“Don’t just dream, plan – and be ready with plans A to Z!

Food & Travel Venice Blogger, Cooking Instructor & Consultant, Event Organiser, SMM and Overall Talker!”


My name is Monica, I a’m a native Italian from Venice, Italy

I am a Food and Travel blogger talking about Venice, Veneto and Italy, a Culinary guide and a Cooking instructor offering cooking classes and catering with Cook In Venice.  I am also a Social Media Manager.

I was happy to offer my little knowledge to Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi for some of the recipes in their new Cookbook Venice: Recipes Lost and found and to Carmela Sereno Hayes for a couple of recipes on A Passion for Pasta.

about me Alex Poilizzi, Ada Catto and I in Secret Italy
Alex Poilizzi, Ada Catto and I in Secret Italy

In 2014 I appeared on Alex Polizzi‘s “Secret Italy” (1st episode) together with Ada Catto, the lady I am co-writing a book with about Cicchetti (Venice version of tapas): in the episode we talked about Frittelle, Venetian Carnival cakes. 

I had also the pleasure of having as a guest, during one of my food tours, the famous Hollywood film actor Jonathan Tucker.

about me Jonathan Tucker and Monica Cesarato
Jonathan Tucker and I

I also shot this lovely introduction to the New Drink of Venice, the Cinico,  with Sarah Murdoch of Adventures of Sarah!


I am the Creator of “A Photo Of Venice A Day Keeps The Doctor Away” #aphotoofveniceaday .

In 2018 I won an Award with The Luxury Travel Guide for Best Unique Unique Experience in Veneto and also I was included in the Lonely Planet list of Activities to do for Food and Drink in Venice, both as myself and as Cook in Venice with our cooking classes.

In 2016 I also received my Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor for all the positive reviews.

Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence


In October 2017 the Sunday Times Travel Magazine published my tips on what to eat and where to eat in Venice.


Sunday Times Travel magazine

The following International magazine said about my tours and myself:

Margie O’Farrell, The Times, 22nd December 2018

…Monica, it could be said, knows Venice inside and out.  She also has a gift for story telling…

Anne Hanley, Venice expert, The Telegraph 8 MARCH 2016 

..Being such a tourist magnet, Venice is hopping with guides – of varying quality. Some of the best are the more specialised kind. For all things edible, I would recommend Monica Cesarato (monicacesarato.com), who offers calorific tramps through intriguing backstreets to experience traditional Venetian dishes, cakes, wines and cicheti – the local equivalent of tapas…

The Lonely Planet

..With her mesmerising storytelling skills, Monica’s tours are a whirlwind of cultural, social and epicurean information punctuated by generous glugs of wine and excellent plates of cicheti (Venetian tapas)…

Alex Polizzi, The Telegraph, 24 october 2014

…It was also in Venice that I met Ada and Monica, who helped me re-create my grandmother’s frittelle (Venetian doughnuts). I don’t think I realised, until then, just how powerful food is as a stimulus to memory. This was one of many occasions that memories of my grandparents that I hadn’t recalled for years were brought to life for me….

Matt Barber, The Boston Globe, July 2012

“…It’s a way to taste real traditional Venetian food,” says Cesarato. “It’s hard to get [authentic cicchetti] at a good restaurant in Venice because many were born to satisfy tourists and don’t serve real Venetian recipes….”

I love cooking and reading fantasy books, I love teaching and getting to know all different kinds of people.

Back in 2009 I started this blog about Venice to try to get people to know my city, to understand it and respect it.  

about me Having fun on a Cake & Choc Experience!

I also love to talk about Venice, Veneto and Italy in general and I hope you will find the information I share on this blog useful.



Check out my about.me profile!


For info send an email to info@monicacesarato.com

or phone 1-213-550-5452 U.S.A.

                 020-351-40147 U.K.


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