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

Central Florence, Florence, Italy
+39 055 281103
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Owner description: “Famous” Chef Giovanni leads the Food&Wine Academy of Florence assisted by young and dynamic Andrea. Cooking Classes are given in a typical Tuscan... more » Owner description: “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! « less
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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I recently took this class with Virginia. It was a fun time and an interesting class and I would definitely recommend it! I bought this together with a pizza and gelato making class through Viator. That was taught by Julio and Davide. I really liked both classes. They were fun, informative and best of all delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A special thanks to Chef Alex and team for a dynamic, entertaining and interactive cooking class. This was perhaps the highlight of our entire time in Florence. We were surprised to be served both wine and appetizers in between cooking activities. The staff was was extremely personable, and gave fantastic instruction. Would highly recommend this to anyone interested.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

There was around 20 in the class and we all had such a laugh as well as learning how to make pizza and gelato from scratch. The 2 italian chefs did it all in english for us, very comical and got everyone involved. And best of all you get red wine throughout the 3 hours to wash down the amazing... More

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Rochester, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This was an amazing tour. We walked from the meeting place to the market. We tasted bread, cheese which I cannot remember the name and it was paired with cherry jam, sauce, oil olive and three balsamic vinegars. I purchased and had it shipped home some if everything we tasted. We then went to the other side is the market... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After our 5 week vacation through out Europe, Giovanni's cooking class was one of our most memorable days. Paul and Giovanni were engaging teachers and were a lot of fun. Being a novice cook, I was able to learn a lot from our trip to the central food market and in the kitchen. It also helped that all the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

The chefs Davide and Alessio were fantastic cooks and teachers. The atmosphere was relaxed, the making of the pasta was interesting and educational, and the end meal was ridiculously delicious. I wanted more food, it was so good! I would highly recommend this activity. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was the most memorable experience so far. Could not have asked for more. The chefs, food and wine were amazing

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We actually did the VIP version of the Cooking Class. This was the most memorable thing we did in our time in Florence. Giuseppe took us to the market and talked us through how to approach buying meat, pasta, fruits, vegetables, etc. Then they drove us out into the Tuscan countryside to a beautiful estate where we proceeded to cook... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Chefs Paul and Andre made this a fantastic experience........spent an hour or so walking through the Central Market in Florence with a great education around slow food, whole food.......hands on experience making pasta and ravioli from scratch, as well as Tiramisu......these guys were absolutely fantastic.....rare combination of knowledge and showmanship......would highly recommend these guys to anyone interested in experiencing Italian... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As a fifteen year old, I did not expect to love taking this cooking class with my family (mother, father, 11 year old brother) when we recently travelled to Florence. The chefs were excellent; very funny and lighthearted while also being very informative and helpful. We learned how to make pizza from scratch, and it was easier than I thought!... More

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