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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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A traditional Italian summer meal near the Vatican

In Rome it is very hot during the Summer, for this reason it is always necessary to have light meals but full of taste. In this experience I will ...

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Vegan Cooking Class: Fresh Handmade Italian Pasta

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

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The real roman Aperitivo!

If you want to find out what the real Roman “Aperitivo” is, this is the right experience for you! I’ll prepare for you a buffet menu accompanied...

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Latest Reviews

Thomas Kiernan
Thomas Kiernan

We had a lovely evening at alessandro’s home restaurant. Food was great and was paired with wines which were expertly explained by our host. We were joined by a couple from USA who we hit it off with straight away. Thoroughly enjoyable evening I would recommend this to anyone considering it. The evening ended with a taste of allesandros home made lemoncelli which was delicious.

Sue Gadsby
Sue Gadsby

Alessandro is a talented and well educated chef and a lovely person. Our dinner with him was delicious and one of our favourite experiences in Rome. He prepared a 100% plant based meal as per our request. I will recommend this opportunity to all my friends.

Stephen
Stephen

I booked the dinner for my wife and myself prior to our visit to Rome with Alessandro, we chose the summertime Roman menu. Once we arrived in Rome Alessandro gave us detailed instructions on how to get to his home by car or bus and train. He greeted us and we entered through the lovely garden with a space for dining and a wood fired oven. The weather that evening was cold and not a good outdoor dining night so we dined indoors, which was stylish and warm. First caprese salad, which was simple and delicious. While preparing the next course he explained the preparation. Spaghetti pesto arrived on the table attractively plated. We talked about food and I asked questions which he answered. He returned to the Kitchen and prepared the next course, fettine Pizzaiola, another hit. We were so full but powered through a dessert of. Flourless cake, whose name escapes me, with Macedonia di Fragole. It was a great experience with great food and company alike. Alessandro is a passionate, welcoming host whom we enjoyed spending time with.

Frans Daemen
Frans Daemen

Looking for a different diner experience our 4 days vacation group of 13 gained interest in the Bonappetour offer by Alessandro and Elena. The contact was quick and easy, Alessandro is very fast and precise in his answers. On arriving in their home we were surprised by a friendly athmosphere, good wines and fine dishes. Our hosts are enthousiast speakers on their thoughts on good food and wine, and also films. So we enjoyed what we were searching for in Rome: a different locally inspired culinary experience. Maybe next time we have the right weather to sit outside on the cosy terrace. Thanks for having us, Tony and Elena.

John Jackson
John Jackson

I booked with Alessandro for a group of friends as we celebrated a friends 40th. We were also looking for a different experience to the usual restaurant excursions. The host was great with such a large group and everyone in the group enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent, and the wine even more so.