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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

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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

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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

Glenda
Glenda

Amazing amazing the best meal we had in Rome and all our other stops !

Joseph
Joseph

Allesandro provided a great dining experience. My family and I along with 2 other guests dined on his outdoor terrace. He was a gracious host providing us with interesting and fun facts about Italian culture and tips on traditional Roman cooking. We also got to meet his Mom and learn about his family. We had a wonderful time and wished that we had looked into booking other similar experiences during our time in Italy. Nice job Allesandro! Thanks again!

Megan Dwyer and Bill Gavelis
Megan Dwyer and Bill Gavelis

We enjoyed a wonderful five course dinner with Alessandro at his " home restaurant" in an intimate teracce setting. Alessandro had put a lot of thought into the menu, and the dishes were perfect for a very warm August evening. Everything was fresh and light, and many of the ingredients were from his garden. Alessandro was also a gracious host shared lots of insights into local food and wine. Everything combined to make a wonderful, memorable evening.

Alexandra Frenkel
Alexandra Frenkel

We had a beautiful evening with delicious meal and wine at Alessandro’s home restaurant. He is a wonderful host and great chef. It was a pleasure meeting Alessandro. I totally recommend this experience to others.

Paula
Paula

We booked a four-course dinner at Alessandro's home restaurant via BonAppetour. It was a great opportunity to experience a genuine home-cooked meal with a local host, in a non-touristy neighbourhood (albeit not far from the Vatican). From the start, communication with Alessandro was very easy - he was friendly and quick to respond. We were a group of four with very different dietary requirements and preferences, which Alessandro took into account with the menu. Our opinions of individual dishes differed, but we all agreed that the pasta and chicken were outstanding - the best dishes I'd tasted in Rome! The bruschetta made with homegrown tomatoes was also stunning. I don't drink, so Alessandro introduced me to Chinotto, which was refreshing and absolutely delicious. Alessandro was a great host. He explained how he made each dish and we had a very interesting conversation about all sorts of things! As it was summer, we sat in the (sheltered) garden and were able to go up to the roof terrace and see the homegrown herbs and vegetables he used. Afterwards he sent us an email with plenty of food-related tips and recommendations, and we visited one of the recommended food stores which was indeed amazing! I highly recommend dinner with Alessandro. There are many great restaurants in Rome, but Alessandro's kindness and hospitality, and the personalised experience, made this event truly memorable.