This was so much fun! The chef was a great personality, everyone in the class seemed to be having a blast! He pulled the kids to the front to make the gelato after we had all made our own pizza, our son was smiling ear to ear. We really enjoy cooking at home and this was a great tutorial on making perfect pizza crust. Different from the typical tourist stuff and really worth your time if you like to cook!
We are a Canadian family with three children ages 7, 9, 12 and I can say, without hesitation, that this was a highlight of our time in Florence. The kids LOVED it and we did too. Florenzo and Alex Alessandro did a wonderful job of keeping everyone engaged, amused and interested. They catered the information to both the children and the adults with good humour and lots of simple instruction. Our kids loved making their own pizzas and gelato and we left with very full tummies. In fact, it was the best pizza that we've eaten in Italy so far if I do say so myself. This is great value - a 3 hours class, great instructors, a full meal with wine tasting and dessert and a recipe book and 'diploma' to take away with you. You won't regret it...this is good times.
We had Alex as our training chef. He was GREAT -- smart, funny, and delightful. My daughter 13 years old and I took the class together and had such a great time and a GREAT meal as a result. Highly recommend.
Steve from Philadelphia USA
Loved, loved, loved this! Our instructor was very clear on instructions and we had a blast making our own pizzas! The gelato was a group effort, but was sooo delicious! My husband and I had a great time bonding over this experience since we don and #39;t cook at home! I definitely recommend this!
Our kids age 13, 11, and 9 said this was one of best experiences of Florence. Great fun!
Highly recommend this. We had a small group of 6 which was perfect. Daniel was our chef and he was so personable and helpful. This was a great class, good for teenaged kids and small groups. Both the pizza and gelato was amazing because it was made with love by us.
This was so much fun! I can't wait to show off my new pizza making skills and gelato to my family! The chefs were all really helpful and were very informative. I learned a lot of neat tricks from Giuseppe. He was funny and very engaging. I would definitely recommend this!
They team who hosted us was great, very nice and hands on. The making of pizza was a great family experience. Thanks so much!
This was SO fun! We really enjoyed the atmosphere and Davide was such a great instructor. Definitely would recommend doing some sort of cooking class while in Florence, but we did especially enjoy this one!
Fantastic experience!!! Lorenzo, our tour guide was prompt, and friendly. He took us on a quick walking tour through the city, and brought us to Davide's kitchen. Davide was an excellent host. He taught us the secrets to making a delicious pizza, and then put our knowledge to the test. We started by creating the dough, and while we let it rise, we made a chocolate base for our gelato. Once the gelato base was ready and poured into the gelato maker, we returned to our rising dough, and stretched it to the perfect size and dressed it with herbs, sauce, and various meats and cheese to our taste. The best part of the class was when our pizzas came out of the oven, and we got to eat them! For dessert, we ate the gelato we had created earlier. Delicious!
Overall, this was a very enjoyable experience, and is one I would highly recommend, and would even do it again.
The kids and I had so much fun. Even my hubby got into it. Great class for kids and food was good!
Our family of 4 (two daughter (14 and 17) attended the cooking class and we all had a great time. Short walk from the meeting point, the chefs were wonderful and entertaining and we actually learned hands-on how to make great pizza dough for our own pizzas. Gelato was less hands-on but great as well!!
The Gelato and Pizza making course was excellent. Paola and Lorenzo were wonderful and the course was such fun. We went with our two girls 7 and 10 who became Paola's sous chef for the Gelato making, this made their holiday! Paola was lovely, a great chef and she gave us lots of great tips and information, Lorenzo was so friendly and very welcoming, a great pair thank you so much.
This was a highlight of our trip to Italy. I wanted to take a cooking class and knew that pizza and gelato would be a hit with my family 2 adults, 2 kids age 20 and 16. We all enjoyed the class, the pizza and the gelato. We also enjoyed talking with the other people in the class. We are looking forward to trying our new recipes at home!
This was an awesome experience and I highly recommend a cooking class during your trip to Florence. After we did this pizza/gelato class we tried to book a different one but they were all filled up. My 7 year old nephew loved the class, and it was his favorite day of the entire trip. My parents, and my husband also really enjoyed. It was definitely one the highlights of our trip as well. The cook was awesome and friendly and funny.
Tracy South Africa
Fantastic experience, my two younger kids 6 and 9 had fun too :- a must do !!!
Our family of four had such a good time! Giuseppe involved out two girls 6 and 4 in the Gelato making process and although shy at first, they absolutely loved it. The class is informative, yet, very relaxed and heaps of fun. What a great way to spend an evening!
Fantastic evening with fantastic guide Paula. Highly recommend.
Tour was great, Paola and Guissepe made it so much fun for my family! We all enjoyed our pizza and Gelato! We all went home and made pizza!
We had Alessio as our guide and he was awesome! The demonstration and making of the pizza and gelato was so fun and yummy! Would highly recommend.
I went with my 2 teenage kids. It was a lot of fun, the teachers, Paola and Daniel, were very friendly and entertaining. The class was full-24 people-but everyone had a clear view of what was going on in the front and got individual attention when needed. I highly recommend it-tons of fun!
This was a fantastic experience! I loved being able to have the experience of making pizza from scratch, and watching as guest chefs prepared gelato chocolate to be shared among the group. Both tasted delicious! The instructors spoke slowly and clearly, modeled exactly what we needed to do, and circulated to help participants as needed. My one suggestion would be to break the instruction down to a step-by-step process the instructors tended to model all the steps at once, and then sent participants off to work independently. Providing a step-by-step process would help non-chefs such as myself to be more successful in preparing our pizzas. But this is a minor quibble the time flew by, I really enjoyed meeting my groupmates from all over the world, and the food was fantastic! Highly recommended.
Best of the 6 tours taken this trip!!! We got upgraded to the 3 hour tour that took us out to a winery out of the city in Chianti. Spend a few extra dollars and take the 69 euro tour rather than the 49 euro tour...well worth it I'm not a shill for any company,,,just a tourist like all of you reading thisFun, memorable and I so enjoyed myself. Alessio was a fantastic chef/guide/teacher. He was witty, charming, a great teacher and his English was great. I will tell everyone I know who plans to go to Florence to take this tour!!!!!
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