Universo Vegano

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Via Pietrapiana 53 Rosso, Angolo Piazza dei Ciompi, Florence, Italy

Franchise vegan fast food outlet, this one est. 2015 near the flea market. Counter service. Offers burgers, sandwiches, salads, and other vegan food. Menu available in English. Open Mon 12:00am-12:00am, Mon 10:00am-11:00pm, Tue-Sun 10:00am-12:00am, Wed-Sun 12:00am-12:00am.

Category: Vegan, American, Italian, Western, Fast food, Take-out

Reviews (42)

First Review by Semiconductor

OMGGG eat here immediately - Edit

Another amazing Italian vegan "fast food" chain - so good we went two days in a row! I had the Big Burger and Truffle Royale platters (comes with rosemary potatoes & garden salad), and they were incredible. Hubby had gnocchi and penne, he raved as well! 👌 Owner super friendly and helpful. Must go if in Florence - why can't we have chains like this in Canada?!

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Best meal in Venice - Edit

I can't even begin to explain how great this restaurant was - if only there were chains like this in England. Such an extensive menu with tonnes to choose from, all inexpensive and the seating outside was lovely (you can sit inside if you prefer). The first time we popped in just for a cheesecake quite late at night, but went back 2 nights later for a full meal. We both had the mushroom truffle burger with rosemary potatoes, mushroom crudités, nuggets and vegan mayo and we tried a couple of the desserts. Try anything - you will not be disappointed.

Pros: Affordable, SO MUCH to choose from, Didn't want the food to end!

Cons: Nothing

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highly recommended - Edit

Fair prices friendly people fresh and very good vegan food with lots of choices = perfect combination

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Good for a lovely lunch! - Edit

Everything vegan! All kinds of sandwich and burgers. Good freshmade juice and cakes aswell! And they had the book "the china study" for reading:) very nice staff. love this place

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Lots of delicious vegan foods - Edit

While visiting Florence, I went there a few times for dinner or lunch. All the time it was perfect. The selection is huge! They also have raw dishes.
There I had the best strawberry cheesecake ever!
Definitely recommend for everyone!

Pros: Delicious cheesecake, Nice service

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Incredible ! - Edit

Ridiculously tasty and affordable food! I brought my two meat and dairy eating friends with me and they both loved it. Planning on coming back tomorrow
We got the smokey burger , spinach burger and spicy sandwich . Buonissimo !

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Great food - Edit

The food was great, the people were very kind, and the prices were OK. We also had some great chocolate desserts.

Pros: Tasty, Healthy, Vegan

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Good place and good food - Edit

after several other visits in other places, we found it!!!!

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Most Vegan Options I've Ever Seen - Edit

Regrettably we only went here after lunch for a cake. Their menu is huge, so many options from burgers, pasta, pizza, hotdogs, salads, sandwiches, wraps, soups, and of course lots of cakes. The cakes we ordered were very good, and they do have boxes so you can take them away.

Pros: So many options!

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Choice and charm! - Edit

On my recent trip to Firenze I visited Universo Vegano four times, three times for a sit-down meal and once for a takeaway. They have a great range of sandwiches, burgers, pizzas and pasta dishes. The place was very clean inside, though it's location in a picturesque square meant we sat outside each time we dined there. They had a good meal deal where you could add a delicious cake or a side dish to your meal for a reduced rate. The staff were very helpful and friendly each time I went, and could explain everything in good English. The value for money was very good, especially in Firenze where some things were quite expensive. My vebab pizza had a huge amount of vebab on top of it. If I'm lucky enough to visit Firenze again, this will be my first food stop.

Pros: great choice of food, excellent value for money, friendly and helpful staff

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Great food - Edit

I really loved the veghizza carciofi e olive. I also had this little fruit "cake" (can't remember the name) which was super delicious. Totally recommend you going there if you ever visit Florence ?

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not everything recomendable - Edit

I didn't have a good experience at this restaurant. Went there around 6pm and they said half of the menu was already run out of. So we had very limited choices. The food we finally ordered (pasta and meat dish see photos) was awful. very bad quality and not fresh. I think the best opinions here are sandwiches and burger, not the hearty dishes

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Vegan heaven in Firenze - Edit

This Italian chain offers really an amazing vegan choice. From croissants to pizza, burgers, lasagna, sandwiches, pastries, you should find what you want, including to drink. We came and tried the croissants, the lasagna and one pizza and we liked everything. Portions and quality are fair regarding the prices. The place is brand new and pleasant, with tables outside. The staff is friendly and efficient so we did not wait very long. The place is also open continuously which make it a good choice for a quick bite or a breakfast. I would definitely try it again.

Pros: huge choice, good food, affordable, pleasant place, friendly staff

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Awful - Edit

I would leave this a one star review if possible. I was excited with all the options and ended up getting pizza. It was gross. No flavor, bad crust, not cooked. Would not recommend at all (at least the pizza).

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delicious - Edit

so good. amazing burgers but also does not fast food, food. rice, pasta, and soy/wheat faux meat that you woukd swear is meat. my burger was very decadent but I went there for Christmas lunch so why not!? desserts are amazingly delicious and so many to choose from. They have multiple locations so I can't wait to try everything else when I go to rome and Milan!!!

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Great Food! - Edit

I visited Universo Vegano in Rome last year and loved it so was pleased there is one in Florence too. I visited 3 times this holiday. Every time it was great. I had the Vebab, Marine wrap and the Ocean Taste. All were very yummy, especially the Vebab. The desserts are great too, although very sweet and a bit too much for one person to eat alone, probably best to share one. I had several fresh juices too, which were amazing.

The staff were really lovely and friendly. The menu is in English and Italian which was helpful for us. Staff spoke good English too, helpful seeing as my Italian is terrible. There aren't too many seats though and it was busy every time we went. We still managed to find a place to sit though.

I will definitely go to Universo Vegano when I am in Italy again!

Pros: Excellent food, well priced, Lovely staff, Menu in English and Italian

Cons: Might not always get a seat when very busy.

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incredible choices! - Edit

A hugely comprehensive menu with burgers, wraps, sandwiches, pasta, desserts, anything you could want! The burgers are huge and a very filling meal, many meat substitutes available. The bombe Alaska dessert is incredible, couldn't tell it was vegan. Staff incredibly friendly and beautiful English, so worth it.

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good food, pleasant fast food style environment, and friendly staff. - Edit

Had a pizza first stop, lasagne the next. Well, it is in Italy. Both dishes good. I will return.

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Good food, big selection - Edit

I had a burger which wasn't super great or "realistic" but it tasted good and the cheese on it was good. For dessert I had pain au chocolat which was amazing!

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wow - Edit

Finalmente un fast Food vegano ottimo cibo a un buon prezzo in centro a Firenze

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A vegan universe - Edit

A vegan universe is the dream of many vegans, and universo vegano is also a dream. Lovely pizzas and tiramisu. Perfect for casual dining.

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Friendly staff, tasty Italian fast-food vegan alternatives - Edit

Amazing staff! Very friendly and helpful, created a welcoming atmosphere:)) And although the food served here is probably not the healthiest... it is a definitely creative and tasty Italian bistro with fat lasagne, pizzas and sandwiches! However, I would have liked it better if the dishes I had - tuna salad and vegetable soup ("healthier" choises of mine) contained little less fat, but as for the lasagne - I definitely didn't mind the extra cheese it had on! Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!

Pros: Wonderful staff!, Free Wi-Fi, Creative and tasty alternatives for the typical It

Cons: some dishes (salads and some desserts) little too

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Love it! - Edit

We went to UV in Rome and were very excited to come again.
The actual restaurant here was much nicer than in Rome, and it had a toilet!
Unfortunately they had no pizzas, and when we ordered something else the guy made mum something wrong. He was very sweet about it though. When the right one came they were SO delicious.
He gave us 2 lil chocolate truffles to say sorry and I got 2 lil cookies for me, both so yummy.
And so cheap!! 2 sandwiches, 4 lil choc things, water and a beer was only 17 euros. Cheapest meal all holiday!

Pros: Delicious Food, Nice atmosphere, Cheap

Cons: No pizzas, Got order wrong

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Nice food and friendly staff - Edit

I had lunch at Universo Vegano yesterday with my gf. We were welcomed by a very friendly waiter, we ate a great focaccina and a good spinach burger, accompanied by some soyballs with vegan mayonnaise. Then we had the Vegamisu (vegan tiramisu) and it was really tasty! All cakes are served as "mini-cakes", nice to see and also very good (actually, we also bought a mini-sachertorte to take away and it also tasted great!).

If you are in a rush it may not be your cup of tea, as they cook everything you order (panini, pasta, risotto...) only after you have placed the order (nothing is prepared + heated in the microwave). In any case, it's only a matter of waiting a few minutes!

Pros: Friendly staff, Good food, Amazing mini-cakes

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Universal ( - Edit

The staff were very nice. There is an incredible array of food available. All vegan and all delicious.
Took my non-vegan friend, he loved it. So it's good for all.
Also very central.

Pros: Pure Vegan

Cons: Reasonable

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refreshing- healthy and fresh - Edit

UV has free wifi, but more importantly they have great food and a kind staff. I came hoping for a chocolate of some kind. Unfortunately I am allergic to soy and all their sweets contain soymilk. Instead, their waitress took me through all their options. I decided on a green juice (much needed after all of italy's pizza and pasta) and I was not disapointed. This was exactly what I needed after binging on carbs. Not only was I pleased by my drink, the kind interaction with their staff made my day. I am hoping to come back tomorrow.

Pros: friendly staff, fresh fruit and veg, safe neighborhood at night

Cons: desserts all contain soy

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Good food - Edit

My husband and I recently had lunch at Universo Vegano in Florence, Italy. The restaurant is small and very busy at lunchtime, but we managed to get a seat.
The person taking the orders was helpful . The food was good and filling. The desserts and croissants looked good, but I didn't have room to try them after my meal.

Pros: Varied menu, Meal ordered was tasty, Not overly expensive

Cons: Very small: hard to find a seat, A bit difficult to locate the restaurant

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