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Ristorante Il Caminetto Cookery Lessons

Viale del Progresso 4 | Gittana di Perledo, 23828 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815225
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Chef Merino is excellent, and shares many fascinating techniques.

Very informative for the foodie and novice alike. We had 5 couples and a family of 4 with two young... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mill Valley, California
Wonderful dinner

Had a wonderful dinner here on our visit to Varenna. We did not do the cooking class which takes... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Carol D
via mobile
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Viale del Progresso 4 | Gittana di Perledo, 23828 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815225
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative for the foodie and novice alike. We had 5 couples and a family of 4 with two young girls, and everyone participated and loved the food. We learned to make gnocchi in gorgonzola cream sauce, torteloni with ricotta, in a tomato sauce, and...More

Thank JTB4
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful dinner here on our visit to Varenna. We did not do the cooking class which takes place during the daytime. This is a family/chef-owned restaurant and the owner will pick you up in town if you do not have a car and...More

Thank Carol D
Reviewed 9 October 2017

My wife and I booked this cookery day on a friends recommendation. Thank god we listened. This was the highlight of our week at the beautiful Lake Como. As many other reviews have mentioned, chef Moreno is an absolute star. In addition to being a...More

Thank seedyroyal
Reviewed 5 October 2017

My husband and I attended Chef Moreno's cooking class in September of 2017. Moreno and his family are incredibly charming and welcoming. We spent the better part of our day learning to cook traditional and delicious meals with Moreno. During the demonstration, you are provided...More

Thank valeriebraegger
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Chef Moreno not only teaches you how to make a classic Italian dinner, he gives you a dynamic history lesson. He is engaging and funny. Do this! You will love it. This gracious man is a great chef and teacher. He will pick up in...More

Thank ptelleck
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite days in lake como was at this cooking class. Beautiful view, historical restaurant and a quaint village. It was a day of good wine, amazing food and lots of laughs. The chef happily catered for dietary requirements and made sure we...More

Thank JessAfrica
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This was the best experience of our trip to Lake Como. Moreno picked us up near our accommodations in the morning and brought us to his restaurant. We were greeted with espresso and cookies before the class began. Moreno tailors his class to fit the...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Chef Moreno has a really charming warm,humorous personality. He really was entertaining and knowledgeable and answered all our questions. He is a very talented chef. It was a great experience and a wonderful meal of tortaloni, and roasted veal. Of course we also had a...More

1  Thank Bob R
Reviewed 31 July 2017

With another couple we joined 10 others for a most fantastic day. Chef Moreno picked us up from the Varenna ferry terminal and returned us at the end of the day - a simple example of his excellent attention to detail and service. We were...More

1  Thank Doyoulikeourname
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My girlfriend and I attended a cookery class a couple of days ago. We were greeted at the port by Moreno, the restaurant owner, who took us to his lovely traditional Italian restaurant up in the hills above Varenna, the decor is very much rustic...More

Thank Paul M
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28 November 2017|
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Response from Sixonthego_50 | Reviewed this property |
We might. If I find it we can send. We only received 5 pages or so. I don’t think it was a true booklet. Is this what you are looking for.
Sean F
5 November 2017|
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Response from rcjcough | Reviewed this property |
I emailed the owner directly. It was definitely a highlight of the trip. A fantastic experience. Enjoy.
28 August 2017|
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Response from Glynn A | Reviewed this property |
Yes I seem to remember it was about $70. Definitely worth paying as the food and drink alone that you consume would cost you $50 in a restaurant.