Dining like a local is one way to experience true Italian cuisine, just as the Italians like it. The best way to do this is to have dinner with an Italian family. By dining with an Italian family, you will not only enjoy a sumptuous, well-cooked meal, but also enjoy it in the ambience of a Milanese home while getting to know a local family. This is a very different experience from dining in a restaurant, but is one that will truly make Milan feel like a home away from home.
How it works
This special experience is organised by BonAppetour in cities all over the world. Hosts with a passion for cooking create their menus to be approved by the company. Typically, menus include four courses and wine. Once they have been approved, they appear on the website for you to book. You arrange a convenient day and then leave the rest up to your host. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy the fine food. By the end of the meal, you may find that not only have you enjoyed a wonderful meal, but you have also made new friends.
If you are vegetarian, have allergies or intolerances, or follow a special diet for any other reason, make sure you let your host know when booking. They will be happy to make adjustments to their menu so that all guests can partake in this special experience.
This culinary experience is already affordable, but for holders of a MilanoCard it is even more so. With the Milan City Pass you can ask for a promo code that will give you a 20% discount on a BonAppetour meal. This offer is also available in Bergamo, Florence, Rome, and Venice, as well as in Milan.