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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.

bucket list

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.

Neff

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

This was well worth the money. Great experience!

Dorothy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Our chef Paulo is clearly a talented chef and was a great teacher. The three experienced cooks in our group all picked up many new skills and ideas and the meal we helped to prepare was among the best I have had in my month in Rome.

Christy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This was so much fun!!! I had way too much wine while we were cooking so I don't remember everything but from what I do remember and from watching my videos later and looking at my photos I can tell you that I had a great time!!! We met our chef Martina in the morning and went to the farmers market to do our shopping. There were just four of us in the class and I think that is a perfect size. We walked to the house where we had our cooking lesson. I had read a review where someone said it took 45 minutes. It actually took about 10 minutes. The home was lovely and really well equipped for our class. We started drinking and cooking. They keep the wine coming. : We made three different types of pasta from scratch. We made a meat dish and we made dessert. It was all wonderful but you are absolutely stuffed by the time you get leave. There is no way you could possibly eat everything you make. After you leave there you can go to the owner's restaurant and pick up your little board that you use to make one of the pastas that we made. I have to admit I don't remember much about this at all. : We took a cab there with our new best friends Matt and Charlotte who were in the class with us. We met at 9:15 in the morning and we were done around 2:00. I wish I could emphasize more what a great time this class was. There is no pressure to do anything just right. It is very laid back and they do all of the cleaning up. : Later in the week I took a tour to the Amalfi Coast and I met 5 other people who had also taken this class and they agreed that it was one of the best times they had in Rome also. So, it isn't just the wine talking. :

Elaina H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This tour was amazing!

Tricia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

Fabulous tour with hosts, Martina and Nicoletta! They greeted us promptly at 9am and took us to the market while providing us background of the sites and culture. Martina is an expert Michelin 3 chef who gave us direction on the best foods to choose for our lesson. Martina and Nicoletta work well together while exchanging humor and instructions to the group. We made 3 types of homemade pasta that were beyond delicious and a veal entree too. If only they were in my kitchen now to guide me with their skill! The day past quickly as we had so much enjoyment in the 5 hours with them. Sincerely thank you for a spectacular cooking day, the chef Martina and Nicoletta! Buon appetito!

Jessica C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This was a great tour to take while in Rome. Nicolina and Martina were fantastic hosts and I learned a lot throughout the day. We started by going to the market and we learned a little about the food we'd be using. Then, we went to a beautiful apartment to cook. We made 3 different kinds of pasta, a veal dish they accommodated for vegetarians and a dessert, which was absolutely delicious. It was definitely worth the money and a good morning spent in Rome.

jngoodsell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

Best part of our entire trip!! Paulo was amazing, and the food was even better!

Carrie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

This was one of the highlights of my trip to Rome!

Edmund E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

A fantastic day, filled with information, experience, and great food. Our host was entertaining, friendly, and knowledgeable, the day well organized, and the location was great. Thoroughly recommended!

Bob

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

I can't say enough about this experience. From the shopping at the market to the cooking of the food it was the best experience I had in Rome. Martina and Nicolette were the best and I got to meet Chef Fabio. If you go to Rome you must experience this cooking lesson. I learned so much and had a great time doing it.

Phil D USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2016

This was the second time I took this tour and it did not disappoint. Although somewhat different from the first time I took this same tour, it was just as much fun and enjoyable.

Peter B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

We had a marvelous time learning some of the basics of Italian cooking, especially choosing good ingredients. Making home-made pasta is not as hard as it seems! Paolo and his assistant Marco were the best!

Russell B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

A wonderful morning and afternoon! This was the highlight of our 3 week vacation -

Esperanza G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2016

This was a fun class even if you do not do much cooking. Learning how to make pasta and homemade tomato sauce was easier than I thought. If you have already seen the highlights of Rome and want something different, this cooking lesson is for you.

George S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

Really did this for wife but thoroughly enjoyed it. It was lots of fun and chefs were great. I highly recommend this and found it well worth the money . To me it was a great surprise and definitely a learning experience. It is very memorable .

Abrar A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

It was amazing! I truly enjoyed it, we learned how to make 3 kinds of pasta, steak and tiramisu.
They made us eat so much we couldn and #39;t walk after the class!
We walked through the farmers market, butcher and visited the oldest bakery in town.
Thank you for the wonderful experience! ❤️

Debra S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Exceeded expectations by a mile! Chef Vittoria customized the menu to my tastes and we cooked and ate excellent food. Not to mention the trip to the markets and Chef's tips and observations along the way. Without reservation, I would recommend this experience to anyone who loves food! Ten stars!!

Maryann K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Fantastic class in lovely loft. Lots of good tips for cooking.

Kathleen A P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was the most AMAZING cooking class I've ever taken. It far exceeded my expectations. The chef was so awesome and helpful. We learned how to cook 4 different pasta dishes in addition to eggplant parmigiani and tiramisu. The 2 other students in the class with me were also blown away by the chef and his teaching and cooking techniques. I can't wait to go back to Italy again next year and sign up for another class. If you do anything in Rome, you MUST take this class. It is so worth the time and money. Trust me, you will not regret it. If anything, you will regret not taking it. Loved, loved, loved it!!!

Derrick C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

It was a really good experience from start to finish. The only complaint I have is we were told we would be sent the recipes for the dishes we made and nothing has been emailed to us yet. We really want to recreate the experience back home, but it may only be in our memories.

Jeffery H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was are second class and we were not disappointed. Paolo was excellent and the food was great. Just us and another couple.The kitchen is located on Tiber Island and what a place! Highly recommended.

Bobby B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Awesome experience

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