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Home Dining

An Italian Fine Dining Experience like no other!

Host Alessandro

$83.69 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 city.

ABOUT THEEXPERIENCE

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 anniversary celebrations in Rome? I would like to invite you to celebrate your special moments in Rome by having a gourmet fine dining experience that is different from what you would get at restaurants in Rome. You will enjoy a more intimate and private setting, with me as your private chef and professional wine sommelier. My girlfriend will bake her cake specialties, and we will both be at your service! Together with my girlfriend, we would love to share our passion for food and wine with you, get to know you and share some stories together. We hope to make your evening in Rome a special one! Also don't forget to ask about my famous home-made limoncello to top up your evening!

ABOUT THEMENU

Appetizer: Smoked salmon rolls with cream cheese OR Bresaola rolls with cream cheese OR Selection of meats and cheeses OR Taste of chickpeas cream.

First Course: Fettuccine with king prawns, tomatoes and Pecorino cheese OR Veggie Lasagna OR Risotto with Champagne, truffle and cheese OR Orecchiette with king prawns, zucchini and saffron OR Risotto with porcini mushrooms, pumpkin and cheese OR Homemade hearts with porcini mushrooms and tomatoes OR Crespelle with mushrooms and cheese OR Veggie crespelle OR Pappardelle with clams and artichokes.

Main Course: Salmon fillet in red wine sauce OR Fillet steak with green pepper sauce OR Sliced chicken with curry sauce OR Bundles of chicken with ham and cheese in white wine sauce OR Perch fillets with garam masala sauce OR Slices of beef with porcini mushrooms OR Squid and shrimps baked.

Sides: Radicchio with balsamic vinegar sauce OR Fennel salad with oranges and olives OR Salad with crab meat and almonds OR Mixed salad OR Cabbage salad with pomegranate

Dessert: Hazelnut cream Cheesecake OR Tiramisù OR Hearts of chocolate OR Cheesecake with ricotta cheese and pears.

The menu will also be paired with wine chosen by me!

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

Jay Bolling

Jay Bolling

from Philadelphia

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

from Austin

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.

James Scharfenberg

James Scharfenberg

from

Dinner with Alessandro was fantastic. It was a great experience. Not only was the food delicious, but Tony offered much great advice on where & how to enjoy the food of his home.

CAMILLA

CAMILLA

from Paris

"Chef Tony" was very warm and welcoming and was very generous with his explanations and his Roman tips. His lovely girlfriend was a real asset to our conversation at the end of the evening, so it was a disappointment that although a place was set for her, she only joined us for dessert. On a personal level, we had a very nice time meeting them, and we think they are lovely people. As for the meal itself-- it was nice. I personally didn't find it to be at a "chef" level, but more like a good home cooked meal. The menu was nicely presented on a black board, and Allesandro explained the dishes to us in advance, which was nice, and he told us interesting facts regarding the Roman roots of the dishes. He served us Ricotta Stuffed Salmon, as a starter, a pasta dish, Linguine with Gamba (which was the best dish of the evening), and for the main dish, a pan friend snapper with cole slaw, which was his own personal recipe. For dessert, some home made Lemoncello, and a tart with apricot. The wine he served was a simple Trebbianno, with a sea-salty taste from where his family is from. It was a good accompaniment to the food. The were a few things that were a bit of a disappointment, however. First, I had asked for a beef menu, rather than a seafood menu, since my husband is not a seafood fan, so he was rather dismayed immediately. Also, we were served on a patio that could have been beautiful, but the set up was quite ordinary, and not how you would serve guests, unless you are family coming for a picnic or pot-luck style dinner. There was laundry hanging, and shoes laying around, and the table was set with plastic charger plates, thin paper napkins, picnic style silverware and a plastic table cloth. There wasn't any decoration. The set up was poor, so we were really counting on good company and good food, and when the girlfriend didn't join us until dessert, and he himself only ate the main dish with us, we were left without company for a good portion of time. I suppose this wasn't a real problem, but in our emailing each other, he asked if we would prefer our dinner with other guests, or with just him and his girlfriend, so we were expecting a certain atmosphere of company. I had replied to him that either was fine, so we were looking forward to having our dinner WITH them, instead, we ate his prepared dishes IN FRONT of him, while he talked at us, not with us, and his girlfriend worked in the living room where we could see her through the window. It wasn't exactly what we expected, and we felt a bit as if we were intruding. Additionally, because the chef was sitting down with us, watching us eat, it was a long time between courses and an extended dinner, (3-1/2 hours), even though the menu was quite simple. So here is my 1-5 review: I give the host a 4. He was VERY nice, and his girlfriend is also VERY nice and at the end of the evening we very much enjoyed their company. His tips and after event email was very nice. The Food: 3 First, I had been given a choice of seafood or beef, and I choose the beef menu, but we got a seafood menu. Second, the food was fine, but not at a chef level, which is what we expected from his write up. For example, the sauce on the fish tasted more of thickener, than of lemon, (not a mistake a chef usually makes), and the bread that he so passionately spoke about, was inedibely hard. The pasta dish and the dessert dish saved the day for me, but none the less, the value per euro was, in my opinion, not very high. Furthermore, I don't feel that he is of a "personal chef" level. Location and Atmosphere: 2 First: The location of his apartment is about 15 min by cab. He gave us very good and thorough directions, but the cab didn't want to take us up the hill to the address (small winding road), so I had to walk up the hill in my heals, which wasn't fun for me! Also, there were quite a bit of stairs, so if this is a concern, it should have been noted! Second, the patio in which we were served was not set in a very attractive way. Very plain and very cheap, where it could have been beautiful without too much effort. Third, using plastic charger plates, picnic style silverware and a plastic table cloth was really quite shocking. I feel that if it had been more of a socially rewarding evening for us, (especially since the food was just OK, and the atmosphere was dangled on poor), I think the aesthetics and the cuisine could have been mostly overlooked, because we did like Allesandro and his girl friend, and I think they have a good thing going, but it could definitely be spruced up a bit for the over 50E per person we paid.

ashley cowling

ashley cowling

from Birmingham

Our experience was absolutely amazing even days later my friends were still talking about how sweet Alessandro was to us and how great the food was. This was a birthday dinner made perfect, intimate and I was the only vegan among my group so Alessandro made dishes just for me. Everything was locally sourced, organic and so deliecious.

SOME TESTIMONIALS

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.

Megan Murray

Megan Murray

from Toronto

AMAZING! This was the highlight of our trip to Rome. We learned to make fresh Pasta that was so simple and so delicious. Alessandro is fantastic and the hospitality was outstanding. We had delicious wine and limoncello and great conversation. He gave us several recommendations for Rome and other areas of Italy, and everything we tried was great. We truly enjoyed our experience and wished we could have stayed longer in Rome to do his wine tasting tour. Highly Recommend. Thank you again so much Alessandro!

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.

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