1. La Tecia Vegana – Vegan
Address: Dorsoduro 2104 041 5246244
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12:00pm-2:15pm and 7:00pm-10:15pm; Sunday 12:00pm-2:15pm; Closed Sunday evening and all day Monday
Phone: +39 0415246244
Away from the touristy beaten path is a restaurant with vegan homestyle-Italian cooking, served in homey, rustic interiors. Helpful, friendly staff and even a cute kitty cat keep you company while dishes like seitan roast, purple pesto gnocchi and lasagna with ragu sauce make it easy to enjoy Milan on a vegan diet. Don’t forget the highly rated authentic-style tiramisu!
2. Pizzeria L’Angelo – Veg-options
Address: Calle della Mandola 3711, San Marco, Venice, Italy, 30124
Hours: Monday 11:30am – 4pm; Tuesday – Sunday 11:30am – 10pm
What could be more Italian than eating pizza? Pizzeria L’Angelo offers scrumptious, healthy and delicious pies with plenty of vegan choices. Menu items rotate out on a daily basis, but foccacia and pies are always on display. Spinach, mushroom and pomodoro combined with vegan ricotta and rice mozzarella cheeses are typical of the toppings used.
3. Bella&Brava – Veg-options
Address: Cannaregio 4383, Venice, Italy
Hours: Monday – Sunday 11:00am – 10pm
Our pizza pasione continues! Bella&Brava makes ingredient vetting simple with their pizzas — all ingredients are clearly listed out on every pizza box. Choose from marinara, vegetariana, and capricciosa personal-size pizzas. They specialize in a thinner-crispy crust pizza, so get ready for lots of flavor with less of the carbs!
4. Le Spighe – Vegetarian
Address: Castello 1341 Via Garibaldi, Venice, Italy, 30122
Hours: Monday 10:30am – 2:30pm; Tuesday – Saturday 10:30am – 2:30pm; 5:30pm – 7:30pm
For travelers on the go, Le Spighe provides quality grub at premium prices. All ingredients used are organic, which explains the higher price point. Choose from a buffet style selection of roasted veggies, lentil patties, daily soups and desserts, which rotate depending on seasonality. Each dish is sold by weight, so choose carefully!
5. Ristorante Da Mario alla Fava – Veg-options
Address: Calle dei Stagneri 5242, Venice, Italy
Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00pm – 2:30pm, Monday – Thursday 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday – Saturday 7:00pm – 10:30pm
Fancy vegan dining can be had at Ristorante Da Mario alla Fava, where classic Venetian dishes are veganized with care. Choose from a separate vegan menu which includes dishes like stuffed tumeric ravioli, pesto linguine, creamy bisque soup and decadent desserts. Pricing is on the steeper side, but a memorable meal might just be worth it!
6. Fiumefreddo Bio – Vegetarian
Address: Campo drio la Chiesa 4467 (at Cannaregio), Venice, Italy
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 11:30am – 8:00pm, Friday – Saturday 11:30am – 9:00pm
A cozy oasis away from the hubbub yet still conveniently located, Fiumefreddo Bio offers diners authentic Italian fare, all freshly prepared with tasty ingredients. Choose from veggie canneloni, garden plate, potato and beetroot lasagne, and other daily rotating dishes.
7. VgOloso – Vegan
Address: Viale Ancona 10/a, Mestre, Venice, Italy
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Off the beaten path in Mestre lies VgOloso, a 100% vegan restaurant with a few unconventional menu items and opening times (apparently they do not open during listed business hours sometimes!). If you’re willing to gamble, you might get a taste of their spelt and cabbage croquettes, spinach ravioli with tomato sauce, and their highly rated desserts.
8. Orient Experience – Veg-options
Address/Hours/Phone: varies by location (two locations)
Want a break from all that pasta and pizza? Orient Experience provides plenty of delicious Middle Eastern dishes to get your spice on. Lentil rice, pakora, samosa, curries and tomato couscous are just a few of the available dishes to pick from their buffet bar, made fresh daily. Prices are quite fair at around 8 euros a plate, and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
9. Cocaeta – Veg-options
Address: Fondamenta San Giobbe, 549, Venice, Italy
Hours: Check their Facebook, hours vary
Phone: not provided
Freshly-made, sweet or savory crepes can be yours at Cocaeta, a one-man shop with tons of vegan options. Choose from a ton of plant-based crepes like Giulio’s vegan burger crepe, ginger, blackberry, dark chocolate, papaya and other seasonal, local fillings, all made with utmost care. Opening times vary and are posted in real-time on their Facebook page.
10. Frary’s – Veg-options
Address: Fondamenta dei Frari | San Polo 2558, 30125 Venice, Italy +39 041 720050
Hours: Sunday – Saturday 11:00am – 2:30pm; 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Phone: +39 041 720050
Rounding out our top ten list is Frary’s, a chic Middle Eastern restaurant with tons of vegan options. Start off with dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), then choose from a variety of vegetable biryanis and cous cous dishes, then finish off with their vegan tiramisu, baklava or strawberry cheesecake.