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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 8 attractions in Varenna
Type: Classes/Workshops
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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San Diego, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Spent a day at il caminetto cooking lesson in Varenna. Moreno, the owner, picked us up at our condo, the ride up was a delight in itself. I don't think you would see the back hills if not for this commute. Moreno was charming and funny. The class consisted of 12 people from all over the world. We started with... More

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Noosa Sunshine coast queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We enjoyed a wonderful day with Chef Moreno. He showed us how to cook in a simple way that we will be sure to use when we get home

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

So glad I had read about this cooking class online before our trip. We were able to get a reservation to attend on the day of our choice during our 3 night stay in Varenna. This was the one activity we were most looking forward to during the Varenna portion of our trip. The experience completely exceeded our expectations! Our... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Chef Moreno picked us up at Varenna's main square for a gorgeous ride to his restaurant and the fun began. After selecting fresh eggs at the local market in Varenna, he carefully prepared tortelloni with ricotta & fresh herbs, roasted pork loin with pancetta & herbs, & an amazing potato casserole. Watching the preparation was not only informative but also... More

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Ossining, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was a wonderful experience as most other reviewer have attested. Moreno is charming and a good teacher. My wife was hesitant because she is an experienced cook. She decided it was worth it if she got 1 good tip and ended up getting several! We thoroughly enjoyed the meal, the wine and met some really nice people. After they... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is an all day event! But we have no regrets. We were picked up from the ferry stop and taken up to Moreno's restaurant in a beautiful little village away from the touristy area of Varenna. We were given a coffee on first arrival and throughout the day more then enough wine! The food which was made in front... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This may have been one of my most memorable vacation activities. The cooking class started by being picked up by Chef Moreno. He was entertaining all the way up to his restaurant. He taught us how to make tortellini from scratch as well as risotto and a turkey roast. We started the class with a wonderful cappuccino. Two hours into... More

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scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited as a couple for the cooking class and can only echo what has already been said. We had an amazing day and it was the highlight of our trip. Unbelievable value for money given that we paid 50 euros each for the whole demo plus getting to eat it all for lunch!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

4 friends took this cooking lesson when we were at Lake Como and we are so glad we did. We got picked up in Varenna and delivered to the charming restaurant in a tiny village up overlooking Lake Como. Moreno taught and entertained us and then we got to eat! When we are asked about our trip to Italy, we... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My daughter and I attended Moreno's cooking class on our recent visit to Lake Como. We had booked ahead, thank goodness as we found out he was booked out weeks ahead. We were picked up by Moreno in Varenna and the drive to his mountain village was just spectacular! After a refreshing cup of tea and some homemade biscuits Moreno... More

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