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A truly Roman feast overlooking the Vatican City

Host Alessandro

$40.25 per guest


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!


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.


I live a short distance away from the Vatican City and St.Peter's, in a beautiful 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, we can have dinner in my garden or on my home rooftop restaurant!

Contact Host




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


Clare O

Clare O

from Oxford

My husband and I had a great evening with Alessandro and Elena. Great food, wine and limoncello! (I needed a bigger stomach!) I felt very welcomed in their home and they are both warm and friendly people. Thanks for your hospitality, Clare & Dom




Alessandro and Elena were very welcoming and friendly hosts. Alessandro prepared an amazing home cooked meal while elena entertained with her broad knowledge of film and literature. I felt very at home. The menu was made up of traditional Roman and South italien dishes. Alessandro is also a sommelier so the wine selection was very good. The home made lemoncello made from his lemon trees coupled with a delicious bite of chocolate cake was unforgettable. Thanks so much Tony and Elena! Hope to see you again soon!

Valerie Quintanilla

Valerie Quintanilla

from Alba

We had an amazing experience with Alessandro. The food was fantastic, the wine was a perfect match, and the company was great. We loved everything about the evening. Grazie Mille!

Shanker Satyanath

Shanker Satyanath

from New York (but Rome every July)

Amazing food and great company along with an idyllic location. You will taste dishes and wines that are rarely seen in restaurants and also get to see a charming neighborhood off the usual track (though very close to the center). Strongly recommended.



from Toronto

Our family had an excellent meal with Alessandro and Helena. He put together a special mixed menu for us to make the kids happy and everything was perfect! It was really lovely to meet some local Romans at the end of our visit to their beautiful city.

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