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Ristorante Il Caminetto Cookery Lessons

viale Progresso 4 | Gittana di Perledo, 23828 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815225
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Varenna
Type: Classes/Workshops
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

After spending 10 days in Milan, Lake Como and Switerland, I have to say this was one of the biggest highlights of our trip. We were picked up promptly by Chef Moreno himself at the Varenna ferry and taken up to the restaurant which is situated in a quaint village with stunning views. We were served coffee and cookies while... More

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I was in utter shock when i heard the man everyone secretly looks for when they visit Como, George Clooney, had not stumbled upon this hidden gem. I have been traveling through Europe, Asia and Africa for a year, in search for the best food, experiences and unique people, and I have never met someone quite like Moreno or enjoyed... More

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Bay Shore, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My husband and I took Chef Moreno's class and it was an unforgettable day. I would recommend this experience to anyone who enjoys cooking and great food. Chef Moreno's wife picked us up in Varenna and took us to the restaurant. We stared with some cappuccinos and cookies and during the lesson we were served some wine, cheeses, and meats.... More

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Seattle, Washington
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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We took Chef Moreno's class with four other friends in July, 2013 and it was the highlight of the past four highlight-filled summers we have spent at Lake Como. His cooking demonstration was fascinating—especially to a novice in the world of pasta making such as myself—and his directions and patter were highly entertaining and informative. To top it all off,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A group of 6 of us took Chef Moreno's class one Thursday in September, and it was a fantastic day - wonderful company, authentic setting, generous hosts, clear instruction and amazing food. There is not much else to add that other reviewers have'nt already mentioned - for us this was a definite highlight of our Italian holiday. Thankyou Moreno &... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

I took a group of 10 to Chef Moreno Maglia's all day cooking class. Arriving to small individual plates of cookies/sweets with cappucinos, followed by wine and trays of meats and cheeses, then the start of the class. Pasta made from scratch for tagliatelles, the ricotta filling, sauce, veal stew, and porcini risotto. Moreno, not only is a wonderful chef,... More

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L. I., New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

My husband and I had the great pleasure of sharing the day with Brodsky 49 and Mean 1234 for the "all day" cooking class with Moreno. I totally agree with "Travel for Lving" about the authentic nature of this experience in such an "out of the way" place. I think "Westford's" review must have been of a different chef and... More

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Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We ran into a couple in Cinque Terra that highly recommended we go to the cooking class at Il Caminetto when we were in the Lake Como area. Since neither my husband nor I are much into cooking we weren't particularly interested, however, when the weather forecast included rain every day we were to be in Varenna, I decided to... More

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Cary, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

On a recent vacation to Italy we had the good fortune to discover a one-day cooking class taught my Chef Moreno Maglia at his restaurant called Il Caminetto located in the small town of Gittana di Perledo, high above the shores of Lake Como. Chef Moreno was a delightful gentleman, fluent in English and with a wonderful sense of humor.... More

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Woodbridge,California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We recently attended the Ristorante II Caminetto Cookery Lesson and had a grand day. Moreno and his wife were wonderful, and it was clear that the cooking class is labor of love for him. We were shown how to make a pasta, veal stew, and risotto(my very favorite) during the course of about 6 hours. We were treated like royalty,... More

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