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Antonella

Cesarina from 2018

My speciality: Pasta alla norma (Sicilian pasta dish with eggplant and basil)

I live in: Catania

Spoken languages: Italian and English

Good to know

I offer vegetarian alternatives

Hi from Antonella!

"I have always considered hospitality something important, a source of personal growth and development, through cultural exchange that can also pass through food. I have always loved cooking, since my adolescence, here in my home, inside of a mid-19th century building in the historic center of Catania, a city that with the beauty of its baroque, its climate, its lava soil gives the products a great flavor. "

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My specialities
  •  Caponata (Sicilian dish of fried eggplant in pieces with celery, onion, capers, olives, tomatoes, seasoned in sweet and sour)
  •  Pasta alla norma (Sicilian pasta dish with eggplant and basil)
  •  Swordfish rolls
Experiences
Reviews
5.0
9 reviews
I bought this experience for my wife as a birthday present, she visited Antonella with our daughter. They were both absolutely excited about the experience. Antonella was very kind and made them feel really welcome at her beautiful home. The food was great (they even brought the leftovers home to share with the rest of us) and they enjoyed the whole evening very much, also learning a ton about Sicily. I can highly recommend this and thank you Antonella!

Martin - February 2024

Antonella is such a wonderful woman and cook! She welcomed me and my 12 year old son into her beautiful home in Catalina. She was very accommodating and thoughtful. She had an entire meal planned and smartly prepped some of the things that would take the longest (drying eggplant and frying it). We made busiati pasta and a long Sicilian macaroni pasta. We also made some amazing roasted red pepper/olive appetizer and a pecceriono onion appetizer (using olive oil from her brother’s trees!) The pasta we sauced two ways: a tomato sauce and a pesto (made with almonds, basil, cherry tomatoes, garlic, etc). Both were excellent. It was exchanging stories and learning about her culture.

Karen & Johnny - August 2023

Had a private class with Antonella and she made us feel like part of the family. Exceptional food and learned a few tricks. Her house itself is like a museum.

Great Experience  - May 2023

Antonella was so gracious and full of knowledge about Catania and Sicilian food. We made delicious pasta and she accommodated our veganness with grace and creative dishes that typified Sicilian cuisine. We would highly recommend this experience with Antonella in her beautiful home!

Jonah - May 2023

Antonella is a wonderful host! We enjoyed it very much learning to make pasta. The dinner with her family was Perfect and so nice! Grazie mille!

Regina Freuer - March 2023

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