Hi! We're Valeria e Valentina.

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wilmaCesarini from 2018
Our speciality: Tomatoes stuffed with rice 'alla romana'
We live in: Roma
We speak: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

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We offer vegetarian alternatives

Parioli is a Roman neighborhood that holds a unique charm. It distinguishes itself by its marvelous buildings and large green areas. This neighborhood offers up so many different facets and after the Second World War it began to get noticed, becoming the hang outplace of famous movie stars, important theater actors and diplomats from all over the world. The history of Parioli is, however, dates back to the Roman period. Later, during the Middle Ages, the neighborhood was known as "Pelaiolo", a peasant term referring the fruit of the pear tree.

 

Valeria and Valentina greet us here in Parioli in their period home. Both lovers of the culinary arts, they have always enjoyed spending lots of time cooking and trying out new recipes, from the past and present. Their dishes are full of the memories and flavors of childhood, and their table setting is elegant and full of colors that vary according to the seasons. Their preparations tend to revolve around  baked goods (bread, breadsticks, taralli), all strictly homemade using our Cesarines own sourdough starter and extra virgin olive oil which they also produce themselves.

My specialities

- 'Bicchierini Italia' (mozzarella, tomato, basil)

- Tomatoes stuffed with rice 'alla romana'

- 'Saltimbocca alla romana' (veal with ham and sage leaf) or veggie choice: 'frittata alla burina' (omelette with cheese and vegetables)

- 'Vignarola alla romana' (vegetable mix)

- Tart with homemade jams | homemade liqueurs

- 'Grappolo d'uva ai pecorini laziali' (italian cheese)

- 'Ravioli cacio e pepe' (homemade pastawith cheese and pepper)

- 'Bollito alla 'Picchiapò' (boiled beef, typical Roman dish) (or broccoli flan)

- Chicory

- Tart with homemade jams (or creams)|homemade liqueurs

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 Valeria e Valentina

We had a great experience and absolutely worth it to do. Learned a lot, easy going and we were able to drink wine while we cooked!! thanks

Joe Esposito

November 2022

We had the most amazing experience with Valeria and Valentina! We booked a market tour and vegetarian cooking class for our family of two adults and two kids, 12 and 14. Valeria and Valentina were warm and welcoming from the start. We enjoyed learning about all of the local produce at the market, and were then treated to hospitality and a cooking class in Valeria’s home. They were both engaging and kind, they involved the kids in every stage with instruction and patience. And of course, everything was delicious! It was like cooking a meal together with friends. It was the highlight of our time in Rome, and we’d recommend it to everyone.

Liz

July 2022

We highly recommend the Apertivo Class we took with Valeria and Valentina. We flew into Rome earlier that day with major jet lag and were so kind and caring, it was the perfect experience for that day. It was like visiting the home of a good friend. And oh yeah, the food and drinks were the perfect way to start our Mediterranean adventure! So delicious!!

Nikki Hinske

July 2022

The whole experience was amazing!Valeria and Valentina are very talented and incredibly friendly and patient with us. Making ravioli was such a blast for the children too. I would definetly recommend it for all!

Eli

July 2022

We were a bit apprehensive about this booking, until we arrived and were greeted by Valeria and Valentina. They made us feel very welcome and comfortable. We loved making the ravioli and tagliatelle pasta, as well as the tiramisu. The food turned out wonderful. It was truly a fantastic experience and I would recommend it for all!

Sheri Sinn

July 2022

We spent an unforgettable cooking experience with Valeria and Valentina. The dishes were delicious and it was super fun to learn how to make pasta amatriciana and tiramisu. We felt totally welcome in their home and with Valeria's family. We really recommend to visit them!!

Hanne

June 2022

We had an amazing Roman dinner while visiting in Italy. Valeria and Valentina are incredible hosts and we felt like we were visiting family. Our meal was superior and on our next trip we plan to return for cooking classes. Highly recommend !

Tony, Tani Downs Family

June 2022

It was a very nice experience learning to cook, from these wonderful women. They are incredibly friendly and very talented people. Their house is very warm and welcoming with good art. They were very patient with our learning process, wonderful hosts giving us a lot of recommendations on where to visit as tourists. Overall would go again and again and highly RECOMMEND. Rogia

Rogia

May 2022

We had an absolutely delightful and delicious meal with Valeria and Valentina! The homemade orecchiette in tomato sauce was amazing followed by the most delicious saltimbocca, eggplant parmigiana and a side of luscious chicory. We could hardly take another bite when she brought out a homemade torta filled with custard. The house is beautiful and in a very interesting neighborhood. Valeria and Valentina are as charming and hospitable as any hosts you could find. Una Bella esperienza!

Maureen O’Rorke

November 2021

We have received a lot of tips and tricks how to improve our skills. Next to it we had a lot of fun with Val & Val! Their lessons are recommended.

Renze and Mieke

November 2021