Natural cuisine restaurant offering a fully vegan menu as of May 2021. Uses organic ingredients. Menu offers choices like arancini, hummus, lasagne, pasta and plates with seitan or tofu. Also has desserts. Open Mon-Sun 19:30-23:00, Wed-Sat 12:00-15:00.

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50 Reviews

First Review by ElisaMenghi


Points +293

19 Sep 2023


I loved my visit to this beautiful restaurant. The shared antipasti platter was excellent, as was the tortelli and tiramisu. The secondi courses seemed less appealing but we didn't order any so I can't comment on the quality of those dishes. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic. The wine was delicious - all bottles were similarly priced (EUR 24-26). Highly recommended.

Pros: Delicious food, Friendly staff



Points +42

22 Aug 2023

Great people, great food, nice view

This restaurant rarely let me down.
The dish of the day is ace for lunchtime: flavorful, balanced, complete and cheap (comes with complimentary cold tea or soup for a tiny extra).

The menù a la carte is seasonal varied and well thought out, perfect when you want to pamper yourself with something more elaborated. I am a fan of their first courses (the creamy bell pepper risotto taken last time was delicious) and, among the side dishes, I always get the Baked pumpkin, which is top notch.

The staff is great. Friendly and attentive, they believe in what they do and make you feel at home.

Finally, for me, a mention deserves the view of the park, which I appreciate especially at lunchtime when the weather is good thanks to the large window walls
Thank you Nativa!

Questo ristorante è per me una certezza e si presta a varie occasioni.
il piatto misto del giorno è una salvezza per la pausa pranzo: saporito, bilanciato, completo ed economico!
Il menu à la carte, stagionale, da ampie soddisfazioni ed è variegato e ben studiato quando ci si vuole coccolare. Io sono un fan dei loro primi (il risotto alla crema dei peperoni preso l'ultima volta era delizioso) e, tra i contorni, prendo sempre la Zucca al forno di inverno, che adoro.

Lo staff è amichevole e attento, crede in quello che fa e ci si sente molto a casa. Infine, per me, una menzione la merita la vista sul parco, che apprezzo tantissimo in orario di pranzo quando c'è bel tempo, valorizzata dalle ampie vetrate perimetrali.


Pros: Risotto alla crema di peperoni , zucca al forno, piatto del giorno


Points +2683

05 Aug 2023

Amore mio

One of the best vegan experiences I ever had. The food is amazing and you can feel the love it was cooked with.
The staff and the chief was so friendly and we felt very welcomed. Nice rooms and area and when I‘ll come back to Rome, I‘ll eat here definitely again.
Try the starter plate, so so good!

Pros: All vegan , Great quality of the food, self grown, Staff, room, area, not expensive


Points +167

01 Aug 2023


Il benvenuto è una zeppola fritta di lievito madre con carote e zucchine (credo), ne avrei mangiate diciassette. L’antipasto condiviso è stato incredibile, ogni elemento presente su quel tagliere è stato disposto con la sua salsina di accompagnamento con una cura e uno studio che saltano subito agli occhi. Selezione di birre ottima. Materie prime di qualità e si sente. Il seitan si scioglieva in bocca. Ottimo. Vale ogni centesimo.

Updated from previous review on 2023-08-01


01 Aug 2023

Buonissimi anche gli gnocchi e il tempeh di ceci marinato. Però è vero, la zeppola fritta vince tutto.


Points +108

23 Jul 2023

Ottimo, posto incantevole e personale gentilissimo

Accoglienza top, abbiamo mangiato benissimo e sicuramente da ritornare!


Points +50

04 Jul 2023

Incredible food & service. Favourite place in Rome

We tried to walk in on a Friday night and they were fully booked, which is apparently the usual and after attending on Sunday I am not surprised. From the moment we walked in we were welcomed so warmly and that continued throughout our entire meal, which was some of the nicest food I have ever eaten paired with a delicious white wine. Everything was so good that I ordered two desserts despite having a mixed starter, a main and a side! I struggled to walk for the rest of the afternoon but it was totally worth it and I’d do it again. Just a short ride outside Rome city centre, a must visit if you are in Rome

Pros: Delicious, unique food, Impeccable service from the moment you walk in , Beautiful restaurant

Cons: That I couldn’t fit more food in me!!


Points +5877

29 Jun 2023

Another Excellent Spot in Roma!

I made reservations each night I was in Rome at a restaurant based off of the reviews you all left. I saw nothing but great things said about this place so reservations were made.

I arrived for my 2030 reservation and was seated immediately outside. Menu is available via QR code scan. I ordered an Arancini, gazpacho soup, bruschetta, and sphagettoni. Also was given an amuse bouche, which seems to be the norm in Italy.

Out of the appetizers, I enjoyed the Gazpacho the most. It was served cold which was unbeknownst to me at the time. My pasta was good as well but came out a little lukewarm. Service was a little slow, in my opinion, but it could just be my American standards when it comes to customer service.

All in all, I wouldn’t hesitate to visit again when I return to Rome.


Points +171

17 Jun 2023

Just delicious

Cannot recommend this place more. Worked out at £40 a head (including tip) for my husband and I to have a four course meal and a drink each, but the experience felt like a more expensive restaurant - and you could, of course, pay less by ordering fewer courses!

(Free welcome snack)
1. Shared the cheese platter
2. Antipasti - Pistachio Canolli and the Seitan Dippers
3. Main - Ghoulash and Artichoke pasta
4. Dessert - ‘Grandma’s tart’ and a Pistachio & berry cheesecake
Drinks - beer, wine & water

Lovely atmosphere, lovely staff, delicious and creative food. I can’t fault it.

Pros: Creative and exciting menu, Super reasonable for the quality of food, Friendly and relaxed experience


Points +211

02 Jun 2023

Try this hidden gem

It’s definitely worth going outside of the touristic area to have an actual vegan experience! You should reserve a table otherwise the chance to get a table is very low as it is crowded.
They change their menu every 3 months. My partner and I had a 4 course menu and a bottle of very good white wine for 119€. We liked everything!

Pros: Creative dishes , Friendly staff, Fair prices


Points +372

02 Jun 2023

Must visit if you’re in Rome!!!!!!!!!

This place is truly a hidden gem. It is a bit further away but that’s why I can absolutely recommend this place. Most of the places feel like too touristy but this restaurant has a very creative menu with Italian dishes I was looking forward to! If you’re in Rome don’t shy away from visiting this restaurant. It was the best restaurant in my trip to Italy

Pros: Super friendly staff , Delicious food choices, Reasonable prices


Points +25

28 May 2023

Excellent restaurant

This is an excellent vegan restaurant. We enjoyed our dinner at Nativa very much. The menu was imaginative and the execution first class. Flavours were subtle and classical rather than 'in your face'. Service was very attentive with the two owner(s), who were clearly enthusiastic about their restaurant, in attendance. The restaurant space is large and airy with the tables well-spaced. The decor is simple and relaxing. The restaurant is pricey but vegan restaurants in Rome tend to be quite expensive and our meal was certainly well worth the bill.
The only real negative is the location which for a visitor to Rome is inconvenient. West of Vatican City, it is a metro or bus ride (and note that inexplicably the metro seems to close at 9:00 PM), and is located in a somewhat insalubrious area opposite a laundrette and next to a take-away. We wondered whether we were in the right neighbourhood when we were looking for the restaurant. Nonetheless, when we are in Rome again we will return but this time have a taxi pick us up!


Points +562

28 May 2023

Hidden gem

Nearly missed out on this restaurant, as it wasn’t near us, but thankfully we saw the menu and managed to book a last minute table.
The staff were lovely and suggested their favourites.
Food is delicious and fresh and surprisingly affordable, especially considering the quality and the organic ingredients.
Wish we had more time in Rome to visit again!

Updated from previous review on 2023-05-28


Points +2470

24 May 2023

Probably on my top 10 list - worldwide!

Wow, where to start? This place is a 10/10!
The owner as well as the rest of the staff gave us such a warm welcome and great service throughout. Even though we mixed up our reservation and came one hour late they managed to set up a table for us outside - even though it was a Saturday night and the place was packed!

On to the food - the menu was so well planned and we had a hard time choosing. We were recommended the appetiser tasting platter, which was really enjoyable with flavours on point! On to the main course we had the saffron artichoke tagliatelle as well as the risotto with asparagus and chickpea tempeh. Both delicious and the pasta was really cooked to perfection!

Would also recommend the tiramisu for dessert, but the pistachio and white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry coulis was to die for!!

Worth every penny and if I could I’d go back every week for the rest of my life. When in Rome - Do yourself a favour and book a table here!


Points +67

08 May 2023

Pranzo speciale!

Ambiente tranquillo, personale cortese, impiattamento ricercato e piatti buonissimi!

Pros: Menù 100% vegetale


Points +40

31 Mar 2023

Un’oasi del gusto

Nativa Ristorante non offre solo cucina splendida tradizionale rivisitata 100% vegan, ma anche numerose proposte creative, piatti innovativi dagli accostamenti interessanti ed eleganti.
Spazio molto accogliente, ben curato, luminoso, servizio efficiente, personale preparato e davvero disponibile, la gentilezza è un tratto distintivo di tutto lo staff!
I menu sono rigorosamente stagionali, e le portate invitanti e gustose: impossibile resistere!

Pros: Menu 100% vegan deliziosissimo, Servizio rapido, Personale gentilissimo e preparato

Cons: Nessun contro!


Points +41

23 Mar 2023

Miglior ristorante vegan a Roma

Locale molto carino, con atmosfera rilassante e personale molto gentile. Tutti i piatti che ho assaggiato erano buonissimi e molto curati anche nella presentazione. Veramente consigliato!


Points +26

12 Mar 2023

Exceptional food and service

This was the first restaurant we visited upon arriving in Rome and it set the standard high!
The hosts were incredibly friendly and welcoming despite our dishevelled post flight looks. We sat down to the most incredible flavours and taste of Italy and left very full and ready to start the holiday.
We really recommend a visit to Nativa (book in advance for evenings via their IG!) as you will not be disappointed.


Points +18

27 Jan 2023

Best vegan restaurant ever

The food is truly amazing, the location is really nice and the staff is really welcoming #Veganuary

Pros: Totally vegan, Delicious , Fairly priced


Points +458

14 Jan 2023

A must in Rome

This place has everything: delicious food, kind staff, nice atmosphere. I couldn't ask for more! They have several 'veganized' traditional Roman dishes that are on point. You must visit this when in Rome.

Pros: High quality, Delicious , Fast

Cons: Some dishes are pricey but it is worth it


Points +247

24 Dec 2022

Worth the price

I was a little worried about the prices when I looked at the menu, but it was definitely worth it! They have many veganized traditional Italian dishes. #Veganuary

Pros: Dog friendly

Cons: Pricey


Points +22

11 Nov 2022

Best vegan in Rome

Probably the best vegan restaurant I have tried in Rome. Welcoming bistro with modern warm decor, dog friendly and very friendly and efficient staff. The food is amazing, love the rice balls, the fresh pasta and the vegan cheese platter. I still haven’t tried the mouth watering desserts because I enjoy so much the appetisers and entrées that I am always too fool!

Pros: All homemade and seasonal ingredients , Very friendly staff, Beautiful bistro with outdoor space and friendly


Points +481

Mostly Veg
08 Nov 2022

Ristorante vegan con menù di stagione

Ottima qualità, sapori autentici e ogni 3 mesi cambia menù in base alle verdure di stagione. Raccomando i dolci e i primi 😍 non vedo l'ora di tornarci

Pros: Tutto vegan


Points +297

21 Oct 2022

Best vegan restaurant EVER

Nativa is truly the best vegan restaurant ever! They have both Italian dishes (on their vegan version) and other more sophisticated, original and super interesting options. All the ingredients they use are organic and I swear everything is SO tasteful. They cook everything (including the vegan cheeses OMG) and the desserts are the best I’ve ever had. Honestly. The owner, Valerio, is so so nice and warm and makes you feel very welcome. Great staff, great food and super nice location. Even if it is not in the city center, is very close to Vaticano and super well connected (bus, metro and city train arrive to that area in about 10 minutes from the center) and it is located in front of a park so I really saw it as an oasis in crazy Rome: green, beautiful, calm. So worth the visit! Thanks, Nativa!

Pros: Delicious food, Super nice staff, Beautiful atmosphere and music


Points +78

15 Oct 2022

Top vegan restaurant

Delicious seasonal menus! Never boring


Points +95

01 Oct 2022

Fantastic food!

Great variety and extremely high quality.
The menu changes on a seasonal basis and every time is a nice surprise. Probably one of the best vegan restaurants in town.

Pros: Huge variety, High quality

Cons: None


Points +111

09 Sep 2022


Ottimo cibo vegano. Forse poca scelta, ma ogni piatto sembrava molto buono. Gli antipasti non hanno spiccato, forse per l'abuso di lime. La pasta molto buona anche se non proprio richiamante il sapore di mare. Il secondo veramente ottimo. Bravi


Points +141

08 Sep 2022

Great atmosphere and staff, good food

Great atmosphere and staff, good food, very friendly staff. Dishes could have been a bit more tastefull. Parmigiana was served luke-warm but was very tasty.

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