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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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Latest Reviews

Maggi Ayd
Maggi Ayd

This was probably the highlight of our dining experiences in Rome. We had made arrangements thru BonAppetour. BonAppetour lets you discover amazing food experiences and events. They offer everything from food tours, cooking classes, bar crawls, dinner parties, and much more. This was our first time using We read thru the listings on their website for Rome and chose Alessandro, who was offering a truly Roman feast overlooking the Vatican City. Alessandro is a personal chef and sommelier. It was very easy to make these arrangements with him online. He was extremely responsive to our every question. We knew we were in for a real treat, and he did not disappoint us. He really paid attention to our requests and prepared a dinner for us that perfectly suited our tastes. BonAppetour, and we were so pleased. We will definitely try them again in other cities around the world. He gave us wonderful directions to his home. (We were able to take a bus from our apartment to his home.) We were warmly greeted by Alessandro, who we will now call Tony, because we are friends forever. It was a lovely evening so we dined al fresco on a delightful, covered patio. He even had a heater in the event it got cold. Since it was just the two of us and Tony, we sat for a while and got to know each other. We were thrilled to learn how he became a chef and sommelier. He offered us a white wine called Trebbiano from the Sant’Andreas Winery (about 1-1/2 hours south of Rome), which he explained was one of his favorites and he was so surprised to learn that we had visited that same winery three days previously. Tony is the consummate chef – he is really into making his guests have a wonderful food experience. He makes everything and uses the freshest, local, seasonal ingredients available. Our dinner started with bruschetta (a crunchy bread with tomatoes) – a perfect start. This was followed by a delicious risotto with artichokes. Artichokes were in season, and this risotto was light and full of flavor. What made this dinner even more special was that Tony dined with us. We were delighted when Tony’s girlfriend joined us - we really enjoyed the stimulating conversations. Our main course was delicately prepared chicken slices in an orange sauce accompanied by a fennel salad with oranges. The dessert for us was a banana cake with strawberries – a terrific finish to a perfect meal. Everything was beautifully prepared and presented. Ah, but we were not finished. Their final act of kindness was to present us with Limoncello made from the lemon trees growing right next to where we were seated. If you come to Rome and want to have a unique dining experience, book an evening with Alessandro. You will not be disappointed. We had a great time!

John Sayegh
John Sayegh

Alessandro opened his home to us and prepared one of the most wonderful meals we’ve ever had! Everything was fantastic, from Alessandro’s and Elena’s graciousness to the delicious meal and wine! This was definitely one of our best experiences in Italy! Also, Alessandro took so much time in giving us information on places in Rome and the surrounding area to visit with excellent restaurant recommendations. He even followed up with detailed information in an email that was very helpful for the remainder of our visit. It was an absolute pleasure meeting Alessandro and Elena and we had a wonderful dinning experience with them! Highly recommend it!

Matthew
Matthew

A great highlight of my trip to Rome! I enjoyed a wonderful 5 course meal with Alessandro (Tony) and a lovely family of 3 also visiting Rome. This is a great way to connect with other tourists. Tony is a considerate host; from the dinner setting outside in his garden, to the pairing of wine with food, to the conversation and stories of Rome. He really ensures you a great evening. The food is divine and dont miss out on the limoncello! Best i had in Rome. Thanks again Tony!

Jay Bolling
Jay Bolling

What an incredible experience, start to finish. Allesandro made everything so easy, from planning and customizing the meal, to providing a fantastic dining experience. If you have any doubts that this is "exactly" as advertised, forget them. Truly top-notch, authentic, and wonderful. Don't miss it!

Carly
Carly

My husband and I did dinner with Alessandro and his girlfriend, Elena. The meal was unique, tasty, and well-portioned. Elena and Alessandro made great conversation throughout the whole dinner. We got to learn more about Italy, establish some commonalities, and they helped us find other places around the city to try out. We had such a great time - it was truly a unique experience. I would highly recommend Alessandro's wonderful meal and company.