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Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in Florence provided by Caf Tour & Travel

Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in Florence

Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in Florence
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95% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Experience a hands-on cooking class focused on pasta
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    15
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Expand your culinary knowledge with a cooking class focused on handmade pasta in Florence. Get in the kitchen to make different types of pasta, plus a dessert. Follow your instructor to learn the traditional method of making pasta with a rolling pin and see how simple ingredients like eggs and flour become irresistible pasta dishes. After the cooking class, feast on everything you prepared along with local red wine.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Learn how to use a rolling pin to make pasta from scratch
  • Relax over a hearty meal including pasta, dessert, and wine
  • Bring Tuscan recipes home to recreate the experience
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn how to use a rolling pin to make pasta from scratch
  • Relax over a hearty meal including pasta, dessert, and wine
  • Bring Tuscan recipes home to recreate the experience
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2428CAFC4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Cooking class
  • Lunch or dinner with drinks (depending on the option selected)
  • Recipes to take home
  • Small Group Lesson max 15 pax
  • Class leaded by a professional local Chef
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Via Venezia & Via Camillo Cavour, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy Meeting Point and Time: Mandatory to arrive at least at 04:30pm At Via Venezia, on the corner with Via Cavour, sidewalk opposite to the Coffee Bar. An Assistant waits for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour & Gray Line Florence logos.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Kids under the age of 8 not admitted
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • All Cooking Class Team is vaccinated for Covid-19
  • Be aware that people with flu cannot participate because of sanitary reasons at this class
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Cooking class
  • Lunch or dinner with drinks (depending on the option selected)
  • Recipes to take home
  • Small Group Lesson max 15 pax
  • Class leaded by a professional local Chef
Departure details
  • Via Venezia & Via Camillo Cavour, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy Meeting Point and Time: Mandatory to arrive at least at 04:30pm At Via Venezia, on the corner with Via Cavour, sidewalk opposite to the Coffee Bar. An Assistant waits for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour & Gray Line Florence logos.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Kids under the age of 8 not admitted
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • All Cooking Class Team is vaccinated for Covid-19
  • Be aware that people with flu cannot participate because of sanitary reasons at this class
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
41 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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David R
Sandhurst, UK25 contributions
May 2022
My wife and I had a fantastic time cooking pasta (and eating it) during this course, highly recommend.

The kitchen school is just around the corner from where you meet up about a 10-15min walk from the main railway station in Pisa. There was around twenty people in the group and you cook in teams of between 4-6 across four tables with an instructor helping across two tables.

We learnt how to cook two types of pasta and a gnocchi from scratch and the sauces that went with them, as well as a Panna Cotta for dessert. The food was good for vegetarians and I believe they also have options for people who are Gluten free.

You spend around 2 hrs cooking and an hour eating and like me you don't have to be an expert cook. It was a great end to our holiday.
Written 4 June 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

abramsh2018
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Our instructors, Adela and Natalie were excellent! They gave us many cooking tips and showed us how to prepare authentic Italian pasta. We made pasta, sauces and even dessert and then ate together as a group. I would highly recommend this class. An excellent value.
Written 24 January 2020
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GrayLineFlorenceMood
Dear abramsh2018, first of all we want to thank you for having joined one of our activities and having shared your experience with us and our common readers. You can't imagine how happy we are that you have appreciated so much your Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in Florence with Lunch. Thanks to this cooking class you have the opportunity to learn the secrets of the typical Italian Handmade pasta, led by a professional Chef who will give you all the recepits at the end of your experience to give you the possibility to surprise your family and friends once at home. We hope to meet you again in the future to show you the wonders of our beautiful Country! Best regards
Written 25 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

OnAir263609
3 contributions
The chef was very kind and gave us good details and tips. The kitchen was large and clean. Ingredients were fresh. Nice variety of pastas and sauces. Perfect activity for our family of 7 with young adults
Written 24 May 2022
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Bobby H
4 contributions
Had a fantastic time. Learned simple and delicious pasta recipes.
This review won't let me post unless I have more than 100 characters... And now I do. Peace
Written 13 June 2019
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Kathleen Walters
San Diego, CA119 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Francesca was so funny and nice. We truly enjoyed laughing and learning to make authentic Italian pasta. A few people were concerned on how many people we in the class but they have separate kitchen areas to accommodate. We ate so much pasta at the end, it was amazing! Thanks for the wine too. I highly recommend doing this as a break in walking miles everywhere around town. So fun!
Written 6 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Francesca M
Conflans Sainte Honorine, France3 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
I would like to start and say that the course was not carried by CAF tour, our Chef Walter worked for Chef Factory; having said that, the course itself was amazing, we left feeling like we could actually redo the things he explained on our own and we had a delightful lunch. The chef is very good and funny and makes the hours spent in the kitchen fly.

CAF travel is another story. First of all, you do book through tripadvisor but apparently you are redirected to another booking company called Viator, I had received our tickets almost a month before the experience with a meeting point in Florence, we were told on teh ticket that somebody for caf travel would come and pick us up at 11:30 to check in our names and we would leave the place at 11:45 to go to the kitchen were the course will take place. The lady from CAF arrived well after 11 45, and to our surprise our names were not on the list, to that she proceeded saying that most likely we were part of teh group that was told to go to another meeting point (we were not told so at any point), she then proceeded calling the agency that confirmed we were sent a message the 31st of july. We did not receive any message from their part or tripadvisor. things then became upsetting, the lady started saying we should go directly to the Chef Factory (20 minutes walk away under 30 degrees heath) and that we should hurry not to miss the course, given by that time it was already 12 I asked repeatedly what time would teh course start at the Chef Factory to decide whether it was worth to go there if they already started, she could not give an answer about the starting time and kept on saying she would call us a taxi (to be paid by us) to go there. she kept on making fun of us on the phone with her boss saying she told us to go, that we would be late, that despite her offering to call a taxi we are still there and that she doesn't understand why you would be upset if it is our fault for not receiving any message. Me and my partner decide we had enough of her so started walking to the chef factory as apparently they were waiting for us . On the way there I called their office and same story, they would not really understand what was wrong and in any way shape or form they apologised for the problem. well we arrived at the Chef Factory, we were very kindly greeted, and when we said we were from Caf Travel they said another 5 people were still not there from teh same agency, needless to say none of them ever came, I guess nobody go this phantom message!!! The course started late as they waited for us and for a bit for the missing 5!

The moral of teh story is, as an italian I did feel offended about they way they spoke about ou in front of you; they lack in professionality and I do not want to imagine they way they comment about the foreigners when a problem like ours arises!

If you want to learn pasta, go to the Chefactory website and book a course with them! you will not regret it!!
Written 23 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Francesca, let us first express our gladness to read your appreciation for the cooking class joined, which since the beginning has always been our goal. Now, let us expand on the point stressed in your review: • The activity that you booked is a cooking class created for small groups of participants, in order to allow them all to enjoy their experience at best and have the most professional service. For this reason, it might happen to have to split participants in two different groups and two different locations, the both of them located in the city center. In order to avoid inconveniences, we always inform far in advance our customers, if the meeting point of the activity has changed, as we did with you on the 31st of July (while your tour was booked for the 18th). Unfortunately, as you stated, not having booked directly with us, we could contact you only through the operator you booked with, which is what we did. You can easily find our message simply opening your reservation and we are at your full disposal to provide you the communication sent. • Once at the meeting point, our Assistant wanted only did her best to help you getting to the right location as soon as possible, informing our office and the cooking school that you were running late, which is exactly what happened. To demonstrate it, as per your review again, when you reached the cooking school the class hasn't started yet and they were indeed waiting for you. In this case we need as well to state that there weren't 5 more people booked with our Agency that day, who didn't show up and we have no chance to answer you regarding what the staff of the school told you. • We absolutely want to clarify that it wasn't the intention of our assistant to offend anyone, she tried to assured you as you were so concerned and as per your review once again, she was simply informing our Manager that you were still at the wrong meeting point, asking him to inform the cooking school to keep waiting for you. • Let us say that your conclusions about our Assistant's behavior are inappropriate, they are mainly based on your assumptions and not on objective facts. Our Company was founded more than 60 years ago and is today the most historical Incoming Tour Operator in Florence, something which would have been absolutely impossible, without putting all our experience, professionalism and efforts at our customers' disposal every day, to ensure them the highest standards of quality and the most enjoyable experience. Our Regards
Written 24 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luis Vicente
6 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Very cool experience, the instructions were very clear and the space and structure very organized.
What you learn, you can make it at home easily and when you try the dishes your helped prepare, you will certainly want to do it.

Advise 100%, for sure one of the highlights of this Italy trip. :)
Written 21 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
sales C
Dear luisvicenteAZ, let us thank you for having shared your experience with us and our common readers! We are so proud to see that you enjoyed so much your Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in Florence, having the chance to learn how to prepare three different pasta sauces and a delicious Italian dessert! Reviews like yours are really the best reward for all our efforts and fill us with great, great pride. We hope to welcome you soon again in another of our activities. Our Best Regards
Written 22 August 2019
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Tom
1 contribution
Jul 2019 • Solo
Although I’ve done a fair few cooking courses around the world, I learnt by far the most in this course. Luca actually went through things such as chopping technique, reasons for using certain oils etc...rather than just letting us throw pre-chopped ingredients into a pan. The course is also great as you cook 3 different pastas and a dessert, not just one dish - makes things more interesting! Wine and lunch to finish worked well!

No individual stations in the kitchen, but that didn’t make a big difference in the end!
Written 16 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pascal
1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
Very nice experience, Francesco was a very nice teacher, delicious result! We made 3 types of pasta, the sauces and tiramisu.
Written 11 August 2020
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GrayLineFlorenceMood
Dear pascalbR6826AL, many thanks for your kind feedback! We are happy to hear that you have appreciated so much our Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in Florence. Thanks to this funny class you can learn the secrets of fresh Italian Pasta, how to knead the dough and to create the different shapes and to cook different sauces. We are sure that once at home you will surprise your friends with your first Italian dish! ;) We hope to meet you again in the future! Our best regards
Written 31 August 2020
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Ginger S
4 contributions
We had so much fun learning to make pasta. We made spinach ravioli, fettuccine and gnocchi. Our chef was even kind to adapt the recipes for a vegan and a vegetarian.
Written 25 January 2020
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GrayLineFlorenceMood
Dear 939gingers, we would like to thank you for having booked one of our activities and having shared your experience with us and our common readers. We are really proud to see that you appreciated so much your Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in Florence. This activity gives you the opportunity to learn the secrets of some of the most typical Tuscan meals, led a professional chef and to enjoy a delicious lunch in a pleasant atmosphere. We hope to meet you again in the future, there so much more to see and experience! Best regards
Written 28 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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