Eat with a Local at Francesca's Home in Rome! - in Rome - LikeALocal Guide

Eat with a Local at Francesca's Home in Rome!

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38 EUR

Would you like to experience a truly authentic local meal in Rome? If so, come to my place and eat with me! I’ll cook you a special 6-course dinner and share precious tips about my lovely city.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Italian
Tour by Francesca
Local Guru

Hello! I am a real Roman citizen: I was born here and still live here.

I work as an event planner, restaurant's casher/supervisor and I am the creative director of a personal project called ODE.

Creativity accompanies my life, helping me always stay positive and colourful.

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  • Enjoy a tasty 6-course Italian meal with a friendly local
  • Visit a typical Roman home away from the tourist masses
  • Get tips from a local for your holiday in Rome


My name is Francesca and I’m a Like A Local Guide ambassador for Rome. I’ve decided to begin hosting dinners at my place so you can meet me in person and taste my favourite Italian dishes.

I'll serve dishes that I usually cook for my best friends who always eagerly await my dinners!

I like to start my dinners with a toast all together and then…

* Ricotta cheese with beet tops
* Bruschetta ajo e ojo
* Traditional salami
* Green olives
* Tarallini

I always look for fresh and seasonal produce that looks great when served. Presentation is one of the ways I express my creative personality!

First course
* Country orecchiette
Homemade pasta from the south of Italy served with fresh tomato, basil leaves from my balcony, baked ricotta cheese and crispy crumble. It's simple, fresh and delicious!

Second course
* Chicken chasseur with myrtle
This tasty and sweet dish is a twist on one of Italy’s best classic second courses.

Side dish
* Pinzimonio
Enjoy dipping some extremely fresh vegetables in a superior extra virgin olive oil.

* Tiramisù
Strictly Home Made by myself

What’s included & not included

  • 6-course dinner made with love
  • Wine

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Meeting point

My home

Reviews from travellers (25)


Great experience!
Francesca’s home is so warm and welcoming, the food was delicious and tasty, Francesca is a charming hostess.
Amazing dinner at Francesca's home
My husband and I booked this dinner for our second day in Rome. When we arrived at Francesca we are stunned from the food smell and the beautiful design. Francesca cooked really delicious food and she hosted us with her partner Pasqello. we had such a good evening with them. they opened for us two bottles of great white wine. We had a nice conversation and really loved to be with them. I really recommend this meal. it was an amazing experience.
Delicious and interesting
Dinner with Francesca and Pasquale was delicious and interesting. It was a tiny bit hard to find the right door to their building, but Francesca came out on her porch and called down to us, so we found it in the end. How nice it was to have a home cooked meal - we tried many new flavors and ingredients (such as a fresh raw curly chicory salad with anchovy dressing, whole Roman artichokes, a fava bean salad, and some soft green olives that were utterly distinctive and new to us!) and although our hosts were half our age, we had plenty to talk about. It was a very relaxing evening and I'm so glad we did it. Francesca was very good at answering questions in advance via email, and she was very, very helpful in general about things we wanted to do in Rome (especially vintage shopping!)

We met up with Francesca and Pasquale the next afternoon down in the Ripa (I think it was Ripa, anyway) neighborhood of Rome where we piled into their little car and drove out of the city. We went to the hill town of Frascati, and had we not gotten a late start, we'd have seen Carnivale in the charming little town's square. As it was, we saw the aftermath and confetti covered the cobblestones. We looked in on the churches, and also enjoyed the high vantage view of Rome in the valley below. We had a drink and a snack at a local pub, then we drove to Grottaferrata to a restaurant called L'Asino D'Oro (the golden ass/donkey) where we enjoyed some tasty regional cuisine and wine - it was relaxed, slow paced, and felt like a very authentic experience. And that was exactly what we were looking for! Thank you both! :)
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