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The Carettos

The Carettos

Roma, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

English, Italian, Malay, basic Spanish

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We are an inter-racial couple from two corners of the world. She is an actress/English teacher/yoga and belly dance enthusiast. He is a guitarist/music producer/wildlife photography enthusiast. We love being together outdoors in Nature, traveling, hiking, museum-hopping, sagra-sampling and whatnot, and being indoors in the kitchen delving into one of our biggest passions - cooking. We believe we were brought together by a mysterious force so that we could share our passion for food and cultures with others. We cook Italian, Asian and Mediterr-Asian, our own hybrid of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. We believe that cooking, like travelling, unravels one's imagination and the food we serve is 100% Caretto creativity da il cuore.

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Shop and Cook Like a Local - market tour + cooking class + lunch in Rome

Are you a foodie like us? Interested to experience a local market and treat yourself to a sensory adventure of sights, smells, sounds and taste? Then ...

Roma, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Cook and Eat an Italian Autumn!

Using the seasonal produce of autumn, we create a menu that inspires us and which we hope will do the same to you. We work together with our guests to...

Roma, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Cucina Italiana- Fresh Pasta and Tiramisù Cooking Class

Food is a delicious way to learn about a country’s culture and history, especially Italy’s. Join us in our home for an immersive and engaging ...

Roma, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Gnocchi and Dessert making Class

"Giovedì gnocchi, venerdì pesce e sabato trippa..." Or so the Roman saying goes. Gnocchi might be traditionally eaten every Thursday but hey, we ...

Roma, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Rock n' Ravioli! - ravioli and dessert-making class

Fancy spending some time in the comfort of a local's home, rolling out homemade pasta dough and filling your own ravioli? Then book a class with us as...

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Viva il Vino! - Wine Tasting with a Passionate Wine Lover

Italians take their wine seriously. Red or white, wine has an important seat at the table, serving as an accompaniment to Italy's famous cuisine. ...

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Roadtrip with the Carettos - Lunch and wine tasting in Tuscany & Dinner in Rome

Ever wanted to experience Tuscany in the day followed by dinner in a local's home in Rome? A unique and immersive experience exclusively for 2-4 ...

Roma, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

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Olive Oil - Italy's Green Gold (olive farm visit in Lazio + homecooked Italian meal featuring 3 types of extra-virgin olive oils in Rome)

Are you as passionate about one of Italy's prized products as we are? What are the most common types of olives used in Italy? What characteristics ...

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Cucina Italiana! - Fresh Pasta and Tiramisù Cooking Class (For families)

Food is an alternative and delicious way to learn about a country’s culture and history, especially Italy’s. Join us at our home for a fun-filled ...

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Food Tour in Prati - Uncover culinary gems and Italian culture

Come explore one of Rome's most historic neighbourhoods with 2 of its own residents! Nadia is a Singaporean who has been living in Rome for almost 5 ...

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Latest Reviews

Tim
Tim

We came to the Carettos hoping to learn to make gnocchi di patate as good as our Nonna Maria used to—and we did! But far more than that: we had our most convivial and delightful evening during our visit to Rome. Matteo and Nadya were fantastic hosts: warmly welcoming and deeply knowledgeable about Italian cooking. We came away, not only with the new culinary skills we had been seeking, but also with wonderful memories of a perfect evening and, we hope, two fine new friends! We cannot recommend the Carettos class too highly; it was a perfectly wonderful experience!

Dana
Dana

This experience is WAY overpriced. $84 per person to basically sit there and watch this couple cook for you and listen to them bicker with each other and them talking about themselves the entire time. We didn’t even get to make one part of the dessert, Nadia baked the entire thing and just said “we’ll give you the recipe.” Well, it’s been a week and I have received no recipes. The only “cooking” we did was roll some gnocchis. It’s nice to meet Rome locals and share a dinner, but I would not recommend this experience at all. The kitchen barely fit myself, my two travel companions, and the two hosts. I couldn’t imagine trying to fit any other people. It was not that great of an experience and I wish we had done something else that evening.

Esther Geva
Esther Geva

This was a most amazing experience. We came with our 13 year old grandson who was really the reason we chose this option. It was beyond our expectations. Matheo and Nadia were welcoming and fun, and treated us, but in particular our our grandson in a the way that he could understand and follow the various steps in making pasta from and desert from scratch. He was in 7th heaven. Not to mention to the relaxed, friendly, interesting and fun conversation around dinner table, and their warmth. We are unanimous in recommending Nadia and Matheo with enthusiasm.

Vivian
Vivian

I had a great day with Nadia on our food tour of Prati! We walked and talked and visited many small spots I might have just walked by. She pointed out places I might want to try during the rest of my stay in Rome. She is a wealth of information and fun to be with too. She also helped me with many Italian phrases , an added bonus! Thank you Nadia for a such a fun day!

Karen
Karen

Our pasta cooking class at the Caretto's home was way beyond our expectations! We loved learning how to make pasta and sauce, and we learned about the ingredients that make Italian food so good. Matteo even taught us his grandma's recipes! We loved all the food served, but mostly enjoyed meeting the Carettos and learning first hand about Italian culture. What a lovely couple and a wonderful experience.