• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Experience Rome to the fullest by including an Italian cooking class into your sightseeing itinerary. In a private kitchen in central Rome, you'll learn how to make a 4-course meal under the watchful eye of an instructor. Plus, visit Rome’s Central Market to shop for ingredients and chat with local farmers and other vendors. You'll receive personalized attention while you cook in a group limited to eight people. Then sit down to enjoy your meal with wine.


  • Small-group cooking lesson in Rome
  • Learn to cook an Italian meal with an expert chef
  • Cook in the private kitchen of an English-speaking Italian
  • Purchase ingredients in the Rome Central Market
  • Small-group class limited to 8 people, ensuring a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Rome

Small Group Cooking Lesson in Rome

No matter what your level of skill in the kitchen, this Rome cooking class is an entertaining and educational experience that allows you to gain insight into a very important piece of Italian culture—food.

Begin with a visit to Rome’s Central Market, where you’ll follow your guide past stalls where farmers, bakers and butchers sell their fresh goods. Select produce for your class, and learn how to spot the best ingredients.

Then make your way to the private kitchen where your cooking class takes place. With personal guidance from your expert instructor, learn how to prepare and cook three different varieties of homemade pasta plus a main course. When the cooking is over, sit down with your group to enjoy your creations, accompanied by a selection of regional wines.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Unexpectedly a great experience I'm definitely not a cook nor do I cook regularly! Loved that it was intimate with 7 people including myself in the class and the chef took us through a market to shop for ingredients to be used for our dishes while explaining all the ingredients and giving us background information on them. The lesson lasted about 6-7 hours from start to end and included the chef serving us a 5-course meal including 3 of the different pasta dishes we helped make at the end outside in a little patio area. Experience and food were great!

Michelle H United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

A highlight of our trip. We enjoyed the trip to the market and the amazing cooking lessons followed by an amazing meal. Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was so much fun. We followed chef through the market and shopped for fresh produce, meat and cheeses. A short walk to the kitchen where we prepared the best food I had in Rome. This is a pleasant change from all the sightseeing and crowds. You wont regret this experience.

Timothy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was a last-minute add to out Rome trip. Chef Francesco was an absolute pleasure! We learned so much about selecting quality ingredients and how to prepare a lovely multi-course Italian meal. From beginning to end, this was a real highlight of our trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A must if you love to cook and eat! Our Chef was very knowable and charming!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a wonderful experience. The chef met us and asked about food allergies and eating habits, then to the market we went. After the market we headed to the kitchen where we were taught techniques for preparing the vegetables. Then it was onto the the pasta preparing. We learned how to make egg pasta and water pasta, so two different types. Then we prepared three different kinds of pasta. It was a really fun morning and our 5 course lunch was absolutely fantastic!

NikkiMensforth Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

I did this cooking class with my mum and it was heaps of fun. We got to go to the markets and the butchers and see all the amazing produce that they have on offer. We learnt to make so many different varieties of pasta and learnt so much about what local actually eat from the chefs. Definitely a highlight of our Rome trip.

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Amazing class! I would do it again in a second. The foot we made was the best I ate the whole trip.

Al A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We had done a cooking class a few days before, where all of the ingredients were already purchased and you start !! This tour however, takes you to the different markets where the locals are shopping..... This is definitely the way to go, what an amazing experience it was, if you want to make your own lunch with a group, this is the way to go !

Karen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a highlight of our trip to Rome. The chef began the event with a walk through a great outdoor market and talked a bit about her approach--which was to cook with fresh ingredients in season sourced locally. We then went to a number of specialty shops to buy the cheese, prosciutto and veal for the meal we were to prepare. The class was very well organized and the chef spoke clearly about everything we were preparing--showing us how to make the 3 types of pasta and the vegetables, main dish and dessert. I love to cook, cook a lot, and am quite good. I learned a lot and noted that people with different skill levels were all helped to learn a bit more. and our meal was great! way too much food, but we all felt we had to eat it because it was so wonderful. I can recommend this very highly.

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