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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

Martin

Martin

from

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

from Charlotte

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!!

Juliana

Juliana

from

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!

Henry

Henry

from Vancouver

A wonderful meal with a gracious and knowledgeable chef/host. Simple dishes carefully explained served with a fitting wine and home-made lekoncello.

Angela

Angela

from Orlando

Wonderful dinner and experience - one of the highlights of our trip!

SOME TESTIMONIALS

Caroline

Caroline

from Bayonne

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.

Matt & Sarah

Matt & Sarah

from Kansas City

We absolutely loved the hospitality and delicious, authentic Roman feast prepared by Alessandro. The private dining experience provided by AlessNdro and his wonderful wife was very intimate and informative for first timers to Rome. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone looking to indulge in local, authentic Roman food and to attain first hand knowledge of Italy, the culture and local experience.

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!

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