I found this restaurant by fluke. Anywhere I go, the word “vegan” stands out to me like a sore thumb and I just happened to have walked by SEC’s vegan sign out front of their restaurant. I immediately stopped to inquire and I’m very glad I did.
SEC Sadie & Cantine is your classic Italian restaurant. It’s located slightly off the beaten path and offers vegan and gluten free Italian options along side their usual menu.
I had some questions about the ingredients on their menu and the chef personally came out to talk to me. I loved that they went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. My server was great and very helpful. The ambience in the restaurant is warm and perfectly Italian. With exposed brick on the wall adding a ‘homey’ feel, I felt so comfortable – I half expected a ‘Nonna’ to come out with the food.
I ordered the vegan risotto and wow, was it ever a treat. It was so delicious and packed with vegetables. Risotto is usually filled with dairy and/or meat broth, so on this rare occasion of being able to eat it, I enjoyed every single bite. The portion size was great and the price was even better. For a large plate of vegan risotto, it came to 9 euros. In Roma, that’s definitely on the inexpensive side.
3 vegan options of authentic Italian food, wonderful restaurant ambience, friendly staff, less touristy, great prices, accepts credit cards, no reservations needed
could be a few more vegan options.
Hi Melissa, I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog! I love to read about the adventures of fellow vegan travellers. Rome is my absolute favourite place in the world. I know it pretty well, but I’ve not heard of Sedie & Cantine before. Thanks for the tip! I’ll be sure to look out for them next time I’m there.
Hi Wendy, thanks for stopping by! Sedie & Cantine was delicious, and I can’t wait to go back. Rome has so many hidden gems that I’m discovering on every trip I take. Let us know what you think about them when you’re able to make it back to Rome! Safe travels!