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Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School

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Address: Via Per Sant'Alessio n. 3684, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583 329970
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Description: Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well as 7 day all...
Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well as 7 day all inclusive programs with tours and field trips. Hotel rooms available in our apartments. Intensive cooking classes, 8 to 14 recipes per class, hands on cooking, include lunch and recipes in English. Classes also in Deutsch, Francais, Espanol. Classes: Main Ingredients and Sauces, Fish and seafood, Fresh Pasta and pasta sauce, pizza, focaccia and bread. Tuscan Cooking, Chef Paolo's favorite dishes. Fun classes, delicious dishes, easy to make recipes!
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LONG overdue review of an excellent time

This review is long overdue by a couple years (!!) but as I recently went to another cooking program in another country it reminded me of what a great experience Paolo's cooking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This review is long overdue by a couple years (!!) but as I recently went to another cooking program in another country it reminded me of what a great experience Paolo's cooking school was. My sister and I did a one day course with a market tour in the morning. The market tour was probably the least fun part, as... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I attended one class with my daughter in law on the pasta sauces and another class on my own on cooking veal and risottos. We've both done several of the pasta sauce recipes since not to mention making our own pasta and gnocchi. Those sauces have come in so handy. The class was a bit large but apparently this was... More 

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Colmar, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our family of four had an amazing experience making 14 different vegetable dishes and a wonderful carmellized fruit dessert. We fully participated in all of the preparation and enjoyed a four-hour four-course lunch extravaganza. Paolo has a great sense of humor and a ease of english which really adds a great deal to the experience. We all agreed that this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I arranged for my family to take the pasta and sauces cooking lesson with Chef Paolo last summer - my mom, sister and niece who was 7 yrs old. We had so much fun, learned so much about cooking pasta and sauces with great recipes to take home. Chef Paolo was so personable and funny with everyone, especially my niece.... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My daughter and I signed up for a cooking class not knowing what to really expect. Needless to say, it exceeded our expectations. It was hands on, we learned new techniques and had a lot of fun. Chef Paolo was very patient, fun and has a great sense of humor. I highly recommend taking a class and would sign up... More 

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Province of Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I have lived in Italy for 2 years, but this one week learning cooking italian cuisine with Paolo in Lucca leads me to know italian food and cooking art to another higher level. Paolo leads me to know the deep culture of how italian food are made, like olive oil,vinerger basamico,prosciutto,and cheese. Then step by step I have learned the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visited Paolo's in 2014 with 2 friends. We had an absolute ball and learnt to cook some of the yummiest everyday dishes that I still cook at home! Paolo is a great chef and patient teacher.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School was a fantastic long weekend for me! I had a great time with him . . . learning some great tips to make easy yummy Italian food at home; having a great time while cooking, and meeting new friends. Everyone we met at his cooking school was so gracious and all shared tips... More 

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Lucca, Toscana, Italy
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband, daughter and I took a cooking class with Chef Paulo and we were blown away by how much we enjoyed the class. Chef Paulo is so friendly and knowledgable we felt very much at ease asking questions and learning about cooking Italian. He was a great host and explained all about Italian cooking in a very understandable way.... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Last May my family spent the day with Chef Paolo Monti and it was the highlight of our trip. We started early visiting the market in preparation for a day of cooking...and eating! Our menu included the creation of stock and sauces, appetizers to include bruschetta and white beans, a fantastic chicken cacciatore and a tiramisu that was truly unique.... More 

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