Forget about rooftop restaurants, join rooftop dinner experiences in Europe hosted by locals.
Have you ever been in south Europe, stuck on street level looking with envy at some locals peacefully sipping wine from their rooftop, while you’re being swept away in a crowd of tourists?
South Europe is known for its vibrant culture, rich heritage, and delicious cuisine. However, there’s a different side to the region that not many people know about, and that’s experiencing the true essence of South Europe by dining on rooftops with locals.
Here at eatwith we help you to avoid the tourist traps. Your door into the world of locals is open, and they’re welcoming you on their rooftop. To drink wine and eat with locals into the late evening.
Here are our favorite rooftop dinner experiences in Europe, taking place at locals’ homes. Get lost in the serenity of a rooftop dinner, sipping wine, and experience the culture like a local.
Best Rooftop Culinary Experiences in South Europe
Barcelona Rooftop Wine Tasting
Learn how to evaluate wines like a professional sommelier at this rooftop wine tasting in Barcelona. Enjoy three different Spanish wines, including a crianza, reserve, and white wine, while learning about the visual, gustatory, and olfactory aspects of wine. The tasting also includes delicious iberico ham, local cheeses, and olives.
- Your host is a professional local wine sommelier
- The venue is located next to Passeig de Gràcia, in the heart of Barcelona
- The experience is perfect for groups and celebrations
Rooftop Paella Cooking Class with a view of Seville’s Cathedral
Learn how to make a traditional Spanish paella and sangria in this intimate cooking class in Seville. Enjoy stunning views of the city as you learn from a native Spanish chef. You’ll learn all the secrets to making a perfect paella, from the ingredients to the cooking method. You’ll also learn how to make a delicious sangria, the perfect accompaniment to your paella. This is a great way to experience Spanish culture and cuisine, and you’ll leave with the skills to make these dishes at home.
- Learn to cook meat or vegan Paella from your local host!
- Feast on your creation on a rooftop with cathedral views
- A truly unforgettable dining experience
Greek Feast with Panoramic Views of Athens
Athens is a city that is steeped in history and culture. This Athens rooftop dinner is perfect for those who want to experience both. You’ll be taken to a beautiful rooftop terrace overlooking the Acropolis, where you’ll be treated to a traditional Greek meal, including greek meze and dishes like Yemista, Moussaka, Lamb Kleftiko…. And of course wine and beers. Your hosts will take you on a journey through their rich culture and history, and how it inspired their cooking. You’ll be submerged in the beautiful sounds of traditional Greek music while taking in some of the most stunning views you’ve ever seen.
- Dine with a view of the Acropolis
- Try home cooked traditional Greek mezes and dishes
- Prepared by a professional chef with rave reviews on TripAdvisor
Roman Dinner on a Panoramic Terrace
In Rome, you can join Debora and her daughter Fiamma for a delightful Roman dinner at the top of the Gianicolo hill. The 3-course meal will be served with local wine on their beautiful balcony.
Fiamma and Debora will spend the evening sharing stories about their life in Rome and will teach you about Italian traditions, customs and the history behind each dish. For the main course expect dishes like the traditional Roman pasta alla carbonara, and the classic Italian dish, polpette al sugo. After dinner, you can enjoy some tiramisu made from an original recipe of their grandma, while taking in the views of the city.
- Hosted by a local mother and daughter duo
- Try traditional Italian home cooked cuisine
- Rooftop views of Rome not accessible to others
- Meet other travellers at the table
Portuguese Wine Tasting on a Private Lisbon Rooftop
In Lisbon, you can enjoy a private rooftop wine tasting with views of the Tagus river, old town and castle. You’ll be greeted with a glass of port and a selection of Portuguese tapas.
Your host, a WSET trained sommelier will take you on a sensorial tour throughout Portugal. Wine will be poured and food will fill small plates while you listen to some interesting stories and discover what is within every bottle, tasting the grapes from North to South.
- Hosted by a local wine enthusiast with formal WSET training
- Enjoy a 360 degrees view over Lisbon
- Rooftop is located in the heart of the city
Rooftop Italian Aperitivo and Dinner
Experience the real Italian concept of ‘aperitivo’, followed by a typical 3-course Italian dinner, all taking place on your hosts rooftop. Greeted with a selection of Italian antipasti such as sfogliatella, caponata. With the main course including typical Italian dishes such as aroncino, swordfish, and pasta stroncatura. After dinner, you can enjoy some home made ice-cream while taking in the views of the city.
- Welcome drink, wine and digestif are included
- Try delicious, traditional Italian dishes made with love
- Lovely large dining space – get ready to make some friends!
South Europe is full of hidden gems that must be explored. From the stunning architecture to the delicious food, the region is a feast for all the senses. However, experiencing the culture like a local by dining on rooftops is a unique experience that cannot be missed. At Eatwith, we connect you with locals who are passionate about sharing their love of food, wine, and culture. So, why not explore South Europe like a local, and book your rooftop dinner experience today?