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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 ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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! The Prati neighbourhood in Rome is renowned for several ...

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Latest Reviews

Patricia Prairie
Patricia Prairie

We spent the day with the Caretto's in October and we had a magnificent time! We had been looking for a way to get to Tuscany without renting a car and we didn't want a bus tour with a regulated schedule. We also had discovered through a YouTube video that there were folks opening their homes for a true Roman meal. Nadia and Matteo gave us the opportunity to do both in one shot. We met at a Metro station in Rome and were whisked away into Tuscany. After a great drive and conversation, getting to know each other, we stopped for a lovely lunch in a small, local eatery, overlooking the Tuscan countryside. It was like something out of a movie. Nadia and Matteo worked with the owner in helping us select from the menu; and wow, it was incredible - so decadent. After lunch, we went to the first of three wineries. Being October, we felt fortunate to be the only ones in each winery! Nadia and Matteo made sure we were well taken care of and able to taste and buy some amazing wines! Our last stop was my favorite - it was dusk when we arrived. We went into the tasting room, which felt like their family room. Being late October, it was olive harvesting time, and the winery owner also produced olive oil. She treated us to a tour of the olive oil production and filled a bottle of oil for us to take home. Her mother also brought us some of the ragu she had just made for their family's dinner. What an experience! It was a unique, very special day and it didn't end there. We drove back, under a nearly full moon, to Nadia and Matteo's home where they served us an amazing dinner to finish off the night. We couldn't have asked for a better day! Thank you so much to both of you! We can't wait to be back in Italy!

Sheila
Sheila

I was traveling to Rome for a family vacation over the US Thanksgiving Holiday. When I travel, I like to try to experience the city like a local would. I'm so happy I came across the Carlettos! They are the perfect couple to host; very sweet, welcoming, and knowledgable people. The class started with a tour of and shopping at a local market for the ingredients of the day's menu. They have established relationships with several of the vendors at the market, which made for a more warm and welcoming experience. Their apartment was not far away from the market. It was a cozy apt that displayed their love for music and culture (I live in NYC in what feels like a closet at times, so their apartment was large to my standards). We made the pasta from hand and learned about the various flours and foods used to make dishes. It was really fun! Oh, and the wine was GREAT! We stayed a little longer than the timeframe noted but they were so gracious to entertain us. They were even helpful towards the end of our stay in Rome when looking for a pharmacy in the area. A lovely couple that I would definitely book again. Oh, and the desert was amazing - it was kind of like a cheesecake topped with a fruit I've never had but wish was back in the States - a grape strawberry. YUM!

Susanna
Susanna

My husband and I had an amazing time! The Carettos were such warm, welcoming and lovely people! We had a blast learning to make authentic Italian pasta, sauce and desserts which we were able enjoy eating together afterwards. Having the class in their home made it more personalised and felt like we were catching up with old friends. It was the perfect experience to top off our last few days in Italy. We highly recommend this experience to anyone!

David
David

We were s family of 6 adults visiting from the USA and UK. We stayed in Rome for three days and and all agreed that this experience was the highlight. Nadia and Matteo are amazing hosts. Not only is the cooking experience wonderful but they have such a depth of knowledge on a wide array of topics from foid to wine to music to travel to many more. 100 percent recommend.

Ruth Gardiner
Ruth Gardiner

We booked the market tour and the cooking class with Nadia and Matteo. We loved the market tour and exploring the various stands, and learning how to cook with the wonderful produce afterwards as well. Despite the different age ranges in our group (we brought our 13 year old cousin along) everyone had great fun. Nadia and Matteo were always kind, knowledgeable and fun. It was the highlight of our trip to Rome. Thank you very much.