As a hub for fine cuisine, it’s really hard to maintain one’s diet when travelling to Rome. With all the restaurants serving pomodoro e mozzarella gnocchi, sarde in saor, and other classic dishes, you will surely be tempted to try them out, even after hitting the gym.
Thankfully, there are also a lot of restaurants in the city that provide organic, healthy, and delicious Italian dishes. Whether you are vegetarian, vegan, or just someone who is starting his weight loss journey, Rome can be a good place to start. Check out this short post to discover more about the best restaurants in Italy that serve healthy, but yummy meals.
1. Sanacafe Restaurant Bar
This restaurant is located in one of the quieter streets in Prati. However, the chef is adding exciting dishes that is creating a lot of buzz. There are no veggie burgers or quinoa salads in this place. However, it prides itself in being a sophisticated restaurant that provides clean and nutrient-rich dishes. The most popular meals on their menu include purple potatoes with ravioli and healthy servings of scallops carpaccio with broccoli. For dessert, you can try their bavarese with persimmon.
2. Alvarado Street
Aside from serving organic dishes, this restaurant has a pub-like vibe to make your stay more relaxing. They also have photography exhibits, fun literary readings, and even live music. It’s not an entirely vegan restaurant, but it offers a lot of meals that can suit their tastes. Some of the dishes that you can try are vegan cannelloni, tofu sandwiches, and couscous.
3. Arancia Blu
A lot of people think that vegetarian meals lack in flavor and are monotonous. However, this restaurant aims to prove them wrong. In fact, their philosophy is even stamped on their napkins. The reason why their food has a heavenly taste is that they only use high quality and fresh ingredients. Their specialty dishes are paste ripiene that are handmade to perfection. They also have more than 600 bottles of wine, champagnes, cheeses, and artisan beers.
4. Urbana 47
This place only uses locally-produced ingredients. That’s why everything they serve is fresh and tasty. If you visit Urbana 47, make sure that you indulge in their spelt soup that’s filled with seasonal veggies and black cabbage balls; as well as their stewed codfish with chickpeas. The ambience in the restaurant is also modern and cozy, making t excellent for a romantic dinner date.
Do you know other places in Rome that offers delicious but yummy meals? Come share your thoughts in the comments!