Home Food, Rome


Home Food is an association dedicated to preserving traditional Italian home cooking. Locals open their doors to a limited number of visitors for home cooked dinners based on local ingredients and traditional recipes. There are also a limited number of cooking classes (also in homes). Your host might not speak English, but there is usually someone in the dinner group who can bridge the gap, and you'll learn a ton about the food, ingredients, and where to dine around town!

Contact the organization well in advance to arrange for a limited time membership and find out about dinners and activities during your stay. Be sure to ask about which hosts would be able to accommodate children (or arrange for a sitter)


  1. Aron Bernstein on March 28, 2009 at 1:44 p.m.

    we will be a group of 3 adults visiting Rome between April 3 and 12th. we don't speak Italian but we love Italy and food and would be eager to experience more home meals.

  2. Ami Narayan on April 25, 2012 at 6:39 a.m.

    We are a family of 5 visiting Rome. We arrive into Rome on 14th night and leave for Sorrento on 19th morning. I would be really glad if you can arrange for a home cooked Roman dinner with an Italian family. We all are pure vegetarian and donot eat eggs, fish, any sort of meat. Is it possible for you to prepare a vegetarian dinner for us?

  3. Debbie Mandel on June 26, 2012 at 7:49 a.m.

    I am a single mom to my 18 yr old son. For his high school graduation gift, my mom gave us a trip to Rome! We will be in your beautiful city Friday, July 6th - Thursday, July 12th and were wondering if there was a small group that would allow us to have dinner at a Roman home. Thank You, Debbie

  4. Lisa on October 25, 2012 at 1:47 p.m.

    My family and I, (husband and 2 children ages 13 son and 15 daughter) would like more information about home meals. Our plan is arrive around June 24 and spend about 9 or 10 days in the area. I would like to know how much such a meal would cost as well as if you know of any affordable 3 bedroom apartment or home that we could rent.
    Thank you,

  5. Karen Crouch on February 17, 2013 at 3:02 p.m.

    We are a family of five and I would love for our kids 9, 10, 11 -two boys and a girl to be able to do this and meet kids their age. I did this in Germany as a kid and still have those friends.

  6. Suchitra on May 5, 2014 at 12:23 a.m.

    Hi, we are a family of 3 doctors and a 10 year old travelling from India for our first visit to Italy ! We would love to have a home cooked meal during our stay there. We will be in Rome on May Sat 10th and Sun 11th nights. Is there any possibility we could meet a family and eat with them ?