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A truly Roman feast overlooking the Vatican City

Host Alessandro

$44.85 per guest

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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

Spike

Spike

from Austin

We had such a wonderful time. The food was incredible. Alessandro's knowledge and skills are exceptional. It was so fun to sit at the table with strangers but leave as friends. Such a great way to experience the true nature of a place. We are grateful.

Eloise Collins

Eloise Collins

from

Alessendro and his partner were extremely lovely and welcoming. We had delicious local food, each dish was explained and very tasty. Would highly reccomend, great conversation about interests and local knowledge of Rome and surrounding areas. Also a great location. Thanks for a great evening :)

Michelle

Michelle

from

Tony was amazing! He created a light, seasonal menu perfect for the 40 degree heat. The food was sensational, coupled with delicious wine from a small beachside vineyard located near Rome. We also got to try some of Tony's homemade Lemoncello, which is delicious. Tony is absolutely lovely, it was fascinating to hear about what life is like living in Rome. He also has some amazing tips for places to visit in Rome/Italy. The pizzeria he recommended was sensational, happened to be around the corner from where we were staying but we never would have found it without Tony's tips. I would definitely recommend anyone visiting Rome adds dinner with Tony to their list of things to do, it was certainly a highlight of our trip.

Cathey

Cathey

from Charlotte

We had an amazing dinner with Alessandro and his other guests, from two different countries. The food was delicious and the company very interesting. Alessandro served freshly prepared food, with many items grown in his own garden, and served with specially selected wines to enhance the experience. The best meal we had during our stay in Rome!

Aaron

Aaron

from Dayton

What a treat it was to come back from the Vatican and enjoy an incredibly delicious dinner with Alessandro and Elena! They were both very charming and welcoming, and even waited for us to help prepare the Tiramisu (because I asked). The wine and full 4 course meal was absolutely fresh and absolutely delicious. I will be sending friends and family over to them when they visit Rome.

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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!

Travis

Travis

from Boise

What a great experience! Tony (Alessandro) and his girlfriend Elena were so welcoming and the food was amazing. Tony gave us tips about Rome and was just overall warm and pleasant. Thanks so much Tony. We had a great night and we will hopefully see you again!!

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