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Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce
4.5

Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce

By Curioseety Lecce
Discover the pleasure of preparing and savoring fresh pasta as it is done in Salento, with the guidance of a passionate local chef Enjoy the fruits of your labor with your chef in a convivial dinner. Get the recipes and continue your cooking adventure back at home!
from
$107.95
per adult
from
$107.95
per adult

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Ages 0-99, max of 7 per group
Duration: 3h
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Mobile ticket
English, Italian

Highlights
  • 3-hour Pasta cooking class in Lecce Learn to create regional Pugliese specialties, like Orecchiette
  • Enjoy your meal with a selection of fine wines
  • Get an insider perspective on the region from close interactions with locals

  • 3 courses dinner
  • Hands on cooking class
  • Recipes and ferretto pasta tool to surprise guests back home
  • Local wine
What's not included
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Live an authentic culinary experience in Lecce, the baroque capital of Apulia. Your host will recive you with a welcome aperitizer of Salento typical products, a refreshing Leccese Coffe (In the most ancient Salento tradition, coffee is sweetened with almond milk and refreshed with ice) will accompany you while you enjoy an amazing hands-on cooking, Combine simple ingredients, such as flavor, water, for creating a delicious dish. Mix raw products with passion, and prepare the dough of pasta fresca improving your cooking skills, knead, cut and shape Orecchiette and Maccheroni al Ferretto (ferretto pasta tool). With the guidance of a passionate local chef you will prepare two different sauces to dress your pasta the classic "fresh tomato red sauce" and chickpeas and local vegetables topping Enjoy the fruits of your labor with your chef and in a convivial dinner, accompanied by homemade bread, finish with a typical dessert and homemade limoncello . Toast with local red, Rosè and white wine to celebrate this exclusive experience. Get the recipes and your ferretto pasta tool to continue your cooking adventure back at home!

Departure details
  • Porta Napoli, 73100 Lecce, Province of Lecce, Italy Pick-up and Drop-off under the arch of Porta Napoli, Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, 73100 Lecce LE, Italia (Lecce)
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17024P224

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Paease communicate in advance any dietary restriction
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce?
How much is Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce?
Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce price starts from $109.28. Discover and book Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce on Tripadvisor
What is the Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce cancellation policy?
Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce?
Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce is hosted by Curioseety Lecce. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Curioseety Lecce on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce on Tripadvisor

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: 17024P224

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Kmwake
Kmwake
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Love and pasta
Cristiana and Nona Ann were really kind and helpful. They explained what they were doing and it felt very authentic
496cherylz
496cherylz
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Pasta making lesson and dinner
All I can say is Wow!!! What an experience! Cristiana and her mother invited us in to their home to teach us how to
biancamW670RP
biancamW670RP
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Does not accept solo bookings
The host cancelled as they didn’t accept bookings of one, they messaged me to tell me it had been cancelled and the
maggie_petrova6
maggie_petrova6
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Amazing experience
Our host and her mother were great. We learned how to make oriecchette, then we had a lovely dinner with pasta and
Rose M
Rose M
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Authentic pasta making with a local
Mario was a great host and teacher. His passion for cooking,teaching and his home ,Apuglia ,was inspiring. We laugh
brianbollwage
brianbollwage
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Very disappointing
First our guide changed the time of our tour from 9:30 AM to 2;30 PM with very little notice. On the day of the tou
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SH
Reston, VA206 contributions
Jun 2022
My wife and I took this pasta making class during our visit to Lecce. We weren’t sure what to expect as we met Lisa and her husband Fabio near Porta Napoli. They drove us to their home where the pasta making stations were set out on their kitchen table. They were wonderful hosts! Lisa provided excellent instructions on how to make orecchiette, fusilli, and cavatelli. She had two different pots of sauce cooking for our lunch after making the pasta. We took a break and enjoyed some wine and cheese in their yard which was wonderful! Then we finished making the pasta and sat down to enjoy the fruits of our labor...with more wine! We even met their sons who live with them. The class was very good as was spending the afternoon in such excellent company... having some good conversations about a range of things and getting to know Lisa and Fabio. After Fabio and Lisa dropped us off near our hotel, we realized that we had forgotten the recipes so we emailed Lisa and she provided the recipes immediately! This is an opportunity to make pasta and new friends and we highly recommend this class. And BTW, Fabio takes great pictures!
Written June 29, 2022
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Rob
1 contribution
Not only did we learn how to make two types of pasta, but we were welcomed into Lisa and Fabio's home as if we were long lost friends that needed all night to catch up.

I arranged for this class for our second night in the Puglia region. My goal was to meet with locals who could share with my family the local traditions, foods, and must-see sights from a perspective other than a guide book.

There were five in our group. Me, my wife, two college age daughters and a 16 year old quiet (shy) boy. Lisa gave us skillful guidance and Fabio was an excellent coach for my son. He patiently walked him through the precise method of rolling out orechetti and macaroncini pastas. By the end of the cooking, my boy was an enthusiast.

We talked to them about the history of Puglia, local places to check out, music, art, and surfing.

If we return to Puglia, I would happily pay for this time all over, just to share their company.

Appetizers, wine, pasta, and dessert, were all amazing.

Highly recommend.
Written August 10, 2022
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Donna M
5 contributions
A great experience, with wonderful hosts. We learned to make various types of pastas and then enjoyed a lovely meal with nice wine. The hosts made us feel welcome, we’re chatty and provided lots of information on the process, the recipes and on Lecce it’s self. We would highly recommend this as a must do activity in Lecce.
Written April 22, 2022
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John K
2 contributions
Oct 2022
We had booked this experience directly with curioseety on their website. My wife was looking forward to this experience the most during our stay in Lecce. We went to the meeting place and found no one. We looked through all our emails in case something was sent announcing a change or anything of the sort. After reaching out to Curioseety, we were informed the operator forgot about this booking. Unfortunately this was towards the end of our stay and we could not reschedule. I understand things happen but communicating this to your clients is key. We did get a prompt refund which we appreciate but I don't appreciate the response my wife's review received where it was claimed they tried to call and contact us because the host had covid. No one called or emailed, believe me that we would understand and would not have been waiting at night under the gate for 30 minutes wondering what is going on. Attached is a picture of the response we got after we reached out to Curioseety.
Written October 19, 2022
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FedericoP535
hello thanks for your message. Unfortunately we had an issue with the local host. We are really sorry about your experience. We will work harder to improve our service.
Written October 20, 2022
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lauraX3750BH
Seal Beach, California8 contributions
Oct 2022
We booked this experience weeks in advance. It was one of the experiences I was most looking forward to in Italy. We go to the meeting place in the confirmation email, wait around for 25 minutes and no one shows. We finally get ahold of someone and we're told that the host completely forgot about our booking. We were asked if we could reschedule, but it was the end of our trip so we couldn't. We did get a refund in a timely manner which is something, but doesn't make up for the loss of this experience that I was really excited about.
Based on previous reviews and my experience, this company seems very unreliable. I would definitely book with a different company.
Written October 17, 2022
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FedericoP535
sorry to hear that we actually send you 2 different emails and tried to call you many times to advise you that the host was not available due to covid. sorry you wrote such a false and bad review.
Written October 18, 2022
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Dmcd89
London, UK141 contributions
Simply a must do experience if in lecce with wonderful hosts Lisa and Stefy. If you love Italy, then learning to make pasta is a must and getting to eat it is even better! Sometimes we all forget that great food comes from simplicity and great ingredients and this is what you learn through this experience. We laughed, cooked and learned in a relaxed and comfortable environment. When you have fun time flies by and we both really enjoyed the whole experience.
Written April 22, 2022
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GCowart59
Portland, OR28 contributions
A really fun night. Hosts were extremely nice and shared a lot about the food in the region. Class is in their home in a very comfortable setting. We made two types of pasta which were both outstanding. Perfect class for anyone wanting a nice, relaxing cooking experience in Lecce!
Written May 7, 2022
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Sophie and Murray
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Couples
This was a fantastic experience. Tiziano picked us up and drove us to their beautiful house outside of Lecce. Paola is a passionate and excellent cook. She taught us patiently how to make the different pasta special to Puglia. We then enjoyed the delicious meal we prepared with the other guests. Paola and Tiziano are lovely and generous people. It really was a lovely day !
Written October 10, 2021
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Marie L
Montreal, Canada1 contribution
Jul 2022
This experience was wonderful. Lisa and Fabio were very welcoming and made us feel like we were part of the family. We had such a good time learning how to make the different types of pasta. The food and wine were incredible!
Written August 1, 2022
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Claire Sydney
3 contributions
Lisa and Flavio are great hosts. They welcomed us into their home like old friends. We enjoyed the lessons of pasta making - its more difficult than it looks! Then we enjoyed a wonderful meal with lovely wines and great conversation.
Written September 5, 2022
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