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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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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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We won Chef's cooking class at an auction not knowing what we were getting into. Wow how fortunate we are! Chef Paolo is not only a great chef and teacher but a warm and fun human... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Ashburn, Virginia
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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We won Chef's cooking class at an auction not knowing what we were getting into. Wow how fortunate we are! Chef Paolo is not only a great chef and teacher but a warm and fun human being! We enjoyed every minute of our time with Chef. The classes, sharing dinner and wine, and traveling the Tuscan country side. Don't miss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I read the reviews I wondered whether almost 500 people saying great things was too good to be true. It wasn't. We had a spectacular time cooking with Chef Paolo. He is interesting, accomplished and a delight to spend time with. We prepared 5 or 6 different sauces for 5 or 6 different kinds of pasta; two piatti secondi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent !!!!!!! This are hands on classes and Paolo not only is a supurb chef but pratical and has excellent English (which is unusual). He also is a stand up comic. My husband had only been to one cooking class before and liked this so much he would go back. We use the recipies over and over and my husband... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the 4 hour Tuscan cooking class. It went way beyond our expectations. The chef is engaging, professional, creative, and speaks perfect English ( for those of us not yet fluent in Italian). We've been coming to Tuscany for 18 years but this was our best visit ever - thanks to Chef Monti's class. Now we can take some... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently returned from the week long Under the Tuscan Sun cooking school and it far exceeded my lofty expectations. Chef Paolo and his staff were fantastic! I went on the trip solo and was a bit nervous about having never been to Italy and not knowing anyone but I couldn't have felt more at home. My apartment was large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of 4 including 2 teenage girls . We spent the 5 hours of the day learning the basics of pasta making, stock and sauces . We were totally absorbed with chef Paolo Monti and his stories. He and his lovely staff member managed to keep 8 people cooking learning and laughing at his stories . Once... More 

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Portland, Or.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and I loved our cooking class! Chef is funny, helpful and includes all. Very hands on and you make and eat enough for a small army! There were about ten people in the class, but everyone is able to participate. About a $20 taxi ride from train station, 15 minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I took my parents and brother to the pasta making course as a holiday surprise. Chef Paolo was an incredibly knowledgeable and engaging teacher who made sure to involve the whole group in different elements of the cooking. We made a huge number of sauces and then beautiful coloured pasta to go with it, as well a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked a 1/2 day pasta class May 2016 with Chef Monti , debating pizza or pasta, and pasta won out for our collective schedules, as 4 of us staying near Lucca took the class. It was organized with a lot of hands on . Chef Monti is very funny and his English is excellent . We got to eat... More 

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

chef paolo monti is a good chef a great teacher end a wonderful person.i recommend this experience to all cookung lovers.

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