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food tasting

Dinner party with fellow travelers.

food tasting

Dinner party with fellow travelers.

177 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English
food tasting

Dinner party with fellow travelers.

food tasting

Dinner party with fellow travelers.

177 reviews
Paused through June 14. To protect the health of our community, Airbnb Experiences in many regions are paused due to COVID-19. Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food
Hosted in
English

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.

Your host

Learn more about Steven

Steven

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.

What's included

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

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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.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

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.

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Steven
Dinner party with fellow travelers.
177 reviews
$18/person
177 reviews
$18/person