Dining experience at a local's home in Venice with show cooking

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From $92.09

7 reviews   (4.43)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Venice, Venice

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic Venetian recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Enjoy a 4-course menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from Veneto cellars and coffee).

This experience is held by Cesarine: Italy’s oldest network of 1000+ home cooks all over the country in more than 500 cities. They are passionate and welcoming hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.

What's Included

Beverages (water, wines and coffee)

Private 4-course dinner or 4-course lunch

Private show cooking

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 8
  • ADULT: Age: 9 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • 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.


Highlight of 2-weeks in Italy
sherrip700, 02-11-2022
Our dinner with Matilde was the highlight of our 2-week trip in Italy. Not only was the meal absolutely delicious, it was a delight to get to know Matilde, a local Venetian, and learn more about what it's like to live in Venice. At first I was hesitant about having to go to Lido, but that actually turned out to enhance the experience by getting us out of the crowded and hectic city and into the quiet and relaxing area of Lido. I definitely recommend Cesarine.
Dining in a roof top bar.
Andrea_H, 05-08-2021
This was the most exciting part of our stay in Venice. Having dinner with locals on their private roof top bar in their house from the 12th century. Patrizia and Adriano are - with the help of Lyn - wonderful hosts. Food was very local. We liked it very much.
Unforgettable Experience at Barbara's with Cesarine
lucykns, 28-01-2020
I booked a dining experience with Cesarine at Barbara's with a group of friends. It was an absolutely fantastic evening! I was a little unsure at first, as I didn't really know what to expect... But I'm so glad I decided to go for it.

Barbara met us in a nearby square and accompanied us to her home. It was such a surprise to actually enter into a real home in Venice - when you explore the city, you always wonder what it's like to actually live there, and this gave us a taste!

Barbara showed us around her beautiful home, and the table was set with lovely dishes and cloths, so we felt really special. We tasted plenty of wine, sourced from her friends in the Veneto area, and as for the food... It was just wonderful, and she explained the fascinating stories behind every ingredient. She was the most welcoming host.

I will never forget the amazing "seppie ripiene", the delicate "baccalà mantecato", and artichoke hearts, or the generous helpings of "spaghetti con le vongole" and the typical "frittole" sweets that were on our menu that night.

Everything came from the local market and was so much better than the food we tried in the local restaurants. Plus, there were second helpings... :)

I also want to add that the staff at Cesarine were very kind, and answered all my questions. The booking process was easy thanks to their friendly service. Thank you!

I will be recommending this experience to all my friends. It was unforgettable and I can't wait to book again on my next trip. I found out that Cesarine have hosts all over Italy, so I'll be spoilt for choice next time.
This Experience Exceeded My Expectations!
RobinMJC, 19-06-2019
I was hesitant reserving this dinner but wanted a different experience for my group of friends. First, Lucy’s patience was appreciated when helping me create the menu while considering various food allergies. They reassured me throughout the process that everything would be fine.

Barbara, our host, was AMAZING!! She walked to meet us so we wouldn’t get lost; welcomed us in her home and most of all, helped me pull off making the dinner a surprise 50th party for one of the ladies (with an amazing cake with candles)!

I can’t speak enough about the food. I’m the picky eater in the group and left with NO complaints; aside from how to take the risotto with me. We made the mistake of comparing all other meals in Italy and Greece to Barbara’s and it did not compare.

If you want something different, more intimate and not at a cookie-cutter restaurant, I recommend giving this company a try!
A nice experience
Madeleine_B, 27-02-2022
We had a nice time. A little different than what we expected but a good and person experience none the same.

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