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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

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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

Alex
Alex

One of the best experiences I had in Rome. If looking for an authentic italian home dinner, this is a great option. Alessandro was very hospitable and shared with us his knowledge of food and his favorite dishes. Make sure to come on an empty stomach.Some of the best food I have tasted in Rome.

Jessica
Jessica

Dinner at Alessandro's was a truly delightful part of my short stay in Rome, and the best meal I had without question. I was on my own, and no one else booked on the same night, so I had a delicious meal made just for me. I enjoyed our conversation and learned a lot from Alessandro about the ingredients in the dishes he prepared. He is a talented chef and he and Elena are gracious hosts and I highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Rome!

Muriel
Muriel

My husband and I had a dining experience with Alessandro during our trip to Rome that was fabulous to say the least. It came at the end of a 3 week trip to Italy mostly in Puglia and was most definitely our best meal of the entire trip. Alessandro is a talented chef as well as a sommelier. Our meal was prepared with care and incredibly fresh with all local ingredients and a great wine pairing of a regional wine. I hope to duplicate some of the dishes when I return home. The conversation was engaging and it was great getting to know Alessandro as a person as well as a chef. We left with full tummies, well satisfied and friends. We hope that our paths cross again in Italy or possibly a trip for Alessandro and his girlfriend to California. If you book a food experience with Alessandro I can tell you right now you won't be disappointed. Bon appetit as they say!

GABRIELLA
GABRIELLA

Alessandro’s home restaurant was amazing!! He will tell you his story and prepare an amazing meal for you, he is a trained chef and sommelier so you can go wrong coming here! He’s house is so lovely and he speaks very good English. He knows what wine goes perfectly with your meal and is great at engaging in interesting topics and the changes in Italy in all areas from politics to immigration to tourism!

Madison, Colleen, and Maureen
Madison, Colleen, and Maureen

This was the best experience in Italy I had the entire time I was there. We had dinner with Tony on our last night in Rome. His house is so cute and he uses fresh herbs and fruit to incorporate into his meals which is really great. Tony's food was so so incredible, it was such an honor to eat with him and to learn some of his culture just through the food. He paired the dinner with a great red wine that complimented every course he brought out. All of the food was absolutely wonderful and cooked to perfection, but my favorite dish was the pasta he made with pecorino cheese, pepper, and pork's cheek. It was so delightful. Tony himself is so wonderful and really personable and kind. He was a little shy at first, but he warmed up very quickly and then was very fun to talk to. We also had another man join us from the UK and he was also lovely to talk to! I liked how Tony added another person to our group so that there was more diversity and it was really enjoyable meeting two people from another country and really getting to know them in the three hours we had dinner. Tony was truly a joy to be around, and like I said, his food was amazing and that dinner alone was hands down, the best part about my trip to Italy. I highly recommend doing this. Tony also has a little cottage for five people that he rents out which is awesome, and next time I am in Rome I am going to stay there!