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Commonly served vegan

Dishes that are traditionally served vegan

Pizza made with tomato paste, garlic and oregano

Pizza Marinara

Pasta with tomato sauce, garlic, basil and olive oil

Pasta al Pomodoro

Spicy pasta sauce made with garlic, tomatoes, olive oil and dried red chili. usually served with Penne

Pasta Arabbiata

Potato fries

Patatine Fritte

Pasta with garlic, olive oil and chili flakes

Pasta Aglio e Olio

Thick soup made with pasta, chickpeas, tomatoes, garlic and olive oil

Pasta e Ceci

Sicilian dish made from chopped fried eggplant, tomatoes, onions and celery, vinegar, capers and sweet and sour sauce


Roasted vegetables served with olive oil

Verdure Grigliate

Soup made from beans and fresh vegetables. Make sure: no grated cheese is added

Minestra di Verdure

Artichoke hearts cooked with olive oil, garlic, parsley and white wine

Carciofi alla Romana



Flatbread made from flour and yeast, seasoned with olive oil and salt

Focaccia Ligure / Focaccio

Thin pancake or crepe made from chickpea flour, water, salt and olive oil

Farinata di Ceci

Street food fritters made from chickpea flour, drizzled in lemon juice and served in soft bread

Panelle Palermitane

Oven baked potatoes, sprinkled with olive oil and rosemary. Make sure: no cheese is added

Patate al Forno

Lemon sorbet

Sorbetto al Limone

White bread, served with olive oil and fresh vegetables


Soup made from tomatoes and bread, cooked in olive oil with basil and garlic

Pappa al Pomodoro

Tuscan bread soup, made with beans, cabbage, kale and other vegetables


Chopped salad made with bread chunks, tomatoes, onions, basil, capers and other vegetables, with olive oil and vinegar


Thin, twice-baked flat bread made from Durum wheat

Pane Carasau

Plain chestnut flour cake, served for dessert or as a snack, made with pine nuts, and raisins

Castagnaccio/ Pattona

Wheat bread sticks, served with tomato sauce (pomodoro) or olive oil


Traditional white bean stew with tomato sauce, garlic and olive oil

Fagioli All’uccelletto

Mashed fava beans, served with cooked chicory leaves on top

Fave e Cicoria

Long striped shaped pasta, tossed with chickpeas in a vegetable broth-based sauce

Ciceri e Tria

Dishes that can be Veganized

Dishes that are not vegan by default, but can be made so, by asking to remove or change part of the ingredients.

Pasta dish made with beans, garlic, olive oil and tomato paste, served with meat or cheese . To veganize: ask for no cheese or meat

Pasta e Fagioli

Shell pasta cooked with a thick tomato- sauce, beans and pumpkin, served with cheese on top. To veganize: ask for no cheese

Conchiglie con Zucca e Fagioli

Pasta with aubergine, served with pecorino cheese on top. To veganize: ask for no cheese

Pasta alla Norma

Classic Italian pizza contains cheese, tomato paste and basil. To veganize: ask for no cheese or meat


Ice-cream in different flavors, usually contains milk and cream. To veganize: ask for sorbet or non-dairy option


Sliced grilled bread served with toppings of cheeses, meats, and vegetables. To veganize: ask for no meat or cheese


Grilled bread topped with tomato, vegetables, meat, or cheese. To veganize: ask for no meat or cheese


Thick soup made from vegetables, pasta/rice, beans and parmesan. To veganize: ask for no cheese and check for chicken stock


Salad made with fresh mixed greens, chopped tomatoes, bell peppers etc. served with cheese. To veganize: ask for no cheese

Insalata Mista

Dishes that are not vegan, but appear to be

Dishes that might look vegan, but contain animal products.

Is commonly made with eggs, so always best to check

Fresh Pasta

Small and soft dough dumplings made from semolina, potatoes and usually eggs


Pasta sauce made from tomatoes, garlic, onions, pork and pecorino cheese

Pasta Amatriciana

Almond bread biscuits. Usually made with eggs


Traditional waffle cookies made with eggs and butter


Sweet bread loaf with dry fruits, usually contains butter and milk


Rice dish cooked in a broth with wine, onion, butter and Parmesan cheese


Sweet deep-fried balls of dough, usually covered with honey


Baked pasta dish made with eggs and butter

Pasta al Forno

Deep fried rice balls, usually filled with meat or cheese


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