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mondo mediterraneo

Czaar Peterstraat 174
Phone: 020-421 2025


Tue-Sat 12:00 – 20:00

Vegetarian Italian traiteur and foodstore with plenty vegan options. Also private dinners.


Mondo Mediterraneo started out in the 90’s. First as an Italian food wholesale store. From 1999 on as a traiteur, located on a beautiful corner on the calm Czaar Peterstraat. Here they are offering a display of many vegetarian and vegan dishes, all available for take-away. The Italian owners originate from the Abruzzo region in Italy (bordering the Adriatic sea, near Rome).

As for many food businesses, covid changed the way they operate. They no longer are a restaurant in the traditional sense, but focus more on the traiteur side. They kept the beautiful elongated dining area with open kitchen, which is available for private dinners. The space is surprisingly big!

Although vegetables always had a prominent place in their kitchen, they are only fully vegetarian since recently. They made the switch for reasons of animal welfare, as well as for health and environmental considerations. One of the owners, Giancarlo, is a longtime vegetarian himself. In the earlier days of his career he has worked in the kitchens of Supperclub and Toscanini.

mondo mediterraneo

Rural cuisine

The dishes they offer change on a regular base, but usually they have about 9 vegan options. Various pasta dishes, vegetable dishes and dishes with vegan meat alternatives as well. Sometimes also focaccia, arancini, vegan pie. Their cooking style highlights rural, traditional Italian cuisine. Of course they have Italian coffee to go as well and several sodas.

Part store they also sell many Italian food items, such as pastas, grains, wine and sweet stuff.


Mondo Mediterraneo is located at Czaar Peterstraat, east of the centre. Tram stop (tram 7) nearby. They have a few benches outside to sit on.

They are also available for event planning, like weddings on location.

The owners published a cookbook in 2009, titled ‘La Cucina D’Abruzzo’.

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