Experience traditional, organic Roman cuisine with a modern touch in a relaxed, friendly home. Best friends Giovanna and Cristina use family recipes and great wines to make you feel welcome!
• 4-course tasting menu made with organic, local products • Wine and digestif are included • Communal dining for 4 to 10 people • Over 60 rave reviews on TripAdvisor
About your host, Giovanna E Cristina: "We are Giovanna and Cristina, 2 best friends who love to share our passion for cooking. Inspired by traditional Italian recipes passed down by our families, we believe that simple, local food is the best food. Like many Italians, we know that a good meal is made better with wine!"
See the menu
Bread, butter and homemade anchovies in oil Olives Variety of bruschettas Fava beans cream with roman chicory Pizza bread with mortadella (roman fresh cut) Figs and prosciutto Italian fresh cuts and cheeses with jams and honey
Primi Piatti | First course
Roman pasta (cacio e pepe/gricia/amatriciana/carbonara) Homemade fresh pasta with homemade pistachio pesto Spaghetti with tomatoes Seasonal variety of Lasagnas Polenta with tomatoes and sausages sauce or mushrooms and gorgonzola Homemade fettuccine Homemade ravioli Risotto with vegetables Pomodori al riso (Tomatoes filled with rice - roman dish!)
Saltimbocca (roman escalopes with prosciutto and sage) Meatball (with or without tomatoes sauce) Chicken alla cacciatora (hunter style) Straccetti (super thin cuts of beef) Fish fillet au gratin Fresh cheeses with homedame jams Mushrooms or Eggplant breaded cutlets
Home Made Dessert
Ricotta cream with cocoa or coffee powder Panna cotta (chestnut, almond, pistachio, fruits... depend on the season) Mascarpone cream with amaretti Tiramisù Sorbetto (coffee, strawberry, citrus, almond) Crostata (tart with homemade-organic jam) Caprese (italian chocolate cake) Panettone with zabajone sauce Pesche alla romana (fresh peaches with white wine) Peaches or apricots with mascarpone cheese and nuts
Red or white wines depends on the menu and dessert
Digestif, Guests can bring alcohol, Wine, Aperitif
What to expect
My husband and I along with 2 of our friends thoroughly enjoyed not only the excellent, delicious meal prepared by Cristina, but also the relaxed atmosphere. We even met new friends at the dinner party. Cristina was so very welcoming into her home. It was our first night in Rome, and a fantastic way to begin our vacation. Thanks Cristina !!
Great experience overall! Christina was a lovely host, very friendly and welcoming. She was an excellent teacher and patient with us. In addition to the class, Christina had many great recommendations for places to visit, and places to eat. 5/5 would recommend anyone for this experience! Thank you again :)
Lee AnnNovember 2019
We had a wonderful experience with Cristina, she has so much passion for food, family and Italy. We enjoyed the conversation as well as all the beautiful courses that were prepared. Everything was so fresh and perfectly seasoned. Highly recommended this experience to anyone wanting a unique night in Rome!
Christina was alone snd very friendly. The table was set in a very simple way, not even with a cloth or placemats. The appetizers were permagiano regiano with honey, beans and "pita" bread. My friends who tasted the beans said that it was as if was opened from a can.
For main corse we had a potatoes salad with octapus (and we asked for fish), not realy salted enough, a big barely "risoto" bowl which was good, meatballs in tomatoes sauce, (the sauce was good but the balls were very hard), and cicoria salad. For desert we had a ball of granita in coffee flavour with wippcream. The wine which accompanied the meal was very cheap by taste. We didn't have coffee/tea or a cake.
Christina emphsized many times that we are eating a very simple Roman dinner, with basic ingridients as were used for generations.
First, the food was not so good and tasty. Second , how come that we paid a lot of money, as in a very good restaurant and got a very basic and simple dinner?
Even the wine was bad. It seems that there was not a passion or a good knowlege of cooking that was invested in this meal.