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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

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

Megan Dwyer and Bill Gavelis

Megan Dwyer and Bill Gavelis

from

We enjoyed a wonderful five course dinner with Alessandro at his " home restaurant" in an intimate teracce setting. Alessandro had put a lot of thought into the menu, and the dishes were perfect for a very warm August evening. Everything was fresh and light, and many of the ingredients were from his garden. Alessandro was also a gracious host shared lots of insights into local food and wine. Everything combined to make a wonderful, memorable evening.

Paula

Paula

from London

We booked a four-course dinner at Alessandro's home restaurant via BonAppetour. It was a great opportunity to experience a genuine home-cooked meal with a local host, in a non-touristy neighbourhood (albeit not far from the Vatican). From the start, communication with Alessandro was very easy - he was friendly and quick to respond. We were a group of four with very different dietary requirements and preferences, which Alessandro took into account with the menu. Our opinions of individual dishes differed, but we all agreed that the pasta and chicken were outstanding - the best dishes I'd tasted in Rome! The bruschetta made with homegrown tomatoes was also stunning. I don't drink, so Alessandro introduced me to Chinotto, which was refreshing and absolutely delicious. Alessandro was a great host. He explained how he made each dish and we had a very interesting conversation about all sorts of things! As it was summer, we sat in the (sheltered) garden and were able to go up to the roof terrace and see the homegrown herbs and vegetables he used. Afterwards he sent us an email with plenty of food-related tips and recommendations, and we visited one of the recommended food stores which was indeed amazing! I highly recommend dinner with Alessandro. There are many great restaurants in Rome, but Alessandro's kindness and hospitality, and the personalised experience, made this event truly memorable.

Alex

Alex

from

One of the best experiences I had in Rome. If looking for an authentic italian home dinner, this is a great option. Alessandro was very hospitable and shared with us his knowledge of food and his favorite dishes. Make sure to come on an empty stomach.Some of the best food I have tasted in Rome.

Jessica

Jessica

from

Dinner at Alessandro's was a truly delightful part of my short stay in Rome, and the best meal I had without question. I was on my own, and no one else booked on the same night, so I had a delicious meal made just for me. I enjoyed our conversation and learned a lot from Alessandro about the ingredients in the dishes he prepared. He is a talented chef and he and Elena are gracious hosts and I highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Rome!

Muriel

Muriel

from Los Gatos

My husband and I had a dining experience with Alessandro during our trip to Rome that was fabulous to say the least. It came at the end of a 3 week trip to Italy mostly in Puglia and was most definitely our best meal of the entire trip. Alessandro is a talented chef as well as a sommelier. Our meal was prepared with care and incredibly fresh with all local ingredients and a great wine pairing of a regional wine. I hope to duplicate some of the dishes when I return home. The conversation was engaging and it was great getting to know Alessandro as a person as well as a chef. We left with full tummies, well satisfied and friends. We hope that our paths cross again in Italy or possibly a trip for Alessandro and his girlfriend to California. If you book a food experience with Alessandro I can tell you right now you won't be disappointed. Bon appetit as they say!

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