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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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Great fun learning to cook fabulous pasta

I attended Chef Paolo's pasta cooking class with my 2 adult daughters. We all enjoyed learning his secrets and adding to our knowledge of pasta making and an amazing array of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I attended Chef Paolo's pasta cooking class with my 2 adult daughters. We all enjoyed learning his secrets and adding to our knowledge of pasta making and an amazing array of sauces. We all feel confident in making pasta and gnocchi and enjoyed Chef Paolo's great sense of humor as well of his wealth of experience of flavors and cooking.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a day class with PAOLO. We had the best time! The class is clear, interesting and fun. The food we made was actually one of the best food we had in Italy. Being a good cook already I was afraid it would be too easy and boring but not at all, it was just the perfect balance of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just spent 4 1/2 hours with Chef Paolo and another couple making 10 different pasta sauces, 4 different kinds of pasta - then made that pasta into 4 different ravioli and then some colorful fettuccine and a spectacular desert! And then we got to have lovely dinner and taste it ALL! Well worth the $$! Don't miss this Tuscan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

What a great experience! Paolo was very fun, informative, interesting and worth every penny. We made so many great sauces, meats, and of course dessert. We ate everything we made, it was great, we ate everything we made! Loved the experience! Thank you to Paolo and Sara for a wonderful and memorable afternoon. Kathy

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

A short taxi ride from the walled city of Lucca resides the real treasure of the area... Chef Paulo and his cooking school. My husband, our 15 year old son and I attended the Advanced Fish Class. It was one of the highlights of our two weeks in Italy. Chef Paulo is witty and fun and makes wonderful food while... More 

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Chef Paolo's cooking school was the most amazing, worthwhile experience. My family of 4 (two teenage daughters) spontaneously called the morning of August 1, Chef Paolo had openings and even accommodated us a bit earlier than usual. We made more than 10 amazing sauces, homemade fettuccine, ravioli and gnocchi. We had a feast of these dishes, as well as water,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I would definately recomend spending some of your valuable holiday time, in one of the cooking classes . Chef Paolo was very quick to answer my emails, and our class enjoyed the way the lessons were given. Go to the course on an empty stomache as you will eat all of the amazing dishes that are created.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

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 July 17, 2016

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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