Marco's Kitchen
Marco's Kitchen
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Lessons & WorkshopsCooking Classes
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
Cooking Classes Italian cuisine. Available all days upon reservation. We will prepare Italian traditional dishes together, I'm a Personal Chef and I'll be happy to share with you my best recipes. Friends that do not want to take cooking classes may also only enjoy meals. We will use organic ingredients and we will have lunch in the wood, literally. In case of adverse weather conditions lunch will be held in the living room of my home that has large windows overlooking the woods. Outside the property you will be able to have a walk in the woods trying to spot the different animals that live in there: foxes, hares, dormouses, wild boars, buzzards, cuckoos, woodpickers etc. I speak Italian, English and French. Nearby places to visit: Rocca di Angera, Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Wanderer60872044148
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic!!!
    Cooking with Marco was the highlight of two weeks in northern Italy. His food, his personality, his home were excellent. Sadly we now compare eating italian food with our Marco experience! It was the best. Steve Rubin, Florida
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Helen L
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An authentic Italian afternoon 🤌
    A visit to northern Italy would be incomplete without a visit to Marcos idyllic kitchen nestled within the lush Italian countryside. I was sceptical at first (having never attended a cooking course abroad) but Marco ensured our family of different experience levels were able to learn, indulge, and enjoy a special experience together. Once we arrived, Marco presented us with a range of produce options and talked us through the process over some welcoming espresso. We first began by prepping our Amaretto biscuit cakes, then a masterclass in homemade pasta, followed by a main hearty dish of veal. Not only was the course deliciously informative, but it was a cherished memory of our holiday. Thank you Marco!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 1, 2023
  • Penny R
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Marco’s wonderful Italian cooking class
    Wonderful experience! Great communication from Marco before, during and after our class. Marco helped even the most inexperienced cooks in our group participate and enjoy the lesson. We were given the choice of what we wanted to learn to cook beforehand. Our group had a lovely lunch afterwards eating the food we cooked accompanied by very nice wine provided by Marco. We were a group of 6 from Australia and would highly recommend this experience to any travellers. Come to Australia Marco!! 🦘🇦🇺
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 25, 2023
  • LBHack
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chef Marco for the WIN!
    We gathered with friends at a villa outside Como to spend Christmas together and high on my list for our visit was to hire a local chef for an authentic dining experience for our group. Chef Marco hit it out of the park! He was wonderful and easy to communicate with to arrange a custom menu and arrange the details. He then came to our villa and cooked and prepared a stunning 4 course meal that had us all so full and so impressed. We are still in awe of his amazing gnocchi and out of this world tiramisu. If in the Como area taking a class or enjoying a meal prepared with Chef Marco is a MUST!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 28, 2023
  • thomas h
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant time with Marco
    Absolutely brilliant afternoon spent with Marco. He is a brilliant chef and a fantastic host. Six of us had 3 wonderful courses paired with some lovely wine. It was a very authentic and relaxed experience. He even collected us from the train station after a last minute booking. You will not be disappointed.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 21, 2024
  • OnAir817768
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Day!!!
    Marco met 5 of us at the market to select a menu and then guided us through the preparation of a 3 course dinner at his home. He was a gracious host, answered our many, many questions and was lovely company while we all enjoyed the meal. We would be very happy to spend another day learning from Marco.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 16, 2024
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LBHack
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We gathered with friends at a villa outside Como to spend Christmas together and high on my list for our visit was to hire a local chef for an authentic dining experience for our group. Chef Marco hit it out of the park! He was wonderful and easy to communicate with to arrange a custom menu and arrange the details. He then came to our villa and cooked and prepared a stunning 4 course meal that had us all so full and so impressed. We are still in awe of his amazing gnocchi and out of this world tiramisu. If in the Como area taking a class or enjoying a meal prepared with Chef Marco is a MUST!
Written December 28, 2023
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Gaby B
Ashdod, Israel67 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We expected more, it was very upset, we expected to find the full menu and have the oportunity to choose diferent dishes, but everyone of us get the same dishes, a risoto, two small chicken rolls filled covered with tomato sauce and some sicilian desert.
It was veri difficult to find the place, no signs and when finally we arrive we had to use the car horn and wait. Marco beguin to cook when we arrive and we wait more than 30 minutes to get the food.
NON RECOMENDABLE
Written June 17, 2022
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emma
Quito, Ecuador6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
Marco gave me and my whole family a great Italian cooking experience which lasted the whole evening. He came to the house we rented with our family in Lago Maggiore. He brought all of his kitchen gear with him, plus the ingredients for the food we were going to prepare. He organized the menu we were going to prepare and was open for other suggestions. Besides that, he was a very nice and was very helpful. He helped with cleaning as well the end of the night, even though that wasn’t necessary at all! Thanks again Marco for the nice night!!
Written August 1, 2020
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Thank you Emma! It's been a pleasure to join you and your family, you're a beautiful family and very nice people You did a great job, and the results of your hard work have rewarded you. Well done!
Written August 2, 2020
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OnAir817768
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
Marco met 5 of us at the market to select a menu and then guided us through the preparation of a 3 course dinner at his home. He was a gracious host, answered our many, many questions and was lovely company while we all enjoyed the meal.

We would be very happy to spend another day learning from Marco.
Written May 16, 2024
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Grainne M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I was offered this course as a surprise birthday present. Marco was very welcoming, accommodating and patient, and taught me several nice tips and tricks for tasty vegan cooking. I invited a couple of friends to join us for the meal and they loved it too. The location is wonderful - a lovely spacious house surrounded by woods. All in all a lovely experience!
Written November 10, 2021
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Wanderer60872044148
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Cooking with Marco was the highlight of two weeks in northern Italy. His food, his personality, his home were excellent. Sadly we now compare eating italian food with our Marco experience! It was the best. Steve Rubin, Florida
Written July 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

thomas h
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Absolutely brilliant afternoon spent with Marco. He is a brilliant chef and a fantastic host. Six of us had 3 wonderful courses paired with some lovely wine. It was a very authentic and relaxed experience. He even collected us from the train station after a last minute booking. You will not be disappointed.
Written April 21, 2024
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שמעון ש
Tel Aviv District, Israel82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The experience consists of several stages
You reach a house in the heart of a nature reserve, in the rain, around you trees in the woods and nature
You go into a well-kept home, into a warm and cozy kitchen and cook fine ingredients for four hours, you cook a wonderful meal, as you agreed with the chef
Then sit down to eat in a wonderful atmosphere, with good wine and a window to the view.
Chef Bosco is very kind, welcoming, my family and I had a great day.
Written November 6, 2019
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Daisy N
Paris, France14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Marco was such a nice host, very patient with our levels of cooking, and answered all questions we had about food and Italy in general! For the menu, he asked a couple days in advance what we would like and adapted a 3 course menu for us: ravioli filled with mushroom ricotta, veal as the main dish (Involtini), and for dessert - classic tiramisu.

We had a wonderful time learning from him and eating the delicious food. We stayed from 10a to about 4p so I would recommend blocking out a large portion of the day for the activity.

Great hospitality and unique experience.
Written August 15, 2019
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eldad
Tel Aviv, Israel18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
me and my mom took a cooking class with marco, and not only was the food extraordinary, the hospitality was just as amazing! deffinately worth the visit, and would be happy to come back and take another class with him.
Written July 23, 2019
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