Mondo Bio Cafe and Shop

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 11 Reviews
Vegetarian cafe attached to a large shop that sells a large range products, including herbal remedies and natural cosmetics. Menu changes seasonally. Food is prepared in the morning and placed on displayed and heated upon request. Allergy-friendly options. Owners speak basic English. Previously located at Via Fuorimura 20, Oct 2015. Closed Sun. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Italian, Organic, Western, Fast food
Via Degli Aranci 108-110
Sorrento, Italy 80067
081-8784489

Mon-Sat 9:00am-2:30pm, 6:00pm-9:00pm

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First Review by gr8vegan
Angie1023
Angie1023
  • vegan
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+16

Wonderful and Elegant Organic Eating!

5
Posted on 08 / 11 / 2015

This restaurant has friendly and accommodating staff. They are so sweet and professional. We went there every day we spent in Sorrento. Food is delish and desserts even better!


Good for Vegans
Good for Vegans
  • vegan
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+214

We popped in here often whilst on holiday!

4
Posted on 08 / 04 / 2015

Although we were staying half board in a hotel whilst in Sorrento this was a nice find. We ate once in their café outside under umbrellas as it was really hot! We enjoyed our meals but unfortunately they did overcharge us. They rectified this after we pointed out that they had also charged us for someone else's meals too! The little shop has a number of vegan goodies including takeaway food items. We even bought vegan cheese that our hotel put onto pizza for us!! Would definitely go back to both the shop and the café if we are ever in Sorrento again.

Pros: Vegan Choices
Cons: Slightly out of the main shopping area
Sonja and Dirk
Sonja and Dirk
  • vegan
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+4369

Vegan Options

4
Posted on 07 / 14 / 2015

We had both lunch on our own here as well as a group dinner for a tour. The vegan options were very tasty which included gnocchi and ravioli for lunch. The group dinner was a mix of various different entrees including salad, bruschetta, seitan stew, tofu and more. The service was provided by the owner who was very nice and spoke excellent English. We ate outside on both occasions which was lovely. Overall, we enjoyed our meals here, especially since they are the only veggie place in town, but we always wish places were all vegan. The vegan items were clearly noted on the menu, but the store had many non-vegan items although we bought a few things to go.

Pros: vegan items clearly marked, nice owner, good atmosphere
Cons: not all vegan

CoffeePixie
CoffeePixie
  • vegan
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+21

Tasty food

3
Posted on 05 / 08 / 2015

I went here for dinner on my holiday to sorrento. The owner was nice and the food was tasty - but to be honest I am not sure what you can get here that you could not get in one of the other restaurants, other than meat subsitutes. I had the pasta with seitan ragout. Was pretty much just seitan in tomato sauce with pasta. Not many people in the restaurant, so the atmosphere was a little dull. It is a shame as the location is nice and it has so much potential. The wine was lovely.

Pros: many vegan options, friendly owner and knows vegan food, Not many other vegan options
Cons: Very quiet, Menu a little on the boring side
mickeythemystic
mickeythemystic
  • vegetarian
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+34

Great restaurant; Happy Cow has wrong address

5
Posted on 10 / 25 / 2014

LOCATION ON HAPPY COW IS WRONG! Correct location is Via degli Aranci, 108. Wonderful food, good value, located at the back of a health food store. Has a small covered patio with 5 tables for dining as well as 2 tables inside. Extremely pleasant and friendly service. Highly recommended!


catiemd
catiemd
  • vegetarian
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+13

A great find

5
Posted on 07 / 07 / 2014

After a week in Italy I was growing tired of the same pasta and pizza and salad dishes so I was delighted when I came across Mondo Bio.

They have a good range of dishes and some of the most delicious tofu recipes I have ever had.

The prices are reasonable and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Pros: delicious food
lysi
lysi
  • vegan
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+176

The only vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Sorrento

4
Posted on 06 / 26 / 2014

During a two week holiday in Sorrento, I shopped at Mondo Bio multiple times as it is the only organic and vegetarian/vegan shop and restaurant in town.

The restaurant, more of a café really offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. For lunch, I bought a vegan calzone to take away, which was stuffed with vegetables and a rice based mozzarella like cheese and cost 2.50 EUR.

I also had dinner at Mondo Bio and chose a mixed salad and the gnocchi. The mixed salad was green lettuce with sweet corn, tomatoes and grated cucumber. The vegan option of the gnocchi came with tomato sauce and some of the rice-based mozzarella. The meal was very tasty and the price reasonable. With a soft drink and half a litre of water, I paid 17 EUR, which in Sorrento and for an organic meal is not bad.

The shop and restaurant are on a busy street corner, so there are no stunning views but if you are looking for tasty, veggie/vegan/organic food, this is the place to visit. It's the only place where you will find seitan, tofu, tempeh, or indeed vegan cakes on the menu!

The restaurant is open later than the shop, until 22:00 hrs and the website address is: http://www.mondobiosorrento.com

Pros: Fully veggie, Close to the train station, Friendly owner
Cons: Limited selection, Location is not very scenic
dkinjer
dkinjer
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+104

If you are in the area

4
Posted on 05 / 30 / 2014

If you are in Rome, there are lots of vegetarian and vegan options. But if you are in other parts of Italy, you might be looking harder. We took our chances while driving from Pompeii to Amalfi, Salerno, and back to Pompeii (exhausting drive). And I mean chances, because the hours are not posted on the website and they were on their mid-day break when we tried to call (and the hours posted on HappyCow are not correct!!). The food was good, with good vegan options. Not amazing, but good. The hours are 9-14:30 for breakfast and lunch and 18:00-21:00 for dinner, Monday-Saturday.
We also went to the shop. We found it not quite satisfying because we couldn't find any decent wholegrain bread with pure ingredients.
Updated from previous review on Friday May 30, 2014

Updated from previous review on Friday May 30, 2014

Pros: Good food, Pleasant owner
Cons: portions could be bigger
Hoffy cow
Hoffy cow
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+9

It is worth while!

4
Posted on 04 / 15 / 2012

We found that Italy is very hard to find a vegetarian restaurant or even a health food store as we know it in North America. We searched out Mondo Bio and finally found them. They have moved from the published address but not too far away. We asked where to find them at the Info center. We enjoyed a very nice meal and a good conversation with one of the owners. He has been a vegetarian for over 25 years. Not easy to find in Italy. Great spot, clean, reasonable and nice change to vegetarian pizza.

Pros: Excellent food, Good value, Friendly staff
Cons: Small selection, Changed location
SP
SP
  • vegetarian
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+430

a bit of a walk to get there, but worth it!

4
Posted on 07 / 21 / 2011

A small cafe with a small shop next door. Had a delicious egg and seitan dish! I went in July 2011 and the hours at that time were "9:30 ~ 20:30; La Domenica Chiuso".


gr8vegan
gr8vegan
  • vegan
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+1287

super small cafe/bio shop

3
Posted on 09 / 25 / 2009

The care part has a small glass counter with a few items the nice owner makes every day. Ask him which ones are vegan, there are always one or two, but perhaps a better idea to opt for some of his fresh organic produce (tomatoes) and grab some corn cakes for a great snack on the go!

Pros: fresh produce, friendly, english speaking

 

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