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Where to Eat Vegan Italian Food in New York City

 These NYC restaurants offer pizza, pasta, and Italian desserts!

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 These NYC restaurants offer pizza, pasta, and Italian desserts!

Among the bagels, cheesecake, and New York-style pizza pies available in The Big Apple, you can find a tasty Italian scene with a plethora of vegan options. From fresh pasta and gnocchi to traditional risotto and Neapolitan style ‘za, this city has it all! The next time your cravings strike, check out our guide to the best spots for vegan Italian food in New York City. Buon appetito!


Kips Bay, Manhattan

Planning an intimate date night with someone special? Book a table at Coletta. This fully vegan and kosher eatery features a menu loaded with plant-based Italian cuisine. From brick oven pizza and fresh pasta to crave-worthy starters, entrees, and desserts, Coletta is the place for vegan Italian Food in New York City! Our dream date would be sharing the Spaghetti Carbonara and “Squid” Ink Ravioli. Ciao!


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Double Zero

East Village, Manhattan

This Matthew Kenney venture features plant-based pizza and pasta along with Italian-inspired entrees and decadent desserts. Double Zero’s pizzas are made in the restaurant’s wood-burning brick oven. Our go-to ‘za is the Spicy Arrabiata, a tasty pie topped with marinara, cauliflower, cashew mozzarella, shiitake bacon, and basil. We’re always up for an order of Cacio E Pepe and a slice of cashew cheesecake, too.

Double Zero pasta on plate

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John’s of 12th Street

East Village, Manhattan


While John’s of 12th Street is not a fully vegan restaurant, it’s a great place for vegan Italian food in New York City! Plant-based diners can start with Pasta Fagioli soup, stuffed mushrooms, and Caesar salad. Mains include Seitan Scallopini with Marsala Wine Mushroom Sauce, Vegan Alfredo, and much more. And dessert options include cannolis, panna cotta, and tiramisu. Note to specify that you’d like the vegan version when ordering.

John's of 12th Street entrees on table

John’s of 12th Street Photo by Amanda Lily Appleson

Risotteria Melotti

East Village, Manhattan


Risotteria Melotti features 100% gluten-free Italian cuisine with an array of vegan-friendly choices. Known for its authentic Italian risotto, Risotteria Melotti can make all of its vegetable risotto selections vegan when prompted. The Italian eatery also offers a handful of vegan-possible dishes, including salad, appetizers like bruschetta or polenta, and a plant-based dessert. Feeling wanderlust? Find their other three other locations in Italy.

Risotteria Melotti entrees on set table

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My Pie Pizzeria Romana

Midtown East, Manhattan


Featuring Roman-style pizza, My Pie Pizzeria Romana uses flour imported from Italy for all of its pies. The quaint pizzeria features two vegan ‘zas to dig into. The “Vegan” pie contains organic Italian tomato sauce, mushrooms, oregano, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil, while the “Vegan Seasonal Veggie” features organic Italian tomato sauce, mushrooms, oregano, garlic, and of course, seasonal veggies.

My Pie Pizzeria Romana pizza in box

My Pie Pizzeria Romana Photo by Erick Castro

Mille Nonne

Lower East Side, Manhattan


This woman-owned New York City eatery pays special homage to Italian culinary traditions. Using fresh ingredients and small-batch cooking approaches, the menu offerings at Mille Nonne are beyond delicious. Vegan diners can build their own pasta dishes with various pasta shapes and gnocchi flavors paired with vegetable-based sauces and vegan pesto. The vegan-friendly restaurant also offers a Vegan Baked Eggplant Parmigiana made with dairy-free mozzarella and parm. Mangia!

Mille Nonne Beet Gnocchi on plate

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Osteria 57

Greenwich Village, Manhattan


When searching for vegan Italian food to enjoy in New York, head to Osteria 57. This cozy, rustic restaurant features several vegan-friendly choices for both brunch and dinner. Start your meal with an appetizer like the Crispy Cauliflower. The restaurant offers at least one vegan entrée, like the Cardoncello (grilled trumpet mushroom atop a chickpea puree). Finalize your meal with a tasty vegan dessert like the raw chocolate mousse.

Osteria 57 entree on plate

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East Village, Manhattan


Nestled in the East Village of NYC, Gnocco is a fantastic venue for vegan-friendly authentic Italian fare. In addition to modifiable salad and side selections, this restaurant has the hookup on vegan pizzas! From margarita pies and truffle pizzas to ‘zas loaded with vegetables and herbs, this menu is beyond impressive. Dine in the cozy, casual ambience, or enjoy your pizza pie at home by ordering takeout.

Gnocco entree on plate

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Harlem & Upper West Side, Manhattan


With two locations in The Big Apple, Fumo is an excellent choice for grabbing some vegan Italian fare. Both sites feature a handful of vegan-friendly choices such as pesto pasta and a variety of fresh salads. Fumo’s vegan pizza featuring Daiya cheese, cashew basil pesto, and crushed plum tomatoes is also a must-try. Add some vegan-friendly vino or a fancy mocktail and you’ve got yourself a memorable dinner on the town.

Fumo pasta on plate

Fumo Photo by Gabby D Eats


Williamsburg, Brooklyn


Neapolitan wood-fired pizza and fresh-made pasta? Sign us up! Oregano is a must when craving vegan Italian food in New York City. The cozy, Italian eatery offers a separate vegan menu section loaded with inclusive choices. Think vegan pepperoni pizzas, plant-based calzones, spaghetti with Impossible meatballs, and Beyond sausage penne. Consider dining with a group—you’re going to want to try everything!

Oregano dish on plate

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Anja Grommons

Anja Grommons


During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

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