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Il Vegetariano

#340 of 2,063 Restaurants in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
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Via delle Ruote 30r, 50129, Florence, Italy
+39 055 475030
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
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Mon - Fri 12:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sun 19:30 - 22:30
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127 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic little find! The rustic restaurant has an authentic feel and the food was so fresh that I bought my carnivore boyfriend here and he loved it!! The menu on the wall was clearly labelled with gluten / vegan options. You order at the counter at the end and collect your food on a tray. You can see... More 

1 Thank fluffycloud9
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for authentic healthy Tuscan vegetarian/vegan food that is delicious and well priced, here it is. This is a casual restaurant, popular with Florentine residents. The extensive daily changing menu is on a blackboard. You line up, order and pay and then collect your food ( complementary bread and table water) from staff behind a counter. There... More 

1 Thank Autumn4me
Chennai (Madras), India
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

place was recommended and we walked thru the streets to it .. the entrance is almost easy to miss.. but once inside, it's like a total transformation! the house wine is amazing! and the food is even better - esp considering we are vegetarians and were almost wondering if we would find any reapite from the pizzas and pastas all... More 

1 Thank anirudh_daga
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I found this place by chance and loved it! It's situated on a small street near our hostel. First time I've had dinner here by myself and next evening returned with my husband. I'm a vegetarian and he's not, but he liked it anyway. Both times we had gateaux and salads for reasonable prices, the tofu sauce on side of... More 

1 Thank Elena P
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Authentic Italian food. A real find with friendly staff and great food. Really enjoyed the experience. You order and pay for your food. Get your food then take a table. Busy place but it works well.

2 Thank PaulineGlasgow
Brewster, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

May daughter and I looked up Vegetarian restaurants in Florence so we would have places to go. I am not a vegetarian, but found plenty of wonderful options. It is a unique experience of a cafeteria style pick out your meal, pay and then they bring it out. It is not surprising that this place gets high marks as the... More 

1 Thank Susancapecod
Cloverdale, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

So good we returned twice in a week! Funky and creative. Excellent for vegan or vegetarian. A good value for good food.

Thank Premoto1
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We really liked this place - I'm vegan and went with my parents who are not even veggie but they also loved the food. It's true you don't get table service but who cares? You go through to the big room, check out the menu and pay for your choice then pick it up and take to your table. They... More 

Thank Stephen Y
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

ME & my wife ate there. Its a self service and vegetrian resturant. Great service, great food with good food. Best value for money.

Thank Adamgoral
St Albans, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Read about this place in a guide book and went to look for it while in Florence. It was down a 'residential' street which didn't look too promising, just off the main tourist area. Eventually found it and we weren't too sure about going in when 2 women came out and said it was wonderful and we should give it... More 

1 Thank caroldmeeson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Italian, Mediterranean, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
12:30 - 14:30
19:30 - 22:30
19:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via delle Ruote 30r, 50129, Florence, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo
  • Neighbourhood: San Lorenzo
  • Phone Number: +39 055 475030
Since 1981, reference point for those who want to eat vegetarian / vegan and genuine italian and fusion cuisine in the center of Florence!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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