Verona has a long tradition of gastronomic culture, but it’s also at the forefront of new currents in food. Vegans and vegetarians, as well as those with other dietary restrictions, will find many delicious options for dining out. And though Veronese
food is often heavy on the meat, there are great restaurants and cafes creating fresh and inventive spins on traditional dishes. And if you’re thinking of visiting Verona, check out our guide to the best vegetarian (and vegan) restaurants in the city.
Restaurant, Italian, Contemporary, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, $$$
An inventive, exciting vegetarian restaurant with gluten- and lactose-free options, Flora has a buffet lunch and a delightful a la carte menu for dinnertime. It’s conscious eating elevated to gourmet levels, always with a basis in good, old-fashioned Italian cooking.
Dulcamara Vegan Bio Bistrot
Bistro, Restaurant, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
At this organic vegan bar and restaurant, you can have a delicious breakfast here on weekdays, or stop in on your lunch break to choose a plate to take away. On Fridays and Saturdays, they’re open late for dinner service. You’ll love their delicious meatless takes on lasagna and meatballs, but you also shouldn’t miss their amazing selection of vegan cupcakes, tiramisu and other sweets.
Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian, $$$
A Lebanese restaurant with tasting menus of both meat and vegetable options, Tabule is popular with students and locals looking for something different from typical Italian fare. As the space is super-intimate, it’s important to reserve in advance if you’re looking to have dinner.
Ristorante Pizzeria Tabia da Robertino
Bar, Restaurant, Italian, Vegan, Vegetarian
This Italian pizzeria and beer hall, savvy to new changes in food culture, has incorporated a special vegan menu with three antipasti, three primi, and three secondi. The plates use non-animal alternatives for all the foods and dishes that make Veronese cuisine great, so you can taste something authentic. Let that serve as a reminder to you as well that you can request a change that will fit your dietary needs in any traditional restaurant.
Restaurant, Italian, Vegan, $$$
A cozy restaurant specializing in high-end, 100% vegan food, this is just the place for luxurious-minded conscious eaters. Start with the cold cuts, which use ingredients like seitan and soy for a vegan salumi feeling. Choose from delicious primi like smoked tofu gnocchi or pappardelle with a savory mushroom sauce, and top off the whole thing with one of their delicious cakes.
Caffe & Parole
Bistro, Bar, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
An Italian bistrot with an organic spin, it features a selection of vegan fare that includes sweets. In addition to all the coffee and wine options you’d find at your standard bacaro, there’s also the mark of a truly hip cosmopolitan joint: a raw juice bar.
Restaurant, Japanese, Vegan, Vegetarian, $$$
This sleek, modern Japanese sushi bar is part of a trendy international chain with other seats in London, New York and Tokyo, and, recently, Italy. The place offers a delicious vegan menu with soups, vegetable sushi and uramaki, salads, super slurpable noodles and vegan cheesecake.