables, potato ravioli and mini pastries stuffed with purple potatoes and hazelnuts, being vegan never tasted so good.
La Capra Campa | Via Dignano d'Istria 51
Traditional Italian dishes are reinvented and tweaked in a vegan manner at this well-known vegan bistro. The inventive menu offers a range of vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free dishes that are of excellent quality and easy on the planet with the 0km policy (all the vegetables come directly from the Lazio countryside).
Ciao Checca | Piazza di Firenze 25-26
This place offers street food with a slow approach to making it and preserving the quality and flavours of the fresh organic ingredients that they use. With respect to tradition and the environment, Ciao Checca is the go-to place for homemade food made with honesty and nutritious ingredients. Among the veggie-based dishes, there are also gluten-free options available on the menu.
Uovo a pois | Via Pellegrino Matteucci 62
Here’s a place for those of you with a sweet tooth. Uovo a pois serves delicious organic, gourmet pastry free from milk and refined sugars (everything is made with alternatives like agave sugar, rice and honey malts). Their exceptional selection of desserts will knock your socks off.