Serves meat, veg options available. Serves sandwiches and salads. Vegans try the quinoa salad and the vegan sandwich. Located close to the Vatican. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Organic, Juice bar, Salad bar, Non-veg
Via Germanico 43 (Via Vespiano)
Rome, Italy 00192

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First Review by brinnet
  • vegan

Close to Vatican

4 Posted on 07 / 11 / 2014

Huge selection of fresh fruits and veggies. They offered us creative concoctions for vegan sandwiches. One of us left it up to them and one of us chose our own ingredients. Both were delicious. They offer pasta, sandwiches (breads or baguettes), salads, fresh juices, fresh smoothies... and they sell amazing packaged (yet fresh) vegan berry torts. We bought more to take back to our hotel. All in all, very kind and helpful staff. Very reasonably priced. Wish they had another location near our hotel.

Pros: Vegan Choices, Vegan Knowledgable, Vegan
Cons: Limited Seating
  • vegan

Great Cafe

4 Posted on 09 / 04 / 2013

This place is a great place to eat at after eating pizza and pasta for days in Rome. It's a nice healthy break to eat fresh fruits, salads, and drink fresh squeezed juice. They use organic and local ingredients, and you can tell the quality is good. It's also nice that they have vegan treats available. Overall, I enjoyed the food, especially the fresh fruit, veg, and juice options. Besides customizing your own juice, you can also customize your own sandwiches, too, if you'd like. They have a great selection of bread and spreads to choose from.

Pros: Organic, local, and seasonal food., Good value., Friendly staff.
Cons: Limited seating.
  • vegan

Must visit

4 Posted on 08 / 15 / 2013

We visited Fa bio at noon before the trip to the nearby museum. The owner spoke good English and was hospitable. If you plan to visit a scenic spot in the nearby region, I recommend to enjoy lunch in Fa bio.

Pros: Healthy food, Good salad


  • vegetarian

Great little place near Vatican

3 Posted on 06 / 24 / 2013

Fa bio is a great little place to stop by given the relative lack of vegan-friendly fare in Rome. It's also only a block off of the tourist migratory path to check out the Vatican. I'm vegan and tried their seitan with peas (decent, not amazing) and a seitan wrap (good, not great). They also had quinoa and salads that looked refreshing and the ability to make sandwiches (with vegan spread, so it won't be super dry!)

Importantly, Fabio (one of the two owners of Fa Bio) understood the concept of veganism immediately and pointed out my options -- and he was very friendly and speaks English well.

I went by around 6:00pm and they had actually run out of quinoa and low in bread -- it's a small establishment -- but still enough to fill my belly. And I grabbed a packaged vegan mini pie and chocolate cookies from their shelves for my flight back home. Saw some soy milk on the shelves, too, if you need something to splash in all those coffees you're grabbing out and about.

Last thought -- it's a narrow space with counter seating for three and a non-offensive atmosphere (they also serve some meat options, so non-veg family can grab lunch/din there, too.

Bottom line: Worth a visit if you're in the Vatican area and hungry :)

Happy munching!

Pros: Close to Vatican, Vegan-Friendly
Cons: Small Dining Space, Fewer Options Near Dinner


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Last updated: 2013/06/02


Added: 2013/06/02


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