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Private Tuscan Pasta Making Class and Dinner with a Local Expert in Florence provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Tuscan Pasta Making Class and Dinner with a Local Expert in Florence

Private Tuscan Pasta Making Class and Dinner with a Local Expert in Florence
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About
Your hands-on cooking class will take place at the patio in Cinzia’s home. Watch as Cinzia prepares a Tuscan appetizer for your to enjoy before you get to roll up your sleeves and learn to cook regional Italian pasta from recipes passed down through generations of Cinzia’s family. You will learn to cook three dishes from scratch as well as a side or dessert. Choose between a cooking menu that includes either three handmade pastas or a pasta and meat main course. You will also learn to create a seasonal side vegetable and dessert. For the pasta menu, you will learn to cook three different types of pasta cooked with three different sauces that you will also learn to create. If you choose to make a pasta and meat instead, you will learn to make one pasta and a meat dish. Your meal will end with a traditional Italian dessert. You're in for a true culinary adventure!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
  • Enjoy your cooking class at a local's home. In the summer, you might get to see their small vegetable and herb garden in the courtyard where they grow zucchini, tomatoes and basil and pick a few herbs for your meal. In a light-filled space designed for cooking classes, Cinzia will first prepare a Tuscan appetizer for your to enjoy. Then roll up your sleeves and learn to cook regional Italian pasta from recipes passed down through generations of Cinzia’s family in a hands-on Italian cooking class. Choose between a cooking menu that includes either three handmade pastas and sauces (which might include pastas such as pappardelle, tagliatelli, tortellini or gnocchi) or a pasta and meat main course. You will also learn to create a seasonal side vegetable and dessert with both menus. End your meal with a traditional Italian dessert you’ve created such as a tiramisu, panna cotta or brutti ma buoni ("ugly but good") biscuit and hazelnut dessert. Enjoy learning about the tricks and techniques involved in cooking Italian family recipes before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Cinzia.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Enjoy your cooking class at a local's home. In the summer, you might get to see their small vegetable and herb garden in the courtyard where they grow zucchini, tomatoes and basil and pick a few herbs for your meal. In a light-filled space designed for cooking classes, Cinzia will first prepare a Tuscan appetizer for your to enjoy. Then roll up your sleeves and learn to cook regional Italian pasta from recipes passed down through generations of Cinzia’s family in a hands-on Italian cooking class. Choose between a cooking menu that includes either three handmade pastas and sauces (which might include pastas such as pappardelle, tagliatelli, tortellini or gnocchi) or a pasta and meat main course. You will also learn to create a seasonal side vegetable and dessert with both menus. End your meal with a traditional Italian dessert you’ve created such as a tiramisu, panna cotta or brutti ma buoni ("ugly but good") biscuit and hazelnut dessert. Enjoy learning about the tricks and techniques involved in cooking Italian family recipes before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Cinzia.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P287
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class and homecooked dinner with your host Cinzia
  • Local prossecco and wine (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy Meet Cinzia at her home in Florence. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon confirmation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please NOTE that Cinzia requires guests to have the COVID "Green Pass" that proves guests are fully vaccinated
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Menu varies depending on the season.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class and homecooked dinner with your host Cinzia
  • Local prossecco and wine (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy Meet Cinzia at her home in Florence. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon confirmation.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please NOTE that Cinzia requires guests to have the COVID "Green Pass" that proves guests are fully vaccinated
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Menu varies depending on the season.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Kristine T
10 contributions
AMAZING!
Jul 2021
Wow! What a fun way to immerse yourself into the Tuscan culture with a pasta class at Cinzia’s home. This experience is one of our favorite memories from our 2 week trip to Italy. Cinzia provided an appetizer and wine while she explained the menu and walked through how to prepare each dish. Then she demonstrated each step and allowed us to prepare three different menu items plus a dessert. The pasta was SO good. Cinzia was very hospitable and so much fun to visit with. We enjoyed getting to know her, her family history, and learn some of her cooking secrets. She provided the recipes that we made so we can enjoy them for years to come. Highly recommend this experience!
Written August 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

official-BHGH
Austin, TX27 contributions
My clients loved this experience
Oct 2019
I booked this experience for my clients who were looking for some authentic cooking experiences and they had a blast. 5 Adults cooking, drinking and being merry. Great way to start the adventure in Florence.
Written November 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul Kern
Holland, MI5 contributions
A great experience and a wonderful evening with Cinzia.
Aug 2019
We had never done anything like this before and are so glad that we did. It was a great experience and we had a wonderful evening with Cinzia, our "Tutor/Chef". The food we prepared under her close supervision and instruction was excellent as well. We will look for similar adventures during our travels in the future.
Written September 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nik
1 contribution
Amazing and unique culinary experience in Florence
Aug 2019
I very rarely leave reviews, but was really blown away by this experience. It’s a must do for anyone who wants to experience the art of pasta making and cooking in Italy. Our host Cinzia was incredibly nice, highly knowledgeable and a great teacher and chef. We learned about local/ traditional ingredients and techniques, made 3 different types of pasta and a dessert and were so stuffed that we couldn’t finish it all. Overall, this was one of the most memorable parts of our trip.
Written September 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We really appreciate your thoughtful review and are so glad you had a wonderful Traveling Spoon experience with Cinzia. We look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
Written September 8, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vacation792008
Fort Worth, TX3 contributions
Stopping at multiple markets and having the history of Florence as part of the walk was wonderful
Oct 2018 • Family
The tour is very personable and Cinzia allows you to customize it by having your group choose what dishes to prepare. After our family decided our dishes, she took us to several markets and explained the history behind each of the markets as well as information about the ingredients she was purchasing for the meal. She even provided some interesting history of Florence and some of its’ buildings along the way. We were in Italy to celebrate a family birthday and Cinzia sweetly added a birthday candle to the tiramisu to help us with the celebration. She was an excellent instructor and very patient with us learning to cook an authentic Italian meal. If you are looking for a more personable experience where you can freely ask any question of the chef, this is the tour you want.
Written October 24, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Wonderful surprise, great food
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Delicious evening!
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One Incredible Day in Florence
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Private cooking session
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Delightful and insightful Italian cooking experience !
Mirella & Stefano were perfect, helpful and delightful chefs, guiding me through a midday exploration of true Tusca
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Perfect Day in Tuscany
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JulieTravelerItaly
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Highlight of our trip!
My husband and I had such a wonderful time with Fabio and his wife, Christiane. First Fabio picked us up in town a
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Stopping food and cooking workshop
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Exceptional, Informative Class & A Wonderful Meal!
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Amazing lesson with wonderful people!
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Enhanced our trip to Florence
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Great time!
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