The Italian Home Cooking School

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The Italian Home Cooking School

The Italian Home Cooking School
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
Home cooking at Home - with Riccardo In our home cooking classes, not be more than six people, because we will chat, cook and eat together. I will accompany you to the discovery of the world of home cooking, if you want, the everyday genuine Italian housewife’s home cooking. And do it you will come to my home, we will talk sitting in my living room and we will cook in my real kitchen, a normal home kitchen like yours. And sometimes my wife Luisa will help us to prepare wonderful home made pizze and focacce Following the ancient Apulian and Lucan hills recipes. At home we will learn, working on practise how to combine the tastes and flavours preparing primi and secondi piatti. Need an advice? Of a suggestion ? Friendship and mutual knowledge are important values, so, if you will need a suggestion or advices, whether you will be in Italy or abroad you can count on me. Trough our facebook page, or directly via Skype or Whatsapp I will be available to give you an idea or a suggestion.
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Mary S
Sacramento, CA3 contributions
Riccardo Cooking Class is also a fun party!
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had a fun group. I have done Riccardo’s classes both in Rome and online. I learn something new every time. Riccardo is engaging with each participant and we enjoyed his humor, knowledge, and the delicious pastas for supper.
Riccardo also has a loft apartment next door which I was so fortunate to rent; it’s full of beautiful furniture and art and what a great location!
Written September 24, 2021
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Bart E
Amersfoort, The Netherlands1 contribution
Gap expectation vs reality
Dec 2019
Riccardo is very knowledgeable and committed to the Italian cuisine, though the experience was for us a very negative one
Booked the cooking course for family of 6. Have done cooking with groups multiple times and was looking forward to this as highlight of our trip to Naples. In earlier sessions we had done this it had been very interactive and fun (cooking in pairs, glass of wine, nibbles etc).
Arriving at 18:00 there was first a 45 min lecture on pasta, thereafter he showed how to make the first batch. Only after 90 minutes one of us started touching the ingredients. Only after 2 hrs (!!!) 3 of the group had participated. So far we had received 1 glass of water and nothing to nibble etc (my son asked for a glass of wine and was ‘lectured’ that this was for the starters).
Furthermore, the teaching method was not stimulating and inviting there was no pleasant interaction to speak of (“you’re doing this wrong” & “I told you not to do it like this”).
So after 2 hrs we asked when we would have something to eat, and the answer was another 45 minutes minimum. At this point we decided to leave. Riccardo was clearly shocked and asked why. We explained the above, at which point he offered finish the cooking for us and just serve us diner (which was a gentleman like thing to do). With the atmosphere not too pleasant we decided to leave and go for a good meal in the city (which we managed to do).
Again: clearly a mismatch between high expectations based on multiple earlier experience and a very serious cooking class with limited interaction (and definitely not suitable for more than 4 people). We paid 450 euro’s for this (with BTW very basic courses with relatively cheap ingredients).
Conclusion: If you want a very serious, slow speed cooking course this is for you. If you want something fun & interactive with the family pls avoid
Written December 16, 2019
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CookingWithRiccardo
I can say only that I am very very very sorry about the embaracing situation. As everytime I planned to perform a Italian Homecooking Class, preparing with my guests some typical home dish. In the chat we made when we met Bart and his nice wife, they said me that they didn't know anything about Italian cusine, so it was impossible to me to know that they already had multiple cooking classes, as I am discovering from his review. More I had not the possibility of understanding that they where to my school to eat, and not to learn important italian dish. I had other class with 5, 6 people and with the curiosity of the guest and the right sense of humor everything was fine, and I had new friends. So I understimate (and this is my first fault) the wish of eating before cooking and prepared a complex highly tasty menu. There was an appetizer with Deep fried pizzas (montanare) and panzerotti (a filled fried pizza with tomato mozzarella and ricotta forte from puglia) then the lasagne pasticcio with handmade lasagne and an amatriciana with handmade spaghetti alla chitarra. The dinner should close with a homemade tiramisù and my 6 years old wallnut liquor. I made some mistake, the first to imagine that my guests where like the others, interested to learn something about the thrue italian homemade cooking, the second, Capital, not understand the signals tha Bart might have sent me. To the readers of this answer I highly reccomend to contact me BEFORE coming. I need a contact to discuss about your expectations, your special needs or wishWhen you book you will find in the information my phone number. Send me a SMS or a Whatapps, let we excange our info and let we build your best experience. To Bart and his family I can only apologize for the situation, offering them a free class, if they will have the patience of cook with me (I promise I will offer them something to eat as they will enter in my home) Riccardo
Written December 16, 2019
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Elisa
2 contributions
Vacation with my Sister
Dec 2019 • Friends
OMGOODNESS! The best time of my life! RICCARDO is the best teacher of Italian cuisine history and culture I may ever meet! Our experience was 5 Star! I am so thankful he allowed us into his home for the experience. Such a gentleman! We love you Riccardo! Hope to break bread with you again one day! Smooches!
Written December 15, 2019
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CookingWithRiccardo
Thanks Elisa, you are so kind! My fortune is to meet beautiful people like you. The engine for the perfect experience is the couriosity and the wish of meeting each other.... and good food... the perfect dressing is the simpaty and the humor sense And our cooking class was full of all that ingredients. I definitively wait for you again Riccardo
Written December 16, 2019
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Cindy
17 contributions
Italian Homecooking Class - The Mediterranean Sea Fruits
Nov 2019 • Friends
Absolutely amazing! Riccardo was patient, passionate, knowledgeable and made cooking fun. We learned so much about Italian history and cooking in the different regions and the differences in and importance of olive oils. The dishes we prepared were simple, yet delicious. I can't wait to try these dishes and more, at home. Riccardo, we can't thank you enough for this highlight of our trip!
Written November 15, 2019
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CookingWithRiccardo
Cindy, you are too good with me, I enjoyed to stay with you and your friends, it was a really pleasant time, and when my guests are pleasant everything flows easly and time fly. Thanks for your smile... you can find it on my Fb and Instagram pages.
Written November 30, 2019
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Roger
Rochester, MN4 contributions
Riccardo’s Cooking School
Oct 2019 • Family
Myself, my two 20+ daughters and my brother had the most wonderful time together with Riccardo at an all day session, learning so much about Italian culture, regional cuisine, ingredients, and cooking techniques. Riccardo made us comfortable in his beautiful home and kitchen, learning hand made pasta, sauces, appetizers, desert, and wines. Finishing in a wonderful meal together of the dishes we had made all together. My favorite was the deliciously rich baked Eggplant Parmesan, which I am eager to make at home now. This was a lifetime experience whose memory I will treasure.
Written October 12, 2019
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CookingWithRiccardo
Roger you are a very amazin person, and your daugthers are smart and make every experience enjoiable, To talk with you and with your brother Steve of homecooking, traditions, environment Marine Archeology and maritime history made that day absolutely fun, Thanks Riccardo
Written October 14, 2019
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giselad590
Nara, Japan1 contribution
Superbe experience!!!
Aug 2019 • Friends
Riccardo was a fantastic and passionate teacher. An absolute pleasure to spend time with him at his wonderful home. He made our experience to learn Pasta cooking with lots of fun, non-stressful, relaxing, educational, and the perfect way for us to be in Naples. He met our wishes, by asking in advance, what we wanted to learn from him. So he showed us how to make two different kinds of filled pasta, Ravioli and Capellini. By this we could discover new delicious pasta, we never ate before.
Everything was so rich, cooking, conversation and his anecdotes. Even more he explained us how to make Limoncello by ourself, like the Italiens of the Naples’ region. He even had prepared a Tiramisu for us, for our desert.
It was not just learning about how to make pasta, but we were able to experience actively the real Italian culture due to Riccardos’ deep knowledge of Italian cuisine and history.
Thanks to Riccardo for adding extra spices to our Naples’ trip! This class was the real highlight of this trip.  
We would love to come back just to cook with him again! 
We would highly recommend this experience/class!
Written September 19, 2019
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CookingWithRiccardo
Dear Gsela, first sorry for the delay in replying you, second very thanks, the class was so amazing, sharing different culture, traditions, stories... your presence here and of your clever and beautifull daughter where an extraordinary moment. Obviously I waith for you back.... kisses
Written November 30, 2019
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John
3 contributions
Great experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
Riccardo is a genuine, kind hearted Italian that invites you into his home and teaches you Italian cooking, home cooking style. It’s not fancy by any means but we wouldn’t have it any other way. It was truly authentic and we were able to experience how Italian homes cook dinner every night! Italians are certainly more passionate about cooking than the average American. We are excited to go home and make the risotto we learned to cook, definitely takes a long time and a lot more effort than what we’re used to doing at home.

Just a few tidbits to set expectations:
-the experience was longer than expected, we stayed about 5 hours but was certainly a very memorable event
-it’s not a professional setting, it’s his home. Don’t be alarmed if the front entrance doesn’t seem so glamorous
-have a workable phone to communicate with him via phone. You’ll need to call him the day before to determine what meals you want to learn
Written September 13, 2019
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CookingWithRiccardo
First thanks and sorry for the terrible delay in replying. I have sincerly to thank you for your words. I think that your tips will be very useful for new guests and I love that you felt exactly the spirit of this experience. Remember to stay in touch, for recipes and chat. Have a beautiful life as beautiful are you both. Riccardo
Written November 30, 2019
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Chris S
1 contribution
Home cooking with a History Lesson
Jul 2019 • Couples
We had such a great time with Riccardo cooking in his home. It really helped to understand the possibilities of how to make traditional Italian dishes at home. Highlight of the trip that we will be bringing home with us!
Written July 27, 2019
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CookingWithRiccardo
Very thanks K2937.. (someone can think you are a russian submarine....) it was amazing ... you are both beautiful and I am sure that soon I will se nice photos of your Italian dishes. Riccardo
Written July 27, 2019
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Hadas Harpak
1 contribution
Privet, intimate, magical dinner
Jul 2019 • Couples
When We booked the class we didn’t know what to expect but it ended up being an unforgettable evening.
Riccardo is a superior host and made us feel at home from the moment we walked in.
The abundance of food, the cozy atmosphere and the crazy sense of humor of our teacher made those few hours legendary.
We feel like everyone who is visiting Naples should visit Riccardo’s home and study his cousin that is full of the Italian history.
And yes, the food we maid was authentic and yummy too!
♥️🇮🇹♥️
Written July 1, 2019
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CookingWithRiccardo
Thanks Hadash for your words, expecially about my "crazy sense of humor"... It is beautiful to joke with someone so beauty, young, smiling and overall more crazy tha me... About the food... it is obvious, it is Italian Genuine Homecooked Food... nothing less of what I use to share with my guests. Thanks again Hadash and Amir A huge kiss
Written July 2, 2019
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john_2019_Italy
Naples, Italy5 contributions
Perfecto !!
Jun 2019
My wife, my two daughters and I visited Riccardo's cooking class at his home for a wonderful evening of making pasta and sauces. After many many hours of fun, we learned the art of cooking Italian from a true master. Riccardo used his patience and humor to first teach us the different cooking styles throughout Italy and and then guide us into making the dough, then the pasta, and the sauces (including pesto, tomato, and ragu). We even learned the art of cook-top pan-grilled pizza. I thought we had tasted the best Italian food before his class, but Ricardo meals were simply the best!! Lots of flavor and prepared perfectly. He made cooking easy and fun, then sitting around the table sampling our various courses and tasting wine, we really got a chance to see his passion for Italy and it's rich history. We have been to a few restaurants since taking his class and none compare to his outstanding meals. My only shame was that we were not able to finish all of the dishes, even though we tried, but there was just too much food. We will remember this day forever and we look forward to trying his many excellent recipes. If you are interested in learning (or mastering) Italy cooking in a relaxed atmosphere of Riccardo's home, then this is the perfect class for you. It was clear that Riccardo had spent countless hours preparing for the evening. I can not think of a better evening in Napoli. Buon appetito!! Grazie mille, Riccardo!!

This cooking
Written June 18, 2019
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CookingWithRiccardo
John, with the charming Ellen, and their beautiful daugters J&J followed me in an hard and full of food special cooking class dedicated to many pasta dressing. It was lovable to talk with them, and to enjoy of their intelligence, kindness and sympaty. I actually remained with the wish to meeting them again and going forward in our exploration of the Italian way to food. Thanks John.
Written June 19, 2019
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