Often many traditional "peasant" dishes happen to be vegan. There are also a growing number of vegan restaurants being opened and many supermarkets carry a small range of specialist vegan products including those by Valsoia, an Italian vegan/vegetarian food producer. There are also a few specialist shops in the larger cities.
Most dried pasta is made without any animal products, however fresh pasta (espeically in the north) can often contain eggs. It is usually yellower than dried pasta. Pasta dishes can include many variations of pasta with vegetables or beans, garclic, onion, oil, chilli, etc.
Polenta does not contain any animal products, but it is usually served with butter or cheese unless specifically requested not to be.
Most pizzarias will make pizza to order so you can easily ask for pizza without cheese. One option is to ask for pizza with whatever vegetables are at hand. By far the majority of pizza dough is made without animal products at all. Occasionally it is but this is rare.
- Pizza marinara (tomato, garlic, oregano and extra virgin olive oil and sometimes basil) is a common dish and can be found almost anywhere.
- Spinach, Olive Oil, and Pine Nuts.
- Pasta with broccoli or cauliflower is popular in Sicily.
- Pappardelle with sun-dried tomato sauce and mushrooms.
Vegan Life (in Italian)
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