Gecobiondo

  • Vegan Vegan
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Via G. Cardano 105, Rome, Italy, 00154

Organic vegetarian restaurant turned vegan in Jan 2016. Offers seasonal menu which changes bi-weekly. Informal setup. Owner speaks English and Spanish. Reservations recommended. Open Tue 8:00pm-11:30pm, Thu-Sat 8:00pm-11:30pm.

Category: Vegan, International, Organic, Western, Beer/Wine, Take-out

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First Review by +++VeGaNiSaToR+++

Never more - Edit

Gecobiondo is a small restaurant next to viale Marconi Guglielmo with few tables. I visited it last week and my personal experience was not good.
I took the sette nani menu a dessert that I thought was the surprice of the menu plus water and after 2 hours I spent 28,00 €.
Service really low, food good but not entusiasthic.

Pros: vegan hosteria

Cons: really expensive

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Organic, local vegan food in Rome - Edit

Gecobiondo is a Trattoria, which means the dishes change day to day, so it's best not to choose off the menu - you just choose how hungry you are (the second option comes with pasta) and then the dishes start rolling out. Because it's more buffet style the presentation left a little to be desired, but the food was very good nonetheless. Like several of the other restaurants on this list, it's not very central but if you're hungry after a long day of sight-seeing, then it's worth the visit as the food is tasty, healthy and filling. It's also all locally sourced and organic - even the alcohol. It's a good choice in Rome for good vegan food.

Pros: Everything is local organic, Totally vegan, Good food

Cons: Location

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last chance - Edit

Not recommended for vegan people with refined tastes. If you are starving and can not find anything, then you can try your luck, but there are many better places than this... I went only once but I think I will not be going again: food seemed not fresh (seemed heated) and dishes were really poor.

Io sono davvero spiacente di recensire negativamente un posto che serve cibo che anch'io posso mangiare ma la condivisione richiede informazioni veritiere. Il locale in sé è carino, anche se la via dove si affaccia non è proprio il massimo, e il personale simpatico ma, oltre a non essere dichiaratamente vegano (il proprietario non lo è, o almeno non lo era in questa data, e non dichiara da nessuna parte che lo è il menu del locale, pur servendo piatti esclusivamente vegani), l'unica volta che ci sono stato, i piatti che ho mangiato mi sono sembrati non freschi (ho avuto l'impressione che fossero riscaldati) e la scelta era davvero molto limitata.
Confesso che, vista la disponibilità di locali vegani gestiti da vegani a Roma, sono diventato un po' talebano: preferisco dare i miei soldi a chi non li spende sulla pelle degli animali e a chi garantisce chiaramente di non contaminare la propria cucina con prodotti che neanche considero cibo.

Pros: nothing

Cons: not fresh food (I believe), poor variety, vegan but not claimed

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Very bad service - Edit

It's expensive, compared to the size of servings (they say it's because it's a tasting!). The food is neither bad, nor good (very simple recepies, the same you'd do at home on a working day), but the service was awful! The man (the owner) didn't care at us at all, he had forgot our reservation and during the meal he forgot to give us bread (which was included in the menu). We had to wait a lot between a dish and the next one, because they try to serve the same dish to more people at once, so if you come first, you'll have to wait for the other customers!!! The owner talked to us just when he wanted to try to sell us more food than what we already ordered. The most ridiculous thing was the fact the he tried to sell us a very simple vegan chocolate cake by saying:" Don't miss it: when will you have the opportunity to eat stuff like this?". Tomorrow at home, made by myself, dear!
Updated from previous review on Tuesday September 25, 2012

Pros: Nice place

Cons: Expensive, Small portions, Bad staff

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Overpriced and for anorexic - Edit

Prices are very high compared with portion size.
The volume of food served here is ridicolous, is so small that is enough for a starter, or a bird.

Almost all foods, that are generally acceptable, are pre-cooked and served almost cold, the service is deathly slow.

I don't reccomend it.

Pros: Food acceptable

Cons: Price, Food, Service

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Good vegan food, a bus ride away from downtown - Edit

The owner is very helpful and nice and provided us with a full vegan "surprise" menu. There are 3 menus: "small", "medium", "large", and the dishes change daily. As we didn't want to know in advance what would be served we were surprised by a mixed green salad, hummous spread and tabouleh, mixed veggie/tofu/seitan skewer, spinach quiche, pasta and cake.

Pros: Friendliness, Variety of food

Cons: Distance from downtown

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cool - Edit

it's far from the center and the service is not very fast but it's original, good,large portions and many vegan things !

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