5 star rating: Highly Recommended 177 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Learn how to cook a four-course Italian meal in a private kitchen in the heart of Rome! You know the saying. When in Rome, do as the Romans do – and the Romans do delicious food. Learn how to cook your own so you can continue eating Italian food long after your vacation ends. In a group of no more than eight people, you’ll receive highly personalized cooking instruction from a knowledgeable food expert, and then enjoy your Italian creations paired with local wine.


  • Small-group cooking lesson in Rome
  • Learn to cook an Italian meal with an expert chef
  • Cook in the private kitchen of an English-speaking Italian
  • Purchase ingredients in the Rome Central Market
  • Small-group class limited to 8 people, ensuring a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Rome

Small Group Cooking Lesson in Rome

Whether you're a culinary enthusiast or a cooking novice, this Italian cooking class in central Rome promises to be a fun, entertaining experience you’ll never forget. You’ll start with a trip to Rome’s Central Market, where your guide will help you shop for the best produce. You’ll meet butchers, bakers and farmers selling meat, bread and fresh-picked vegetables, and you’ll learn how to distinguish high-quality ingredients. Plus, learn how to barter for the best price.

Then, head to a private kitchen in Rome, where your exclusive Italian cooking class begins! During this hands-on experience, you will learn how to prepare three different kinds of fresh, homemade pasta and a main course; your dishes will be accompanied with a selection of fine local wines.

Finally, after you’ve picked, prepped and cooked, you’ll dine on the sumptuous Italian meal you’ve created. This small-group Italian cooking class is a great way to make your trip to Rome extra special; it’s a must for foodies and cooking fans.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Incredible experience!!! Chef Federico is funny and incredibly talented. I LOVE to cook and this was the absolute highlight of my dream trip to Italy. Could not recommend this experience more highly! Will remember this experience for the rest of my life!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

So much fun and so much food! Very delicious and great easy recipes to make at home!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

FANtastic!!!! Chef Federico was awesome! I knew my wife would love this but so did I. Federico was entertaining, informative and the food was excellent. We made it sort of like he did when we returned home. It was really neat to see the markets where they bought the food. Great experience to bring your family. Well worth the money. Unrelated to the class, I was displeased with the front office who told me to be at a different place than the meeting place. When I called they said if we didn't show up at 9:15am 9:30am start they would leave us behind we had a bus show up 30 minutes late. We did make it on time 9:17am and they weren't there. We called and they said they would be there in 10 minutes so it's ok for them I guess. However, Chef Federico and his assistant Nichole were looking for us and spotted us searching. They said they would have waited for us no problem. So long story short, front office was a mess but do this anyways because Chef Federico made it all better!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

GREAT experience and the food was incredible! can't wait for the recipe's to arrive! Federico was excellent ant the location was also!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Federico was our chef for the day. He was an excellent teacher - explained well the theory behind what we were doing to help us understand the concepts behind the food we were making.

The day started with a tour of the local markets to buy the ingredients for our menu. The markets were colourful and filled with delicious, fresh ingredients.

We then returned to an apartment nearby to begin cooking. We began with preparing the tomatoes for the base sauce. Next we made two types of pasta dough - one with semolina/water the other with flour/egg.

There was a choice of red or white wine that was plentiful.

Federico made the sauces, all the while explaining what he was doing and why. I found it really interesting and gained some great tips.

We ate three different pasta/sauce dishes, veal with a lemon sauce ending with fresh strawberries with balsamic and mint.

This was a really fun day. Federico is entertaining and knowledgeable. His assistant did a great job behind the scenes. Thank you so much to both of them.

I'd highly recommend this tour as something different from the traditional Rome experiences.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We ended up only have 4 people in the cooking class, so it felt like a private lesson! Fabio met us at the Campo di' Fiori outdoor market, and took us to his preferred vendors to select fresh vegetables, meats and breads for our class. He then took us on an unexpected short walking tour of the neighborhood...where he seemed to know everyone we bumped into! The cooking class was held at his gorgeous two-story with rooftop deck apartment, within 5 minutes walking distance from the market. We made three types of pasta, bruschetta, broccoli and zucchini and strawberries with balsamic dressing for dessert. DELICOUS meal! The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five stars was because we did not get to actually cook any of the food only preparation...Fabio had a kitchen staff for cooking. Additionally, we only shared one bottle of wine during the meal. It would have been nice to have wine during the preparation process also. However, Fabio was a fabulous cook and host, and we had a great time! Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a local, unique experience while visiting Rome. Be warned that it will take up your entire day though...9am-3pm.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an absolute fantastic experience. It has been on my wish list for a long time and never disappointed. Frederico was a really good teacher, funny and very knowledgable. I would recommend this for anyone visiting Rome. It was great being able to select your own produce

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Fantastic! Our chef Monica was brilliant in her teaching skills in making the novice and experienced cooks on the group successful in making three types of pasta dishes, a meat dish and a dessert. I would do this again. No problems at all were encountered. A great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Spectacular.....Federico was everything you could have wanted. Knowledgable, entertaining and patient. Cannot recommend this experience more. We went with our 13 yr old grandson who loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

One of the most fun experiences we have ever had on a tour. Chef Fabio showed us how to make the best Spinach and Ricotta ravioli I have ever tasted!

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