Upscale vegetarian dining with vegan options. Located on the rooftop of the hotel since 2016. Menu offers choices like mushroom risotto, spinach ravioli, lentil farinata, lasagna, tofu dishes, and amuse bouche, some of which may be vegan or could possibly be made vegan upon request. Has a vegan/raw cheese platter. Open Mon 12:00-22:30, Tue-Sun 10:00-22:30.

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38 Reviews

First Review by Plantpowerednomad


Points +299

31 Aug 2023

Nice but overpriced

I know this is a chic place but comparing to other upscale vegan restaurants I’ve been at, it is not the best and it is VERY expensive. Being a-la-càrte and not a degustation menu, it gets pricey! The food was of course good but overhyped and overpriced. The view is amazing and the staff was very nice.



Points +28

28 Aug 2023

Best location

Very nice location & creative kitchen, owner made us feel like our own home & he is truly amazing. Large selection of food & wine too.
(Thanks Roy for the suggestion to explore such a wonderful place)

Pros: Roof top amazing


Points +34

27 Jul 2023

Un posto meraviglioso

Una esperienza bellissima !Piatti molto curati e ricercati .personale molto gentile e sorridente.
Torneremo sicuramente !


Points +79

10 Mar 2023

Meal with a view

Amazing terrace restaurant. Good vegetarian meal with a view over some of Rome's iconic landmarks.


Points +44

18 Dec 2022

Best Roof top

Well presented & lots of choices for vegan


Points +131

20 Oct 2022

Seriously one of the best experiences

After 3 hours of a beautiful view and truly incredibly unique flavours, I can say this was truly an experience to remember! We decided to go the 8 course tasting menu and we’re very happy. Even my partner who isn’t vegetarian was impressed.

Pros: Memorable experience, Colorful flavours , Beautiful views

Cons: Expensive , Somewhat slower service


Points +127

04 Oct 2022

Very Delicous

The food was very tasty and special. The staff is kind and attentive. with a beautiful view. They are in the Michelin Guide.


Points +1096

30 Sep 2022

Beautiful rooftop view with super nice food

We had dîner there and unfortunately when we arrived it was already dark and we couldn't enjoy the view 😩 so make sure to book a table when you'd be able to enjoy it!
Food was super good although I was expecting a little bit more from a Relais Château restaurant.
Plenty of vegan options on the menu, even vegan wines were available.
Portions were OK as well.
Staff was super friendly and used to welcoming vegan customers so very aware of our needs

Pros: Fresh ingredients , Super friendly staff , Location + view

Cons: Price, although OK for a Relais Château


Points +65

23 Sep 2022

Michelin Star Vegan and Vegetarian restaurant

Delightful full vegan testing menu. Eight different plates including two desserts. The food was the best part but it also has an incredible terrace and view. The service was perfect. The staff were really really nice and friendly.

I’d come to thins place again of I get to go back to Rome. Don’t miss it. Every bite is an explosion of flavors.


30 Nov 2022

Looks amazing! How much did the vegan tasting menu cost?


Points +688

30 Jun 2022

Another amazing dinner

My husband and I visited about 5 years ago and everything from the food to the service to the view was amazing. I was hesitant to visit again during this trip because of the recent bad reviews, but we went ahead anyway and Im glad we did! The service was top notch. Everyone was super accommodating and made sure to tell us whenever they brought a dish out that it was in fact vegan (we didnt even have to ask!) The food was incredible as always. This place is very pricey, but honestly its worth it if you can afford to splurge for a nice night out 🙂

Pros: Vegan options, Staff is super accommodating, The view!

Cons: Expensive , but a nice treat


Points +100

09 Apr 2022

Good food, but lacking wine knowledge

The food is very well made, and there are several vegan options with some gluten-free options. We did have to remind them for a couple of the dishes outside of the menu like petit fours etc that we were vegan as some of these will be served and are only vegetarian. They have a very good wine list, but they were missing several of the wines they normally serve by the glass without swapping them for something else. We had a very good dining experience in the evening, but a slightly more disappointing experience for drinks in the afternoon. We had to order three different wines until they found one they actually had, and it was also served in the wrong glass. I expect more at Michelin-stared restaurants, and would hope that there is a Sommelier there that can shape up how they serve and present wine as that was relatively disappointing.


Points +200

16 Jan 2022

I remember this place being really good

The gnocchi 🤌🏼 I remember this place being really good and also the views from the rooftop are amazing. #Veganuary


Points +37

09 Jan 2022

Serata vegana tra i tetti di Roma

Piatti vegani al top, servizio impeccabile. Pane meraviglioso fatto in casa. Il risotto ‘ombelico del mondo’ è imperdibile. Specificare di essere vegani perché i piatti sono vegetariani. Il personale è attentissimo e veramente cortese. Visto che eravamo indecisi ci sono stati proposti degli assaggi. #Veganuary

Pros: Attenzione nel servizio, Qualità degli ingredienti


Points +91

04 Jan 2022


Beautiful spot at top of a hotel. Mostly vegetarian with enough vegan options. Good if you are looking for a fancy place but I think it lacked some creativity.

Pros: Nice view and presentation

Cons: Mostly Vegetarian , Slightly boring


Points +38

01 Nov 2019

Bad service and expensive

We had high expectations because of past reviews. The service is the worst, prices high and not good vegan options. Don't even bother.


Points +404

14 Oct 2019

Tasty artistic food

Vegan and vegetarian Elegant restaurant with romantic atmosphere and a good view. The food was tasty and so artistic , professional and nice staff, prices are a little expensive.


Points +26

27 Jul 2019

Vegan Heaven

I don’t have words to describe my experience, but if you’re looking for vegan fine dining this is some of the best vegan food I’ve had (vegan 10 years). So many interesting flavors and creative dishes. Rooftop dining was in one of the most beautiful settings. Between the food and ambiance you feel like you’re wrapped in a warm blanket. Worth every penny!

Pros: Fancy, Delicious, Creative Dishes , Ambiance + Friendly Staff, Loved learning history of the chef


Points +155

24 Feb 2019

A touch disappointing.

Service, venue and wine were fantastic. Sadly the food did not live up to expectations at all. Really sorry but I probably would not return, especially for €200 for 2 of us.

Pros: Service, Wine, Location

Cons: Food


Points +119

12 Nov 2018

Pas assez de choix pour les véganes

Nous avons payé très cher et n’avons pas été satisfait du repas, bien que le chef nous ait « véganisé » le risotto.
Nous avons pris le raw Cheese en entrée servi avec les crackers maison, que nous ne voyons pas en tant que tel mais plutôt comme des mousses.
Les portions des plats que nous avons pris sont extrêmement petites, il manque effectivement de générosité dans les assiettes bien que le dressage soit esthétique.
Ce restaurant est intéressant pour les végétariens mais pas pour les véganes selon notre expérience. C’est un peu dommage car on s’attend autre chose vue les prix. Nous n’y retournerions pas une deuxième fois.

Pros: Jolie terrasse roof top , Restaurant végétarien

Cons: Très cher, Pas assez d’options veganes


Points +207

21 Jul 2018

Nice delight and tasty food

Great location, very nice staff and quality food! We will definitely come back again!

Pros: fresh ingredients, great location, nice staf

Cons: Pricey


Points +90

Mostly Veg
30 May 2018

The most amazing location

What a wonderful peaceful place with views over the rooftops of Rome

Pros: Delicious food, Gorgeous rooftop setting , I love the colourful plates

Cons: Expensive


Points +341

19 Apr 2018

Everything except the food is wonderful

Beautiful setting, lovely service. The food looks beautiful, yet every dish we ordered was completely bland. The portions were rather small, which didn’t affect me because I didn’t even want to eat it. The food is Just really lacking in any seasoning. It was also extremely expensive, which I was prepared for, and would have gladly paid, if the food had been good. If you go, make sure to have a warm jacket. Some tables have heaters, ours did not and thought I mentioned it, all I was offered was a white blanket which I refused because it didn’t look all that clean and would have left lint all over my dark clothes.

Pros: Beautiful view


Points +72

03 Apr 2018

best place in Rome for veg food

Menu is a delight of Italian Mediterranean food full of creativity. You can perceive a deep search for quality and excellence. Home made pasta with traditional carbonara in vegetarian version absolutely fantastic. Had lunch on the terrace with a magnificent panoramic view of Rome and felt like eating with the stomach and with the eyes...


Points +48

18 Dec 2017

Expensive but delicious

If you are looking for an upscale vegan experience, this place is for you. Food and service is great, located on the 5th floor.


Points +40

22 Oct 2017

A meal to remember

This is one of the best meals I've ever had, without exaggeration. A stunning nighttime view across Rome, on a warm balmy evening. The food was imaginative, beautiful and delicate, and served by attentive and polite staff. We treated ourselves and had the tasting menu. Not often an option for vegans and it was amazing. The vegan canoli alone was one to remember!!

Pros: Incredible location and food to match.

Cons: This is a very expensive restaurant - the most we'


Points +120

04 Sep 2017

beautiful setting but the food is terrible

This restaurant could have been really good. The setting is incredible with an amazing view. The staff is friendly and professional but the food is not good. I had the saffron risotto which was less than plain and my husband a tomato pasta which wasn't even al dente. Wine list is good. I mainly feel that this place is too over priced for the quality of food that they're serving, even taking the view into count. Go here for apertivo or desert but not dinner.


17 Jan 2018

Dear Guest,

First of all we would like to thank you for sharing your most valuable feedback with us.

We truly appreciate your comments about the quality of the service and about the location that is one of our main features as it offers a splendid overlook on the roofs and domes of Rome.

We are sorry to read your disappointment about the food and we regret to know that you didn’t appreciate the preparation of the dishes you’ve tried; we reported your comment about the cooking time of the spaghetti dish to our chef and we removed the saffron risotto from our menu in order to find a better combination of tastes. In fact we think that both the positive and negative comments have to be taken on board so we can better understand our clients’ preferences.

We are afraid to know that you found the prices expensive related to the quality of the food; we only use organic ingredients purchased exclusively from trusted and certified suppliers as we are very conscious about the importance of the raw materials in our cuisine.

We hope to have the chance to welcome you back in our rooftop restaurant Mater Terrae so we can change your mind and offer you a memorable experience.

Fondest Regards,

Roberto E. Vannoni and the Mater Terrae staff


Points +20

02 Sep 2017

Amazing food!

The vegan food was really really good! Pricy but sooo worth it! A definite recommendation! Beautiful view too!

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