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Vegan by Season at the Colosseum - Classic Roman Dinner

Host Francesca & Ryan

$59.44 per guest

At a glance

Start time



2 - 3 hours


An animal-free feast, this completely homemade dinner has a focus on local seasonal produce, quality ingredients and explores many wonderful tastes and textures.

Over 5 courses, we showcase our favourite Roman recipes and look forward to serving our food with discussions of cooking techniques and philosophy.

We welcome you into our home in Monti, Rome's ancient centre, and serve you in a wonderfully atmospheric dining room with unrivalled views of the Colosseum and forum.

Good for your tastebuds, good for your health and good for the environment.


MENU ᛫ including wine

Choose a classic Italian cocktail

Caramelised onion & radicchio bruschette
Watermelon salad with balscamico & pistacchio crumble

Fettuccine cacio e pepe

Puttanesca with buttery garlic & sage cannellini beans


We'll guide you through our selection


View the Colosseum from our dining table and we'll also take you on the rooftop terrace for a cocktail and the best selfie in Rome.

We're in the Monti neighbourhood, with its many undiscovered gems we'll happily share with you.

You can very easily reach us with a metro station one minute away and taxis and busses always available.

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Francesca & Ryan

Francesca & Ryan

In Harmony with Nature

Hello! We're Francesca and Ryan, yoga teachers and health geeks. We're bringing the passion of our





We had an incredible dinner with Francesca and Ryan! We had the most delicious « Roman » dinner and learned so much about Italian food and culture. All the dishes were extraordinary! Both are great hosts, very nice and welcoming. It was the highlight of our trip! And they have a very cute dog (which is always a plus).



from Ortonville

Francesca and Ryan provided a truly spectacular dining experience! My friends and I were in Rome to celebrate my 50th birthday, and I wanted a memorable experience to commemorate my milestone. Francesca and Ryan did not disappoint! The food was delectable, the conversation delightful, and the view was magnificent! I have wonderful memories for my 50th birthday celebration! I have told everyone I know how fantastic our evening was! Cannot thank you enough.



from Vancouver

My BonAppetour experience with Ryan was an absolute highlight of my Italy trip and I would HIGHLY recommend to others! The location of their apartment (right across from the colosseum) is incredible and their rooftop patio makes for some incredible photos. The food definitely met and exceeded my expectations, especially the cacio e pepe pasta that was hands down the best pasta dish I had in Italy! Not only were all 5 courses absolutely delicious, but I loved learning about the ingredients and cooking techniques from Ryan. His passion for food was contagious and he was so friendly and personable that it made the dinner feel like we were eating with an old friend! My only regret was not booking this experience earlier on in our trip as it would have been great to know all of his insider info about eating plant-based in Italy to guide our food choices along the trip.



from Felton

This was an amazing experience. If you are vegan, (or if you just like to eat really wonderful, tasty food) this is a must-do while you’re in the area! Francesca and Ryan are both very thoughtful and kind people. Their attention to detail and their combination of flavor profiles is exquisite. Two enthusiastic thumbs up!

Philip Kinder

Philip Kinder


What an experience! Great food and the company (other guests we hadn't previously met) was brilliant. Francesca & Ryan are fantastic hosts and I would recommend to anyone. Location overlooking the coleosseum and the Roman forum would take some beating. Go with an open mind, be yourself and you will have a great time.





This dinner was by far the highlight of our trip to Rome. Everything was absolutely incredible!! Francesca was the sweetest host and we had a fantastic time getting to know her and exchanging laughs and conversation. The food was better than anything I've ever eaten––I swear. Each dish was prepared so thoughtfully with their own unique and amazing flavours. Francesca took the time to explain the history and cultural significance of each dish too:) Plus, all of the ingredients were fresh and locally sourced! The apartment was beautiful and the view of the colosseum is to die for. We still cannot stop talking about how fun and yummy this dinner was. If you are looking for good vegan food in Rome, and an exceptional roman experience with a great host, do yourself a favor and book a dinner with Francesca!



from Rome

This was my first experience with BonAppetour, but Francesca and Ryan definitely set the bar. I was welcomed very warmly into their cosy home, located in the heart of Trastevere. Although I'm not vegan myself, I do enjoy eating vegetarian (mostly) and vegan (occasionaly). The dishes they prepared were not only bursting with flavour, but also beautifully presented. They even made an extra effort to make every course gluten free, especially for me. It's hard to choose my favourite dish of the night. I was crazy about the homemade crackers and I thought their own take on farinata, made into a lasagna was a winner. Between all this lovely food, conversation was very easy and touched topics ranging from healthy eating, history, poor service in cake shops, movies, yoga, mummies (yes mummies) etc. Time flew by and I enjoyed every single minute of it. I wish them the very best and I'm sure their passion for healthy food/living will take them far!



from London

I had the pleasure of dining with Francesca and Ryan for a whole week when I visited them last September and it really opened my eyes to vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Like a lot of people I have, out of habit, been a big meat and dairy consumer for most of my life but I have started to examine this in recent months and Francesca and Ryan helped me do this not only by showing me delicious alternatives to animal based foods, but also by sharing the wealth of knowledge and nutritional information they have. They were happy to answer all of my questions in a really helpful and positive way. I now eat significantly less animal products and feel much happier for it. In such a meat and cheese eating culture as Italy it is hard to find good vegan and vegetarian food, so the fact that Francesca and Ryan are sharing their home, their food and their passion with other people is a great thing.

Lauren Booth

Lauren Booth

from England

I'm not a vegan but Francesca's food is always so delicious and it inspires me to make changes in my own eating habits. Francesca and Ryan are very knowledgable about food and nutrition and it's interesting to learn about these things from them. They have really opened mine and my partners eyes to the huge health benefits from being vegan, and made us realise that we can still get all the things we want in our daily diets from the vegan lifestyle. I can not wait to try more lovely dishes that francesca has to make.

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