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Food and Wine Guided Pairing Dinner near the Pantheon in a Unique Venue

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Food and Wine Guided Pairing Dinner near the Pantheon in a Unique Venue

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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When in Rome, treat yourself to a luxurious Italian dinner at a family-run restaurant near the Pantheon. Hosted by a culinary connoisseur, this evening experience includes local specialties, from pasta to a meat dish to dessert. Each course is accompanied by a glass of regional wine, and the evening starts with a classic Italian aperitivo in the private cellar, where you enjoy a glass of prosecco served with cured meat and cheeses. This small-group dinner is limited to 10 people for a more intimate experience.
  • Wine and dine in a private cellar near the famous Pantheon
  • Enjoy an aperitivo in the historical cellar of a family-run restaurant in the heart of Rome
  • Feast on an indulgent dinner paired with fine Italian wines in the dining room
  • Small-group limited to 10 people, ensuring a personalized experience
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Food connoisseur/Sommelier
Access to the private cellar
Aperitivo (aperitif) in the Cellar
Dinner
Wine tasting: 4 good wines paired with food
Tips and recommendation list for foodies
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities
Personal shopping (possibility to buy wine to take away)
Access to the cellar in case of archaeological works
Piazza della Minerva , Piazza della Minerva, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Meet your guide in Piazza della Minerva at the Elephant Statue.

7:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
Your evening out in Rome starts at a location near the Pantheon, where you meet your culinary guide and take a brief walk to a family-run restaurant for your memorable dining experience in the Italian capital.

When you arrive, meet the owners of the restaurant, aficionados of traditional Italian wine and cuisine, and then head down to the restaurant’s private cellar. Take in the unique ambience of the cellar, where an old Roman structure was discovered at the floor level during renovation work in the area, and take part in the Italian pre-dinner custom of an aperitivo—a cocktail or glass of wine (in this case, you receive a glass of prosecco) enjoyed with a selection of regional cheese and cured meat.

Then head back up to the elegant dining room, sitting down at your reserved table for your 3-course dinner of Roman-style dishes. Each course is paired with a fine regional wine selected by the chef and guide to enhance the flavors of both the food and vino.

At the end of your meal, your experience ends outside the Pantheon, which is romantically illuminated in the moonlight.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian menu are available. Please specify 24 hours before departure
  • Menu varies according to season
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for vegan and gluten freetravellers
  • Every customer has to wear their own mask
  • Social distancing of 1 mt has to be maintained
  • All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY GOURMETALY
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Food and Wine Guided Pairing Dinner near the Pantheon in a Unique Venue?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Food and Wine Guided Pairing Dinner near the Pantheon in a Unique Venue?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Food and Wine Guided Pairing Dinner near the Pantheon in a Unique Venue?
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  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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  • "Highly recommend this tour over finding fine-dining experience on your own." See review

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star-2
Not as described. Not worth the money.
Tim_D
, Jul 2022
This is a meal at a busy restaurant with a knowledgeable guide. This is NOT a unique venue. This is NOT semi-private. Both of those descriptions were provided by Viator. Get a recommendation from your hotel for a great restaurant. Rely upon your server to make suggestions and then order 2 or 3 bottles of wine of and enjoy your meal, and it will be just as memorable and less expensive. Sorry, truth.
star-3
Great but misleading
Steve_L
, Jul 2022
Food was great and our host, Daniella, was terrific. The cellar is closed for renovation so there was no visit to the cellar as advertised…I saw this in other comments but assumed it would be open by the time we went or Viator would note that in the description…very misleading for them not to. Daniella said instead that we would visit the chef in the kitchen but we never did. So this is basically a pairing dinner with another family. Between the two families of 4 (total of 8 of us), there is only one bottle for each pairing so everyone gets about a half a glass. Food and host were great, but the experience seems overpriced (about double for equivalent meals we had on our own in Rome albeit without a host to accompany us) and the description is misleading (and it sounds like the cellar won’t be open anytime soon even though Viator continues to advertise it).
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Hi Steve, thank you for your review, honestly the missing of the cellar is clearly advertised in the description. I didn't promise we'd access the kitchen, since is not permitted for health reasons and never included, maybe there was a misunderstanding when I sai I will introduce Tina (the chef) to you. This wine and food pairing dinner is a succesful started in 2013, temporary the cellar cannot be visited, canceling such a great experience for that reason would be a pity. Happy you loved my style :)
star-5
Delightful dinner!
Sarah_S
, Jun 2022
Had such a great time with Anastasia- just a total delight! Food was amazing and restaurant was really lovely. Don’t panic if you get there in the evening and the restaurant is a little empty, by the time we left it was packed! Anastasia told us about each course and the wine pairing. And she is a native of Rome, so it was really fun just to hang out and talk with her.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much Sarah!
star-5
Delightful Food & Wine Experience
Hellen_W
, Jun 2022
Fantastic experience. Daniella was not only knowledgeable, but became more like family at the end of the meal. Definitely recommend!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thanks Hellen, has been a great pleasure. I feel the same at the end of a tour, because sharing food and wine....that is a matter of friendship
star-5
Superb ambiance with excellent food
Jim_O
, Jun 2022
Talking to the owner's niece who was our guide. She was very pleasant to talk to and was knowledgable of the food and wine pairing.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Many thanks Jim for haring your feelings about this wine and food pairing dinner that we totally love! I hope you'll carry on "playing" with the best game ever :the marriage of taste, as we call it!
star-5
Worth every penny
Danny_C
, Jun 2022
Amazing food, amazing company, the wine was delicious and the setting was beautiful. Claria our guide was very welcoming very knowledgeable.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Danny, happy you loved the experience!
star-3
Good food, no wine cellar tour, not private at all
Alanna_D
, May 2022
Firstly, would lkke to state that the guide, Anastasia(?), was super nice and friendly, and sweet. This was a really nice dinner but 3 things need to be noted. The restaurant is near the Pantheon but, you cannot see the Pantheon from any view. You meet behind the Pantheon and then walk another 5 minutes to the restaurant. Very misleading. Second, this restaurants wine cellar is under restoration and tours are not being offered. They literally told the guide the sexond we walked in that we werent getting half of what we paid for... how is this ok? The dinner is also not semi private. You sit in a packed restaurant with everyone else and the guide eats and drinks with you. Anastasia was super nice so it was fine but if you are expecting a quiet fine dining experience with a view of the Pantheon and a private wine cellar tour, this is not it. Dinner and food were really good.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Alanna, thank you for your review anyway. As listed in the description, the Restaurant (one of the best in town) is located in the Pantheon area. This do not means that there is the view on the monument. The private cellar was under restoration that day unfortunately, but the food experience is not affected. This is a guided tasting experience, so the guide is joining the table with the guests. Cheers
star-5
Amazing time
Melissa_C
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was delightful and we had a great time talking and eating with her. The food was also incredible.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you Melissa, it is really tthe most amazing game to pair food and wine :) Happy you loved it I will save a nice memory of our dinner together
star-5
Food & Wine Pairings
Stephanie_M
, Mar 2022
This was an excellent experience. The dinner was in a restaurant rather than the wine cellar but it was still very nice. I learned quite a lot about Italian wines and food pairings.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Dear Stephanie thank you for joining us, the cellar sometimes is under restoration and it is no possible to visit, anyway the dinner always takes place in the restaurant. The core of the experience is the food and wine pairing and the quality of the food together with the amazing atmosphere of one of the best restaurants in town: Caa Bleve.Happy you loved it
star-5
Enchanting Roman Dinner & Wine Experience
Avery_M
, Jan 2022
Daniella is amazing! Truly an enchanting Roman experience and lovely evening learning about food and wine with an expert.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Dear Avery and lovely ladies from Georgia:) I will save a special place for you in my heart.
star-5
Great food and host.
Rick_F
, Jan 2022
This was a most excellent tour. Our guide was more than exceptional taking time to provide so much interesting information and great conversation. The restaurant was very impressive, both the building, wine cellar and food were outstanding.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thanks Rick, happy you loved the dinner experience in the amazing Casa Bleve restaurant. Come back soon
star-5
Wonderful dinner experience!
Denise_L
, Dec 2021
Antonia was a wonderful guide/hostess. Very knowledgeable and an enjoyable dinner companion. The restaurant was beautiful and the food and service were excellent.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thank you Denise, the dinner with wine pairing is one of my favorite events. I Enjoyed our time together too
star-5
Wonderful welcome!
Leslie_B
, Sep 2021
This was a great way to kicknoff our trip. I would definitely do it again. Beautiful venue and delicious food, and great conversation. Claire our guide was wonderful.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thank you leslie! very glad you loved your tme with our lovely Clelia! stay in touch via our socials.Follow us on IG or Fb
star-2
Completely over Priced and not a special experience
Linda_C
, Sep 2021
Didn't live up to our expectation in any way . A bit lack luster if I'm honest - met by guide in square walked to the restaurant (restaurant not really near the pantheon) - restaurant off the beaten track a little but once inside nothing spectacular at all about it . We stumbled across nicer restaurants ourselves during our stay. We ate at a table with plenty of other diners in the restaurant so not sure what the semi private in description is about . Food ok nothing exciting at all about any of it - zuchini flower in batter/pasta with cheese & pepper then , veal and mash potatoes and a medley of 3 very small desserts each course accompanied with a small glass of wine . Not worth the money at all. We have had much better & nicer meals in other restaurants in Rome that were a lot cheaper - Booked it for a special occasion but it wasn't.
star-5
Better than expected
Theodora_G
, Jul 2021
From beginning to end the dinning experience was great. Daniela's knowledge and expertise, the ease in which she explained and guided us through each individual part of the food and wine pairing allowed for an amazing evening.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you Theo, if I surprised you I'm more than happy. So nice to spend a night in a beautiful family restaurant, sipping nice wines, deliciosu food and experiencing the art of pairing. My favorite game. Remember to follow our blog for more tips about wine and food. @gourmetalyfoodtours gourmetaly.com
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star-5
One of the best evenings in Rome
Daryl_B
, Feb 2020
One of our best evenings in Rome. Such a great venue, guide, restaurant personnel and facilities. Everything was wonderful. I cannot say enough about how good this was. You must do this!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Than you so much for your amazing review. You have been amongst the last foodies before the closing for the pandemic. Has been a very complicated time after, but we are hunrgrily back :) all Gourmetaly's staff is thrilled to have restarted:)
star-5
Excellent private dinner and wine tasting
Tracy_W
, Feb 2020
Wonderful food in a very nice restaurant. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. A restaurant we would not have found without this experience but would definitely return.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thank you for you lovely review. Happy you saved this memory in you heart. We did it too cheers
star-5
Absolutely Worth the Time and Money
Alfonso_K
, Feb 2020
It was an amazing experience. it ended up being just us the and the tour guide; who happened to be a relative of the family who owned the restaurant. I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Rome and who loves wine with dinner and dessert. Special mention for their braised beef, it was incredibly tender and flavorful. It went extremely well with the red wine they poured infinitely, and even better with the side of mash potatoes.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Dear Kelly, Thank you for your review. I'm sure it will help other nice people to choose this experience. Stay connected with us and have a gourmet-life! Cheers Cheers
star-5
Perfect for First Timers in Rome
Moises_L
, Jan 2020
Excellent experience. Daniela was very knowledgeable about both food and the area. It was a great way to start off the week in Rome with insider information on where to eat and what to see. Would recommend this experience to anyone.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you for your nice review.
star-2
We Wanted a Group Experience
Jessica Kay R
, Jan 2020
We very much wanted to be with a group. It'd be better to be contacted if the experience won't be as described.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Dear Jessica, generally people are happy about the smaller experience possible. When travelling low season, is possible (even not often for us) to be in a small group. We guarantee all clients bookings from 1 people only even if , as you can imagine, is not convenient for us. This is a point of strenght we believe. If your desire would be to stay in a bigger group you'd contact us priorly to check since group size is from 1 to 10 as advised. Your rating is very poor considering you had a private experience. Cheers

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