Interactive Home Cooking and Wine Tasting Parties

for the Truly Passionate

Franco's Italytm

Oh, Sergio! More Pasta 

Learn to make Fresh pasta including Gnocchi, Ravioli, Penne and Farfalle plus Special Sauces! Your wine tasting features select regional favorites like Pugliese Rosso, Chianti Riserva and Nero d'Avola. Vivi bene!

Cost per person: $75

Minimum party size: 4

Festa Formaggio!

Learn to make hand-spun Mozzarella fresca-Provolone-Scamorza cheese plus fresh ricotta. This fun culinary party includes incredible antipasti and a fabulous Sicilian wine tasting

Cost per person: $75

Minimum party size: 4

Gluten Free from Italy

Learn the secrets of these GF classics! Creamy Polenta with Sausage and Wild Mushrooms, Seafood Risotto and appetizers Includes wines from Orvieto 

Cost per person: $75

Minimum party size: 4

The Isle of Capri

Create three incredibly delectable seafood dishes which include scallops, scampi, calamari, branzino and more! Includes Vino Bianco wine tasting

Cost per person: $85

Minimum party size: 6

Gather your friends and host a party where everyone cooks!  You’ll enjoy a unique culinary experience and expert instruction, all in the comfort of your own kitchen. Host a party that really sizzles with Chef Franco Contaldo

(You may not be Italian when you arrive... but you will be when you leave!)

Home Cooking Parties are available in the following areas: Chicago and Suburbs*

To reserve a party date/time please contact us


Girls Night In Wine Tasting Party!
Traditional small plates and a great wine tasting all rolled into one Fabulous Party ! Create Crostini garlic bread drizzled with Gorgonzola cream sauce, Bruschetta di Montalcino, Pistachio encrusted Salmon appetizer and more! Includes wines from Venezia and Tuscany 
Cost per person: $75   Minimum party size: 6

Click here to reserve your Girls Night In Party

Book a "Big Night" Party!

Are you a fan of the 1996 Stanley Tucci indie movie

"Big Night"? Then book your very own BIG NIGHT PARTY complete with many of the dishes, music and passion found in this fabulous classic film. Your party includes a Big Night DVD, a Louis Prima CD, Incredible dishes from the movie like Tri-Color Risotto, Tiramisu and of course...Timpano! Chef Franco teaches you how to create an Authentic BIG NIGHT Dinner! all this PLUS a fabulous wine tasting.

Click on the movie poster below for more info!

Alcohol-Free Party options

are also available!

Call for details

* Fuel surcharge may be added based on distances 40 miles or greater from Naperville, IL Purchases made for parties outside of the Chicago metro and suburban areas will be refunded less a 5% service charge. Please contact us at to confirm your party request if you are uncertain of geographic restrictions

Wines of Italia Dinner

This is a wine lover's dream!

Taste up to 12 of Italy's most famous and fabulous wines, complete with tasting profiles, note cards and producer histories!

Your tasting will be followed by a themed

Italian dinner, all expertly curated and prepared  by Chef Franco!

These incredible wines will be available to purchase at discounted prices in conjunction with local wine shops 

Cost per person: $85

Minimum party size: 6

Receive a printable

Gift Certificate upon purchase!

Parties are available throughout

the Chicagoland area*

Your Private Chef-We bring Bella Italia to you!

The perfect meal for that perfect evening is now available!
Enjoy a romantic Italian dinner, skillfully prepared, and served in the comfort of your own home by Franco Contaldo and his staff!
Whether it's a cozy Date Night dinner for 2 or a private party for 20, an authentic Italian 6 course meal PLUS Fine Italian Vino tasting is but a phone call or email away! Make a Reservation Today!
For more info

Call: 1-630-270-0662 Available in the Chicagoland area

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