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#1 Postby dandylioness » Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:23 pm

looks like im going to be spending 4 weeks in rome this summer! i just got accepted into operafest di roma, so providing i raise the money and such i will be there! The program says it'll offer vegan food- but in the evenings we eat on our own I think.... not quite sure yet. how do i figure out how to eat vegan IN ANOTHER COUNTRY??!!! anyone ever dealt with this??? anyone live in italy??? 8) thanks guys (as always) :D

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#2 Postby Daywalker » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:42 am

Get the vegan passport from the vegan society.

And ask Cristian about Italy ;)

*shouts* CRISTIAN!?
No one said it would be easy.

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#3 Postby Tarz » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:50 am

It will be a little difficult dandylioness. :roll: You'll get by OK though.

I was in Italy for two weeks during the summer of 2004.

Veganism is something they can't really comprehend in Italy. Be sure to get a translation written you can take to cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops etc etc. Most places will be happy to make a vegan option for you. You will be eating lots of green salad and pasta!!

I had some nice pizza's without cheese. I only found out this week though, that pizza bases can include milk and egg sometimes so watch out for that....... I'm not sure if that is the case in Italy though?

I love Italian vegetables in olive oil - peppers, aubergine, artichoke etc.

There are a few veggie/vegan restaurants in Italy. Perhaps this book may help - http://www.vegetarianguides.co.uk/produ ... taly.shtml .
Maybe this one too if it covers Rome - http://www.vegetarianguides.co.uk/produ ... rope.shtml - I presume so coz how could it not be one of Europe's top 40 destinations......

Also - http://www.happycow.net/europe/italy/rome/index.html , http://www.happycow.net/europe/italy/index.html .

Rome will have ethnic eateries so you'll be able to get curry, falafel etc.

You'll have a great time. Rome is a beautiful city and Italy is a fantastic country.

Have fun.

Tarz.
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#4 Postby Tarz » Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:23 am

dandylioness - found my translation which an Italian friend wrote for me before I went to Italy, saying basically what I do and don't eat:

SONO VEGETARIANO.
NON MANGIO PRODOTTI ANIMALI O INGREDIENTI DERIVATI DA ANIMALI
NON MANGIO CARNE, PESCE, FORMAGGIO, UOVA,BURRO,MIELE O QUALSIASI CIBO CHE
CONTENGA QUESTI INGREDIENTI.
NON MANGIO PASTA ALL'UOVO.
MANGIO FRUTTA, VERDURA , INSALATE..ECC.

Cristian may want to edit it though????

Hope this helps. :D
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#5 Postby Cristian » Fri Dec 16, 2005 8:50 am

Tarz wrote:SONO VEGETARIANO.
NON MANGIO PRODOTTI ANIMALI O INGREDIENTI DERIVATI DA ANIMALI
NON MANGIO CARNE, PESCE, FORMAGGIO, UOVA,BURRO,MIELE O QUALSIASI CIBO CHE
CONTENGA QUESTI INGREDIENTI.
NON MANGIO PASTA ALL'UOVO.
MANGIO FRUTTA, VERDURA , INSALATE..ECC.


That's just perfect Matt! :)

Dandylioness, I think you'll be fine as long as you explain what you need. Make sure to order beans, lentis and other legums, there's plenty of those in italian dishes. You can have them with pasta, restaurants are usually very flexible although I would avoid the ones in tourists' hot spots. Pizza is also safe, as far as I know no one uses milk in the dough. Plus you should find plenty of vegetables, some of them you have probably never seen before!
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#6 Postby dandylioness » Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:38 pm

WOW THAT IS SO HELPFUL! THANKS!!!!!!!!

-Heather

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#7 Postby Sam* » Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:15 am

Hi! I live in Italy, quite far from Roma, but I've just asked some frieds who live in Roma to tell me about restaurants or other places where you can eat vegan... and not just a salad!!!! :wink:

I'll let you know as soon as they give me an answer!
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#8 Postby Kathryn » Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:43 am

Tarz wrote:SONO VEGETARIANO.


I believe you'd want to change this to the feminine "sono vegetarianA."

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#9 Postby epilogue » Wed Dec 28, 2005 10:27 pm

I spent four-five weeks in Italy last summer, and didn't get awkwardly stuck eating salads ever. I ate them by choice occassionally, but I had no problems getting around menus as a vegan. If necessary, I acted as the silly bumbling giggly Canadian girl who would like a special meal. 8)
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#10 Postby Sam* » Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:33 am

I found these places:

Muccapazza (=crazy cow)
Via del giardino vecchio, 2
MARINO (ROMA)
Phone: 06 93 67 484
Mobile: 3470870886
www.muccapazza.org
moemax@libero.it

Bio e te - bioristoro vegetariano
Via San Francesco di Sales, 1-1a
ROMA
Phone: 06 68 80 99 89

Jaya Say Ma
Via Bargoni, 11-18
ROMA
Phone: 06 581 26 40

Associazione Culturale "Tidirò"
Via del Mattonato, 42
ROMA
Phone: 065810626
www.tidiro.com
scrivi@tidiro.com

Govinda (Krishna restaurnt)
Via Santa Maria del Pianto, 16
ROMA
Phone: 06 68 89 15 40
govindaroma@tiscali.it

L'insalatiera Taverna Vegetariana
Via Trionfale, 44
ROMA
Phone: 06-39742975
www.linsalatiera.com

L'isola
Via della Vite, 14 - 4th floor (Piazza di Spagna area)
ROMA
Phone: 06.6792509

Il Margutta - ristorante
Via Margutta, 118
ROMA
Phone: 06.32650577
www.ilmargutta.it
staff@ilmargutta.it

Sciam
Via del Pellegrino, 56
ROMA
Phone: 06 68 30 89 57

Margutta Le Cornacchie
Piazza Rondanini, 53 (Pantheon)
Phone: 06.68134544

Arancia Blu
Via dei Latini, 55 - 65
Roma
Phone: 06 445 41 05
www.ristorantidiroma.com/aranciablu.htm

Le Bistrot
Via delle Sette Chiese, 160
ROMA
Phone: 06-5128991

Un Punto Macrobiotico
Via Moricca, 100 - 102
ROMA
Phone: 06-39751039
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#11 Postby Guest » Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:00 pm

Vorrei comprare la cocaina ed altri narcotici.
Dirigalo prego verso i prostitutes.
Diami tutti i vostri soldi prima che stab voi.

those are three phrases that are pretty handy to know.

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#12 Postby compassionategirl » Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:04 pm

hey Sam!

That was so kind of you to take the time to post all of that stuff!

:D
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#13 Postby Kathryn » Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:55 pm

Jza wrote:Vorrei comprare la cocaina ed altri narcotici.
Dirigalo prego verso i prostitutes.
Diami tutti i vostri soldi prima che stab voi.

those are three phrases that are pretty handy to know.


buenissimo, signore!

Don't forget to add the " Per piacere " (sp?) to all those! Never hurts to be polite!

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#14 Postby Guest » Fri Dec 30, 2005 12:38 am

you'd say please to someone you're robbing? that's some next level humour i'm not quite ready to deal with.

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#15 Postby Sam* » Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:50 am

compassionategirl wrote:hey Sam!

That was so kind of you to take the time to post all of that stuff!

:D


No probs! :wink:
Sam


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