Prezzo is a British-owned chain restaurant that serves authentic Italian across Britain and Ireland. Prezzo prides itself on providing quality food suitable for a variety of dietary requirements and needs.
They offer an exquisite menu that highlights suitable dishes for vegans, vegetarians, and even calorie counting for those looking to eat a bit healthier. They also offer an alternative menu for those who suffer from allergies.
Prezzo has some truly delicious vegan options on their menu but sometimes it can be a little annoying to pinpoint where they are throughout the vast list.
That’s why we’ve curated this article to let you know all of the vegan options available on the Prezzo menu, so you’ll be able to pick what you want straight away on your next visit. You can also have a look at our vegan options from Five Guys, Yo Sushi or from any chinese takeaway if you’re not in an italian mood.
There is no designated menu for vegans or vegetarians. All vegan items on the Prezzo menu are highlighted with a VG symbol or if the dish can be made vegan it will have a VG* symbol.
If you’re still unsure about what is suitable for vegans to eat on the menu, we always find the waiting staff to be accommodating and informed on what is best for any dietary requirements.
Unfortunately not that much to offer as starters:
Olives – A low-calorie option for those looking for a light snack before their main meal.
Italian Hummus and flatbread – Prezzo’s own twisted on the dish that is traditionally made with chickpeas. This Italian hummus is made from cannellini beans and proves itself as a tasty dip to dunk your crunchy flatbread into.
There is no designated vegan pizza menu, so you will need to state that you want to make your pizza vegan when ordering, in which case, they will use a vegan mozzeralla.
Margarita – A classic Italian dish made rich tomato sauce, vegan mozzarella, and topped with fresh basil.
Mushroom – The classic base with mushrooms, rich tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
Mushroom, Spinach, and Olives – A thin doughy base topped with rich tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and finished with mushrooms, black olives, spinach, and rocket.
Customise your own pizza – You can even order your own customisable pizza. Just order a vegan margarita and add from the following: mushrooms, spinach, black olives, chilli, red onion, and mixed peppers.
Penne Arrabbiata – The Penne Arrabbiata is a good option if you want something with a spicy rich flavour. The pasta is cooked in a rich garlic Pomodoro sauce which has hints of chilli. If you prefer, you could ask for spaghetti instead of Penne.
Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese – The ultimate classic Italian pasta dish, but without the meat. The vegan spaghetti bolognese is served with meat-free mince cooked in a rich tomato and red wine sauce.
Make sure you specify the vegan option when ordering. Unfortunately, they do not offer vegan parmesan cheese to top your spag bol with, so you’ll have to turn it down when they offer you some.
Mixed Salad – A fresh bed of lettuce and greens mixed with crunchy peppers, sweet tomatoes, and chopped red onion.
Unfortunately, the fries are cooked in the same fryer as the meat, so they cannot count as being vegan. This is really disappointing as a measly side salad to go with your meal just reinforces stereotypical views of veganism.
Salted Caramel Chocolate Tart – A rich little tart to finish off your meal with. The salted caramel chocolate tart is served with some berries and a side of cream.
As this is available on the regular menu as well, you’ll need to specify that you require the vegan alternative.
Kids Menu (Bambini Menu)
The Prezzo kids vegan options almost mirror that of the adult options and will suit even the fussiest of eaters.
Vegetable sticks with hummus – Fresh cucumber and pepper sticks served with a cannellini bean Italian hummus.
This starter counts as two of your five a day.
Cheese & Tomato and/or Mushroom – A classic Italian pizza, served with rich tomato sauce and vegan mozzarella cheese with the option of adding mushrooms and any other extra vegetables on the menu you may want (will be extra in price).
Spaghetti or Penne pasta with tomato sauce – Your choice of penne or spaghetti pasta served with a rich and tasty tomato sauce.
Vegan Bolognese – A vegan twist on the Italian classic. Spaghetti served with succulent meat-free bolognese served in a rich tomato sauce. When ordering this dish, you’ll have to specify that you want the vegan alternative.
Organic fruit lolly – A choice of berry or rainbow fruit. These count as one of your five a day.
Fresh banana – Simple yet tasty.
Prezzo also has a wide selection of wines, beers, and cocktails on their menu however they do not specify if they are vegan are not on their online menus, you will need to check with your waiter or bar server to see what is suitable for vegans.
Prezzo does offer a variety of soft drinks that are suitable for vegans including Pepsi, Pepsi Max, and J20’s. However, Diet Pepsi is not suitable for vegans along with 7UP free which also features on their menu.
They also serve an array of hot drinks including hot chocolate, teas, and coffees. You’ll have to check your server if they have dairy-free milk alternatives before ordering.
Whilst there is still a sufficient amount to create a vegan three-course meal at Prezzo restaurants, the variety seems very limited in its capacity, especially when you consider the vastness of the entire menu for other dietary requirements.
They should think about offering some different mains which incorporate more meat alternatives to chicken and beef and also vegan cheeses to accompany pasta dishes.
Prezzo should seek to branch out as veganism grows in popularity and broaden their vegan menu to encourage those from the vegan community to dine more in their restaurants. Talking about restaurant, we have this selection of great vegan places in Bournemouth and Belfast, if you are lucky enough to spend a day there.