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Award-Winning Pizzeria Transforms Into 100% Vegan Italian Restaurant

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An award-winning pizzeria has transformed itself into a vegan Italian restaurant.

Novapizza recently announced its former head chef Maddalena Pezone is now running the restaraunt – and that it has decided to ditch all animal products.

The eatery, located in Edinburgh, Scotland, reopened its doors just two days ago – after the country’s lockdown guidelines eased.

‘Mouthwatering vegan alternatives’

On Instagram, Novapizza said: “We are now 100 percent vegan! Yes, you’ve heard it right – our menu is now fully plant-based.

“We’ve replaced vegetarian options with new mouthwatering vegan alternatives which we cannot wait for you to try.

“We love what we do and you will feel the passion in any dish that comes out from our kitchen – today, tomorrow, always.”

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Hi friends! We would like to make some important announcements, so please read this post! • The best news is that we are reopening Novapizza doors this Thursday August 13th. We are accepting bookings as of today through OpenTable and by phone at 0131 237 5695. We really hope that you are excited as we are! For now, the opening hours will be the following: Monday: 5- 10 Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 5- 10 Thursday: 5- 10 Friday: 5- 10 Saturday: 5- 10 Sunday: 5- 10 • We are now 100% vegan! Yes, you’ve heard it right – our menu is now fully plant based. We’ve replaced vegetarian options with new mouthwatering vegan alternatives which we cannot wait for you to try. • The last but not least news is that the Novapizza is now owned and managed by Maddalena Pezone. Most of you might know her as she was the head chef at Novapizza up until last year when she opened her own vegan restaurant Sora Lella. So the food quality, warm atmosphere and our Roman family values remain the same. We love what we do and you will feel the passion in any dish that comes out from our kitchen – today, tomorrow, always. These are very exciting times for Novapizza. We really hope to see you all very soon – cannot wait for you to try our updated menu! We won’t be accepting walk-ins for the time being, so please book your table through OpenTable or call us at 0131 237 5695. Novapizza team <3

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‘Going all-vegan’

Earlier this year, popular L.A eatery Burgerlords also decided to veganize its entire menu.

According to animal-rights charity PETA, owner Frederick Guerrero said: “Growing up working in my family’s restaurant, I always wanted to have my own place that represented how I ate.

“We’ve gone back and forth with the idea of going all-vegan with the restaurants, so we figured that now was [as good a] time as any to make the leap.”

You can make a reservation at Novapizza here

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