Scuola di Cucina di Lella
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eda76
new jersey24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband, 2 friends and I decided a cooking class would be an interesting, different kind of evening out... And it ended up being our favorite night in Siena!! We looked into a few schools and hers was by far the most reasonably priced. To be honest, she could charge more... We were there nearly 5 hours, learned to make a 5 course meal (with vegetarian options which was great for me!), ate and drank well, and were entertained by Lella and her translator. I'd do this again in a heartbeat and can't wait to try out the recipes (including my very own hand made pasta) for family and friends! Thanks, Lella!
Written July 18, 2011
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murtaghrobert
murtaghrobert2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
We arrived in Siena without knowing much about the area. As part of our experience we wanted to take a cooking class and this was definitely the best one to find. Lella has a huge industrial kitchen with lots of space to learn and cook. We were two people in a group of about ten people. Each person had their own preparation space for making pasta and preparing other food for sauce and dessert. The best part of the class was the hands on experience with an Italian teacher Lella. As part of the class Lella provides recipes to take home so you can repeat the experience in your own kitchen. The hands on experience you get definitely allows you to cook at home and impress your friends. Overall, I thought the prices was very reasonable considering how much things cost for Americans in Europe with the exchange rate. We will definitely go back next time were in Siena to learn more about Tuscany cooking.

Website: http://www.scuoladicucinadilella.net/
Written July 8, 2011
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Mozearary
New York City, NY25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We had originally signed up for 1 cooking class during our 2 week stay in Siena but enjoyed the first one so much that we signed up for a second class the following week. Each class covered different classic Tuscan recipes and techniques so we learned a broad range of skills and a lot of Tuscan culinary history. Lella was a patient, warm and effective instructor and her sense of humor kept us all engaged during the classes. At the conclusion of each class we had the pleasure of eating our “projects” for dinner accompanied by good local wines and a lot of fascinating conversations with our fellow students. If you are at all interested in the history, traditions and techniques of classic Tuscan cooking, I highly recommend spending 4 delightful hours with Lella, Julie and Francesco.
Written May 8, 2019
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steve j
Redwood City, CA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
Who would think a cooking class would be one of the most memorial experiences during our trip to Italy. My wife and I were the only 2 attending the 5/13 morning class. Interpreter (sorry, forgot name) was a sweetheart and knowledgeable. Francesco, knowledgeable, helpful and a "fun" critic. Can't applaud Lella enough for passion and skill, sense of humor and patience. Only disappointment was when she laughingly threatened me with her rolling pin. LOL!! Exceeded expectations. Recommend to all.
Written June 17, 2015
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ewknott
Paris, France55 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2011
Last week we attended a clooking class that lasted close to 4 hours. We watched, listened, and then prepared the food. The finished product was amazing. Lella was very charming and provided great insight into preparing Tuscan food. A truly amazing experience! Highly recommend!
Written July 5, 2011
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randyk164
Ludington, MI79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We just returned from this cooking class. It is exactly as advertised and is worth every penny you spend on this. Lella and her assistant/translator (I’m so sorry I can’t recall her name—jet lag is my only excuse) were delightful even though our evening was off to a rocky start when two couples that we were expecting ended up dropping out due to an accident one couple had en route to this event. Lellla never missed a beat. . We learned a great deal, enjoyed wonderful company in the form of our fellow students and our chef and spent nearly 5 hours cooking and eating. WONDERFUL from start to finish!!! DO THIS!!!
Written October 12, 2019
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Joanne M
London, UK53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
4-Course menu, plus additional extras made this very good value. We also ended up the only two in our class with two teachers so the menu was made more complex and tasty. It did use quite a lot of olive oil but when it’s local it’s absolutely delicious! Making the pasta was the best part, authentic and therapeutic and ultimately delicious.
Written September 18, 2019
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Thank you for the nice words, knowing that you are satisfied is the thing that makes us more pleasure It was nice to meet you and I hope to see you again as soon as possible lella
Written September 19, 2019
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valerie210
Atlanta, GA133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had the best time at the cooking school! We did the cooking school as a large group for my friend’s birthday and had so much fun. We made pici with fresh tomato sauce, great Tuscan bread soup, herb stuffed pork with roasted potatoes, and panna cotta. Every recipe was carefully walked through by Lella, although the only hands on activity for every participant was making the pici. We ate what we cooked and everything was absolutely delicious. We are going to make the pork and potato dish for Thanksgiving.

Lella is charming and such an engaging cook! I learned so much, the most important being that I’ve probably been burning my garlic all these years.

The school is located at the bottom of the escalator or a super steep street - your choice!!!
Written July 21, 2019
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jhgolden0807
Houston, TX52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Excellent cooking class with very usable recipes. Loved the hands on experience. The facilities are great, the instructors were fun and the payoff in the end was a fantastic meal. Highly recommended.
Written August 7, 2018
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Patricia M
Wichita136 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Location is difficult to find. Not a warm Tuscan feeling. Food was delicious. But the lesson was a bit too long and somewhat boring. Not worth the price.
Written June 3, 2018
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