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Alessandro

Alessandro

Rome, Italy

English, Italian

#Cooking - Wine - Rugby - Cinema

Hi, I'm Alessandro (Tony for my friends!). I'm a true Roman living very near the Vatican City and St.Peter's! I've always had a passion for cooking, though I studied and practiced law for a while. I learnt cooking by watching my grandmother, Iolanda and my mother Maria Pia. As a child, I loved experimenting in the kitchen. My passion for cooking, led me to quit law and pursue a diploma by Chef of Hotel where I also worked as a Chef at a famous international hotel chain. So I'm certified by HACCP. Actually I'm a Personal Chef and I'm also a graduate Sommelier registered in the Worldwide Sommelier Association. I also have a Guest House next door to my Home Restaurant. My cozy cottage hosts until 5 guests! Here you can relax while waiting for taste my delicacies! It is always a pleasure to cook for guests. I find it relaxing, rewarding and I am always happy when guests love my dishes. I love to experiment with new recipes, starting, by tradition, and then adding a modern touch to it, or even designing completely new delicacies! I hope you will join me soon in my Home restaurant!

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A truly Roman feast overlooking the Vatican City

Are you looking for restaurants in Rome? How about going for a meal while meeting locals in Rome? Join me for either lunch or dinner in Rome, near ...

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Best seafood in Rome: only Roman fish!!! Go aboard my braves!

Looking for the best seafood in Rome? For this event, Tony, your Personal Chef and Sommelier, will be your captain! From my kitchen, Elena, my ...

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The Real Roman Barbecue!

Are you looking for good places to eat in Rome? If you are meat and barbecue addicted, this is the right event for you! This time I'll light my ...

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Honeymoon Special: A Romantic Gourmet and Private Dining Experience

If you are visiting Italy on honeymoon and are looking for romantic things to do in Rome, I would like to cordially invite you to a gastronomical ...

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An Italian Fine Dining Experience like no other!

Are you looking for places to eat in Rome on your special day? Or would you like to arrange a special surprise be it for birthdays, proposals, or ...

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Let's celebrate Christmas and New Year in Rome together!

If you are spending your Christmas or New Year in Rome, I'd like to invite you to come and celebrate it together with me and my family, the ...

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A Traditional Easter Meal Near the Vatican

In Rome on Easter Sunday but not sure where to eat? Consider a home-dining experience at my apartment close to St.Peter's Basilica! Our dinner will ...

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Autumn-Inspired Aperitivo & Dinner at My Home

I'd like to welcome you to my home for an autumn inspired aperitivo and dinner. Enter a private garden for a refreshing welcome drink - prosecco ...

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Secret Walks of the Vatican Neighbourhood and Wine Pairing with a Sommelier

Immerse in the world of Rome together with other expats and travellers. We will be taking you through the ancient street of Rome with a free ...

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Cooking class: Fresh Handmade Italian Pasta

Are you looking for a cooking lesson in Rome? How about taking a cooking lesson with locals in Rome? Join me for a hands-on cooking lesson in Rome, ...

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An Ode to my Vegan Friends

In a city whose cuisine thrives on guanciale and pecorino, being vegan can be a challenge. Most trattorie offer classic dishes like cacio e pepe and ...

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Grape Expectations: Learn how to Pair Food and Wine!

The world of wine is rich, nuanced, and goes far beyond red pairs with meat and white with fish. Join me, a certified-sommelier, chef, and Rome local ...

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License to Grill: Real Roman BBQ

If you are meat and barbecue addicted, this is the right event for you! This time I'll light my barbecue in the garden and will prepare a mixed grill ...

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Latest Reviews

kendall Zinszer
kendall Zinszer

Great dinner, great company Well worth the price. Would highly recommemd

Tina
Tina

My Roman Feast prepared by Alessandro was wonderful. Prior to the dinner, he had sent me messages asking if I had any allergies or dietary restrictions, & whether I'd like to dine alone with his girlfriend & him or whether to keep the date open, in case others wanted to book. I opted to keep the date open. He also sent me detailed instructions as to how to walk to his apartment from my AirBnB. Although I arrived about 10 minutes late (after taking a short detour to view the Vatican), he was waiting at the gate for me. His girlfriend, Elena, & his friend, Claudio, also joined us. Alessandro is very friendly & easy to talk to, as were his girlfriend & his friend. The first course was bruschetta with cherry tomatoes & basil from his garden. We then had cacio e pepe, grilled vegetables & polpettone with pistachios, finishing with tiramisu. The wine he'd chosen was Sangiovese (my favorite) from Saubadia. After dinner, we had a good, strong limoncello made with lemons from his trees. All of the food was fresh, light & flavorful. Since none of the courses were heavy (due to his manner of preparation), I managed to finish everything! In addition to the lovely meal, Alessandro gave me tips on interesting towns to village in the surrounding area, as well as recommendations for restaurants, cafes & shopping in his area. I felt that the Roman Feast was an incredible value, a learning experience (due to the information he provided) & the best meal that I had in Rome.

THERESA
THERESA

I booked for a dinner with Alesandro for my son and his husband in Rome. They had a glorious evening, with amazing food, wine & home made Limoncello. I cannot praise this website enough, and also the communication from Alesandro was second to none. Thank you so much for hosting my boys. I hope to visit Rome next year and will definitely be booking a dinner. Brilliant website with a varied choice of events. Theresa

Stephane Frenette
Stephane Frenette

Wonderful Authentic Roman experience. Chef Alessandro and his co-host/wife Elena provide a beautiful setting to serve delicious local traditional food and wine. Chef Alessandro went into great detail explaining the origin and history of every part of the experience. It was a pleasure dinning with both of them. Great atmosphere, great conversation, great people. Until we meet again. Grazie!!!

Brad
Brad

This was an absolutely WONDERFUL experience! I wanted to treat my wife and two sons to a unique and REAL dining opportunity during our stay in Rome. I emailed Tony beforehand and let him know about our considerable dietary restrictions (one kid who eats everything, one who eats nothing, lactose intolerance, gluten sensitivities, etc...). Tony said he would be happy to accommodate us and did he ever! He was a wonderful host and an even better chef. He has a genuine love of food and wine that comes across in every dish. He and his girlfriend Elena were so thoughtful in preparing a personalized and delicious meal for my family. Tony taught us about how Roman cooking and wine differs from other regions of Italy. He described the preparation of each dish. His love of his craft was very apparent. In the taxi back to our hotel, our kids could not stop thanking us for such a unique and great dining experience. I cannot recommend Tony enough. It was a superb, unforgettable evening from start to finish!