Pura Vita is a female owned and family operated restaurant. Read our story. All of our ingredients are sourced from locally grown organic farms and Italian imports for specialty items. Everything is 100% vegan, non-GMO, organic and made from scratch. We are committed to clean, healthy, home-style comfort Italian food that is never processed or fried.
“Setting a precedent as the first 100% plant-based Italian restaurant and wine bar in the US, Pura Vita is not your average Italian restaurant. And you’re in for a real treat because self-taught head chef and owner, Tara Punzone, a vegan herself for over 25 years, has recreated all of her family’s traditional southern Italian recipes into clean, healthy, home-style vegan renditions.” -Katherine Chang, Fitt Los Angeles