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Wanna be Italiano!

Florence, Italy
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Small-Group Italian Cooking Class with Florence Market Tour in Florence
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Our classes are offered as a view into a typical Tuscan cuisine. Classes are small and intimate. First step: grocery shopping at the central market!! You will go shopping with the chef at the central market picking up the ingredients for your lunch. You will meet the butchers, the bakers, and the farmers selling vegetables from their gardens. You will learn how to distinguish the highest quality ingredients and as an added bonus, how to bargain! You will taste local foods & wines. After this fun experience you will reach the house and start the lessons in a private kitchen. A true hands-on experience, and you will prepare your own meal, made of Bruschetta, Fresh Home-made Pasta, and a main course, accompanied with a selection of Chianti wines. As you will eat your own food, you’d better be an attentive student while the Chef is teaching!
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

A throughly enjoyable way to spend a hot day in Tuscany! From Marco's guided tour to the market, complete with tasting and vino to his willingness to make a special request for our group, this day was a highlight of our trip. Marco's skilled professionalism,...More

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

The experience is well organised, clean and welcoming. Martina and Kevin are incredible in both their cooking knowledge, skills and personality. We highly recommend this tour because of the value for $ you get in return, the joy of creating real yummy food, & your...More

Thank Leisure56
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My husband, 17 year old daughter and I spent 11 days touring Paris, Venice, Florence and Rome. It was a great trip, but our absolutely FAVORITE experience was this 5 hour cooking class with Javier and Kevin at the helm! The class had about 24...More

Thank Becky I
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We are staying in Florence for six weeks, so after the sightseeing and shopping were taken care of, we wanted to take a daytime cooking class. (Many of the cooking classes are dinner classes.). This tour was able to accommodate us with with just a...More

Thank Traveler98006
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Started off exploring the central market with our Guide and Chef, Giuseppe Manfre. He was extremely knowledgeable and explained all the Italian cuisine in great detail. There were 13 of us in the class and we all enjoyed the experience of making fresh pasta from...More

Thank LyndaJelf
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

A fun day spent making pasta, bolognese sauce and delicious cherry tomato sauce. Cheese tasting, balsamic truffle oil olive tapenade and wine - what's not to like. Giuseppe was our host good fun, friendly and passionate about food .

Thank Kandinsky14
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

The chef was extremely helpful and bed yummy. We made some amazing dishes, pasta, tiramisu and appetizers. They were extremely accommodating to me (being vegetarian), they made sure there was an extra pasta dish I could have without meat. We had a nice group size...More

Thank ElizasTravels
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife and I were disappointed when our scheduled cooking class in Lucca was cancelled at the last minute. However, when we arrived in Florence, our hotel had a brochure for Wanna be Italiano and we got the last 2 spots for the next day....More

Thank Kyle J
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Giuseppe and Paola were amazing hosts from the trip to the market to food preparation and made this a fun and successful event for our entire family. They taught us some new techniques which we will use to make perfect pasta when we get home....More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 26 July 2016

My daughters & I had this experience planned. When we got there, they offered us an upgrade to the VIP tour at a discounted price. I was well worth it! It was a small group, 7 of us total, mothers and daughter. Chef Alex was...More

Thank LindaML66
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