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 2 euro per glass or 7 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.
Vegetarian Italian With advance notice we can accommodate any allergies or intolerances.
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. Airbnb guests who feel isolated from other travelers are welcome to come and eat with us, our friends, and our guests and exchange stories, travel tips, and experiences, while eating a home cooked meal that won't break the bank.
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.