Our top 7 Tuscan vegan and vegetarian restaurants.
Italians have a penchant for meat and cheese but there is a growing number of Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants opening up in Tuscany - as well as many restaurants nnow offering vegetarian options.
The farmers and winemakers of Tuscany have long been at the forefront of organic farming; the new Vegetarian and Vegan places to eat often feature produce sourced from local organic farms, making them very green. They can also now offer some of the new Vegan wines that Tuscan producers have been making. So here is our growing list of the Vegan restaurants. Some are 100% vegan, others are mixed, with Vegan options, making them good for groups where not everybody is purely Vegan.
1. Ristorante Osteria Ciriera
Address: Piazza Garibaldi 23, Trequanda, Tuscany, Italy. Phone: +390577662054
A wonderful little find - a vegan restaurant hidden in the heart of the medieval village of Trequanda, south of Siena. We ate here in June 2019 and it was a delight from beginning to end. The church above is the view from the outside tables - it dates from the early 14th century.
Here is the listing on Happy Cow
2. Life Bistrot
Address: Via Porta all'Arco n.11/19; 56048 Volterra
This is an interesting concept, you pay for your food by weight - serve yourself from the buffet and have it weighed.
3. L'orto e un Quarto
Address: Strada di Montalbuccio, 118, Siena, Province of Siena, Italy
L'orto e un Quarto. Not purely Vegan so a good place for mixed groups.
4. Biosteria Sbarbacipolla
Address: Piazza Bartolomeo Scala, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Province of Siena, Italy
Biosteria Sbarbacipolla. This looks fantastic - not tested yet.
5. Biovita Ristorante
Address: Strada Massetana Romana, 54, Siena, Province of Siena, Italy
A simple restaurant on the outskirts of Siena. I have eaten here, very good!
6. La Dispensa di Amelia
Address: Via Isonzo, 42, Arezzo, Province of Arezzo, Italy
A charming Vegan restaurant in Arezzo. No website. Tel. +39 0575 082412
7. Ristorante Vegano Giuly
Address: Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 400, Torre del Lago Puccini, Province of Lucca, Italy
Open from April to September this well-respected Vegan restaurant is housed in a small hotel near the Tuscan coast.