Tips and tricks to eating Vegetarian in Rome
Italian cuisine consists of popular meat dishes, however there are also plenty of fresh and tasty non-meat alternatives. With the number of vegetarians in Italy on the rise, new exciting establishments are following this trend. Here is a list of vegetarian restaurants in Rome.
Largo Febo 2, Tel. 06 682831, Open: 12:00 – 15:30, 19:00- 23:00
The Mater Terrae restaurant is on the rooftop of the ivy-coated Raphael hotel, located next to Piazza Navona. It offers a vegetarian only menu, with spectacular views of the city. Homemade pasta dishes include asparagus risotto and pumkin ravioli. There is also a large wine list. Prices are not expensive and are easily justified by the excellent food, service and view.
Via Borognona 43-44, Tel. 06 69940836, Open: 10:00 – midnight
Ginger offers healthy organic options, in a charming modern and clean atmosphere. It is located a couple blocks from Via del Corso, parallel to via Condotti. Open from morning until midnight, it is a perfect place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is an extensive menu with salads, pastas, sandwiches, smoothies, juices, organic tea and much more. The wine menu includes some excellent wines from their local vineyard, as well as a small collection of natural wines.
Via Margutta 118, Tel. 06 32650577, Open: 10:00 – 01:00
Il Margutta is a stylish restaurant with an modern earthy vibe. It is located near Piazza del Popolo on Via Margutta, used from the 1953 film Roman Holiday. It offers fresh, beautifully prepared and presented dishes. The menu is extensive and the buffet options include a good selection of soups and desserts.
Via Germanico 43, Tel. 06 64525810, Open: 11:00 – 17:00 (Mon – Sat)
Fa-bio is a great little organic sandwich shop, located near the Vatican City. It is the ideal place for a sandwich or smoothie, especially if you are visiting the Vatican Museum. There is an excellent choice of bread, salads, wraps and pasta. A local favorite for tour guides and employees in the area, with good prices and friendly, English speaking staff.
Via della Meloria 43, Tel. 06 39745416, Open: 11:00 – 22:00
Pizzarium, owned by celebrity chef Gabriel Bonci, offers one of the best pizza al taglio in Rome. The dough is let to rise for 72 hours, providing a deliciously light, crispy texture. Favorite toppings include potato with mozzarella, tomato with sweet green peppers and anchovies with sesame seeds and burata.
Via Baccina 42, Tel. 06 4883198, Open: 12:30 – 15:30, 18:30 – 21:30
Pasta chef offers natural and organic pasta including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, within a 10-minute walk of the Colosseum, in the neighborhood of Monti. It provides a casual, almost fast food atmosphere, with limited seating space. Favorites include Porcini mushroom with black truffles and the pesto. The restaurant is eco-friendly using rice based cutlery and paper plates and cups.