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.
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. :
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!
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.
Best part of our entire trip!! Paulo was amazing, and the food was even better!
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!
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
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.
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!
A wonderful morning and afternoon! This was the highlight of our 3 week vacation -
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.
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 .
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! ❤️
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!!
Fantastic class in lovely loft. Lots of good tips for cooking.
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!!!
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
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.
Paulo was charming and knowledgeable. The class was fun and easy to follow and also delicious. I would definitely recommend this tour!
My husband and I wanted to do something different as we are in Rome pretty frequently. I took the liberty of booking this Cooking Lesson since I love to cook and it was super easy to book online. It was a wonderful experience in which we learned some new things, and had a wonderful lunch on a rooftop with the most incredible view of Rome I have ever seen. Vittoria was lovely. If you are considering this lesson, just book it!
Instructor was excellent - informative, interesting, great sense of humor! Activity including going to the market, visiting a butcher shop/bakery prior to actual cooking lesson. Lessons were paced for the ability level of the participants. Small class allowed for hands-on with all sharing food preparation duties. Dishes varied and very tasty. Being able to sit down at the end of the meal to enjoy the fruits of our labor made it a most memorable experience!