Il Margutta Veggy Food and Art

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Via Margutta 118, Rome, Italy

Ristorante vegetariano. Stylish vegetarian restaurant. Offers multi-course menu. Vegan options are marked on the menu. Offers lunch buffet and Sunday brunch. Formerly Il Margutta RistorArte. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-11:30pm.

Categories: Lacto, Italian, Buffet, Beer/Wine

107 Reviews

First Review by juliotnunes

Small treasure in side street - Edit

We came in around 6pm, when streetfood and buffet was offered (course menue starts at 7:30pm). As I wanted to try different things I chose the buffet. It was small but I still found different choices betwrrn vegetarian options and got full. The price was 12€ for the all you can eat buffet and a soft drink, 15 € if you chose an alcoholic drink.
Style was nice.

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Fabulous - Edit

I can’t say enough good things about this place. I went for the lunch buffet two days in a row! It’s on a side street near a major shopping area. The lunch buffet had a decent amount of options, most were vegan. The buffet is until 7:30pm and includes a drink, any drink, including cool alcoholic cocktails and it costs 15euro per person. The staff were really friendly and spoke English well and the vibe was great. It’s a beautiful restaurant.

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too pricey for simple food - Edit

It was good in the sense that there were a lot of vegan options clearly marked, but I felt like that was food too boring to pay 15 eur for a plate

Pros: many options

Cons: expensive

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Great Choice - Edit

Great food, great atmosphere

Pros: Plenty of vegan options. Just ask., Bread was fantastic, Very attentive staff

Cons: Couple of dishes had added sugar

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Small selection of vegan options and not very tasty - Edit

Went here for lunch on a Sunday and could therefore only have the buffet which cost 25 Euro. Seemed okay at first and the waiter said there would be marked vegan options. When we came to the buffet the vegan options were mostly side dishes such as couscous salad, pasta pomodoro, fried vegetables. Maybe a bit less than half of the dishes were vegan. Barley any vegan “protein” dishes. The food was also quite tasteless. By the look of it, the dishes that they’d put some efforts in were lacto-ovo vegetarian. Coffee and dessert included. Only 2 out of maybe 6 deserts were vegan (and one was fruit salad..) and the vegan apfelstrudel offered was dry and tasteless. To top it off we first asked to sit outside and were denied but then heard several others being accepted to sit outside even though they had no reservation either. Would rate this experience 1 star but apparently this is not possible on HappyCow if the restaurant is fully (lactose-ovo) vegetarian.

Pros: None

Cons: Not suitable for vegans , Unfriendly staff, Boring and expensive food

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discreto ma nulla di speciale - Edit

Il locale è ampio e in una via caratteristica di Roma. Il personale è ben preparato. Il menu un po’ caotico e si fa fatica a comprenderne la logica. Cibo discreto ma ho trovato tutto davvero troppo oleoso e pesante. Prezzi nella norma.

Pros: posizione, prezzi nella norma, opzioni gluten-free

Cons: troppo olio nel cibo, menu caotico, piatti niente di speciale

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Vegie oasis in Rome - Edit

Stylish restaurant located in a back street near Piazza di Spagna. Large dining room with a bar area and a high communal table.
The menu has several vegan offers plus dishes that have a vegan option. All together a lot to choose from, not cheap but reasonable.
The wine list is varied and prices are generally also reasonable.
To recommend for a fine dinner.

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great lunch - Edit

Enjoyed the lunch very much. Vegan options were clearly marked. The price was very reasonable. Good service.

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Vegan Christmas menu was not worth it - Edit

Reading these reviews, it seems like the quality of food is a matter of luck in this place. We had a quite expensive Christmas Eve dinner menu, mine was a vegan one and my husband's vegetarian. Vegan version was often just the vegetarian one minus the non-vegan ingredients. In a vegetarian restaurant in 2017 this is not acceptable. The taste was bland and forgettable. There was absolutely no protein for me. Seats were leather.

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Nice lunch buffet - Edit

Came here for lunch with friends, and there were lots of vegan options labeled. For 15 euro, we each got a plate full of food, one bowl of soup or salad, and a dessert. We all loaded up on the delicious food, which was good and interesting for a buffet, and the dessert was decent.

I will say some of the art is beautiful and others thought-provoking, but I found the "meat cube" art to be kind of weird and off-putting.

Pros: Vegan options labeled

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Early Dinner - Edit

Came in for dinner but was a bit early arriving at 6pm so we eat from the the lunch menu. While we would have liked to try the dinner menu the food was excellent. Group of four all tried different selections plus tried four different juices. Juices were the best part of dinner. Fairly small portions but probably due to bring from the lunch menu. Giving 4 stars due to slow service/lack of attention and their Smoothie machine being out of order.

Nice Beatles decor and American music. Funny as I would have expected to hear Beatles music.

Pros: Juices were Hreat

Cons: Slow Service

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nothing more than an ok - Edit

I went here with my family, and they aren't vegan like I am. I really wanted to give them a good conception of vegan food, but we were disappointed. I've learnt that Italian food is overrated and simple, very minimal, and this was not a exception. We were all surprised about the small potions, despite a high price. The servings would fit a child at the age of 5. The taste was ok but definitely nothing spectacular. I got cold and undercooked rice with too much teriyaki sauce and a little bit of grilled vegetables. The dish was supposed to have "marinated" ginger but it turned out to be just sprayed ginger essence. Quite disappointing. My mom had a Caesar salad which looked bland to say the least. The lasagne was usual. Not a very nice staff. It felt like it was all about business.

Pros: Clearly marked vegan options

Cons: Small portions, Over priced , Bad service

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No vegan options - Edit

I came to il Margutta for breakfast. Only one of the vegan options stated on the menu was actually available. I ordered the set vegan menu which included a fruit salad, orange juice, espresso and an olive oil tart. I received everything except the tart, which I waited 30 minutes for. At that point I asked the waiter for the rest of my food. The staff told me at that there was no olive oil tart, only a piece of rasberry cake. I had asked what vegan pastries they had before I ordered the meal and said that I did not want the rasberry cake. The waiter was not very friendly, I think because he had trouble understanding me. The orange juice serving was tiny. Also, I have never been served a single shot espresso at a restaurant. I took the cake because it was included in the price. It was quite dry.

Pros: Good ambiance, Convenient location, Availability

Cons: Unhelpful staff, Poor choices, Food

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Nice place :) - Edit

A little out of the way, but worth it. Vegan very clearly marked on the buffet items. Found it pricey for what was available, but Rome is seemingly pricey anyways so far. Tasty, fresh, service was a bit hit and miss, but not sure if it was because we stood out too much as tourists? Many locals there on business lunches. We went at approx 1pm Monday.

Pros: Vegan easy , vegan chocolate mousse amazing

Cons: service not wonderful , pricey

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there are better places.... - Edit

Upmarket restaurant, pricey with very small portions. Food was nice enough, nothing special. The artwork on the walls included large canvases of raw steaks with blood dripping out of them, which I found unusual to say the least! There were a couple of bottles of vegan wine available - the priciest ones - but no vegan wines by the glass. When I asked about vegan beers the waiter found this amusing and told me "all beer is vegan, you don't get milk or meat in beer", We found much better vegan options in Rome, and wouldn't choose to go here again.

Pros: central location

Cons: poor value, unhelpful service

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Classy food - at a classy price - Edit

At lunchtime, this place does a reasonably priced buffet menu. In the evening, it becomes an up-market, some would say pretentious, expensive restaurant. The menu is very creative - we went for one of their 'taster menus' - admittedly the most expensive one (which WAS expensive). A couple of elements were not very inspiring (like the pasta course) but others were delicious - in particular the braised red onion with parmesan ice-cream (as a starter). Gluten free stuff all marked and plenty of choice.

Pros: Some delicious food, A bit pretentious (if you like that sort of thing)

Cons: Expensive, A bit pretentious (if you don't like that .....)

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lovely little vegetarian place! - Edit

Stopped in here on a recent trip to Rome after reading lots of good reviews. It lived up to expectations, the food was delicious and the staff were great. The menu was around half vegan too, so plenty of choice. Only thing to note is that it feels a little more up market and is a restaurant, would recommend if you're looking for a nice place for dinner and don't mind paying slightly more than your average prices.

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tasty! - Edit

the buffet was just closing, so we felt really rushed. so so service, but such tasty food! it was most satisfying dessert we ate in Rome!

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Huge disappointment - Edit

The service is truly great and place is top-notch but I have tried five courses and absolutely everything was tasteless. It wasn't bad, rather bland and in this price tag absolutely disappointing. Also if you're not earning money in Euro it can be pricey for you.

Pros: service, decor

Cons: tasteless food, price

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Wonderful brunch - Edit

I had the most wonderful brunch ever! There were plenty of vegan and gluten free options on the buffet.
But it gets crowded so be sure to book your table in advance to get one!

Pros: Very tasty food, Plenty of vegan and gluten free options, Nice atmosphere

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Stylish restaurant for a special occasion - Edit

We went there to celebrate a birthday and we got a bit too early to eat, so we had a drink at the bar - the craft beer was very good. Then we got our table and the feast began - we all got different things, all dishes were very well presented, abundant and delicious, the wine was also very good and we got offered a grappa at the end ... the service was attentive, our waitress was very polite, the evening was a success and even the non-vegan among us had to admit that my restaurant choice was the right one!

Pros: Refined and unusual dishes, Beautiful restaurant and bar

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Actually this is a one or Zero star restaurant - Edit

First of all the amount of food, too damn small. It was a child proportion. Second of all they had leather seats and the staff wore leather jackets ON A VEGAN RESTAURANT!? Third of all do not enter if allergic to peanuts. I am and they served me salad(: Finally the price is NOT worth it! Do not come to this restaurant!

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lots of variety but some variability, too - Edit

We went for dinner our first night in Rome and spent about 2.5 hours here with a 5- or 6-course meal. The staff was courteous but repeatedly confused our selections--my wife and I each picked one of their set price menus to check out the variety, and by the third course I had no idea what I was supposed to be getting and when. In fact, I think we may have even missed a glass of dessert wine at the end, but by that point we were pretty stuffed and ready to go. I thought everything that was part of my wife's menu was great, but mine had miss or two. I would definitely go again, but I might steer clear of the set menus. I thought our bill was rather expensive for what we received, but I liked the place well enough.

Pros: charming atmosphere, imaginative food

Cons: big differences in quality from dish to dish

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great place in the center of Rome! - Edit

We went for a lunch during the week and it was great experience. They had a set price for lunch menu which consisted of one soup , one dessert and plate of goodies for the second course . The buffet selection was very good , more vegan options than non vegan one . Everything was delish and filling. Defending coming back next time we're in Rome !

Pros: location, price, lots of options

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Yes yes! - Edit

Fantastic vegan/vegetarian fine dining with both prix fixe (€40-60) and a la carte (vary). Approachable and affordable menu and wine list. Carnivorous husband loves everything. Primavera vegan menu was light yet satisfying, creative combinations of sweet and savory. Worth a nice evening out.

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Slow service - Edit

We arrived at 8PM with a reservation. We got the vegan and spring tastings menus (4 and 5 courses, respectively). The place was nice inside, very trendy. Our first course was delicious, but then it went all downhill. They took almost 30 minutes between courses to get our next course. We had a 9AM flight the next morning and asked if they could be delivered quicker, but then they had a "kitchen" issue, and it took even longer. By the last course (around 11PM), we asked if they could just give it to us as take out or remove if from our order....they could not. We asked for the check immediately and wolfed down our food and they still took their time to take care of it, asking time and time again if we'd like a complimentary glass of wine or coffee for the delay. They didn't understand the urgency we were conveying about time. We left very frustrated, I would never return.

Cons: slow service, food was so-so

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cosy, nice wine, mediocre food - Edit

The atmosphere was very nice, the service was good and we had nice wine. My boyfriend had 'the worst vegan burger ever' and I had pesto pasta that was simply ok. For what we got, it was quite expensive.

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