Universo Vegano - Campo de'...

Overall rating: 4.5 stars 34 Reviews
Opened Sept 2013. Small, franchise vegan fast food outlet with locations in Italy. Counter service. Offers burgers, sandwiches, salads, and other vegan foods. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan, American, Italian, Fast food, Take-out
Piazza del Paradiso, 18
Rome, Italy 00136
+39-3481004757

Tue-Fri 12:30pm-3:30pm, Tue-Thu 7:30pm-10:30pm, Fri 7:30pm-11:00pm, Sat 12:30pm-5:00pm, 6:30pm-11:00pm, Sun 12:30pm-3:30pm, 7:30pm-11:00pm

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First Review by GianlucaBarbuto
HennaVegh
HennaVegh
  • vegan
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+18

so thankful

5
Posted on 08 / 24 / 2015

I was so unlucky when staying in Rome, all the vegan place were shot for holiday, except Universo Vegano, and one more... The fast food this place offers is really nice, the staff is friendly too (which is not very common in Roma)... Everyday I had a nice meal here.... thank you....


bizio
bizio
  • vegan
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+55

Vegan Fast Food

5
Posted on 08 / 08 / 2015

A true fastfood with a lot of choice. Nice people, good service and very delicious food.

Pros: good choice, nice staff, nice location
Hiipi
Hiipi
  • vegan
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+41

Best vegan burgers we've ever aten

5
Posted on 08 / 08 / 2015

We ate here several times when staying in Rome in august of 2014. Ate almost all items on the menu and all vere great, some exelent! I really miss this place and wish to go back Rome some day so I can eat these burgers again! The staff was very friendly.

Pros: Really tasty burgers, Super friendly staff
Cons: Small place, Not very cozy

Sonja and Dirk
Sonja and Dirk
  • vegan
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+3963

quick lunch

4
Posted on 07 / 14 / 2015

We stopped in for lunch in between sightseeing. It was a nice respite as it was cool and clean inside. The staff were friendly and we ordered the tahina flatbread and vegan bio sandwich, both of which hit the spot. We also got the fruit tart and tiramisu for dessert. The tart was excellent, but the tiramisu crust was quite hard. The service was quick and we noticed locals coming for a quick lunch too. Definitely a good place for a quick meal or takeout as you order at the counter.

Pros: vegan fast food , nice staff
Bree Maj
Bree Maj
  • vegetarian
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+13

Great Food!

5
Posted on 07 / 14 / 2015

We stayed a week around the corner from this little jewel and it was a great spot for fresh, delicious and clean food. The restaurant is immaculate, the employees were friendly and the prices were very reasonable. Loved this spot!


RDHarwood
RDHarwood
  • vegan
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+20

Vegan haven

5
Posted on 07 / 06 / 2015

We went directly here after a visit to the Pantheon for a refreshing cold drink and some toasted sandwiches made with mock meat and vegan mayo and cheese. It was tasty and the menu had plenty of great vegan options. We'll be going back for desserts again another day!


Claremveg
Claremveg
  • vegan
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+109

super!

5
Posted on 06 / 29 / 2015

This place is bloody brilliant! Vegan fast food that's tastes great! I got a ciabatta omelette and my boyfriend got a chia burger. We also got little potatoes as a side and veggie tirimasu (to go, as we were so full)! All was so yummy! Great value and loads of choice on the menu.

Pros: central , tastes great, good value
Cons: none
veganlondon
veganlondon
  • vegan
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+144

Excellent vegan fast food

5
Posted on 06 / 25 / 2015

We visited twice on our recent trip to Rome. The first time I had the vegan kebab which was delicious. The second time I had the veggie burger which was very nice. Had a wonderful fruit tart for afters.
Got to speak to the manager/franchise owner, Marco, who spoke good English and was very friendly. I asked whether the bought in the cakes,which looked so lovely, and was told they were made fresh on the premises every morning.
On both occasions the place seemed quite busy. Seating limited to 4 tables. Not the place to sit and linger.
Was surprised there were no french fries on the menu, but maybe that's an Italian thing having burgers without fries.

Pros: Excellent tasty vegan fast food, Friendly staff, Vegan cakes
eye of judgement
eye of judgement
  • vegan
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+87

Affordable fast food in a convenient location

4
Posted on 05 / 25 / 2015

Very nice fast food place in the centre of Rome. This means that is very close to many of the tourist attractions, but not to any train or subway station. Perhaps it is reachable by bus, but we weren't able to figure out how the bus system worked.
The burgers were pretty good and gluten free burgers are also available. The potato croquettes could have been better, but this was compensated by their very good desserts: Tiramisu and Sacher torte. Especially the Tiramisu comes highly recommended.
Too bad they use so much plastic if you want to take out.

Pros: affordable fast food, good burgers, gluten free options
Cons: plastic containers for taking out, poor english of staff (not all)
davido90RoCk
davido90RoCk
  • vegan
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+16

Amazing !!! must visit

5
Posted on 04 / 27 / 2015

wow...such a pleasure !!!
easy to find, nice people !
lots of options, authentic Italian Vegan food !!


shapesh1ft
shapesh1ft
  • vegan
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+80

Great vegan fast food

5
Posted on 03 / 27 / 2015

Universo Vegano is in really handy place in the city centre near Campo da Fiori. We ate a vegan burger, a mushroom burger and a wrap with vegan cold cuts(?). Vegan burger was a recommendation and it was very good. Mushroom burger was a bit more special, but also good stuff, as well as the nice vegan wrap (also a recommendation).

We also tried three different desserts, tiramisu, nutella pie and creamy white ball with chocolate mousse inside. Desserts were pretty big and reeeaaally sweet. It's maybe a good idea to share one dessert with your mate to avoid sugar overload.

The service was good though there was a slight language barrier. The place is probably often crowded and it has something like 4 tables, so it's best suited for take away. It's probably the best vegan junk food I have eaten -recommended! ;)

Pros: Taste, Many options, Location
Cons: Lack of seats, Crowded and busy
vanessa7848
vanessa7848
  • vegan
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+24

Great food, small price

5
Posted on 03 / 19 / 2015

small little fast food restaurant with great vegan options. we loved it there! you can choose between sandwiches, wraps, focaccia - they toast the bread and use homemade mayonnaise. so delicious! but they also serve warm foods like lasagne and soups.
they also offer sins like vegan tiramisu or pie - absolutely delicious!
in the surroundings you have the pantheon, an old forum were a lot of cats live :3 and small churches to visit.
highly recommendable!

Pros: many choices, vegan tiramisu ♡, central
MuffinAlessia
MuffinAlessia
  • vegan
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+14

Ottimo!

5
Posted on 02 / 28 / 2015

Cibo buonissimo e tantissime scelte dagli hamburger ai dolci! Abbiamo speso poco e il personale è davvero gentile e simpatico! Lo consiglio ;)


AussieVegan88
AussieVegan88
  • vegan
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+14

Delicious food, nice staff, convenient location!

5
Posted on 01 / 14 / 2015

With a last minute trip to Rome planned, I was worried about the lack of vegan meals (Italians love cheese!). Thankfully I found Universo Vegano and I was really impressed with the food!
I met the owner, who was very friendly and very passionate about veganism.
Great staff, great food, great atmosphere.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff, Dog-friendly
Cons: More seating to encourage more customers
Misanthropia
Misanthropia
  • vegan
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+139

fast, easy, and great.

5
Posted on 01 / 01 / 2015

The first impression is kind of strange, you walk into this little store with a counter that is barely a meter wide, and has very limited space for eating... however, once you see the menu, and taste the food they have to offer which is made right in front of you with so much love, all of that ceases to matter. This is definitely the best vegan food in all of rome, and they also offer self-made takeaway; And if you aren't stuffed from the amazing main courses, the deserts will definitely blow you away! A great place to go for a quick meal, or when just walking through when you're close by. The proximity to the Campo di Fiori and yet its somewhat remote location makes it perfect for a short retreat before continuing your tour through the eternal city.

Pros: Great food., Inexpensive., Allaround friendly atmosphere.
Cons: No sanitary instalations.
Jirko
Jirko
  • vegetarian
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+90

good vegan fast food

5
Posted on 12 / 23 / 2014

great burgers and vegan fast food, excellent value for money. would definetely recommend it for a quick bite !

Pros: good portions, excellent value for money
tatjanabanana
tatjanabanana
  • vegan
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+58

best vegan burger

5
Posted on 10 / 05 / 2014

On the description it says it opens at 7pm on a Sunday, this is wrong it opens at 7:30pm!
I read quite a few reviews that said the tuna was really good, i didn't really like it that much, the flavour was pretty bland compared to my aunties burger that she got. It was one of the yummiest vegan burgers I've ever tried. Will definetly go for that next time! For dessert we shared the tiramisu which was very pleasant. The prices were good, mine was 4,90€ and the vegan burger was 5,50€. We didn't wait long for our food at all and the staff were friendly. It was quite busy as well so it must be popular.

Pros: 100% vegan, heaps to choose from
Cons: needs more seating
eli_wittelsbach
eli_wittelsbach
  • vegan
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+30

vegan fast food

5
Posted on 09 / 20 / 2014

This little fast food is the ideal solution if you are walking in the zone of Campo dei Fiori.
I ate once Seitan tuna (absolutely delicious) and another time Seitan with vegetables, very good and tasty as well.
There is not much space on the inside (no more than 6 seats I think) but is with trying, even because is very cheap!


ruthyboo
ruthyboo
  • vegan
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+14

Great little vegan fast food outlet.

5
Posted on 08 / 14 / 2014

Such a welcome break from pizza marinara. I had the vegan chop and it was enormous and delicious. Unfortunately I didnt have room for the vegan tiramisu. Very small shop but well worth a visit. Its not too far from the Piazza Navona and very reasonably priced.

Pros: Excellent food choice, Everything is vegan, Delicious food
Cons: A little small
Beer_bad
Beer_bad
  • vegan
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+32

Good price, good food

4
Posted on 08 / 03 / 2014

Pleasant people, good food and a very pleasant price!

The food was done quite fast, and all four of us got the food almost at the same time. I had the regular burger. The biggest burger I have gotten at a restaurant or fast food-place!

Yes, I'm going to eat here more!

Pros: Friendly atmosphere. , Good prices. , Good food.
Cons: The place could have been bigger. , A bit hard to find.
alx
alx
  • vegan
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+52

A quickbite

4
Posted on 07 / 12 / 2014

Universo Vegano is a place worth visiting for a quick lunch or dinner. The place is most of all a burger joint, offering different kinds of bread with different kinds of filling; traditional burger, "tuna", "ham" and that sort of thing - plus a relatively boring piece of lettuce and tomato - and mayo of course. For between 3 and 4 euro extra you can get some potato crocettes and a bottled water, making the most expensive meal cost somewhere around 9 euro. For a dinner in Rome, that's cheap. There's also some salad choises and desert options (fruit or tiramisu).
I tried the foccacia, the "tuna" sandwich, the burger, the crocettes and the tiramisu dessert. A common feature was that the amount was ok (i'm a tall guy with huge food cravings), the filling was tasty - but the bread a little dry. I could have wished for the buns to be roasted or at least heated more. Some more interesting lettuce could be nice too, but overall it's a decent meal.
The tiramisu is fantastic beyond any description.

The place is very nicely located, but has a lack of good seating. Next time i come i will probably ask for take away and bring the food to a more cosy place.

There was also a single gluten free option.

Pros: At least 10 different choises, Solid meal, Very friendly staff
Cons: Dry bread. , Not so cosy
MikeLXXXVIII
MikeLXXXVIII
  • vegan
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+79

Decent inexpensive option!

3
Posted on 06 / 21 / 2014

I thought the food was decent enough here, nothing amazing but good enough for the buck. The place specializes with sandwiches and the price for the food is inexpensive.

If you are uncertain of what to try first on the menu, I recommend anyone to try the tuna sandwich which is excellent. Unfortunately the "vebab" and burger was very disappointing.

Overall the sandwiches are a hit and miss, but dont let that discourage you as I tend to be a very picky person.
The pies they offer for the desert were not too shabby either but could be a lot better.

Overall the atmosphere of the place was nothing great since I felt like the people working there were not so pleasant. However this is not very uncommon to feel in general when eating in Rome (especially at a small cafe) since they dont try to accommodate you or be of service.

The restaurant was easy to find; being close to a busy street (Vittorio Emanuelle 2 Street) so you wont have any problems getting there.

If you are looking for somewhere to get a fast meal thats vegan and inexpensive, look no further. However if you are picky and expect quality food you should look elsewhere since you wont be missing anything here.

Pros: Decent selection, Price, Location
Cons: Not so pleasant place, Food quality a hit or miss
mfoy
mfoy
  • vegan
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+60

Quick Vegan Food

3
Posted on 03 / 31 / 2014

Went for a late lunch - great to find an all vegan, affordable, quick place in Rome - the restaurant (with bar type seats for about 10 people) is cute - and nice to see that there were other people eating there - and their packaging is eco.
But there are some ho-hum aspects:
* flavors of the sandwiches was flat - not bad, just not very flavorful - maybe they are trying to use a minimal amount of salt, and since that does not seem normal for fake meat sandwiches (usually with a salty fake meat patty, and with salty full flavor sauces), so the food is not very exciting.
* They were out of the potato "nuggets" and soya "nuggets" - so could get those with our "combo meal" order - they did have salad which is a nice complement to the sandwiches
* Note: we did notice one of the kitchen staff pack down the composting/trash bin, and then go the kitchen and not wash their hands - and continue to do work, and prepare food - so the cleanliness of that particular staff member is a little questionable (and certainly not up to standards of kitchen cleanliness)

Pros: good value
Cons: only ho-hum flavor, cleanliness, some items not available
chrisveggie
chrisveggie
  • vegetarian
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+11

Veg Italian Delice

5
Posted on 01 / 29 / 2014

We visited this nice place during our xmas holidays just walking around in the city center! WOW what's surprise for us ! Nice place nice people and super veg food! Our children were so excited and ate 1 veghine and 1 hot vegan ... and also veghina choco...uhm really delicious! I miss you so much Universo Vegano Rome ...

Pros: Friendly staff, excellent food, good value
TizianoCiocci
TizianoCiocci
  • vegetarian
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+11

Veg love food

5
Posted on 01 / 18 / 2014

Ottima accoglienza, personale efficiente, disponibile e solare.
Deliziosi panini con possibilità di menù combo e squisite piadine a costi contenuti. Decisamente un locale da frequentare.

Pros: Staff, Food, Location
jencompgeek
jencompgeek
  • vegan
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+126

Good fast food

4
Posted on 12 / 19 / 2013

We ate here twice on a recent visit to Rome. The prices were extremely good and there were so many options! I found the vegan burger to be a bit mushy, but the "cheese" was delicious. We also tried the vegan chop, vebab, and veghana rustic. I thought all of them were just a bit heavy on the mayo, but still very tasty. The potato croquettes that come with the combo are quite good. Overall, this was a great fast food experience and it certainly made our visit to Rome a more pleasant one.

Pros: inexpensive, quick, great "cheese"
Cons: too much mayo, limited seating
vegan_ryan
vegan_ryan
  • vegan
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+1001

Just plain awesome

4
Posted on 12 / 16 / 2013

This place is great. The staff is very friendly, the menu is simple, ingredients are fresh and the prices are good.

You can get a sandwich from 5-7€ and add 2€ to turn it into a combo with salad and either potatoes or meatballs.

I went twice and tried several different items. All of them were fresh, delicious and filling. I definitely recommend the farm soup.

Pros: All vegan, Friendly
MikeBlackboards
MikeBlackboards
  • vegan
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+18

Brilliant Fast Food

5
Posted on 12 / 03 / 2013

A great choice of sandwiches, wraps, hot dogs, etc all veganised. We were really pleasantly surprised to find they also had gluten free options which meant my girlfriend could eat a massive sandwich too! We had a hot dog and a GF cheese and ham sandwich for 12 euros (the GF option is slightly more expensive). The food tasted great, portions were big, prices were reasonable and the staff were really friendly - all in the very heart of Rome! Definitely recommend. Only wish we had some of these in England.

Pros: Quick, friendly Service, Great Choice, Gluten Free Sandwiches!
Cons: There's not one near my house!
marx650
marx650
  • vegan
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+20

vegan house

5
Posted on 11 / 20 / 2013

Perfect place for vegan and vegetarian.
Everything we tried was very good, they have a menu with many options (20 different sandwiches , a big salad, soybean patties and potato croquettes). There are vegan beers, biological cola, orange and gassosa. Also water is zero km product.
There is a bowl for dogs with water and vegan croquettes.
I have seen led tecnology for lights and collection of waste, so they are really involved for low environmental impact.

The service is fast and very friendly.

Last thing, the store is very close to Piazza Navona and Campo de 'Fiori (both to see)

If you are vegan/vegetarian this place is perfect for you!!!

Pros: food, friendly staff, cheap
Cons: no restroom
MicheleRalli
MicheleRalli
  • mostly-vegetarian
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+19

Nuovo

4
Posted on 10 / 29 / 2013

Finalmente un punto vegano in centro storico! Panini tutti (o quasi) buonissimi, scelta varia e convincente, prezzi in linea con la concorrente alimentazione tipo fast food non rispettosa di animali e di criteri alimentari sani. Personale simpatico, grande scelta anche di bevande.

Pros: Prezzo , Varietà
akanne
akanne
  • vegan
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+39

Yummy food

5
Posted on 10 / 21 / 2013

It's a little deli-like restaurant near campo di Fiore Market and near Corso Vittorio Emanuele II. It was a little difficult to find but I finally found it. I enjoyed to finally find made when you order sandwiches. They use seitan, tofu, and other plant based mock meats. The staff is super friendly and they speak some English. I had no problem placing my order. The sandwiches were tasty and fresh. There's not enough sitting on the bar setting tables on the side but you can order "take away" and just take it and have a a picnic near all the wonderful sites around there. I would recommend Torre Argentina, which besides being the murder site of Julius Cesar, it's also a Cat Sanctuary with about 250 cats living there.

Pros: Tasty food, Fast service, Friendly and helpful staff
Cons: difficult to find
brandalock
brandalock
  • vegan
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+121

Wonderful and Fast!

5
Posted on 10 / 19 / 2013

This is a great way to eat vegan in Rome! It is Rome's equivalent to LA's Veggie Grill, except smaller (aka no real seating just some stools if you are in a real hurry to eat). But it is ROME! Grab your 100% vegan sandwich and head over to the neatest Piazza and enjoy! My husband and I plan on grabbing lunch here every day for three reasons:

1 it's vegan and delicious

2 it's cheap, a hearty vegan sandwich is only 5€ and a combo is 7€

3 it's fast and easy and perfect to grab on the go to a piazza or park and eat while you people watch.

Marco, who worked at the counter was so friendly and after we got our food sat at the counter he talked about Italy and America and traveling. He thinks his English is poor but he was being modest and in reality it was quite good as long as you speak moderately. Go to this place for lunch every day and enjoy guilt free hearty vegan food for a cheap price. And them you won't feel so bad splurging on dinner!

Pros: Super friendly staff, Delicious hearty vegan sandwiches, Fast and easy
Cons: Small, but it's supposed to be!
Ajolote
Ajolote
  • vegan
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+274

tiny, no bathroom

3
Posted on 10 / 11 / 2013

The food is ok-ish. Mainly sandwiches and a salad or two. Not too interesting, but prices are low.

Pros: location
Cons: no restroom, food is blah
GianlucaBarbuto
GianlucaBarbuto
  • vegan
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+16

Si mangia benissimo!!!

5
Posted on 10 / 09 / 2013

Si mangia benissimo!!!



 

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