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by AlyssaMiller

Review: This restaurant is not in the center of the city, it is actually about half a mile away from the main tourist area. For vegetarians, I guess the food would be okay. Honestly, there vegetarian options are usually some form of pasta, vegetables and cheese. That is available everywhere in Florence. It is the standard vegetarian option all over the city. But, I am vegan. I was not impressed by the options. I got pasta and veggies once. There were no beans or anything for protein. I am living in Florence for 9 weeks. I can make pasta and veggies myself. Most normal restaurants will make that also when I explain that I am vegan. Sometimes the vegan option will have seitan. Honestly, the best vegan option I have was seitan with mushrooms and plain rice. If you like to cook, you will be disappointed that food is very simple and not that original. Maybe it is better for vegetarians, because the majority of the meals have cheese and the vegan options were very limited. Again though, if you are in Italy, every restaurant has a meal of vegetables, pasta and cheese. So I don't understand why this place is so popular.

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wyrd
Posted by wyrd on Monday, July 2, 2012
Just a few words on the vegetarian/vegan options that you can get in Italian NON-vegetarian restaurants. Beware of the seemingly veg options, as most of the restaurants make large use of bouillon cubes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bouillon_cube) even when they cook dishes without meat.

Something similar is true for bread (lard is used to make many types of bread) .

If you want to be 100% sure about what you eat, go to a veg restaurant.
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