I found this restaurant by fluke. Anywhere I go, the word “vegan” stands out to me like a sore thumb and I just happened to have walked by SEC’s vegan sign out front of their restaurant. I immediately stopped to inquire and I’m very glad I did.
SEC Sadie & Cantine is your classic Italian restaurant. It’s located slightly off the beaten path and offers vegan and gluten free Italian options along side their usual menu.
I had some questions about the ingredients on their menu and the chef personally came out to talk to me. I loved that they went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. My server was great and very helpful. The ambience in the restaurant is warm and perfectly Italian. With exposed brick on the wall adding a ‘homey’ feel, I felt so comfortable – I half expected a ‘Nonna’ to come out with the food.
I ordered the vegan risotto and wow, was it ever a treat. It was so delicious and packed with vegetables. Risotto is usually filled with dairy and/or meat broth, so on this rare occasion of being able to eat it, I enjoyed every single bite. The portion size was great and the price was even better. For a large plate of vegan risotto, it came to 9 euros. In Roma, that’s definitely on the inexpensive side.