Not so long ago it was difficult to find a great vegan meal in Venice. There were a few restaurants that offered a limited selection of vegan dishes, but not a single restaurant that was entirely vegan.
Nowadays, Venice has plenty of vegan restaurants to pick from, so those with dietary restrictions can still enjoy delightful and tasty dishes including desserts. The good thing about being vegan in Italy is you can order pasta marinara and have veggies added.
While you are out exploring the streets or canals, you will want to check out the top 9 vegan restaurants in Venice. Be sure to drop your heavy bags at a Venice luggage locker for safekeeping before you start your adventure.
La Tecia Vegana
This fully vegan restaurant is a true marvel in Venice. The expansive menu is filled with scrumptious vegan dishes and desserts. Portions are generous and you will not walk away hungry at La Tecia Vegana.
The vegan lasagna is divine as is the gnocchi with red cabbage pesto. The seitan roast is so tender and flavorful. Dishes are presented beautifully and even non-vegans will enjoy dining at La Tecia Vegana.
Save room for the vegan tiramisu, the vegan cannoli, and even the vegan cheesecake is simply mouthwatering!
Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava
Open every day, Ristorante Da Mario Alla Fava is one of the best restaurants to eat at whether you are vegan or not. Ask for the separate vegan menu and marvel at the choices available.
This high-end restaurant offers elegant dining and authentic Venetian dishes including delicious vegan options. Awesome vegan desserts are also available, so be sure to save room or take a dessert for later.
Order the orecchiette with olives and sun-dried tomatoes, the pesto linguine, or the stuffed artichoke, and complete your meal with an apple tarte tartin or a slice of chocolate cake.
Located in the heart of Venice, this hopping little pizzeria is an absolute must-visit for any vegan in search of a fabulous pizza. While the shop is not solely vegan, it does have great vegan options.
Vegan Panino, the plural for Panini, are delicious and will leave you completely satisfied. Order the Mopur Panini, you will not be disappointed. Vegan pizza is on the menu and you can even add tasty additional toppings to make it custom.
Pizzeria L’Angelo is strictly a takeaway pizzeria, or carry out, but you can grab your food and relax on a nearby bench or grab a snack and wander through the streets. Check out their Facebook page for hours and location.
Bio Sound System
With such an unusual name for a restaurant dedicated to serving delectable vegan and vegetarian cuisine, the Bio Sound System should not be missed when you are visiting Venice.
Dishes range from grain and veggies to seitan or tofu. Most ingredients are locally grown. Seating is limited at Bio Sound System so get there early or be prepared to wait for a seat. Alfresco dining is available at the bar.
It can be so hard to find a good sandwich when you are a vegan, but that is not the case at Capatoast. Savory or sweet toasted sandwiches made with vegan cheeses and topped with vegan mayo will make you want to come back again and again.
Try the sweet toast with chocolate hazelnut spread, or peanut butter for a quick and delightful snack. Non-vegan options are also available with several different meat choices. Check out the menu before heading to Capatoast.
Located in the Cannaregio neighborhood, Quanta Basta is one of the best-kept secrets of Venice. The food is delectable and moderately priced, and the portion sizes will leave you wanting a doggy bag.
While not a totally vegan restaurant, Quanta Basta does offer several fabulous kinds of pasta, wraps, and desserts that are vegan. Sit in the little restaurant and soak up the ambiance while dining on tasty food and visiting with some of the locals.
A bit on the small side, VgOloso, offers a great plant-based menu filled with amazing dishes, wine, and desserts. Portion sizes are smaller, but busting with flavor. You can call and reserve a table to make sure you are not waiting for a spot.
The lasagna is made with yellow lentils and has brown rice, radicchio, walnuts, and pumpkin and is a must-try. Order a vegan cappuccino and a shortcrust pastry with jam to top your meal off.
It might sound a bit strange to find vegan crepes in the heart of Venice, but Cocaeta does not offer the usual French crepes. You can get savory or sweet—order off the menu, or even create your own.
Vegan and non-vegan options are available and the large menu is a thrill to read. Check out their Facebook page for daily specials and new creations such as fresh raspberries and Nutella or sour cherries and salted caramel.
Okay, so while not technically a restaurant, Gelateria Suso offers delightful vegan gelato. Who needs to eat an actual meal when you are in Venice and gelato is just around the corner?
Whether you are topping off a great meal with a scoop of vegan gelato or you are skipping dinner in favor of a large, towering cone filled with a refreshing gelato, you’ve got to visit this spot. Even the cones are vegan so you can indulge in a cone or have your gelato in a bowl.
The best time to visit to avoid long lines and big crowds is when they first open or after the after-dinner crowd has already been through. Grab your gelato and take a leisurely stroll through the streets.
Vegan options of gelato include:
- Dark chocolate
- Nota Nera (raspberry and dark chocolate)
- Variegato all’amerena (vegan cream with sour cherries)
- Mandarin orange
Vegans can easily enjoy the authentic Venetian cuisine that will leave your mouth watering. Chefs have diligently cultivated vegan dishes that closely mimic their non-vegan counterparts and you will not go hungry while exploring Venice!
Take your taste buds on a journey through the top 9 vegan restaurants in Venice. Even if you are only in the city for a day or two, be sure to check out a few of these fabulous eateries.