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Tour code: 5034ROMEFOOD
Experience Rome to the fullest by including an Italian cooking class into your sightseeing itinerary. In a private kitchen in central Rome, you'll learn how to make a 4-course meal under the watchful eye of an instructor. Plus, visit Rome’s Central Market to shop for ingredients and chat with local farmers and other vendors. You'll receive personalized attention while you cook in a group limited to eight people. Then sit down to enjoy your meal with 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

No matter what your level of skill in the kitchen, this Rome cooking class is an entertaining and educational experience that allows you to gain insight into a very important piece of Italian culture—food.

Begin with a visit to Rome’s Central Market, where you’ll follow your guide past stalls where farmers, bakers and butchers sell their fresh goods. Select produce for your class, and learn how to spot the best ingredients.

Then make your way to the private kitchen where your cooking class takes place. With personal guidance from your expert instructor, learn how to prepare and cook three different varieties of homemade pasta plus a main course. When the cooking is over, sit down with your group to enjoy your creations, accompanied by a selection of regional wines. 

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

FABULOUS TOUR! Chef Monica was personable, fun, good with the kids and professional! We were with a small group of 12 that included kids close in age to my 10 and 11 year old as well as couples and families. This meal was, by far, our best tasting and experience in our 16 days in Italy ! bravo!

Salvador P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Everything was perfect. Beautiful kitchen and very informative chef and assistants. Making pasta was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommend this tour.

Julie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a blast! Our chef and her helper were fantastic. The food was amazing and the wine was plentiful! We met new friends and I have to say, the best cooking class I have ever taken in Italy!

Mary Ann R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Incredible! Had a wonderful time! The Chef was delightful. You start off with a trip to a beautiful market and pick up your ingredients. The walk is beautiful and very enjoyable. The lesson is leisurely...plenty of time to ask questions and learn. And you do learn so much. T

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a fantastic day and Paolo was engaging and taught us all many different things-from taking us to the open market, a meat shop and cheese shop, a bakery and had some fantastic pizza and then explained the area as we walked to the kitchen where we all learned/participated in how to make several different pastas and sauces. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Rome!

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016


Highly recommended.

James Edward M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My cooking class in Rome was exceptional. I was very fortunate that I was a class of one. Chef Paolo treated the class as i would expect any other even with only one student. We shopped for our ingredients at interesting places including Campo del Fiori. As an experienced cook, I can say I learned several new techniques and as a class of one got to perform a lot of the prep work. Much fun. The recipies were all excellent. Could not finish all the courses on the menu, but tasted everything. I would recommend this experience to family and friends and already have.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was a terrific tour. Paulo, Nicholetta and Marco were wonderful guides and we had a lot of fun going to the market and doing the food prep for the outstanding meal. Only change I would suggest is to also let us do some of the actual cooking, too.

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

highlight of our trip to Rome, no doubt! The food was amazing and we learned a lot! Our chefs were funny and friendly and it was great to interact with some fellow travelers. Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was well worth the money. Great experience!

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