Mario Tastings Table


Aroma September 2017
Calendar Of Cooking Classes And Events

Greetings from Chef Mario!

 Please Note . Aroma Cafe’ Will Be Closed From Monday September 11th  2017 And Reopening For Dinner On Saturday September 23rd.

Starting September Friday 29th And Every Friday Through October Join Mario For A Clambake With BYOB.Please join Mario for the following terrific dinners this month:

  • Crostini Artichokes.
  • Arugola Salad.
  • 2 Dozen Steamed Clams
  • Corn On The Cob
  • 6 Oz Lobster Tail Lemon W. Wine.
  • Dessert.
$42 Per Person plus Tax And Gratuity. Reservation Required.
Hope To See You All.
Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Join Mario At For A Three Course Dinner
  • Soup Du Jour Or Salad.
  • Chicken, Pork Tenderloin, Salmon, Or Signature Pasta Dinner.
  • Starch And Vegetables.
  • Dessert.
  • With BYOB.

Party Of Four Reservations Required.

$15. Per Person plus Tax And Gratuity,

Thank You

Join Us For Lunch in the Penthouse, Monday through Friday from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Call Mario to cater your graduation, or any other party with great selection freshness and price. *** Penthouse always available with BYOB****

Please email your request and I will respond (440. 5709817 or email: e arrivederci.

Tour Sale 2018


  • Independent arrival.
  • Tour starts in Naples, April/May or September/October

About this experience

  • Eight nights and days in hand-picked hotels, Baia and Esplanade

  • Eight breakfasts and 6 full-course dinners with wine
  • Private transportation from the airport to hotels and airports as well as transportation to museums, churches, temples.
  • Open markets walking tour.
  • Most entrance fees to sites included.
  • Six excursions, 1 cooking classes, 4 lunches, and 1 winery. (Vesuvio, Positano, Ravello, Amalfi, Agropoli, Paestum)
  • Shopping in Vietri e Amalfi, vietri ceramic brand.


Optional extras:

  • Boat tour and one day in Capri
  • Dream car by the sea 
  • English-speaking Mario is your guide.

Cost: $2,750 per person

  • Add airfare from Cleveland about $1,400 or $900 from Toronto.
  • Bring in your own group of eight people and save an additional $100 per person

Open House For Presentation, on Mario’s Southern Italy Tour will be held at Cafe Aroma, 20545 Center Ridge, Rocky River Ohio, on request.

Please RSVP To Mario Direct At 440-570-9817.We hope to see you there! Please call Mario to discuss your plans. 440-570-9817 or email Mario

Grazie e buon viaggio


More Classes. Mario has added two new classes to his selection of classes where you can enjoy hands-on instruction. See the selection here.


Call Mario For An Extensive Choice Of Catering.

Mario Is Fully Available To Take Your Catering Party Or Cooking Classes Booking Request Via Email. For Information Email Me At

**** Cooking Classes Gift Certificate
Specials: Buy Five Get One Free.****

Call Mario At 440-570-9817 or eMail to order

Classes. Join Mario every Saturday and Sunday morning for a regional Italian cooking class (please choose from my menu below), bring your favorite group of friends and family and enjoy a culinary experience in my kitchen at the penthouse.

Tasting Table Friday Supper Club
Bring your friends and your appetite and join us for our Supper Club at 6:30 pm, every Friday. The menu changes monthly and features seasonal specialities and mediterranean themes.

$36 per person, minimum of six people, maximum of 14. Enjoy a private dinner with your group and your favorite wine (BYOB).
***Reservations Required***

Tasting Table Saturday Supper Club
Join Mario every Saturday for a Private Dinner, whether with family and friends or a Special Celebration.

$36 per person, minimum of six people, maximum of 14. Enjoy a private dinner with your group and your favorite wine (BYOB).
***Reservations Required***

Cafe’ Aroma and Catering
20545 Center Ridge Rd., The Penthouse Floor
Rocky River, Ohio 44116.

Whether you are looking to improve your knife skills, train your palette on the
flavors of the season, or just looking to cook and enjoy a new recipe with friends, Mario offers a flexible and fun way to create and connect.

Cooking classes, July, August, and September 2017:

Every Monday And Wednesday At 6:45 pm 
Reservation Required
Minimum 4 People
All Classes Are BYOB

Every Saturday And Sunday At 11 am
Minimum 4 People.
Phone. 440-5709817

Please select your class and email Mario and he will schedule your class.

*** Email Mario With Your Choice And Register***




Class # 1: Roman Delight
Long Stem Artichokes Pecorino Style, Chicken Saltimbocca With Pasta Du Jour With Rapini, Sambuca Tiramisu’. A Classic Regional Menu’ Easy To Prepare And Very Enjoyable.
Duration 2.5 Hours, Hands On,
$55 Per Person

Class # 2:
Winter In Venice
Imagine An Evening Dinner In Venice With Great Company And Wine. Mousse Of Cod, Rapini And Sausage,
Risotto With Radicchio 4 Formaggi. Frangelico Chocolate  Soufflé.
A Menu For The Winter With Products From The Venetian Country Side.
Medium Difficulty.
Duration: 2.5 Hours Hands On
$60 Per Person

Class # 3: Veal Perfection
Zucchini With Pancetta And Asiago, Veal Scaloppini Piccata, Frutta Flambee’.
A Comforting Menu’ With A Flavorful Ending.
Duration 2.5 Hours
$60 Per Person

Class # 4: Catania
Eggplant Ricotta And Pistachio, Rosemary Rack Of Lamb, Ricotta And Pears Tart.
A Taste Of Sicily Which Is Known For Fish, But The Lamb Dish Will Surprise Your Palate.
Duration 2.5 Hours, Hands On
$60 Per Person

Class # 5: Mare e Monti
A Taste Of The Sea And The Land.  Shrimp Fra Diavolo,  Chicken Sausage Cacciatore,
Strawberries Mascarpone Crème.
Duration 2.5 Hours, Hands On
$55 Per Person

Class# 6: A Taste Of Piemonte
Crostini Misto Mushrooms, Radicchio Goat Cheese Salad,  Beef Tenderloin  Porcini, Poached Pears In Red Wine. A Wonderful Menu From The Northern Region. Rich And Flavorful

Duration 2.5 Hours, Hands On
$65 Per Person

Class # 7: Amalfi Taste of the Pearl Of The Coast
photo 16Caprese Roulade, Chicken Paillard With Gnocchetti, Limonchello Berries Flute.  Simple And Easy.
Lot’s Of Flavors And A Great Refreshing Caprese Reminds Us Of Summer. Enjoy.

Duration 2.5 Hours, Hands On

$55 Per Person

Class # 8: Cilento A Sunday Classic  Southern Italy Main Meal.
Stuffed Eggplant, Beef Braciole, Rigatoni Al Forno, Amaretti Tiramisu’.
Delicious And Family Memory. Enjoy It
2.5 Hours Duration, Hands On
$55 Per Person

Class 9: Siena

Spinach Crostino, Pork Tenderloin Apples Chianti Sauce, Lemon Almond Cake With Pastry Cream.
A Classic Tuscany Country Side Flavors.
Duration 2.5 Hours, Hands On
$60 Per Person

Class # 10: Winter Sauces And Soups

Enjoy Preparing 2 Quick Sauces To Complement Your Favorite Pastas:  Aurora Blush, And Arrabiata, Also Comfort Soups Recipes For The Cold Months,  Wedding Soup, Spinach Florentine Bean Soup.
And Finish With A Crespelle Alla Nutella
Duration, 2.5 Hours, Hands On
$50 Per Person

Class# 11: Parma
Eggplant Parmigiana, A Classic, Fettuccine Bolognese, Ricotta And Pistachio Cake. Regional Flavors From Emlia Romagna The Mecca Of Italian Culinary Heritage
Duration 2.5 Hours, Hands On

$55 Per Person
Class# 12: A Vegetarian Night
Minestrone Soup. Arugula Lemon Parmigiano Salad, Grilled Vegetable Medley.  Caramelized Apples.

Duration, 2.5 Hours, Hands On
$50 Per Person

Class #13: Cena Fredda. (Winter Dinner)
Burrata  Carrots Caprese Salad, Contadina Sausage Soup, Potatoes Mushroom Frittata,Caramel Orange Apples

Duration, 2.5 hours, Hands on
$50 Per Person.

Class #14: Ravello Class
Baby Arugula Prosciutto, Zucchini Terrine, Shrimp and Mushroom, Basil/Lemon, Mango Pineapple A La Creme.

Duration, 2.5 hours, Hands on
$55 Per Person.


*** eMail Mario***

Please Register As Space Is Limited; Hope To See You In The Kitchen.

Ciao and Hope To See You Soon.


Personal Chef Services

You can use my Personal Chef Services to host a sumptuous sit-down dinner, buffet, or a cocktail party in your home or office, for your family and friends. You can also explore a new Mediterranean recipe by joining one of my cooking classes, in my cafe kitchen in Rocky River 20545 Center Ridge Rd., Penthouse Floor or in your Kitchen with your friends and family.