In a city whose traditional cuisine is plentiful in meat il Margutta RistorArte has been the Roman vegetarian’s go-to spot for over three decades. The restaurant prides itself on its use of strictly organic products, and its state-of-the-art ovens are said to preserve the nutritional integrity of ingredients. Savory dishes include leek and potato soup; squash Parmesan with provolone, crispy purple potato chips, and a dash of paprika; and stir-fried vegetables with tamarind, ginger, sesame seeds, and lemon zest. On weekends, sleep in late and stop by for their brunch (Sunday’s features live music). The buffet offers a wide range of dishes (vegan included), guaranteeing that even the pickiest of omnivores will find something to nosh on, and the restaurant’s breads and fresh pastas are all made in-house. Il Margutta also serves as an art gallery, displaying contemporary pieces from up-and-coming artists.
Via Margutta, 118. Tel 0632650577 . il margutta.bio