5 star rating: Highly Recommended 177 Reviews

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)

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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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Outstanding. The instructor was amazing and cant wait to take all I learned and cook - Outstanding

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Wonderful - learning from the beginning with getting fresh ingredients from the market to making pasta from scratch to having a great meal! Federico and his assistant made it fun. He was so great at showing and explaining the process and we were able to get our hands dirty also - as it is easier to learn if we did the work also!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

The cooking class was great. The direction from Frederico was great and the food we cooked was fabulous. I would recommend this class to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

My favorite activity of my entire 3 week tour. Frederico is an amazing chef and teacher. Highly recommend this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I recommend this to everyone. It was so much fun. Picking out the items for the meal, then learning how to make pasta and sauce while enjoying a glass of wine. It was perfect.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We had a very interesting and enjoyable cooking class with Frederico and Nicoleta his assistant. Great group of people. We learnt a few new tricks and enjoyed making the pasta which we had not tried before. Would thoroughly recommend this experience to everyone who would like to learn some interesting cooking skills in a terrific environment. A lovely day.

linda.bee
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I highly recommend this tour. It was lovely walking through the markets to collect our ingredients. Chef Fredriccio was knowledgable and funny. Even my husband was there making pasta!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was totally worth the time and money. I learned some valuable tips and techniques. The small group made it much more fun. The chef and his sous chef were warm, personable and professional.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

I had a wonderful time, the class was small and they were kind enough to wait for my sister and I when we got lost and were late to the meeting place. The chef was very knowledgeable and I learned skills that i definitely will never forget. Worth the price and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

JONATHAN P
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Such a great experience, and learnt so much about Italian cooking and their love if wine. The best tour we did in time. Would highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Fantastic day! I would do it again 1000 times. Fun, interesting, hands on brilliance. It was very well presented and a delicious result.
I would have liked a recipe booklet to bring home though. And paying €15 for a used apron was a bit much too.
Fabio and his wonderful assistant were FABIOLUS!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Would highly recommend. The chef was very interactive, informative, and had a great sense of humor. The food was delicious and well worth the price.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

It was really a lot of fun. Our chef, Frederico had a great sense of humor, was very engaging and informative. A great way to spend a rainy day in Rome!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking day! What fun to make 3 different pastas and then get to eat them. By far, this was the best food that we ate while vacationing in Italy the food that we cooked!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This tour was amazing!

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