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

Badge of ExcellenceRoma, Italy

From USD 120.52

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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

Sample Menu



Regional cold meat and cheeses Bread baskets Prosecco wine


Pasta cacio e pepe


Beef meat or alternatively a vegetarian option


Selection of little patisserie Italian style


All food will be served with 4 different selected superior wines paired

What's Included

  • Food connoisseur/Sommelier
  • Access to the private 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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Elephant and Obelisk
    Piazza della Minerva, 69, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

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

Start time

07:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

Additional Info

  • 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 travellers 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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

Cancellation Policy

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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Featured review
Definitely recommending this to anyone I know who is visiting Rome. We weren't sure how, but each course of food and wine was better than the previous. The desserts, chef's kiss! It was the perfect way to end our Italian vacation!


243 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Definitely recommending...
Lena_V, May 2023
Definitely recommending this to anyone I know who is visiting Rome. We weren't sure how, but each course of food and wine was better than the previous. The desserts, chef's kiss! It was the perfect way to end our Italian vacation!
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you Lena, has been amazing hosting you. Come back soon cheers
Great Food
George_W, May 2023
Food was excellent and tour guide was really good at explaining the foods, and wine. Also provided a lot of information about the different regions.
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you George, this is lovely. Thank you so much. Have you seen our blog? find more on the website
Tour Guide should have guided
Linda_B, May 2023
Our Tour Guide was friendly and spoke English very well and young. She gave us a some info on the Pantheon as we walked to the Restaurant for Dinner. Unfortunately the other couple cancelled and made the evening a little awkward. The tour guide was having one on one conversations with one couple/family, which made it weird because it was only us and the other family. The other family was asking inappropriate questions of the Tour Guide. I believe that if the Tour Guide had taken control of the dinner, that would not have happened. I felt very uncomfortable. As a result, we did not learn what wine we drank or given a description of the dinner. Albeit the dinner was delicious.
Excellent wine food and company
Brenda_B, May 2023
I loved this experience. Alex was. Extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. We ate delicious food and paired the wines perfectly. It was a wonderful evening in Rome!!
Response from Host, June 2023
Thank you so much. Happy you loved the experience in our favorite restaurant.
Very good meal
Stewart_C, May 2023
The food was great and the discussion very informative. I greatly enjoyed the wine selection. What more can I say?
Response from Host, June 2023
Dear Stewart no more words, just came back please asap, cheers
Nice experience
Sebastiaan_C, Apr 2023
Food delicious, wines OK but served in small quantity. Perfect guide Anastasia was very friendly and knowledgeable about the food and the region. Good atmosphere - nice conversations with total strangers.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you for your feedback. With good food and amazing wine and the exceptional service, strangers come friends in a shot. Thanks again
A must Experience
Deanna_D, Apr 2023
This experience and restaurant was amazing. Our guide Anastasia was great! She was sweet and informative. The couples we shared the experience with were diverse and had good conversation. It was a great birthday experience
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you Deanna for sharing your lovely review. Amazing that was your bday present. What else? come back soon cheers
Great upscale place where locals go
rp8q6zsc79, Nov 2022
Very good. Limited to 20, but we were the only ones. Food and wine paired well and guide very friendly and engaging
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much. Our tours are limited to 12 indeed. Anyway, even if for few, we never cancel our departures just for the number. We respect your holiday time and we love to be the highlight of your trip even with a little effort for. Cheers
Our guide , Claudia, was...
Mary_K, Nov 2022
Our guide , Claudia, was the niece of the restaurant owners and a wealth of knowledge! The food and wines were excellent! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much. cheers
Food and Wine
Samuel_M, Oct 2022
Daniella was an excellent hostess and we enjoyed our experience with her. We were disappointed in not seeing the wine cellar that was advertised and feel that this event was over-priced when compared to other events we have gone on in Italy.
Great food/wine/host!
YannEric_C, Oct 2022
Anastasia was a wonderful host, a really lovely meal with nice wines. We learned a lot about Italian culture as well.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Great foodies too! Happy you loved the experience in Rome.
Delightful evening in a wonderful restaurant.
Kathy_H, Oct 2022
Our guide was delightful and very knowledgeable. The food was delicious and explained and paired very well. It would have been very nice to visit the cellar. I am not sure why they did not offer this. They uncovered an old Roman wall and it would have been great to see it as promised.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Kathy , the cellar is under restoration at the moment, it is listed in the description that in those cases the access is closed. Anyway we are glad you loved the experience in the amazing Casa Bleve restaurant
Outstanding dinner and service
Roxane_J, Oct 2022
We enjoyed this dinner immensely. The food was wonderful and we met interesting people. Anastasia was our guide and she provided a wealth of information regarding Roman culture.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thank you Roxane has been a pleasure
Great eating experience
Peter_M, Oct 2022
A terrific dinner with wine pairing and a very elegant hostess who structured the whole event. If I lived in Rome, would do it once or twice a month. Understandably the wine cellar was closed due to repairs being made. Thank you for a wonderful time!! Ciao
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks a lot Peter, I hope you'll come back soon
Not as described. Not worth the money.
Tim_D, July 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.
Great but misleading
Steve_L, July 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).
Response from Host, July 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 :)
Delightful dinner!
Sarah_S, June 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.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thank you so much Sarah!
Delightful Food & Wine Experience
Hellen_W, June 2022
Fantastic experience. Daniella was not only knowledgeable, but became more like family at the end of the meal. Definitely recommend!!
Response from Host, July 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
Superb ambiance with excellent food
Jim_O, June 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.
Response from Host, June 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!
Worth every penny
Danny_C, June 2022
Amazing food, amazing company, the wine was delicious and the setting was beautiful. Claria our guide was very welcoming very knowledgeable.
Response from Host, June 2022
Thank you Danny, happy you loved the experience!

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