Vegan restaurants may not be located at every corner in Rome, but there are still plenty of options that are visited by locals and tourists alike.
Traditional Italian pasta, bread, and pizza would all be off-limits for someone with a vegan or vegetarian diet, but fortunately new restaurants have found ways to cater to all diner preferences while staying true to authentic Italian flavors. Whether you’re looking for quick bite at an Italian vegan fast food joint, an elegant vegan dinner plated to perfection, or delectable raw chocolate treats, have a look at our 6 favorite vegan restaurants in Rome list!
1. Il Margutta Food & Art
Via Margutta, 118 – 00187 Rome
Open daily from 12pm to 3:30pm for lunch, and 7pm to 11:30pm for dinner
06 3265 0577
Il Margutta Food & Art has become a staple in the vegan and vegetarian food scene in Rome. Situated on the iconic Via Margutta just behind the Spanish Steps, traditional and innovative Italian recipes are adapted to the vegan and vegetarian diets. The results are not only high quality works of art on a plate but also scrumptious crowd pleasers for everyone at the table.
2. Romeow Cat Bistro
Via Francesco Negri, 15 – 00154 Rome
Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 11:30pm, Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
+39 06 5728 9203
Unique to Rome, the Romeow Cat Bistro has been featured as one of the best go-to spots for cat-lovers to dine among their feline companions. All dishes are strictly vegan, plated with precision and heart. The entire dining room is designed for the cat inhabitants, including plenty of sunny window seats for those lazy afternoons.
Via Bergamo, 56 – 00198 Rome
Open Tues – Sunday from 8:30am to 11:30pm, Mondays from 8:30am to 3:30pm
+39 06 06 841 1769
For buffet lovers, Ops! dishes up serious bang for your buck! Pick up your plate and peruse the buffet full of vegan and vegetarian options and when you’re done, pay by the weight! For your non-vegan and vegetarian friends, this is the place to bring them to show them just how many options there are!
4. Solo Crudo
Viale Federico Cesi, 22 – 00193 Rome
Open Mon – Saturday 11am to 4pm and 7pm to midnight, closed Sundays
+39 06 8897 4793
One of the few raw vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Rome, Solo Crudo serves colorful plates inspired by a Roman “street food” concept. Nothing too fussy but beautifully plated dishes with simple, local ingredients. Solo Crudo is a popular lunch and dinner spot in the Prati neighborhood near the Vatican.
5. Universo Vegano
Piazza del Paradiso, 18 – 00186 Rome
Open daily from 12:30pm to 3:30pm and 7pm to 10pm (Closed Monday evenings)
+39 335 684 1459 / +39 348 100 4757
For an on-the-go vegan lunch or dinner, check out Universo Vegano located near Campo de’ Fiori. Universo Vegano is an Italian fast food concept that brings fresh, local vegan ingredients to the fast food market. After spending time perusing Campo de’ Fiori’s famous open market, get something fresh and homemade with the same ingredients here.
Via Urbana, 130 – 00184 Rome
Open daily from 11am to 11pm (midnight on saturdays)
+39 06 483443
If you’re in the mood for something sweet, head to Grezzo, one of Rome’s premier chocolate and gelato spots for vegans and vegetarians. “Grezzo” in Italian means raw, and the concept is taken to heart in all of their chocolate, desserts, and gelato: all vegan. The entire store is designed like a jewelry box, with chic, minimal brown and gold details that bring you in right off one of Rome’s most quaint and picturesque streets.
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