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Enjoy a Private Cooking Class and Authentic Italian Dishes with Locals in Rome
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Enjoy a Private Cooking Class and Authentic Italian Dishes with Locals in Rome

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Duration: 2h
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Live guide: English, Italian
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  • Private cooking class and meal with your host Massimo
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Start:
  • Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy
    Please meet your hosts Massimo and Frederica at their home in Rome. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P190

    • Menu may vary depending on the season
    • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
    • Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Private, personalized experience
    • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Rome home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Italian culture and cuisine together.
    • Please note this is a cooking demonstration, not a hands - on cooking class you will watch as Massimo cooks the pasta.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P190

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    • Traveling Spoon
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      Rome, Lazio, Italy
      Joined in April 2017
    • zephyr221
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Best Organized Travel Activity in Rome Hands Down
      We had the most wonderful experience-- I would say the best organized activity we have ever done anywhere in the world-- with Chiara. We started our day with a typical Roman pastry and coffee at Pasticceria Linari before walking to the Testaccio Market where we visited several vendors procuring ingredients for our cooking lesson and learning a lot in the process. We stopped by the Michetti butcher shop to pick up meat for our lunch as well. Then we were off to Chiara's lovely home where we ate more delicious bread and cheeses than we should have (LOL) while learning how to make semolina orecchiette pasta from scratch. We also learned how to make a traditional tomato and garlic sauce, beef straccetti, and, for dessert, a chocolate sausage. While preparing the meal we enjoyed wonderful conversation and learned a ton about the right ingredients (which flour to use for pasta for example), produce (who knew Roman artichokes were so unique and prepared so differently than those we are used to at home), and pasta-making. At the end of our 2+ hours of instruction, we sat down for a beautiful and filling three course meal of the food we learned to prepare. Everything was delicious, clean and simple, and in more than sufficient portions. Our experience was tailored to our own specific needs (e.g. we don't drink alcohol) which was most appreciated. I would, without hesitation, strongly recommend experiencing life and cooking with Chiara!!!
      Written December 30, 2023
    • Go562120
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Truly Authentic Experience
      My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful evening with Christina and her family. Christina’s expertise and passion for cooking was truly remarkable. I highly recommend this class to anyone looking for a truly authentic experience.
      Written June 10, 2023
    • SKnBK
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      pasta Roman style!
      Traveling Spoon arranged for a perfectly curated evening of conversation, food & wine... all local and delicious! A friendly, casual experience learning about pasta, tiramisu, vino and more.... all, Roma style! Chiara is a wonderful & knowledgeable hostess with the mostess!!
      Written October 3, 2021
    • Ann W
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent evening in Rome
      We had a lovely evening visiting with Massimo , Frederica and her aunt. We started with a delicious antipasto which included a Roman style artichoke that was delicious. We moved on to a traditional carbonara and his grandmothers recipe for homemade meatballs. We drank some delicious wine and finished off the meal with two desserts including a Pistachio cannoli and a traditional Roman cream puff. Massimo and Frederica are very welcoming, interesting, well traveled and knowledgeable. They live in a nice neighborhood in a modern well appointed apartment. We highly recommend having dinner with them .
      Written June 19, 2019
    • Christina H
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Christina Hiltrop
      Chiara and her daughter Chloe provided a lovely cultural and cooking experience. The food was amazing and the conversation and instruction was pleasant. Chiara was very mindful of my food allergy. Should we revisit Rome, we would be sure to include Chiara in our plans.
      Written August 7, 2018
    • Valeria F
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience in Rome
      Massimo and Federica are the warmest hosts and take care of every detail of the experience... their lovely appartment is beautifully decorated and most welcoming... the table is set and received us with summer colors and all the elements we would need along the steps of the complete dinner...conversation is friendly and supplies information on Rome’s past, traditional cuisine and all the typical ingredients.... when it comes to food, Massimo is just the perfect chef, powered by family learned skills and all the intention of making the best of the night...Creamy ricotta, intense cherry tomatoes, peperoni with tuna, the best pecorino and prosciutto... and to round up those amazing flavors, a remarkable white wine: a great discovery for us and for Bavarian bishop Johannes Defuc back in the year 1111. After this unsurmountable “antipasti”, we found Pepino’s carbonara with local guanciale .... simply great, as only Italian grandparents can create. Perfect chiannina polpete and faggiolini followed, si soft and tasty !!! Red wine matched this explosion of flavors and enhaced delicious food. My Dad had a memourable birthday cake, so his 80’s in Rome won’t be forgotten: tante auguri Pappo! Thank you so so much Massimo and Federica... a perfect meal, top quality repies and your friendship touched our souls!
      Written June 27, 2018
    • Cristina A
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing Lesson & Feast
      We had an amazing time with Chiara. She was incredibly gracious, and she was a wonderful teacher. She started the lesson by giving us a brief historical introduction to Roman cuisine. We cooked multiple types of pastas, while about local produce, ingredient selection and cooking techniques. She was flexible with the menu, and even served us a delicious apperitivo as we prepared our meal. The dinner was fabulous. Throughout dinner we talked about Roman food and it’s regional variations - and why this makes Italy centered on the culinary experience. It was a great way to end our trip, and one of our favorite evenings during our two weeks in Italy. We would highly recommend her! - Greg & Cristina
      Written June 24, 2018
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    Kurt
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2019 • Couples
    Cristina and her husband were wonderful hosts for my wife and I. We made fresh dough from scratch, prepared a variety of toppings and baked a number of delicious pies! They also provided some local beer, moscato, and a traditional Sicilian dessert. This was an amazing experience, we spent hours eating and sharing our cultures. Highly recommended!
    Written April 18, 2019
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    Christie B
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sep 2018 • Couples
    Our host was Daniella, not Massimo as this post reads. She is also located in Rome.

    The experience was fantastic, she was very welcoming and made the recipes accessible if you did not have much cooking experience. The dishes were thoughtful and absolutely delicious! Daniella was extremely knowledgeable and even was able to explain which ingredients you could use from your region (in our case, United States) if the authentic Italian ingredients she used were not accessible. Our group was able to learn new skills, enjoy a delicious meal, appreciate the hospitality of a Roman local and make many new memories and laughs along the way. I would highly recommend this experience!
    Written September 16, 2018
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