Il Margutta is a vegetarian fine dining restaurant. Located near the Piazza del Popolo, Il Margutta offers a more fancy night out for those who would like that. Reservations are preferred, as it typically gets very busy for dinner. Important to note is that the restaurant does close from the hours of 3-7 pm, so this is not the place for a mid-afternoon snack.
My experience at Il Margutta was enjoyable, although not anything to write home to mom about. I was seated outside in a little serene patio, blocked off from the main road by bushes. It reminded me of a stereotypical Italian scene that you’d see in a movie – and I loved it.
The service at Il Margutta was good; the servers were very attentive and checked on me frequently. I had a couple questions about menu ingredients and the server was nice enough to go check with the chef to clarify.
Everything on the menu is vegetarian; there are vegan options and gluten free options very clearly marked next to the item with an index at the front of the menu explaining all of the markings. I ordered the zucchini pasta with pesto and avocado yogurt dishes, which were both very tasty. The portions were very small, which is to be expected with fine dining. I was so hungry by the time my reservation came, however, that consequently I did leave the restaurant hungry after my meal. Il Margutta’s charm definitely revolves around the atmosphere in the restaurant and on the patio and not about leaving with a full belly.
The avocado dish came with a soy based yogurt and rice crackers, which were very hard to bite, but which I thoroughly enjoyed regardless. (pictured below) The zucchini noodles were covered in pesto and topped with sundried tomatoes. (pictured below) Also very enjoyable.
Prices are very expensive for the portion size.