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Acquolina Cooking School

Via Lazzaro Mocenigo 10 | Lido, 30126 Venice, Italy (San Marco)
+39 041 526 7226
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Ranked #7 of 99 Activities in Venice
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Marika's warm, functional kitchen equipped with the most modern technology, you will have the pleasure of preparing both typical venitian dishes and... more » Owner description: Marika's warm, functional kitchen equipped with the most modern technology, you will have the pleasure of preparing both typical venitian dishes and more, using the fresh herbs grown in the garden of the beautiful old venitian villa: villa inespartecipate actively in the preparation of ravioli, tagliatelle, risotti, local specialty of fish and meat, vegetables and dessert.each class last for 4 hours and finished with tasting of the menu prepared. Maximum 10. Folder with recipes is given to each partecipant « less
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Adelaide
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

What a great experience for any home cook to learn to make and cook pasta in Italy. After a couple of emails back and forth and it looking like I was the only one booked in Marianne found some more people and we had a nice small group of 4 people. A short vaperetto ride to venice lido and a... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I tried to get a reservation for a cooking class on the one day we were in Venice. When we thought it wouldn't be possible, they opened up a class last minute! Thank god because this was such a unique experience that my boyfriend and I will never forget. The class was small, my boyfriend and me,... More

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife and I were guest at the Acquolina Cooking School in Mid August. First off, I simply think this is one of the best experiences we have ever had traveling. We had originally booked the full day, however due to an Italian Holiday the class was cancelled. Merika was more than helpful in rescheduling us and I really felt... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

All the other reviews are spot-on regarding the experience. My wife and I would do it over without a second thought. The class was nothing but fun all day from the selections of fresh vegetables and fish in the market, to tapas and wine at lunch, to the actual cooking in the villa. Cheers to Mariana, a wonderful host and... More

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Laguna Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were in Venice for 3 days before leaving on a cruise and wanted to experience more than souvenir shops. How do you become a part of a family in a few hours? Do the Acquolina Cooking School. They were able to take 11 of us at very short notice. We took a water taxi over to Lido Island (go... More

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Marika C, Proprietario at Acquolina Cooking School, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! You were a very nice group and I am very happy to hear you enjoyed your class with me. :) More

scotland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

With my partner working, I looked on trip advisor for something to do on my own in Venice. The other fantastic reviews made up my mind and so I booked on a half day pasta cookery class with Marika. The villa from Lido vaporetto was a short walk into a plush neighbourhood and the villa itself was spectacular. A coffee... More

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Marika C, Proprietario at Acquolina Cooking School, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review. Happy to hear your boyfriend enjoyed your cooking!! :) More

Hernando, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

An afternoon with Chef Marika is one that will never be forgotten. Meeting her and her husband, hearing their story and learning in their home kitchen was simply wonderful. Marika, in her jeans and bare feet, simplifies everything. We have made her marinara sauce countless times since our late April visit and will never cut, chop or mince our garlic... More

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Marika C, Proprietario at Acquolina Cooking School, responded to this review

It's wonderful to read your comments here, thank you so much for your positive review! :)) More

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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Marika, pronounced MA-ree-kah, gives you a very comprehensive visit to the market. She is knowledgeable and the experience leaves you feeling empowered and ready sort your way through any farmer's market in the states. After the market she takes you to two Cicchetti, pronounced chee- KETT-tee, places for a drink and the Italian version of tapas. They are small bites... More

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Marika C, Proprietario at Acquolina Cooking School, responded to this review

Thank you very much for choosing Acquolina as part of your activities to do in Venice!! I am honored and hope you're enjoying your cooking. More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you would like to cook and eat the best of Italian cuisine, this experience is for you. Marika was a fantastic teacher, she took her time to explain and re-explain things that we struggled with. The course gave the base skills to go away and confidently make our own pasta based meals.

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Trumansburg NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The lessons I learned at Marika's class are benefitting ALL my cooking--French, Indian, you name it--as well as Italian. I've studied all the major authors, starting with Julia, but no book can teach like a hands-on presence: I've cooked onions 'till they are transparent' countless times, but I'll never cook them the same way again. So many things fell into... More

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Marika C, Proprietario at Acquolina Cooking School, responded to this review

Dear Martha, Thank you very much for taking the time of writing a review. I know you were already an accomplished cook and I am very honored to hear you've learned more from me and that you can now make risotto without a recipe!!! Happy cooking! More

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