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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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My 5 year olds favorite part of our Florence experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
KrisPalouda
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Encinitas, California
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Encinitas, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We completed the Cooking class and market tour with Giovanni (GI) and Davide- excellent experience! Going through the market and seeing where the locals get the produce was great but to then learn from GI how to make authentic yet simple meals was awesome. As we learned what we may think is authentic at home is actually far from it,... 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 Damien, Thank you for your positive review! We are so happy to hear 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 More 

Ghent, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

in 3 hours you learn how to make a good pizza, by a local italian cook speaking prefect English class was both interesting and great fun, especially after a mumber of glasses of red wine

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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 Rudi, Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad 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 back in Florence soon! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz More 

Yucca Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Great experience and a great time!!! This class was the highlight of our time in Florence, we want to thank Chef Giovanni and the fantastic staff of the winery for showing us how to make pizza and gelato. Making pizza and gelato in the setting of a traditional countryside winery made the experience even more memorable. No one in our... 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 Jbatin, Thank you for your positive review. We are happy to hear 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 back in Florence soon! Kind Regards, Kelsey Spirz Florencetown More 

Livingston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My 10 year old and I opted for the private countryside cooking class. It was SO worth it. Starting with a trip to the market and an easy van ride out to the estate, and ending with delicious food that we cooked ourselves was just amazing. Chef Giuseppe was great with my daughter and all the people in the class... 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 TravellingAwesomes, Thank you for your positive review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our cooking class in Tuscany! 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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