Restaurant review #72 – After our lovely lunch at saladbar Zukini in Ghent (see my review here), we went to Bar Italiano for a vegan icecream. It is only a 5 minute walk from the Overpoortstraat.
This was a bit of a trip down memory lane too, as this was the neighbourhood where we lived a couple of years as students!
There were three vegan ice-cream flavours: chocolate, speculoos and mint. The ice-creams are homemade and based on rice.
I went for the chocolate and mint, my friend for the speculoos and chocolate (2€ for a scoop of ice cream, so this totalled 8€). I had already tasted this icecream before, at Vegan Summerfest in 2015 (see our blogpost with the review here). And it’s really good!
Afterwards, we had some tea. There’s a nice selection of teas to choose from at the counter. (2,50€ or if you combine it with an ice cream only 2,30€).
There are always vegan options available at Bar Italiano (eg pastas) and on Thursday vegan specialties (like vegan lasagne). The owner was very friendly and seemed very knowledgeable about vegan ingredients. He was happy to provide us with information about ingredients and options for vegans. The place is spacious and clean. The bright lights and plastic chairs do not really give it a warm and cosy feeling, although there are also some couches to sit back and relax (don’t know whether they are leather or not though). Toilets in the back were clean and spacious.
Definitely a place I would like to check out more when I’m in Ghent again!
Bar Italiano, location