L'OV Osteria Vegetariana

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 7 reviews )

Piazza del Carmine 4/R, Florence, Italy, 50124

Vegetarian restaurant specializing in traditional Florentine cuisine plus a vegetarian chicharron (Peruvian street food). A specialty is the peposo dell’Impruneta (vegan). Menu is entirely gluten-free. Variety of Italian wines and desserts available. Open Mon-Sat 12:00pm-2:30pm, 7:30pm-11:00pm.

Categories: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Italian, Beer/Wine, Gluten-free

7 Reviews

First Review by Pachamamma

Had waited a half of hour to get a menu and didn't get one. - Edit

Stuff doesn't pay attention to customer.

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try the vegan peposo! - Edit

Not cheap, but interesting new addition to Florence's vegetarian/vegan food scene. Normally not a huge fan of fake meats but I loved the vegan peposo (it had extremely good texture, though I guess this is only relevant for those vegans who still remember and appreciate the taste of meat). Owner/chef was very enthusiastic

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Loved the place! - Edit

Visited on 27/03/2018 for dinner.
The menu is completely vegetarian with approx. half vegan options and another 20-25% with the possibility of being veganised.

We had the five bruschettas and El Chicharron as starters and the ramen and burger as a main.

The decor is really trendy and the atmosphere was very relaxed, with nice music played at the right volume and slightly dark but not inappropriate lighting.

Service was excellent. There was only one waiter for the whole restaurant (approx. half full with 6-7 tables being occupied) but he covered ground really quickly and we felt well tended to with very short waiting times.

My ramen was quite average but the rest of the food was excellent, and I’d love to come back someday. We had a vegan chocolate cake and apple/chestnut pie as desserts. Chocolate cake 10/10, whereas the apple pie tasted great but with questionable texture. We pointed this out to the waiter after he asked us for criticism, and he struck the apple pie off the bill!

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don’t eat alone - Edit

When I arrived the restaurant was completely empty. It took the waitress a moment to process I was alone and asked another waiter what to do. He told me I could order but had to be out within the hour; I was then rushed to order.
Aside from the rude staff, the food was good, my app was great, my main course was just okay. FYI not super vegan friendly, most dishes contained diary products. Menu was in both Italian and English, wine and drink selection was limited, although they did seem to have full bar.

Pros: nice atmosphere , wine and food was tasty

Cons: rude waitstaff, not completely vegan

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Vegerarian but not vegan - Edit

Eventhough this is a vegetarian restaurant it is not the best place to go as a vegan. Vegan options are not labeled on the menu and most dishes contain eggs or dairy. When we visited they didn't have a vegan dessert. The caponata I had as a startee was lovely, though.

Cons: Mostly vegetarian, bot vegan, Vegan dishes not labeled

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Tasty local food with decent vegan options in a great setting - Edit

Tasty vegan food and amazing service. Also, the setting is relaxing yet stimulating. We had several dishes that were all healthy and tasty and clean and perfectly balanced. Our waiter was helpful in helping us pick among the vegan options and the white, local, housewine was delicious. Also, they play good music, the cocktails look nice and the toilet design is incredible. They had vegan chocolate cake!!! Would recommend

Pros: Good local food options, Great setting, Great service and waiting

Cons: Mayybe a little overpriced

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Great service. Food good. - Edit

One waitress didn't understand the difference between vegetarian and vegan. The other waiter was great. My partner didn't like his oily risotto but my stuffed peers were pretty good as was the watermelon salad. I could make better at home to be honest but the restaurant is nice, the service good. The house white wine is bad! Better than other vegan options I found in Florence though. I wanted the sushi. But it turned out they pre make the rice with cheese in it?! No vegan sushi for.me.

Pros: Good service. Newly opened so keen to accommodate.

Cons: Not a great choice for vegans.

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