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MaMa is a mother, the central figure that from the dawn of time has passed down generation to generation the culinary culture of her country or region. A mother feeds and nourishes her children, teaching them the intrinsic value in the act of...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Viale Francesco Petrarca 12, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Both Chef Michel and Danny were fantastic. It was really hands on and we had a great deal of fun. I went back 3 times

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Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly magical experience! An excellent night with an exceptional chef and instructor Michele. We learned to make an authentic four course Tuscan cuisine and perfectly paired wines. We even received printed recipes of our meal. I learned so much that I will try at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JRH780
vanessaheld, Public Relations Manager at MaMa Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi JRH780, Thank you for your review, and thank you for looking forward to joining us again at Mama Florence cooking school! It is great to hear that our lovely clients not only are cooking what they learn at Mama Florence in their own home,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love to cook, but what could be better than cooking in Italy with a highly trained chef? From the first minute, Chef Michele welcomed us warmly and we knew it was going to be a fun evening. Donning aprons, we caramelized 5 day old...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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vanessaheld, Public Relations Manager at MaMa Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you dear Kathy for your wonderful words, "Entering as strangers and leaving as friends" perfectly sums up the atmosphere Mama Florence prides itself for. Whilst learning great tricks of traditional italian cuisine, the chefs make everyone feel at home and at ease, no matter...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef Michelle and his assistant, Daniel, greeted us at 6:30 in the comfortably modern Mama Florence storefront near Porto Romano in the Altrarno area of Florence. (Tourist secret, the buses in Florence are great, and Google Maps is the way to use them.) We took...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank UsaMatt
vanessaheld, Public Relations Manager at MaMa Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Matt, Thank you so so much for your great review for Mama Florence! And thank you for the detailed explenation and tricks on how to get to class: Mama Florence is a short walk from the central train station and is also very easy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly enjoyed my 1st cooking experience with Mama Florence. I actually found out about this place from a tag on Instagram, and decided to find out more via their website. It was my first time visiting Florence, let alone Italy, and I couldn't pass the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank colleenc08
vanessaheld, Public Relations Manager at MaMa Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Coleen! Thank you for your great feedback on our cooking classes at Mama Florence! We love providing a special italian experience in our course, especially for first-timers in Florence! It is such a luxury to go back home and be able to repeat the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a memorable experience! Really enjoyed Chef Michele. He was fun, great sense of humor, and ensured everyone in the group was participating in the preparation of our lunch. Well executed. We will definitely return when in Florence!More

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Date of experience: October 2018
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vanessaheld, Public Relations Manager at MaMa Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Vacation21192830678, Thank you for your review! We are delighted to know that you had such a good time during your trip to Florence, and that MaMa was a highlight of your vacation! It is always nice to realise that classes are both fun and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cooking with Chef Michele was beyond amazing. He is totally knowledgeable yet able to relay techniques without being condescending. In fact, his personality elevated the class to a whole different level. And the menu - superb! Three types of pasta, a lovely pear salad and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kittybaird
vanessaheld, Public Relations Manager at MaMa Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Kittybaird, Thank you so so much for your kind words about our cooking school, Mama Florence! Michele is very happy about making you feel so welcome: at MaMa we pride ourselves with accommodating everyone and making everyone feel welcome, no matter the cooking skills...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my 2nd trip to MaMa Florence for a total of 4 classes. All the classes have exceptionally good recipes and detailed oriented and fun chefs. I will return whenever I’m in Florence.More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cynthia E
vanessaheld, Public Relations Manager at MaMa Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Cynthia! Thank you so much for being a loyal customer to Mama Florence! It is always really nice to see known faces walk into the cooking school: our chefs know from that moment that they are doing a good job! We really hope you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great afternoon with MaMa Florence and Chef Michelle. Our class was the perfect size, the menu was expertly selected and the instruction was patient and effective. To top it all off we had an amazing meal and a lot of fun preparing it....More

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Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brian H
vanessaheld, Public Relations Manager at MaMa Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Brian, Thank you very much for taking time to leave a great review for Mama Florence! The reason why meals at Mama Florence are so good, is not only because the chef choses fresh, seasonal and farm-to-table produce, but also because after making the...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

The zeal with which maestro chef Michele organizes, educates, and entertains makes this course a must do while in Florence. My wife and I labored over where to find authentic Florentine cuisine while searching for restaurants online. You will not do better than Mama Florence...More

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vanessaheld, Public Relations Manager at MaMa Florence, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello ChasinMyDream, Wow, thank you sincerely for your amazing words about our cooking school and our great chef Michele! Cooking and eating at Mama Florence most definitely will turn out to be a way better meal and experience than going for dinner at one of...More

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GarthH_HK
October 18, 2018|
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Response from Rich T | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are still open. They are very good but a bit hard to get a response from. Try calling them direct.
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Parisgirl2014
January 17, 2018|
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Response from vanessaheld | Property representative |
Thanks for your post above. We'd love to welcome you to an amazing cooking experience with Le Baccanti - classes can be arranged in either Italian or English, with a variety of menu options. If you can let us know your... More
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lovestoholiday
April 24, 2017|
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Buongiorno Lovestoholiday, thank you for your request. Our JOINABLE CLASSES run from a minimum of 3 guests to a maximum of 18. Most of our classes have 5 to 12 guests in them. The kitchen is lovely and very ample. Each... More
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