Rome, Italy

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Overview

Learn the secrets of classic Italian cuisine and pasta on a 5-hour cooking experience in Rome. Make like an Italian chef as you prepare a delicious 3-course Roman meal of a pasta starter, meat course and dessert, guided by an expert instructor. Then, enjoy your creations with your fellow cooks and complimentary wine. Choose from two experiences: a market visit and cooking class that lets you shop for ingredients, or a class that includes making your own fresh egg pasta. Numbers limited to eight people for a more personalized experience.
  • 5-hour Italian cooking experience in Rome with an expert instructor
  • Learn to make a 3-course Italian meal with a pasta starter, meat course and dessert
  • Browse a fresh food market to pick out ingredients for your class (if option selected)
  • Make your own fresh egg pasta for the pasta starter (if option selected)
  • Enjoy your creations with complimentary wine in the company of your fellow cooks
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon experience
  • Small-group experience limited to eight people for personalized attention from a cooking instructor
Choose your cooking class option when you book, and on the day, travel independently to the start point in central Rome. Then, meet your friendly instructor-guide, and begin your fun and educational cooking experience. Both experiences finish when you leave the cooking school after your class.

Market Visit and Cooking Class:
Begin in Val Melaina market, one of Rome’s best outdoor food markets. Work your way around the colorful stalls with your instructor, and select ingredients for your class, choosing from the wide array of fresh vegetables, cheeses and meats.

Shopping done, head for the cooking venue, and set about making a traditional, 3-course Italian meal. With step-by-step guidance from your instructor, prepare a pasta course such as delicious bucatini all'Amatriciana (thick spaghetti-style pasta in spicy tomato and bacon sauce) or creamy spaghetti carbonara (an egg, cheese, bacon and black pepper sauce).

Then, make a meat course with a vegetable side dish, followed by a classic Italian cake for dessert. When your food is ready, sit down with your fellow cooks and instructor to enjoy your home-cooked meal, served with complimentary wine tastings.

Fresh Egg Pasta Maker Class:
Settle into your kitchen space at the cooking venue, and learn the art of making fresh egg pasta — in true Italian style. Watch a demonstration, and then, under the watchful eye of your instructor, make your own fettucine, parpadelle or ravioli with an accompanying sauce.

Next, learn how to make a classic Roman meat course such as involtino al sugo (meat rolls in tomato sauce) or saltimbocca Roman-style (rolled veal in white wine and butter sauce) and conjure up a fresh vegetable side dish to serve alongside it.

Finally, learn whizz up an authentic Italian tiramisu before joining everyone around the table to enjoy your meal, served with complimentary wine.

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, Aug 2018

Thank you Luca and his lovely aunt for a fantastic cooking class! We warmly recommend it. Luca taught us a little bit about Italian and Roman cuisine, and then we cooked some penaccota and pasta. This class is definitely one of the best things to do in Rome, and was the highlight of our vacation. We cannot wait to cook this Roman meal back home.

J
, Jan 2018

OMG! The best cooking class that my family has ever taken in Rome!! When we arrived at our chefs house, everyone in their family came outside to great us- the chef, his mother, his sister and, later, his cousin who arrived to help and eat with our group. We were given wine and a beautiful cheese and olive platter to snack on while we helped to prepare our meal which consisted of the most delicious homemade fettuccine pasta with sausage ragu that I have ever eaten, along with stuffed zucchini and even a panna cotta desert! The best part of all- we helped to make the entire meal! The family was warm and wonderful, teaching us how to make everything from scratch and interacting with us like we were a part of their family. Although we entered their house as strangers, we felt as though we left as friends. This was truly a memorable class!!

M
, Jan 2018

THIS IS THE BEST THING TO DO IN ROME!

H
, Dec 2017

THE ABSOLUTE HIGHLIGHT!! I love this family. The experience was fantastic! From the market to the the meal and everything in between. It was so authentic and so amazing. We will come back to them every time we come to Rome. Amazing, educational, and delicious!

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, Nov 2017

Fun, Different, A liitle pricey for what you get.

K
, Oct 2017

Best thing we did in Rome! We arrived at their home and created a menu with Luca and then headed to the market. The market tour was amazing and we got to try the best olives, cheeses and breads while shopping for our food. When we returned we prepped food and cooked with Luca, his aunt and his niece and nephew in the kitchen. It was like being a part of a real Italian family. We will definitely be returning when we come back to Rome and recommending to friends and family. Best experience.

D
, Sep 2017

Amazing experience during our recent trip to Rome! We 4 adults took the Market Tour cooking class and had a blast. 2 of our party enjoy cooking and 2 me and my brother do not cook and were only taking the class for our spouses. Well, I don't know who had more fun - the cooks or the non-cooks. Peter, our chef, took us to the market which was such a fun experience. We tasted meats, cheeses, breads and wine as he explained what he was choosing for our class. Once back at the family home, we prepared the most delicious meal of Pesto Linguini

C
, Aug 2017

My friend and I had a wonderful experience with Luca. We toured a market where we had a sample plate of meat, cheese and olives while we shopped for the dishes. When we returned to the home, we made gnocchi and sauce, Marsala and a beautiful and tasty dessert with ricotta. Luca and his aunt were friendly and kind. Luca answered all of our questions, not only about Italian food but also about Italy. It was one of our best experiences in Rome so far and we would definitely do it again! I highly recommend!

M
, Jul 2017

Absolutely worth while! We chose the market tour and 3 course meal morning class. When we arrived we were able to choose what would be cooked. The chef listened to everyone's suggestions and did his best to accommodate. The market tour was so much fun. It was a chance to see real Italian living as we were not in a tourist location. We sampled wine, cheese and cured meats which were all delicious. The guide showed us about typical ingredients used in an Italian home and give lots of other interesting info at the market. After we made tiramisu, which was the best dessert to learn how to make in my opinion. Everyone was able to be as involved as they wanted to be, which was nice. We then made THREE kinds of pasta. All 3 were what Rome is known for so I was pleased with the selection. Carbonara, caccio e peppe and Amatriciana. Lastly we made veal saltimbocca. We then ate in their beautiful home with their family which was a really nice touch as I was able to see a real Italian household and learn more about the Italian culture. Overall I'd do it all over again and I would recommend it to anyone!

C
, Jul 2017

This was the highlight of our entire 10 days in Italy. I would highly recommend this to anyone traveling to Italy. The trip to the market, the day of cooking, the wonderful culmination by enjoying lunch in the garden was over the top!!!


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