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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

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 ...

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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

Are you looking for a cooking lesson in Rome? How about taking a cooking lesson with locals in Rome? Join me for a hands-on cooking lesson in Rome, ...

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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

Are you looking for a vegan cooking lesson in Rome? How about taking a cooking lesson with locals in Rome? Join me for a hands-on cooking lesson in ...

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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

Cody Carson
Cody Carson

We were in Rome for 3 days, and of all the food we tried, of all the restaurants we ventured to, Alsessandro's meal was the best. Not only was it made with love and family recipes, but he also took the time to teach us how the food was made, the history behind it, why certain wine's pair well with the meal, and that's just the beginning. My fiance and I felt incredibly welcome and as if we made a new friend in Italy. We can't wait to go back because we will 1000% do this again!

Emily
Emily

We had so much fun cooking an authentic and delicious Italian dinner with Alessandro. The recipes we made were amazing, we were so satisfied with the dinner and enjoyed learning old family cooking tips from Alessandro. Our conversations with him were so easy and he made us feel right at home. If we are back in Rome we definitely plan on cooking with our new friend Alessandro again. Thank you for making our visit to Rome so special and memorable!

Kelsey Mulholland
Kelsey Mulholland

We had a group of five for Alessandro’s vegan pasta cooking class. This class was one of the first things we did when in Rome and it remained a highlight of the trip! It was such fun cooking, learning, and of course eating. Alessandro is an excellent teacher and has true passion for cooking. We enjoyed talking with him about the food, the city, and everything in between. Highly recommend this experience!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Alessandro was a spectacular host! My friends and I participated in the vegan pasta making class and not only was the food delicious, we learned so much about the process. Alessandro was careful to explain everything thoroughly and even provided the recipes we could take with us to prepare the dishes at home. Alessandro was very personable and a great conversationalist. It was a joy to learn about his family, his career path, and tidbits about Italy in general. He even emailed us with many other suggestions and recommendations for activities, restaurants and areas to explore. We had an amazing experience, topped off by a shot of homemade limoncello! The only suggestion I would make, is to perhaps offer a light appetizer during the cooking. Highly recommend! Thanks so much Alessandro!

Hyejin
Hyejin

Although i was the only guest and i was late because i got lost on the way, he made me feel so welcomed and relaxed. He carefully guided me through the class with his deep understanding about food. We had dinner with wine and homemade lemoncello, and had a great conversation about career, passion and like. After the dinner is finished, he booked a taxi for me so i can safely go back to my house. Thank you for this experience.