Hi! I'm Cristina.

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wilmaCesarina from 2020
My speciality: Tonnarelli (homemade pasta) with cheese and pepper (or gricia)
I speak: English, Italian

Good to know...

I offer vegetarian alternatives
I can host 15+ guests

Cristina welcomes her guests in a villa surrounded by greenery with large outdoor spaces and large windows, where you can admire the garden and the centuries-old olive trees. A little corner of paradise not far from the center of the Eternal City. "Since my tender age I have always looked with admiration the love with which my grandmother, of Apulian origins, worked for hours in the kitchen. I still remember her hands and her aprons, often soiled with flour and the aroma of 'good things and genuine' that spread throughout the house and enveloped me in a pleasant feeling of well-being."

My specialities

- Cold cuts and cheeses with bruschetta

- Tonnarelli (homemade pasta) with cheese and pepper (or gricia)

- Gnocchi (homemade pasta) alla amatriciana (or tomato and basil)

- Spaghetti carbonara

- 'Saltimbocca alla romana' (slices of veal cooked with slices of ham and sage)

- Roman style cod fish

Clean and safe

Our hosts are updated on the latest hygiene and social distancing protocols

At your service

Our team of Culinary Guides are there every step of the way to provide assistance

Safe purchases & Cancellation policy

Guaranteed payments and free cancellation up to 24h before the start

Reviews from our guests

Find out what people thought of their experience with Cristina

We had an incredible family experience with Cristina guiding us as we learned how to make pasta, fried zucchini flowers, bruschetta, and tiramisu! It was a wonderful evening for our American family visiting Rome. Cristina was a first-rate host. Highly recommend!

Joanna

July 2022

This experience was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy which says a lot based on all that Italy has to offer!!! Christina warmly welcomed us to her home and taught us how to make homemade pasta along with an appetizer and dessert. The food was amazing. I would highly recommend this experience.

Randy Frey

July 2022

Cristina was such a delight to tour with. She helped us find our way to the meeting spot when we were lost. She chose incredible places for us to try Roman street food. She was not only an expert chef, but a delightful tour guide. Our experience was perfect! You will not regret booking with Cristina!

Caroline

July 2022

Our cooking class with Cristina was spectacular! She’s a lovely person to talk to and will give you an unforgettable experience! Me and my mother signed up for a lunch class. The market was a unique experience for us tourists and we absolutely loved the atmosphere of it. After grabbing all the needed supplies, we traveled back to Cristina’s place in her car. Her home was beautiful and cozy. We got to meet her cat and he was a delight to be around. When we walked in, we were given some cappuchinos and began work on the food. We made beer battered Zuccini blossoms with mozzarella and anchovies inside, which were one of me and my mom’s favorite items of the meal. We made amazing bruschetta, had some smooth red wine to go with it, made some tiramisu, and the best gnocchi I’ve ever had. Everything was delicious and probably the best thing we had in Rome. She was very very helpful and guided us on how to cook very clearly. She gave us a pen and paper to write everything down on as well, that way we had the recipes at home. If you’re looking to do this class, I highly recommend you schedule me with Cristina. She’s extremely talented at what she does, and deserves nothing but the best in her journey with this job. We loved her.

Seth

June 2022

Gracie mille Cristina! It was an amazing experience to cook with you and my daughter that wants to be a Chef!! Absolutely great!

Amazing!!

June 2022

Excellent host! Great music! Authentic food! Great company. Definitely recommend!! Food was amazing!!!

Angelina

June 2022

We had an amazing time learning how to make pasta, ravioli and pasta sauces with Cristina. She went out of her way to accommodate us. The lunch afterwards was amazing as well.

Aram and Rose

June 2022

So much fun. Great experience. We were here from Chicago and wanted to have a home cooked Italian experience. Cristina was amazing and so warm and friendly. Food was outstanding!!!

Tanya

May 2022

So much fun. Great experience. We were here from Chicago and wanted to have a home cooked Italian experience. Cristina was amazing and so warm and friendly. Food was outstanding!!!

Tanya

May 2022

We had an incredible experience with Cristina. I am an experienced cook and was hesitant to book the class. However, once we arrived and talked, she tailored the menu to our taste and experience level. It was fantastic.. one of the most enjoyable days of our vacation. She is lovely and knowledgeable and I highly recommend taking a class with her.

RoseMarie

May 2022