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Exclusive Fresh Pasta cooking class with a Venetian chef

Venezia, Italy

From $239.00

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Learn the tips and tricks of authentic Venetian cooking with this culinary experience led a chef instructor. Shop for fresh, seasonal produce at the bustling Rialto market, and then head to a private kitchen in a historic ‘palazzo’ for a small-group lesson in regional cooking techniques. Help prepare a gourmet, multicourse menu, and then sit down among a small group of new friends to enjoy the homemade feast with wine.
  • Hands-on cooking lesson and lunch in Venice
  • Learn the secrets of authentic Venetian cooking from a professional chef
  • Cook in the private kitchen of a historic palace apartment
  • Help prepare a multicourse, seasonal menu of typical regional dishes
  • Group size limited to six for a more intimate experience
  • Fresh pasta making class in a private Venetian palace
  • Lunch and dessert
  • Certificate of attendance

Sample Menu


First course

spaghetti, tagliolini, gnocchi or ravioli

What's Included

  • Cooking class
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Rialto market
  • Shopping for lunch (all ingredients will be ready in the cooking class venue)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Campo S.S. Giovanni e Paolo
    Campo S.S. Giovanni e Paolo, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

    Campo S.S. Giovanni e Paolo, under the statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni.

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

In the morning, meet your instructor — a professional chef — and a small group of no more than six at Venice’s famous Rialto Bridge. Set off together to shop for ingredients at the Rialto open-air market, one of the city’s oldest and liveliest. Let the season and market offerings inform the day’s menu as you browse vendor stalls piled high with fresh produce, seafood, meats, and cheeses.

With raw ingredients in hand, take a short stroll through charming backstreets and squares to reach the historic Palazzo Contarini delle Figure, where the cooking lesson will take place in a private apartment. Tie on an apron, roll up your sleeves, and get to work in a well-equipped kitchen as your instructor takes you through all the steps to prepare a typical Venetian lunch (see Itinerary for a sample menu).

Learn how technique and ingredients come together to form delicate flavors and textures while preparing a multicourse menu of authentic pasta, vegetable, and meat dishes. When the cooking is done, sit down with your fellow chefs for an intimate homemade feast accompanied by wine and other beverages.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Min 2 and max 6 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that no refund will be accepted for no shows or late arrivals.
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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I had a fabulous day cooking with...
Janine D, Sep 2017
I had a fabulous day cooking with Barbara. She was a wonderful guide and expert cookery teacher. I was lucky enough to have lots of hands-on experience although I left her with the washing-up. I would thoroughly recommend this tour to experienced or novice cooks as the tips I picked up will be invaluable. I am going to make zaleti for my work colleagues when I get home.


Product code: 25993P31