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Local Aromas is a family-run Italian Food Tourism company based in Rome, Italy. We design food tours, wine, beer & spirits tasting experiences, and cooking classes in Rome and throughout Italy. All of our experiences are guided by trained local experts and sommeliers that are experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about Italy’s food and wine.
Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Connector649384
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
Local Aromas is the best of the best. The family brings Rome and Roman cuisine to life in such interesting, knowledgeable, and imaginative ways. When in Rome, time with Local Aromas is time very well spent.
Written April 22, 2022
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Frys
Raleigh, NC2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
During our final evening in Italy, just 2 weeks after our first four Local Aromas (LA) experiences (see our other review, “Five Stars for Each of our Local Aromas Experiences“), we were super excited to enjoy our fifth LA experience (this time a private tour) with very chic and friendly LA co-owner, Benedetta. An incredibly talented wine sommelier, olive oil sommelier and professional cheese taster, Benny really knows how to share her vast knowledge and appreciation of wines and cheeses while mixing it with her flair for an engaging and sophisticated, totally fun evening of learning and conversation.

Visiting the highly respected Beppe’s, we had the most delicious sensory experience tasting raw milk cheeses paired with wines. Benny showed us how to examine each cheese visually, to notice the feel of the cheese as we broke open each slice, to inhale and smell the specific aromas like grassiness and herbs, and finally to place each piece thoughtfully into our mouths to taste the fresh, deliciousness as it delighted our taste buds. Pure heaven, especially with the proper wine pairings provided!

Watch their website video to see more of what you'll experience when you book this tour. As Valeria says, “it’s a five senses experience.”

Note: You'll be very fortunate indeed to be hosted by any of the LA staff for their classes and tours. We also had tours led by Eleanora, Erik, Francesca and Juliette. Each guide is extremely knowledgeable about regional foods, wines and beers and infuse their interesting tours with local history and fun facts.
Written October 27, 2019
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Dear WorldTravelsfromNC, LOVE your review, loved meeting you and loved the time we shared together!! It was such a pleasure sharing my insane LOVE for cheese and wine with you! Eleanora, Erik, Francesca and Juliette also said wonders about you!! I am so happy that you enjoyed your time with them!!! What a great experience we had. I adore teaching about the magical world of cheese, and Beppe's location is pretty unique! I hope you will never look at cheese the same way again! And I really really hope our paths will cross again soon! As a member of the Local Aromas Family, you know you will have tons of privileges coming your way!!! Baci from Rome! Benedetta
Written November 17, 2019
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TripleB66
Melbourne, Australia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was given as a gift from a family member on our last night in Rome. It was simply spectacular! The class was great (not too simple, not too difficult), the setting was STUNNING, the Prosecco was very moorish and the teachers were outstanding!

We had Carla and Francesca and they oozed with enthusiasm and passion (and a little singing too). Our group of two joined a charming family from US and we had a blast with them.

This is a very highly recommended class - you will not be disappointed (especially if your teachers are Carla and Francesca).
Written July 19, 2019
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Dear TripleB66, I love the part of “not to simple, not to difficult” !!! Making Italian food, the real one, is simple, but as all simple things they might turn out hard at first. But with Carla teaching all the tricks and tips, I am sure you will master each and every dish in no time! I love this feedback. There is soo much enthusiasm that I can feel it! This is what we love. This experience that you will cherish hopefully forever, the new friends you made, the great time you had, the prosecco, the wine, the food, Carla ( and her singing) and Francesca! Thank you for sharing, that you for posting and we hope to have you back with us very very soon! A presto, Benedetta
Written July 19, 2019
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Albertitto
Boston, MA80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My friend and I signed up for the 5-hour market tour and pizza making class. While we thought we might be among a large group of people taking this class, it turned out to be only the two of us on this day, and we totally enjoyed this essentially private tour and class! Our tour guide Francesca and her friend Eduardo took us on a tour of Mercato Trionfale. There we sampled many different cured meats and cheeses from a store owned by a lovely couple from the town of Norcia. Then we walked around the market to take in the sights of different fresh produce and many products. We also sampled olive oils from a producer that earned the highest mark of olive oils world-wide. On our own, we decided to buy a porcini mushroom (it was the season). Then we went to the cooking studio on the top of a building that has a gorgeous roof-top view of the city. We learned how to make the pizza dough and also made our own servings of tiramisu. Faced with our request to incorporate a fresh porcini into our cooking, the chef Angelo was quick to adjust his class to include a pizza made with mozzarella, slices of porcini, rosemary, and olive oil. We also learned and made pizza Margherita, pizza topped with zucchini, and pizza topped with onion and yellow bell pepper. We also made fried calzone stuffed with mozzarella and ham. We had a great time cooking and chatting, with the Vatican in the background! Angelo, Francesca, and Eduardo were more than happy to entertain our many questions regarding Italy, Rome, and cooking, and they kept the wine flowing. We were later joined by one of the founders of Local Aromas, Benny, who couldn't have been lovelier. She even gave us here direct contact info so we later continued to get recommendations from her via WhatsApp on food for the rest of our trip in Rome. We sat down to enjoy the food we made, in a room with a panoramic view of the city. All in all what a great experience, and perfect for us on a rainy day in Rome!!
Written December 1, 2018
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Dear Albert H, First of all WOW!!! Love love this review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such nice things and with such detail! We could not be happier! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Market and Cooking Class to the fullest. That is what it's all about! Learning about our local culture and food... then the view, the location, our amazing staff, the yumminess and the wine are all layers and layers of frosting on the cake! Thank you again for sharing your experience with us with other travellers! And as Benny said, you are now part of the Local Aromas Family, so you can reach out and contact the direct number she gave you anytime! You have family in Rome now! Arrivederci and we hope to have you back with us again soon!
Written December 15, 2018
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mdm929
Chicago, IL26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The setting and company made for a truly memorable evening. Francesca and Carla were fantastic, patient and good-natured given the variety of cooking skills represented during our cooking class/dinner! Despite all of our best efforts to self-sabotage, the meal turned out very delicious and ultimately enjoyed it overlooking the city at night from this unique rooftop venue. Our chefs did a great job keeping everyone involved that consisted of multiple nationalities, languages, and ages, relevant and engaged throughout the entire process of learning to cook a proper Roman meal. Both Carla and Francesca's stories of cooking and family gave an insightful perspective as to why Italians love cooking and eating so much! I seem to remember lots of laughing involved amongst all participants! Thank you both for a great evening.
Written December 9, 2019
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John F
Kensington27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Yarina was a delightful host with a wide knowledge of Rome which she
shared with us. she knew exactly where to findsome of the loveliest
food we sampled. the 3 hrs flew by too quickly.
Written November 11, 2019
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Dear John F, Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am so happy to read that you had such a wonderful time with our guide! Every location that we pick undergoes very tough selections...we want our guests to just have a taste of the best of the best!! Grazie and we hope to have you back with us very very soon! Arrivederci, Benedetta
Written November 16, 2019
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Eveleigh W
Boston, MA85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Our cooking class with Bruno and Cristina was one of our favorite experiences during our trip in Rome. I had originally booked a private dinner class for my husband, mother and I- but unfortunately my mother became ill and could not attend. When Local Aromas found out- they made my mother up a small gift basket of treats since she missed the class! My husband and I enjoyed spending the evening with Bruno and Cristina. The space is set up as a large kitchen with a separate dining room. The view of St. Peter's dome through the windows is icing on the cake. We made tiramisu, gnocchi and ravioli. They explained each of the steps and ingredients. Cristina (who was the chef) made the sauces herself as she taught us. I preferred this to cooking classes where you literally make everything. I found we could focus on absorbing the basics of gnocchi and pasta without being overwhelmed by (or responsible for) the whole dinner. There was music and much laughter. The class could have been conducted completely in English (no fear!) but since I speak a bit of Italian - we had a nice back and forth. But on to the food-- my husband said the gnocchi alla amatriciana was the best dish he had our whole trip! The food is served in a private dining area with large windows. We felt like we were at our own restaurant! Very romantic and memorable. Wine and prosecco were a delicious compliment to the meal. Given my mother was originally going to join us- we also prebooked a driver for the night through Local Aromas. This just made it even more relaxing of an evening. I would highly recommend this experience for travelers interested in connecting personally with Roman food and looking for an individualized experience.

Grazie mille Bruno e Cristina!!! Tutto era perfetto!!!
Written November 2, 2019
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Dear EveR453, I could not be prouder!!! When my sister and I designed our cooking classes, we wanted to go beyond what usually happens during a cooking class. Yes, you come here to learn how to cook local food, but what you get out of it is so much more than that. The location does play a super important role, I mean the view from up here stunning, both from the kitchen and from the dining room. However, our idea was to create a magical moment, something that our guests would treasure forever, something that went beyond cooking. We wanted our guests to feel at home, welcomed, taken care of, pampered and spoiled! We wanted our guests to spend a very pleasant couple of hours with the best ingredients ever, making incredible dishes that they would easily replicate and home all while sipping a glass of prosecco, tasting incredible olive oil and making new friends. We were lucky to find a great team of people with the same mindset and passion we have. Cristina and Bruno both tick the box and reading this review just made my day! I hope your mom enjoyed the box we got her and that she managed to enjoy the rest of the vacation. Remember that you have a family in Rome now, so should you ever need anything from this side of the world, we are here! Arrivederci, Benedetta
Written November 11, 2019
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Juana H
Glendale, CA25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
My husband booked this for me as a surprise as we were in town for our honeymoon. Everything about it was amazing! The location is within easy walking distance of the metro in a cute neighborhood. The condo has a wonderful view of St. Peter's Basilica and a beautiful kitchen and dining area. Our hosts were fun and inviting, and made it feel like a very authentic Italian cooking experience. There were 4 couples total participating so it felt intimate and we got to know each other a bit as we cooked. The hosts opened up several bottles of Prosecco (maybe 4? we lost count...) while we cooked, which got everyone feeling festive. We had a good amount of demonstration vs. hands-on experience, including each person got a chance to mix the tiramisu batter, knead pasta dough, roll/cut pasta, make gnocchi (my favorite!), and make ravioli. Once we finished, they gave us 2 bottles of red wine to enjoy with our dinner -- ricotta cheese ravioli, gnocchi, and tiramisu. It was all so delicious, probably some of the best food we had in Rome. I can't wait to buy a pasta maker and try the recipes at home so we can bring a bit of Italy back with us. 5 out of 5--highly recommend this experience!
Written October 28, 2019
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Dear 159juanah, What a wonderful surprise your husband wowed you with! I am very very happy that he picked us! I love reading that you had such a wonderful time with our super chef and guide! I see that there was a great deal of prosecco flowing, but that does happen when you are having a good time cooking with your new friends. I hope you enjoyed every recipe and that you will replicate each and every dish back home. Thank you so much for sharing about your time with us with other travelers! I really appreciate it! Remember that you are a member of the Local Aromas family now and if you need anything from this side of the world, we are here! Arrivederci!
Written November 16, 2019
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hotsummer
Hilton Head, SC74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
I just can't say enough about this cooking class. The mother/daughter team that taught us, the location, the view, the food, the wine - were all terrific! I could go on and on!
Written October 1, 2019
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Grazie!!!! I am thrilled you enjoyed the cooking class and the company of the mother/daughter duo Marina and Francesca! They are amazing and we are blessed to have them on our team! Thank you for sharing Hotsummer and we hope to have you back with us very very soon! Arrivederci, Benedetta
Written October 13, 2019
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OzBarb59
Ringwood, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this experience for our last night in Rome and had a fabulous evening. It was a small group and we all got along well chatting and helping each other roll out the ravioli pasta. The hosts are lovely and helped us create the gnocchi, fill our ravioli parcels and build our own tiramisu. We enjoyed the lovely views while they did the cooking part, then we enjoyed the fruits of our labour with some wine. It was about 4 hrs and we left very full and happy. Highly recommended
Written September 13, 2019
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Dear ozbarb59, Leaving a cooking class feeling full and happy is already a great thing!!! Thank you for your words. I am thrilled to read that your last night in Rome was fabulous and that you had such a great time with us! Group cooking classes, especially when the groups are so small as ours, is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends! After all when you have amazing food, wine, laughs, that view, strangers become friends in no time! Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your time with us with other travelers! I really appreciate it! Enjoy the recipes! Arrivederci Benedetta
Written September 15, 2019
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