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Home Dining

A traditional Italian summer meal near the Vatican

Host Alessandro

$51.61 per guest

At a glance

Start time

8:00 pm or earlier

Duration

About 2 hours

Meeting point

At Host's Location near to Vatican

ABOUT THEEXPERIENCE

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 prepare for you typical summer Italian dishes that we usually eat in our private homes.
As always, I’ll choose personally the best wine to pair with each dish to make that perfect marriage between food and wine that will enhance the flavors from both and will allow you to have a unique and unforgettable gastronomic experience. At the end of the meal you can taste, as always, my homemade limoncello! I only use the lemons of my garden.

ABOUT THEMENU

Appetizer: Caprese (mozzarella, tomatoes and basil).

First Course: Spaghetti with basil pesto OR Fettuccine with lemon and pistachios OR Couscous with vegetables OR Rise salad with vegetables OR Cold pasta with tomatoes, capers and olives OR Rigatoni with tomatoes sauce (with capers, olives and oregano) OR Pasta all’Arrabbiata (tomatoes sauce with garlic and chili pepper).

Main Course: Sliced chicken with rocket, cherry tomatoes and Parmigiano cheese OR Fettine alla Pizzaiola (slices of beef with tomato sauce) OR Chicken breast with lemon sauce OR Breaded fried slices OR “Meat pizza” (hamburger with mozzarella and tomatoes sauce).

Sides: Mixed salad OR Seasonal vegetables stir-fried.

Dessert: Fruit salad.

ABOUT THELOCATION

I live a short distance away from the Vatican City and St.Peter's, in a beautiful, quiet and cozy neighbourhood. The way to my apartment is filled with cobblestoned pathways and beautiful old houses. As it is also on a hill, you can catch a glimpse of the Roman skyline, over the Vatican City.
In the summer and when the weather is beautiful, we can have dinner in my well kept garden where you can see and smell the herbs I will use for your dishes and the lemon tree that I use for my homemade limoncello!

Contact Host

THEHOST

Alessandro

Alessandro

Hi, I'm Alessandro (Tony for my friends!). I'm a true Roman living very near the Vatican City and

WHAT OTHERPEOPLE SAY

Stephen

Stephen

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I booked the dinner for my wife and myself prior to our visit to Rome with Alessandro, we chose the summertime Roman menu. Once we arrived in Rome Alessandro gave us detailed instructions on how to get to his home by car or bus and train. He greeted us and we entered through the lovely garden with a space for dining and a wood fired oven. The weather that evening was cold and not a good outdoor dining night so we dined indoors, which was stylish and warm. First caprese salad, which was simple and delicious. While preparing the next course he explained the preparation. Spaghetti pesto arrived on the table attractively plated. We talked about food and I asked questions which he answered. He returned to the Kitchen and prepared the next course, fettine Pizzaiola, another hit. We were so full but powered through a dessert of. Flourless cake, whose name escapes me, with Macedonia di Fragole. It was a great experience with great food and company alike. Alessandro is a passionate, welcoming host whom we enjoyed spending time with.

Alex

Alex

from Nelson

I had about 24 hours to spend in Rome by myself, and BonAppetour turned out to be an excellent choice to spend a Friday night with good company and good food by a professional. Alessandro was most helpful, from accepting right away to directions to, of course, information on Roman food. The meal was delicious and it was really nice to meet other people, learn about the regional cuisine, and spend some time in an authentic Roman neighbourhood, one that is easily accessible. Thank you!

Alex

Alex

from Nelson

I had about 24 hours to spend in Rome by myself, and BonAppetour turned out to be an excellent choice to spend a Friday night with good company and good food by a professional. Alessandro was most helpful, from accepting right away to directions to, of course, information on Roman food. The meal was delicious and it was really nice to meet other people, learn about the regional cuisine, and spend some time in an authentic Roman neighbourhood, one that is easily accessible. Thank you!

SOME TESTIMONIALS

Thomas Kiernan

Thomas Kiernan

from

We had a lovely evening at alessandro’s home restaurant. Food was great and was paired with wines which were expertly explained by our host. We were joined by a couple from USA who we hit it off with straight away. Thoroughly enjoyable evening I would recommend this to anyone considering it. The evening ended with a taste of allesandros home made lemoncelli which was delicious.

Gabriela

Gabriela

from

We are always looking for ways to experience the place/ country as a local and cooking class combined with dinner in Alessandro house was a perfect choice. From day one - first email exchange - Alessandro shows he really cares about his guests and provide you with all the info you might need. Very patient and polite cooking teacher. Him and his girlfriend are very kind and interesting people and make you feel during the dinner like you are visiting your friends. I highly recommend the whole experience.

Mervyn

Mervyn

from Omagh

Myself and three friends had the pleasure of visiting Alessandro in his home for a great evening of food, wine and conversation The food was beautiful cooked, and we all enjoyed Alessandro explaining how the different courses were made and the ingredients contained The wines accompaning the food were all locally sourced and of great quality We were joined at dinner by two visitors from Israel who helped to make the nigh entertaining and informative We would highly recommend when in Rome to arrange a visit to Alessandro home We thoroughly enjoyed the experience

Allison

Allison

from New York

My husband and I had dinner with Alessandro and a wonderful guest from Holland. His home restaurant was a unique and delicious experience for us. Our food and wine was explained in great detail by our passionate host. We learned about Roman cooking, as well as having some laughs and great conversation about our different cultural traditions. I love being in the presence of someone passionate about what they do and we had that with Alessandro. The meal he made for us was fantastic. I'll be dreaming about the chicken in red wine sauce!

Kayler

Kayler

from Brisbane City QLD

My cooking experience with Alessandro was amazing. Alessandro was such a warm, knowledgeable and generous host. I learnt so many invaluable tips, tricks and traditional methods of preparation from Alessandro. Alessandro is very skilful and passionate about using simple, fresh, seasonal ingredients to prepare amazingly flavoursome and nourishing dishes. I thoroughly enjoyed sharing the prepared meal with Alessandro and his partner Elena, who were able to give me an insight into what it was like living as an Italian. I can not recommend Alessandro as a cooking experience host or private chef enough! It has definitely been a highlight of my visit to Roma.

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