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Cooking Class on Lake Como provided by Lake Como For You

Cooking Class on Lake Como
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About
This 4-hour cooking course in a family run restaurant in Mandello del Lario, near Varenna, is a unique opportunity to learn how to make Italian specialty dishes. Afterwards, more importantly, you will get to enjoy the meal you cooked.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Why not spend a few hours during your Lake Como vacation learning how Italians live and cook in this area? An opportunity not to be missed, an experience that will give you an insight into how the locals really live… Our cooking course takes place in the lovely fishing hamlet of Mandello del Lario, a characteristic village on the lakeside at family run restaurant , where our chef will teach you how to make homemade pasta, using seasonal, local fresh ingredients. You will be made to feel at home preparing and then enjoying a home cooked meal and local wine, all accompanied by great company. The menu changes according to the season. This cooking course will enable you to discover local cooking traditions and tips, ideas and methods which you can take back to try out in your home country and share with your friends and family. We'll provide all food and drink, all that is required is that you bring enthusiasm and willingness to learn, to meet new people and try to speak some Italian along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • Why not spend a few hours during your Lake Como vacation learning how Italians live and cook in this area? An opportunity not to be missed, an experience that will give you an insight into how the locals really live… Our cooking course takes place in the lovely fishing hamlet of Mandello del Lario, a characteristic village on the lakeside at family run restaurant , where our chef will teach you how to make homemade pasta, using seasonal, local fresh ingredients. You will be made to feel at home preparing and then enjoying a home cooked meal and local wine, all accompanied by great company. The menu changes according to the season. This cooking course will enable you to discover local cooking traditions and tips, ideas and methods which you can take back to try out in your home country and share with your friends and family. We'll provide all food and drink, all that is required is that you bring enthusiasm and willingness to learn, to meet new people and try to speak some Italian along the way.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23183P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Cooking class
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • • Hotel pickup and drop-off (please get in touch for a quotation)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Lake Como, Italy Meet us in front of the Restaurant Mamma Ciccia in Mandello del Lario (Piazza Roma 15) at 10am. It is only 5 minutes walk from the train station and the Ferry Terminal in Mandello del Lario. Transfer service (from Varenna, Lecco and surroundings) is available upon request and can be paid as an extra
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking are allowed
  • For those booking further out in areas like Como, Bellagio and Varenna, a transfer service is available upon request and payable as an extra
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • We are following Italy's rules as they change. PLEASE NOTE FROM AUG 6TH THIS TOUR WILL NEED A GREEN PASS OR A PROOF OF VACCINATION (with one of the vaccines recognized by EMA) or PROOF OF A COVID TEST (taken within 48 hours, either rapid or PCR). Clients will also be required to bring masks and wear them in case of no social distance. WITHOUT THE REQUIRED PAPERS, TRAVELLER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE TOUR AND WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Cooking class
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • • Hotel pickup and drop-off (please get in touch for a quotation)
Departure details
  • Lake Como, Italy Meet us in front of the Restaurant Mamma Ciccia in Mandello del Lario (Piazza Roma 15) at 10am. It is only 5 minutes walk from the train station and the Ferry Terminal in Mandello del Lario. Transfer service (from Varenna, Lecco and surroundings) is available upon request and can be paid as an extra
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 12 people per booking are allowed
  • For those booking further out in areas like Como, Bellagio and Varenna, a transfer service is available upon request and payable as an extra
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • We are following Italy's rules as they change. PLEASE NOTE FROM AUG 6TH THIS TOUR WILL NEED A GREEN PASS OR A PROOF OF VACCINATION (with one of the vaccines recognized by EMA) or PROOF OF A COVID TEST (taken within 48 hours, either rapid or PCR). Clients will also be required to bring masks and wear them in case of no social distance. WITHOUT THE REQUIRED PAPERS, TRAVELLER WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TAKE THE TOUR AND WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
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Last updated: 6 Aug 2021
A note from Cooking Class on Lake Como
We are following Italy's rules as they change. PLEASE NOTE FROM AUG 6TH THIS TOUR WILL NEED A GREEN PASS OR A PROOF OF VACCINATION or PROOF OF A COVID TEST (taken within 48 hours, either rapid or PCR). Clients will also be required to bring masks. NO REFUND ALLOWED IN CASE OF LACK OF DOCS OR MASK.
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Pat J
Shenley, UK5 contributions
Perfect pasta experience
Nov 2019 • Couples
An excellent way to spend time learning how to make the perfect pasta. Great morning, great food, great teacher.
Written 17 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Thomas M
3 contributions
Outstanding time at Mama Ciccia’s Cooking Academy
My wife and I had an incredible time taking a cooking class from Sylvia and Francesca. The kitchen was in an amazing setting overlooking Lake Como. This hands-on experience was one of the top highlights from our trip to Italy. Cooking and eating our own creations was so much fun. Sylvia’s passion and love for what she does is so apparent. We can’t what to make pasta and tiramisu for our friends and family at home.
Written 16 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ktprezioso
40 contributions
Best memory from Lake Como
Sep 2019 • Couples
We spent a week in Lake Como and saw and did a lot while there, but by far, our best memory was this cooking school. We made homemade pasta, home made ravioli an amazing sauce and tiramisu for dessert. It was a four hour class and then we were provided wine and served our lunch. The owner teaches the class and a Michelin Star chef from their restaurant came by to give us tips and suggestions. We met two other couples and it was truly a fun and informative day!
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Matt S
Melrose, MA10 contributions
The Mama Ciccia experience
Oct 2019 • Couples
Well worth it! Such an amazing setting and learning from such a knowledgeable high-end Italian restaurant owner is truly a “once in a lifetime” type of experience ...

We loved Sylvia’s approach so much that we decided to eat at her Michelin Star ristorante that same evening. Incredible!!!

<3 Matt & Nichole
Written 24 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steve
3 contributions
Outstanding Class at a Beautiful Location
Oct 2019
My wife and I had a wonderful time learning and cooking with mama chef. She is a great instructor. I learned new techniques to make the dishes. We made fresh tagliatelle and two types of ravioli and tiramisu for dessert. We all sat down with wine and feasted on everything we made. Very yummy. Highly recommend taking a class here right on Lake Como. It was a rainy day when we took the class but Lake Como was still beautiful looking out the window from the cooking studio.
Grazie mille
Written 17 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dillon
8 contributions
Great class
Oct 2019 • Couples
Everything about this class was phenomenal. The staff was so friendly and kind and helpful, and the food made was fantastic. Highly recommend
Written 16 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ryann T
1 contribution
Amazing
Oct 2019 • Friends
My mom and I stayed in como for 5 days and searched for cooking classes. We found this class which is about an hour and a half from como by train and couldn’t decide if it would be worth the travel.... IT WAS!! The staff were so friendly, the setup was perfect for interaction and very clean. The finished product was so good and we can’t wait to get home to make our own pasta again!
Written 3 October 2019
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Thomas
Fairfax VA, United States2 contributions
Delightful class
Sep 2019
My husband, who doesn't cook much, and I attended this class on a recent trip to Lake Como. After a short train ride from Varenna, we joined 2 other couples in making tagliatelli with herb-roasted cherry tomato sauce, tomato ravioli with herb and cheese filling, and tiramisu. Sylvie, her brother and the chef who joined the class at various points were all helpful and encouraging when anyone had questions or ran into problems. Once done, we gathered around a table in the restaurant and were served the lunch we had created along with a lovely local wine. We left with copies of all the recipes plus the aprons we had worn during the class, all of us raving about how much fun we had had.
Written 24 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anton R
3 contributions
One of the highlights of our trip
Aug 2019 • Couples
Such an amazing experience in a beautiful kitchen right on the lake. Sylvia was very patient an knowledgeable and we loved every minute. Such good value for money compared to other courses.
Written 29 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Getalifein2014
Glasgow, UK40 contributions
An amazing cooking course in an idyllic setting
We booked this cooking course whilst visiting the charming romantic town of Como. It was only a beautiful one hour drive along the coast. We were warmly greeted upon arrival at 10am by Sylvia and offered breakfast in their adjoining little restaurant bistro. The course was amazing, Sylvia is an amazing chef and tutor. Her cooking classroom is a few doors down the street from her bistro overlooking lake Como.... wow what a view from the classroom window. The class is very well appointed. On the day we made fresh pasta tagliatelle, ravioli filled with ricotta cheese and then we made Tiramisu for dessert. Sylvia was so patient and we both totally loved the experience and learned a lot. Sylvia's team then served us all the dishes we cooked ourselves at the restaurant. What an amazing day we both had in a gorgeous little quiet village called Mandello Del Lario on Lake Como. Thanks Sylvia to you and our amazing staff at Mamma Ciccia Bistro.
Written 16 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Lake Como For You
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Lake Como for you is a must for your visit in Como and the region, just book now!
Lake Como For You is an Amazing experience that I highly recommend. Extremely professional and ready to provide you
JoyRNC
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Unexpected
The scenery was breath taking and the guide was knowledgeable. I am a novice and this was above my fitness level. H
mackimm28
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Very disappointed
We had booked our Lecco Food tour one month prior to our arrival. Receieved confirmation immediately. One day bef
lalexa01
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A great tour with an excellent tour guide
We had a great time learning the history of Bellagio and its customs all the while navigating through the back stre
638Michael
638Michael
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Great day - we loved the boat rides!!
First stop, a walk down stairs to an old mill that the owner wants to restore - we thought we were going to see oli
hankandix
hankandix
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Another way to see Bellagio
What is not mentioned in the web site for this attraction is that the departure and return point is situated high u
ChrisB412
ChrisB412
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Highly recommend!
This tour is a great way to see Varenna, Bellagio and the Villa. Great value as it included lunch in Varenna as wel
dinaesther
dinaesther
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Wonderful hike up the mountain from Torno
Elsa was our hiking guide and spent three hours with us hiking up to the village of Montepiatto, going up the mule
dinaesther
dinaesther
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Awesome full day to get acquainted with one of the most beautiful places in the world!
We spent a wonderful day with Alessandra, our amazing guide, who was extremely warm and friendly, knowledgeable and
djereb
djereb
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Walk and eat lake como
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Christina our guide was very knowledgeable. She gave us a lot of history and spo
holmer56
holmer56
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Wonderful walk along the historic mountain mule tracks
Elsa was an extremely informative guide. The trip starts in Vareena where you board the local train for a 15 minute
Roseanne N
Roseanne N
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Best part of my 2 week Italy Trip!
By far the best part of my 2 weeks in Italy! First off, let me say Lake Como is just gorgeous! My husband and I w
dellis77
dellis77
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Wonderful variety of experiences
Such a great tour, from the historic oil mill, to the restaurant, to the villa. Although, since it was such a beaut
EdwardsAus
EdwardsAus
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Very, very overpriced
Our tour guide was very nice and answered questions well when asked. We were a party of 4 people doing the 2.5 hour
Patricia P
Patricia P
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Great Choice!
Great historical information, nice assortment of activities, from a tasting, to a walking tour of Varenna, to lunch