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Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence

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Address: Central Florence, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 281103
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Description: “Famous” Chef Giovanni leads the Food&Wine Academy of Florence assisted by...
“Famous” Chef Giovanni leads the Food&Wine Academy of Florence assisted by young and dynamic Andrea. Cooking Classes are given in a typical Tuscan space, next to the central market where you first go grocery shopping. Put your hands-on to create your own meal, driven by the expert and super fun hosts as you sing along Italian songs and taste Chianti wine. Bruschettas, fresh-made pasta from scratch and tiramisu.. are the way to your Graduation Certificate!
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Wonderful cooking class that is great for family

We signed up for Giovanni's pizza and gelato cooking class - 3 adults, 2 boys (10,11), and 1 girl (7 yo). We met at Florence city center. There were 14 total in the group. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Culver City, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We signed up for Giovanni's pizza and gelato cooking class - 3 adults, 2 boys (10,11), and 1 girl (7 yo). We met at Florence city center. There were 14 total in the group. They drove us in a nice mini-bus to Chianti. The cooking class was held in a 15th century Tuscany villa on top of the hill with... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We did the pizza and gelato making class in the basement of the vineyard and it was the best night of our whole trip! Giovanni's cooking class was so much fun and the group we had was amazing. He makes it so easy to learn and keeps it very fun. It was my girlfriend's birthday and he even lit birthday... More 

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Edoardo G, Director of Sales at Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence, responded to this review

Dear Ryan H, Thank you for your kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed our Pizza and Gelato making class. Don't forget to like us on Facebook and upload your photos! We hope to see you in Florence again soon! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The kids just loved it. The key is to ensure you have a good group. We had a smallish group of just two families instead of usual 10-20 people. Just avoid late nights as getting back to hotel can be a pain from city centre (or an expensive taxi ride). It dies not take long to make a pizza, but... More 

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Edoardo G, Director of Sales at Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence, responded to this review

Dear Anand R, Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you and your family enjoyed our Pizza and Gelato class. Don't forget to like us on Facebook and upload your photos! We hope to see you in Florence again soon! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz Florencetown More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What a treat and absolute highlight for our family's time in Florence! Giovanni, Andrea and Virginia ensured we all not only learned to make authentic Italian pizza and gelato but they did so with enthusiasm, passion and a good dose of humour. While our dough did its rising, we drank some Chianti (soft drink/soda for the kids!) and Andrea took... More 

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Edoardo G, Director of Sales at Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence, responded to this review

Dear Anderson Family, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you and your family enjoyed our Pizza and Gelato making class. Don't forget to like us on Facebook and upload your photos. We hope to see you in Florence again soon! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz Florencetown More 

Encinitas, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was a fantastic experience! I took my 5 year old daughter to the Pizza and Gelato making class and it was her favorite part of our trip. I was worried that 3 hours would be too much (it wasn't), I was afraid she may get bored (she didn't). We walked from the office to the restaurant and got a... More 

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Edoardo G, Director of Sales at Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence, responded to this review

Hi Kris, Thank you so much for your positive review! We are thrilled to hear you and your daughter enjoyed our cooking class! Don't forget to like us on Facebook and upload your photos! We look forward to seeing you in May! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz Florencetown More 

Pound Ridge, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Andrea and Julio were entertaining and educational. The dishes we made were delicious and reproducible (I hope) at home. If you enjoy cooking, I highly recommend this.

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Edoardo G, Director of Sales at Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence, responded to this review

Hi Anthony, Thank you for your positive review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Cooking Class. Don't forget to like us on Facebook and upload your photos. We hope to see you again in Florence soon! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz Florencetown More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I had a great time. Both chefs we had were excellent teachers, very helpful and made the experience fun. Would definitely recommend it.

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Edoardo G, Director of Sales at Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence, responded to this review

Dear Rach, Thank you for your positive review. We are so glad you enjoyed our cooking class! Don't forget to like us on Facebook and upload your photos! We hope to see you back in Florence soon! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Awesome experience . The two guys taking us were very knowledgeable. Fun filled day and learnt a lot. Delicious meal and dessert

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Edoardo G, Director of Sales at Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence, responded to this review

Dear Joel, Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed our cooking class! Don't forget to like us on Facebook and upload your photos! We hope to see you back in Florence soon! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz Florencetown More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This was a lot of fun for our group, which had varied cooking experience. It was a well designed menu that allowed everyone to participate in creating an excellent meal, from children who never cooked before, to some experienced cooks. Would love to take the pizza class next.

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Edoardo G, Director of Sales at Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence, responded to this review

Dear Ethan, Thank you so much for your positive review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our Wanna Be Italiano Cooking Class. Don't forget to like us on Facebook and upload your photos! We hope to see you back in Florence soon to try our Pizza and Gelato Making Class! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz Florencetown More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

we weRe lucky to have a small group of 7 for our cooking class today. We walked through San Lorenzo market, bought our meat from the butcher and learned about different Tuscan meats and Italian foods before going to the kitchen! We learned how to make delicious ravioli and bolognese pasta as well as tiramisu!

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Edoardo G, Director of Sales at Giovanni's Italian Cooking Class by Food & Wine Academy of Florence, responded to this review

Dear Cath933, Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed our Wanna Be Italiano Cooking Class. Don't forget to like us on Facebook and upload your photos! We hope to see you back in Florence soon! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz Florencetown More 

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