Frary's

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Fondamente dei Frari, San Polo 2559, Venice, Italy

Serves meat, vegan options available. Several vegan and vegetarian choices on menu, and the owner is willing to adapt other items - just ask. Pricey but average for Venice. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-3:00pm, 6:00pm-10:30pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Greek, Non-veg

29 Reviews

First Review by fm

Cozy place and great food! - Edit

Place is cute and cozy. It is a Mediterranean restaurant with some vegan options. The food is delicious and filling, they were also very helpful with the menu.

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Tasty vegan food - Edit

Quite a few vegan options which are clearly marked on the menu. Friendly staff and a really nice atmosphere :)

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De-lish Lebanese/Armenian - Edit

Plenty of vegan options, clearly identified on the menu. We had a great eggplant dip starter, a couscous main and another main, as well as a baklava to finish. The couscous main was a little underwhelming and not particularly flavourful, but everything else was fantastic. Note that several dishes, particularly desserts, are listed as vegan but then include the honey icon and mention honey in the ingredients list. The server, who spoke english well and understood very clearly our concern, explained that they do not use honey any more, and instead use another fructose syrup (not sure what type, but plant-based). We're so glad she pointed this out, as the Baklava was phenomenal, including a date jam on the side. Yes, it's on the pricey side, but it's a very nice "dining" experience with great ambiance along a relatively quiet canal, and not just a place to grab a meal and run.

Pros: Vegan items labelled on menu, including desserts!, Ambiance

Cons: Pricey, but well worth it.

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Sunday treat - Edit

Lovely Sunday lunch, falafel and tabuleh to live for!

Pros: lots of vegan choice.

Cons: a bit pricey.

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Cozy, Delicious Bohemian Food in Venice - Edit

This place is quite a bohemian little find in the touristy heart of Venice. Each menu item that is vegetarian or vegan (or GF) is clearly marked in Italian, English, and French. I ordered the hummus as a starter and biriani (veggies and rice with tomato sauce) as an entreé. The hummus came with delicious hot pita breads, and the biriani was fresh and tasty also. I ordered the cinnamon ice cream (vegan) for dessert, and it had some ginger slices on top. Unfortunately, was too spicy for me, detracting from the enjoyable part of dessert. Overall, a pretty good spot and one I'm thankful to have in a city that isn't particularly accommodating to vegans.

Pros: Several vegan options, They have falafel! (haven't tried though)

Cons: A bit pricey as others noted

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too expensive - Edit

The food was delicious, but waaaay to expensive. The place is cozy tho..

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Great but expensive - Edit

The food was actually incredible, I've had a lot of good Middle Eastern food in Sydney and this rivalled anything I'd had before. I had a mixed vegan entree plate (don't be fooled- with the bread it's more than enough for a big meal!). There was an impressive variety of foods on this plate.
The only downside aas the cost - with the cover charge, from memory this lunch was €14.50-€15.50, which to me as a student is quite considerable. The cost alone made me wary about returning.

Pros: Amazing food, Something that's not pizza or pasta every day

Cons: Expensive

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Best falalafel I have ever had - Edit

Options are clearly marked and all food was good, but the falafel is the best I have ever had. We ended up getting the vegan starter platter and then ordered another portion of the falafel before dinner.

Pros: Vegan clearly marked

Cons: Not enough entree selections

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Nice food, insane prices - Edit

The vegan mezze sharing platter was really tasty and varied but it just really got to me that our main courses were so simple, couscous and steamed veggies - and cost 14€ which us just way too much for something that would cost me about £2 to make back home. Also no air conditioning?!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Nice staff, Decent portions

Cons: Super expensive for what it is!

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Delicious Middle Eastern / Greek food - Edit

Plenty of vegan dishes to choose from (I found it difficult to narrow it down to one), and each menu item has vegan / veg / gluten symbols etc to make it easy. The lady that served us (felt like the proprietor) was very friendly and talked us through all the dishes that were vegan as well.
The mezze starter was delicious and beautifully presented (really tasty falafel), and the couscous and biryani dishes did not disappoint. Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed this meal. Would love to go back and try some more of the dishes.

Pros: Delicious rich flavours and good ingredients , Helpful, welcoming staff, Decor, and food presentation added to the meal

Cons: Book, or arrive at opening time to avoid disappoin

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Sweet - Edit

we went there hoping for ice cream and desert. we were not disappointed. large choice of vegan meals even for desert. Ask for vegan ice creams as there are not explicitely wrote down on the menu. the ginger cinammon ice cream was really good choice. Baklava and mint tea too!

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: pricy but average for Venice

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Like it 👌🏻 - Edit

Big portion, good food, nice staff.

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The best vegan meal we had in Venice! - Edit

Definitely a foodie highlight on our trip to Venice. All vegan options are clearly marked. I had the Jordanian rice which was amazing!! Make sure you say you want it vegan so they remove the yoghurt and add their amazing homemade hummus. All so flavourful and amazing

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good food and good service :) - Edit

Waitress gladly mentioned vegan options without even me asking, and was friendly! Food was tasty :)

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delicious Veg meals - Edit

Owner welcomed us and immediately instructed the various vegetarian meals. The Mediterranean dishes were delicious; have the mint tea and Baklava :-) also plaza nearby and gondolas/ beautiful setting away from
Crowds 5 mn walk from Vaporetto

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5 stars - Edit

Plenty vegan options English speaking staff. Great!

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best vegan meal - Edit

Very nice and cozy little place. Vegan and vegetarian options are marked as such in the menu. Food was really great and the owner is very nice and will modify some meals to make them vegan. A little on the pricy side, but still average for Venice. Had my best meal there during my stay in Venice. The vegan mixed plate as a starter is my personal recommendation.

Pros: nice place, vegan and vegetarian meals marked in menu

Cons: not exactly cheap

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Best vegan meal I have tried - Edit

deserves 5 stars!!!

very nice atmosphere and extremely friendly staff! they even stayed open until we finished our meals ( 20 min more)!

Biriyani rice with tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, pine nuts, almonds, peas, chickpeas and hummus ( instead of yoghurt to make it vegan) was such an amazing dish, I couldn't stop until I cleared the plate, even though I was very full somewhere in the middle!! Fantastic! Also their pita bread with selection of dips ( hummus, aubergine, red pepper) is awesome. So tasty!

I was really amazed by the quality of food!

Definitely worth a visit!!

Pros: Delicious food , Many vegan options

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Geschmacksvielfalt - tolle Auswahl - Edit

Hier ist für jeden was dabei, vegan, vegetarisch und fleischhaltig. Kein pseudovegan mit Tofuburgern, sondern gesunde, qualitativ hochwertige Küche mit einer herrlichen Geschmacksvielfalt. Jederzeit wieder.

Pros: interessante Auswahl an Gerichten, tolle Lage am kleinen Kanal, nicht so überlaufen, Veganer & Allesesser kommen dort auf ihre Kosten

Cons: die Dips sind überteuert

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great food - Edit

when you arrive in front of the restaurant, you can read "mediterranean food with selection of vegetarian and vegan courses" : already like it! very friendly waitress, who speaks english, french,.. and know what vegan means. So I asked for an assortment of vegan meals, and I had a lot of good things to eat! it is easy to make your choice : each dish is clearely specified "veggie" or "vegan". A little bit expensive but it's Venise! I would definitely recommend it!

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Awesome - Edit

Great food and friendly service. Lots of veggie options. Great find in Venice!

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Accomodating! - Edit

Frary's was conveniently close to our hotel and also was accommodating to vegetarians which we found only one other place that was vegetarian/vegan in Venice. The lady (assuming it was the owner) gave us English menus right away, she was welcoming and friendly. She gave us suggestions on two options that we couldn't decide on, although I'm not one to eat meat very often I did try their chicken, raisin, walnuts and honey dish with rice. This was extremely flavorful and I loved it! My friend had tuna with vegetables and rice, and liked it as well. The dishes were not big portions for the 18 euros spent. We also tried their greek yogurt and cucumber dip, which was good, nothing special but because their dips seem to be 'signature' I would suggest having a 'signature' side that came along with it, not just pita bread that was already given. Maybe homemade crackers, rice cakes, etc.


We ended up going back before leaving Venice (forgetting how pricey it was) and I was a bit disappointed. I had chicken again with pomegranate seeds and their was absolutely no flavor to this, I had to ask for a side of honey to add something to it (this was even suggested by our waitress as it was one of her favorites). My friend had the vegetarian cous cous which she said was good but nothing special.

Suggestion: spice it up a bit and change the entree presentation! : )

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Nice Vegetarian Option in Venice - Edit

Tried the vegetable couscous here. It was, as another reviewer mentioned, a bit bland - just boiled veggies over couscous - but after 10 days in Italy with very few vegetarian options that weren't grilled, fried, and drowning in olive oil, just plain, boiled veggies was a taste of homemade, healthy goodness to me! With some added salt and pepper, it was quite good. They also have hummus and a vegetable biryani, which we didn't try, but, all in all, Frarys seems to be one the best (and only) vegetarian options in Venice. Pleasant, kind of middle-eastern atmosphere. Our lady server, who I assume was the owner, brought us two shots of complimentary Limoncello after our meal, which was a nice touch. Would definitely go back and try more dishes.

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Dolmades rule - Edit

The food was good as was the service. We were seated about half an hour before the restaurant closed for siesta. Though the sign said that they closed later than the woman told us. Despite this, they encouraged us to take our time eating and enjoy their food. The menu does not have pre-specified vegan or vegetarian options. However, if you tell your waiter or waitress you are looking for vegan options, they will sit down with you and go through the menu and tell you which items are already vegan and which can be made vegan. The dolmades are vegan and delicious! We also ordered pita bread with a sauce that was good. As an entree I ordered rice with vegetables and beans. By the end I was pleasantly full.

Pros: friendly service

Cons: incorrect closing time

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Excellent experience - Edit

Very good veggie choice and pasta not mentioned! AC so no need to sit outside to keep cool in summer just sit in the dining room and enjoy the ambience. Have been to Venice many times and this is the best veggie food yet. The Biryani was special as was the fish pie. The desserts were very moorish and the atmosphere was friendly. Far better than another we have used which is now too busy and has lost its ambience.
Well done Frary's. We will return.

Pros: Tasty & fresh food, Helpful waitress, Value for money

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totally okay - Edit

Small, nice, quiet place.
The vegan couscous was okay (bit boring) and the mixed starter was pretty good(falafel, dolma, grilled vegetables and a carrot-houmous(???).
Overall the food was nice, staff superfriendly and very helpful.
I recommend this to anyone, since it's pretty hard to find good vegan food and to find a place without typical tourists:)

Pros: good food, friendly staff, quiet

Cons: bit pricey

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Good food, nice environment - Edit

I have been in this restaurant with my two friends. They both had the same vegetarian food and really liked it, I had a vegan dish (cous-cous with boiled vegetables and light vegetable stock).

Mine food was average but overall experience is much better because of pleasant atmosphere in the restaurant. Room design is very good, I also liked the music they play (Arabic songs). Fortunately, the music is not too loud so you can clearly hear others.

The staff is very, very nice and at the beginning, she asked us who we are (meat eater, vegetarian, vegan) and recommended some dishes.

The price is higher but not that high as other restaurant's prices in Venice.

I can recommend this to anyone who visits Venice and cannot find any vegan/vegetarian restaurant (that was our case).

Pros: restaurant environment, great staff, nice food

Cons: they serve meat as well, they could improve food quality

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