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. Read more