A guide to Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants in Tuscany

A guide to Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants in Tuscany

Our Top 7 Vegan and Vegetarian restaurants in Tuscany, Italy

Italians have always had a penchant for meat and cheese. It is clear to see when you step into an Italian kitchen or restaurant in Italy. Happily for non-meat and dairy eaters, there is a now growing number of vegan and vegetarian restaurants opening up in Italy, particularly in Tuscany, as well as many restaurants now 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 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Tuscany. Some are 100% vegan, others are mixed, with vegan options, making them good for groups where not everybody is purely vegan.

The Church in Trequanda
The chequered church of Trequanda

1. Ristorante Osteria Ciriera

Address: Piazza Garibaldi 23, Trequanda, Tuscany, Italy. Phone: +390577662054

A wonderful little find, this vegan restaurant is 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 which 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.

Here is vegan blog post about it Vegan-Food-Experience-at-The-Life-Bistrot.

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.

Read reviews on Restaurant guru: L'orto e un quarto.

4. Biosteria Sbarbacipolla

Address: Piazza Bartolomeo Scala, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Province of Siena, Italy

Biosteria Sbarbacipolla. This looks fantastic - not tested yet.

Here is the listing on Happy Cow: Sbarbacipolla.

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!

Read the reviews on Trip Advisor: Biovita.

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

Read more on Happy Cow: La dispensa di Amelia.

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.

See more about it on Happy Cow: Ristorante Vegano Giuly.