Vegan by Season at the Colosseum - Classic Roman Dinner
Host Francesca & Ryan
$59.44 per guest
Host Francesca & Ryan
$59.44 per guest
2 - 3 hours
An animal-free feast, this completely homemade dinner has a focus on local seasonal produce, quality ingredients and explores many wonderful tastes and textures.
Over 5 courses, we showcase our favourite Roman recipes and look forward to serving our food with discussions of cooking techniques and philosophy.
We welcome you into our home in Monti, Rome's ancient centre, and serve you in a wonderfully atmospheric dining room with unrivalled views of the Colosseum and forum.
Good for your tastebuds, good for your health and good for the environment.
View the Colosseum from our dining table and we'll also take you on the rooftop terrace for a cocktail and the best selfie in Rome.
We're in the Monti neighbourhood, with its many undiscovered gems we'll happily share with you.
You can very easily reach us with a metro station one minute away and taxis and busses always available.
If I could give this zero stars I would. This event DOES NOT EXIST. Aftwr receiving all confirmations through the website, and arriving at the designated address, no one answered the door. We called the host who refused our calls, finally sending us a message that they havent been hosting since NOVEMBER. It is unclear why this listing is still here and active. We have been CHARGED for an event that never had the intention of taking place. We sent an email to Bonappetour regarding a refund and are waiting for a reply. We are very displeased and sorely disapoointed by this fiasco. Will NOT be using this site again.
The dinner and atmosphere created by Francesca and Ryan was one of the most memorable experiences that I had while in Rome. Not only was the food delicious (and vegan ☺️), the hosts were a delight, pleasant, and wonderfully funny. The conversation flowed and it felt as if you were dining with friends. I would recommend this experience to everyone. Thanks again Ryan and Francesca!!
We had a marvelous experience. The food was superb, illustrating how traditional Roman cuisine is plant based & delicious. Francesca & Ryan were lovely hosts and we enjoyed the other guests, shareing so many interests that the conversation never flagged. It was a special evening that added so much to our stay in Rome.
Francesca and Ryan were such a wonderful and informative couple. They gave such a warm welcome while explaining each part of the meal and why it’s so special to Rome, the importance of coursing in a meal and providing cocktails and wine that paired with purpose. I would recommend them to anyone visiting Rome looking to experience a delicious meal while learning so much as well. Not to mention the view was beautiful. We loved the company of Neige (the cutest Maltese you will lay your hands on!) as well. Thank you guys, ciao until next time!
My boyfriend and I attended Francesca & Ryans beautiful home for dinner in the middle of our holiday and what an absolutely refreshing experience it was. Not only was the food delicious the effort to make everything home-made and explanations from where the ingredients were sourced was a lovely and appreciated touch. Obviously the views were stunning but I tell you the pictures don't do it justice. Just breath-taking. The conversation flowed, conversations from how to cross the road in Rome to our passion for veganism, and everything in between. We will absolutely return and may come in for a cooking class too. Thanks again to you both and wishing you well.
Francesca and Ryan were wonderful hosts! They are both very knowledgeable and fun! For their pasta making class we made several dishes and everything was delicious, including some vino! They made me feel very welcome and I left full! At the end of the class, we all went (and their little dog too :) ) upstairs for a spectacular view of the Colosseo and surrounding landscapes and some professional photos. A truly wonderful experience! Grazie mille ragazzi!
This dinner was by far the highlight of our trip to Rome. Everything was absolutely incredible!! Francesca was the sweetest host and we had a fantastic time getting to know her and exchanging laughs and conversation. The food was better than anything I've ever eaten––I swear. Each dish was prepared so thoughtfully with their own unique and amazing flavours. Francesca took the time to explain the history and cultural significance of each dish too:) Plus, all of the ingredients were fresh and locally sourced! The apartment was beautiful and the view of the colosseum is to die for. We still cannot stop talking about how fun and yummy this dinner was. If you are looking for good vegan food in Rome, and an exceptional roman experience with a great host, do yourself a favor and book a dinner with Francesca!
This was my first experience with BonAppetour, but Francesca and Ryan definitely set the bar. I was welcomed very warmly into their cosy home, located in the heart of Trastevere. Although I'm not vegan myself, I do enjoy eating vegetarian (mostly) and vegan (occasionaly). The dishes they prepared were not only bursting with flavour, but also beautifully presented. They even made an extra effort to make every course gluten free, especially for me. It's hard to choose my favourite dish of the night. I was crazy about the homemade crackers and I thought their own take on farinata, made into a lasagna was a winner. Between all this lovely food, conversation was very easy and touched topics ranging from healthy eating, history, poor service in cake shops, movies, yoga, mummies (yes mummies) etc. Time flew by and I enjoyed every single minute of it. I wish them the very best and I'm sure their passion for healthy food/living will take them far!
I had the pleasure of dining with Francesca and Ryan for a whole week when I visited them last September and it really opened my eyes to vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Like a lot of people I have, out of habit, been a big meat and dairy consumer for most of my life but I have started to examine this in recent months and Francesca and Ryan helped me do this not only by showing me delicious alternatives to animal based foods, but also by sharing the wealth of knowledge and nutritional information they have. They were happy to answer all of my questions in a really helpful and positive way. I now eat significantly less animal products and feel much happier for it. In such a meat and cheese eating culture as Italy it is hard to find good vegan and vegetarian food, so the fact that Francesca and Ryan are sharing their home, their food and their passion with other people is a great thing.
I'm not a vegan but Francesca's food is always so delicious and it inspires me to make changes in my own eating habits. Francesca and Ryan are very knowledgable about food and nutrition and it's interesting to learn about these things from them. They have really opened mine and my partners eyes to the huge health benefits from being vegan, and made us realise that we can still get all the things we want in our daily diets from the vegan lifestyle. I can not wait to try more lovely dishes that francesca has to make.