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Dinner party with fellow travelers.

Rome, Italy

Experience hosted by Steven

2.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food

What you'll do

Wish you had friends in Rome and could get invited to a dinner party at their place and meet locals? This is about as close as it gets! Three times a week we make a family style dinner in the cafe of our small hostel and host small dinner parties of about 10-12 guests - international travelers of all ages, local expats, and friends. We eat a vegetarian meal (vegan or GF ok too with advance notice) that includes a starter (or two) and a main dish, then something sweet or fruit. Most often it's authentic Italian/Mediterranean, but sometimes I go off script and make Indian or Moroccan - if you want to know the menu just ask - I usually decide the day before. It's home cooking at its finest - nothing pretentious, but prepared with love. It's a mix of traditional and creative - always seasonal and varied. On cold days I might make a lentil and spelt soup with a salad of rucola, walnuts, apple and pecorino cheese. Or if I find a bunch of Tuscan Kale at the market I might make a winter pesto for pasta. We have good, local/organic wine that's optional at 3 euro per glass or 9 euro a bottle and as we're typically an eclectic group of all ages and backgrounds, conversation is never dull!

We also have a private, outdoor garden courtyard which is a great place for a drink before or after dinner, or a place to chill and continue the conversation.
Wish you had friends in Rome and could get invited to a dinner party at their place and meet locals? This is about as close as it gets! Three times a week we make a family style dinner in the cafe of our small hostel and host small dinner parties of about 10-12 guests - international travelers of all ages, local expats, and friends. We eat a vegetarian meal (vegan or GF ok too with advance notice) that includes a starter (or two) and a main di…

What's included

  • Food
    With advance notice we can accommodate any allergies or intolerances.

Meet your host, Steven

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • 177 Reviews
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I'm an American who's lived in Rome for over 20 years and own a small boutique hostel with my wife. I'm also a chef and breadmaker and love cooking for others. We do family style dinners three times a week as well as two cooking classes - one for homemade pizza and one for fresh pasta (both on Airbnb). Solo travelers, couples and families who either feel isolated and want to meet others, or if you just like good company and interesting conversation, you're welcome to come and eat with us, our friends, and our guests and exchange stories, travel tips, and experiences, while eating a healthy home cooked meal, prepared with love, that won't break the bank.
I'm an American who's lived in Rome for over 20 years and own a small boutique hostel with my wife. I'm also a chef and breadmaker and love cooking for others. We do family style dinners three times a week as well as two cooking classes - one for homemade pizza and one for fresh pasta (both on Airbnb). Solo travelers, couples and families who either feel isolated and want to meet others, or if you just like good company and interesting conversation, you're welcome to come and eat with us, our…
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Where you'll be

Our hostel is two blocks from Roma Termini (the central station). We have a private outdoor courtyard garden and a small cafe and lounge where we host our dinners. It's an artsy, funky place with a very homey vibe.

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 177 reviews.

Danijel
March 2020
Thank you Steven for a wonderful experience and tasteful food, I really can't think of anything to make the evening better than it was!
Elaine
February 2020
Great way to spend an evening ,especially if you are travelling solo, I enjoyed a couple of hours with random people who share a love of travelling. Steven is a warm and courteous host, efficient and accomplished cook, flavoursome and delicious Italian food at its best.
Great way to spend an evening ,especially if you are travelling solo, I enjoyed a couple of hours with random people who share a love of travelling. Steven is a warm and courteous…
Ester
February 2020
Having a home-style dinner with fellow travelers was a great way to connect and feel comfortable in a new city. Steve is a great cook, and he also facilitated great conversation around the table to help us all really connect as a group. I also found out about their hostel "The Beehive" through this experience and spent two nights in a private room. It was quiet, comfortable, and close to Termini Station.
Having a home-style dinner with fellow travelers was a great way to connect and feel comfortable in a new city. Steve is a great cook, and he also facilitated great conversation ar…
Luis
January 2020
My group and I really enjoyed ourselves -- Steven outdid himself with dinner! Two starters, great pasta and brownies for dessert; and the wine kept flowing. He's a gregarious host; ask him about skydiving :-) I thought it was a good value, and this is one of those experiences that you get what you put into it. If you make an effort to be engaging, then it will work out just fine.
My group and I really enjoyed ourselves -- Steven outdid himself with dinner! Two starters, great pasta and brownies for dessert; and the wine kept flowing. He's a gregarious host;…
Elizabeth
January 2020
Warm place, warm host.. great conversations, good food and wine, lots of new friends... a fun night! Wish I did it earlier in my trip. Book it!
Jane
January 2020
Very nice dinner with cool new people, delicious food and many interesting stories. Steve is a great host and he loves what he is doing :)

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.