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Ever tried fish cooked by a seaman? Discover the 7 seas with me on a culinary journey of Venetian food!

Host Massimo

$69.74 per guest

ABOUT THEEXPERIENCE

The ancient palazzo, where I’m living in, is unique. Explore the channel, courtyard and my apartment!
I love people who are interested in a secret Venice - the Venice of its palaces and their inhabitants and authentic Venetian food. No one is a tourist in my eyes. I am genuine just like my food.
The palace I'm living in is also home of many artists and having dinner together always brought them good luck! So , welcome artists ! But I also befriend couples and friends on their holidays in Venice, and you are more than welcome at any time.
Stories of the sea and seamen and art are my favorite topics, Venice is art. I do enjoy learning, too and therefore listening!

ABOUT THEMENU

My menu is based on fresh fish from local market.
An aperitif served with typical Venetian "chichetti" are a must, followed by the best hand-made pasta with fresh fish. Let's go on with some fish "al forno", stuffed calamari, cuttlefish and polenta, and a good wine. I'm growing fresh vegetables , of course bio. ...and tiramisu or panna cotta?
Peppers stuffed with chickpeas,"masenete"(special crabs from adriatic sea),"caponata" a mix of fantastic vegetables ,"sarde in saor"a tipical way to cooking sardines of Venice's ancient seaman ,artichokes ,handmade pasta whit asparagus and a good wine(the bread and focaccia are also homemade!!)

ABOUT THELOCATION

This experience is ideal for anyone interested to learn about authentic Venetian culture, through food, and stories. Whether you are a couple on honeymoon, or a family or a group of friends travelling together, I am sure you will enjoy learning about my land and tasting my food.

I live in Central Venice, in an ancient palace, which I’m living in, Come and explore the channel, courtyard and my apartment! The ancient building I'm living in is also home of many artists and having dinner together always brought them good luck! So , welcome artists ! But I also befriend couples and friends on their holidays in Venice are more than welcome at any time.

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THEHOST

Massimo

Massimo

I’m a seaman from Venice and like every true Venetian I love good company and good food. And what

WHAT OTHERPEOPLE SAY

lisa fuchs

lisa fuchs

from Venezia

This was an experience I will never forget. The location in the "palazzo " was amazing, the other people we dined with were amazing, the food was amazing, and Massimo and his friend (I'm so sorry we forgot your name!) were gracious hosts. It felt like we ate a 9 course meal with all the food they had that was all 100% home made and you could tell. This by far was the best food we have had on our entire trip to Italy. If you are in Italy and have a night open you better take this opportunity. The food was amazing and the conversation was great. They really were interested in talking to you and it was great to learn some things from them. Overall if we had a free night in Venice again we honestly would book this again because of how amazing it was

Alonso Morata

Alonso Morata

from heidelberg

AMAZING 9 DISHES OF WONDERFUL FOOD !!!! Massimo is charming and a delightful host. He met us in a nearby campo and led us to his hidden and lovely garden. He created an atmosphere of welcome and conviviality and we all felt as if we were his friends who he had invited to a party. He is an excellent cook and served us generous portions of traditional Venetian seafood dishes and wine. I would recommend this experience to anyone wishing to get a peek at the "real" Venice. It was also a fun way to meet other travellers and food lovers

Anna Azilli

Anna Azilli

from

There are few words to politely describe our experience. It was possibly the worst meal and home-dining we have ever had. We felt totally conned, the pictures and description of the food on his page bore no resemblance to the poor excuse for home-made Venetian food we were served. We had eaten divinely for 5 day’s in restaurants around the city, ate delicious and abundant food, drank decent wine and spent much less. The antipasto was barely enough for two people let alone four, we were then given a tasteless tomato salad followed by a green salad, then more salad that allegedly contained seafood...the grand finale was tiny portion of Parmigiana (a Sicilian dish) made with the woodiest aubergine, ie uncooked. This sad excuse for a meal was accompanied by wine that was clearly made in someone’s garage not a vineyard, watery and palid, a total insult in the Veneto region! The “palazzo” was a disappointing building with a broken washing machine in the entrance, no sign of any artists and a fairly dank dining area which doubled as a bedroom. The 57.50 euros for this scam was a total rip-off! I can honestly say that Massimo didn’t spend a fraction of what it cost for one meal on the food he presented to a group of ten “guests”. No sign of oven- cooked fish or home-made pasta, a total culinary and travel disappointment.

Charlie

Charlie

from Seoul

Sorry to leave a reivew so late! My husband and I were looking for a nice, homey experience with local Venetians and when we met Massimo, we already felt like we were experiencing the best of our trip. About 8 ppl met at the meeting place and Massimo guided us to his place which was nicely tucked away in one of the non-touristy streets. The table was set in a large, comfy room with some artworks done by his friend who was also there for dinner. The food he made himself(!!!) for the guests were amazing. All the seafood were fresh and I especially loved the baccala and the wine his grandfather produced. By the end of the dinner it felt as if everyone had gotten to know and share a bit of their lives in a short while. It must have been pretty tough to cook so many dishes (we were literally stuffed full) for so many strangers and keep up a lively conversation but Massimo, you're really the friendliest, best host and talented chef. Thank you for a unique experience and an unforgettable memory in Venice!! Grazie mille, mille, MILLE!!! P.S. If you ever visit Seoul, we'd be happy to take you around and invite you to our home :) Just leave us an e-mail! Thanx! 베니스 여행을 계획하면서 뭔가 특별하고 관광객이 아닌, 지역 주민들과 어울릴 수 있는 기회를 검색하던 중 이 웹사이트를 알게 되었어요~ 인터넷으로 예약 날짜를 상의해서 예약 후 결제하고, 당일날 약속장소인 Campo Sant'Anzolo의 다리에서 8:00p.m.에서 기다리고 있었는데 멀리서 우리 호스트인 마시모가 웃으면서 이름을 물으면서 오더라구요 ㅋ 주변에 서있던 사람들도 알고 보니 같은 날 식사 예약을 했던 사람들이었어요. 총 8-10명 정도를 데리고 마시모가 인사를 하고는 집으로 데려갔는데 관광지에서 벗어난 주거지역이었어요. 원래 날씨가 좋으면 정원에서 먹지만, 그 날은 쌀쌀하고 비가 와서 윗층에 있는 큰 방으로 이동했어요~ 처음엔 서로 어색했지만 마시모와 친구가 대화를 유도하면서 가벼운 와인 한잔으로 시작하면서 자리 잡았고, 그 다음부터 나온 메뉴들은 기대 이상이었습니다! 예약할 때 미리 못 먹는 음식, 선호하는 음식 등 물어봐주고 해산물 요리일 것이라고 미리 알려줬어요. 직업이 셰프가 아니라서 큰 기대를 안 했고, 나름 음식에 대해선 까다로운데, 싱싱한 해산물 재료와 드레싱 등의 조화, 로컬 요리들과 무엇보다 여러 나라 여행객들이 베니치안의 집에서 만나 대화를 나누는데 분위기가 좋아서 정말 특별한 경험이었어요^^ 새로운 사람, 새로운 음식을 경험해보실 분들께 꼭 추천하고 싶습니다~ 마시모가 정말 따뜻하고 한국인의 정서와 맞는 유쾌함을 갖고 있어서 금새 편해졌어요~ 다음에 여행가면 또 갈 듯 하네요^^ #베니스 #특별한여행 #관광지아닌 #해산물요리 #현지인

Gary

Gary

from United Kindom

A truly superb evening! Laurence (a last minute substitute for Massimo) was so kind and patient. Our small group of five had never made foccacia or pasta from scratch before. All turned out great! The atmosphere, the chat, location, and of course the food! Thank you to all concerned.

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