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A truly Roman feast overlooking the Vatican City

Host Alessandro

$44.85 per guest

At a glance

Start time 8:00 pm or earlier

Duration 2 hours

Meeting point At Host's Location near to vatican city.

ABOUT THEEXPERIENCE

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 Vatican City, and experience a variety of delicious authentic Italian dishes.

Being a professional Chef and a Sommelier, you can expect to have a wonderful 5 course meal, of course with the best wines chosen by me, and perhaps some home-made limoncello! Join me and my girlfriend - we are both Romans and we like cooking, wine, films and rugby. During our meal together, you can be sure to have a good, relaxing time, full of pleasant conversations. We like to talk about various subjects including food, films and readings. My girlfriend is in fact a writer and a film critic!
Besides cooking the best Italian dishes, we love meeting new people from around the world!

ABOUT THEMENU

Appetizer: Crostini Romani (a crunchy bread with anchovies and provola cheese) OR Small taste of pulses soup OR Bruschetta (a crunchy bread with tomatoes).

First course: Spaghetti with Pecorino cheese and pepper OR Spaghetti with garlic, extravirgin olive oil and chili pepper OR Spaghetti with basil pesto OR Spaghetti alla Carbonara (with eggs, bacon, cheese, pepper and chili pepper) OR Spaghetti alla Gricia (with bacon, cheese, pepper and chili pepper) OR Rigatoni alla Amatriciana (with bacon, tomatoes and chili pepper) OR Pennette alla vodka (with bacon, tomatoes, chili pepper, vodka and cream) OR Fettuccine with porcini mushrooms OR Lasagne (with meat, tomatoes, bechamel sauce and cheeses) OR Mezze maniche with béchamel sauce and sausages OR Risotto with artichokes.

Second choice: Sliced chicken with orange OR Pork steak in red wine OR Meatloaf with pistachios OR Slices of beef with aurugula and Parmigiano cheese OR Chicken with herbs and spices OR Meatballs in tomato sauce OR Rolls of beef with tomato sauce OR Chicken with sweet peppers OR Eggplant Parmesan.

Sides: Coleslaw with tomatoes and carrots OR Vegetables au gratin OR Grilled vegetables OR Fennel salad with oranges and olives OR Cabbage and anchovy salad OR Mixed salad OR Sauteed chicory or beet or spinach OR Braised artichokes.

Dessert: Tiramisù OR Tony's muffins (with cinnamon and jam, without butter, milk and yeast) OR Sponge cake roll with hazelnut cream OR Caprese (dark chocolate and almond cake) OR Lemon Caprese (white chocolate, lemon, almonds) OR Brownies OR Cheesecake OR Tart with jam.

ABOUT THELOCATION

I live a short distance away from the Vatican City and St.Peter's, in a beautiful, quiet and cozy neighbourhood. The way to my apartment is filled with cobblestoned pathways and beautiful old houses. As it is also on a hill, you can catch a glimpse of the Roman skyline, over the Vatican City.
In the summer and when the weather is beautiful, we can have dinner in my well kept garden where you can see and smell the herbs I will use for your dishes and the lemon tree that I use for my homemade limoncello!

Contact Host

THEHOST

Alessandro

Alessandro

Hi, I'm Alessandro (Tony for my friends!). I'm a true Roman living very near the Vatican City and

WHAT OTHERPEOPLE SAY

kendall Zinszer

kendall Zinszer

from

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

Tina

Tina

from San Francisco

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

from

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

from Vancouver

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

from Boston

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!

HOST RECOMMENDATIONS

Lauren Cameron

Lauren Cameron

from Birmingham

Alessandro was GREAT! A group of us booked him to celebrate a close friend's birthday! Unfortunately, were got lost and arrived late but he was extremely understanding--even after we moved our initial reservation time! He met us with smiles! He served us a 5 course meal with ingredients fresh from his garden and local wine! It's the best meal I have throughout my entire 7 day stay in Italy! And best of all was the desert! Peach cheesecake which was utterly DELICIOUS! On top of great food, he has great conversation. He asked about our lives and shared his too! I recommend anyone traveling to Italy to take full advantage of his services!

Rens & Ines

Rens & Ines

from San Francisco

We had the most fun and culinary experience with Alessandro. He really made it into a special and homey evening and everything was taken care of to perfection. We are real foodies and this was the best dinner we had on our trip to Rome. Thank you so much Alessandro and can't wait to come back!

Anna Bendewald

Anna Bendewald

from Los Angeles

The dinner chef Alessandro Ricchi prepared for us was the best meal we had on our two-week vacation to Italy! Fresh, flavorful, and plentiful the experience was a memorable treat!

Peter

Peter

from

29th May 2017 7:06am My husband and I had a lovely dinner with Tony and Elena. They are a totally charming couple and speak excellent English. The meal and wine that Tony served was delicious from start to finish. Tony is a professional sommelier and can tell you anything you want to know about Italian wines. This is my second experience eating in a Roman home and what a wonderful, eye-opening experience it is to learn about the daily life of the people who live in the city. The very best part of traveling the world is getting to know other people and cultures in a deep and authentic way. Breaking bread and eating delicious food and wine make it even better. I could easily have stayed another couple of hours chatting. I encourage anyone keen to break away from the pack of tourists in centro and experience the real Rome to sample this truly memorable experience.

Tracie

Tracie

from Chesterfield

We dined with Alessandro and Elena one night on our vacation to Rome with six friends. It was an excellent meal and we enjoyed talking with Alessandro and Elena. A highly recommended experience!

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