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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

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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Latest Reviews

Martin
Martin

We had a perfect evening with great food equally matched by Alessandro's wine recommendations. On top of that it was a please to feel his passion about cooking when he presented the different dishes. Also meeting other guests contributed to the experience and we left his home with happy memories of food, wine, limoncello and interesting conversations. Thanks!

Joy
Joy

We enjoyed a wonderful evening with Alessandro and Elena! The food was fantastic and his presentation added a great deal to the meal. We learned a lot about life in Rome and really enjoyed the conversation with both hosts. We highly recommend!!

James Scharfenberg
James Scharfenberg

Dinner with Alessandro was fantastic. It was a great experience. Not only was the food delicious, but Tony offered much great advice on where & how to enjoy the food of his home.

Juliana
Juliana

Dinner with Alessandro was the best meal we had on our week-long vacation in Italy and the highlight of our stay in Rome. Not only was he so welcoming, informative and friendly, but he is an excellent chef! Each of the 5 courses he served was above and beyond delicious and intricately prepared. He explained how each course was prepared, from picking the tomatoes from the garden at his mother's countryside villa to the process of making homemade limoncello. He taught us what the difference is between real classic Roman food vs. what you see at all of the touristy restaurants and I learned so much that I never previously knew about pasta, sauces and all the well-known Italian dishes I have eaten in the past. He even sent us an email afterwards with recommendations for restaurants and sights around the city which was such a nice touch. The experience was a great deal for the value and something we will never forget. I 100% recommend this to anyone visiting Rome!

Caroline
Caroline

Allesandro was very friendly and informative. He ensured we could easily locate his apartment. We enjoyed eating outside in the garden. I especially enjoyed the wonderful Pasta anchovy primi course he made. It was so subtly flavored and the herbs were his own organic home grown. The wine pairing with dinner was perfect. We got an education about the wines and foods and what is typical in Rome. This was a unique experience.