Acquolina Cooking School
Acquolina Cooking School
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Marika's warm, functional kitchen equipped with the most modern technology, you will have the pleasure of preparing both typical venitian dishes and more, using the fresh herbs grown in the garden of the beautiful old venitian villa: villa inespartecipate actively in the preparation of ravioli, tagliatelle, risotti, local specialty of fish and meat, vegetables and dessert.each class last for 4 hours and finished with tasting of the menu prepared. Maximum 10. Folder with recipes is given to each partecipant
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M and J
1 contribution
Jun 2023
This was a wonderful experience for a couple on their honeymoon! We did the Pasta Extravaganza and made ravioli, two gnocchi dishes, two pasta dishes, and tiramisu. Marika was very friendly and knowledgable and the kitchen was clean and pretty.
Written 22 June 2023
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Lorna H
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Jun 2023
The Acquolina experience with chef Marika Contaldo Seguso began in the Rialto market in Venice. Marika showed us how to select fish, various seafoods like scampi and squid, and how to select the freshest vegetables and dried tomatoes. It was a fascinating experience. Everyone at the market and in the restaurants knows Marika, and she clearly loves Venice and Lido and sharing her expertise and passion. We sampled a variety of wines and Venetian foods at the restaurants in the neighborhood. The lovely boat ride to Lido island was a treat, what a way to see Venice! Marika's home and family were welcoming, and we cooked in her kitchen, learning so many things about food and kitchen practices. It was a superb day. I met other people on the tour/cooking class, we have become friends. And Sabrina is a gem of a person, it was great to laugh together.

Acquolina and Marika accommodated having my kids and mom join us at the villa afterward for lunch. That made the day extra special.

What a unique experience. Marika is an impressive chef and person.
Written 20 June 2023
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E W
Charlotte, NC8 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We just left the class, feeling fully satisfied and happy. The class was jam packed with information and instruction. We learned and made 3 raviolis, two gnocchi, and pasta with two tomato based sauces. Chef was funny, knowledgeable , and patient
Written 3 April 2023
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Jason H
1 contribution
Dec 2022
Marika's cooking class was incredible, delicious, and provided us with a lifetime of wonderful memories. I highly recommend taking her class. She was a terrific instructor, kept it fun, provided a lot of interesting history and information on what we were preparing, had a lovely staff, and her class was in her beautiful home. We couldn't ask for a better experience. If in Venice, a cooking class at Acquolina is a must!
Written 8 December 2022
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Calvin T
2 contributions
Aug 2022
My family (incl 12 and 16 year boys) had a wonderful day with Marika! We spent the morning at the morning at the market, learning about the local products - where they were grown, what made them special, how to look for the freshest seafood. The cooking was a journey into how to make those ingredients shine. Along the way, Marika peppered in stories and tidbits, showing us why cooking is such an amazing lens into culture and history! We all had a great time and looking for to our next visit!
Written 15 August 2022
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LNK1726
Philadelphia, PA9 contributions
Jul 2022
We had an amazing and unique cooking experience at Acquolina in the beautiful villa Ines. My friend and I shared this special day with our 17 year old granddaughters. Marika, a professional chef who worked in NY, has excellent and patient teaching skills for all ages and abilities.She taught us all the necessary techniques for rolling pasta, plus preparing gnocchi, pizza & gelato in her absolutely gorgeous kitchen.
After cooking we had the the opportunity to enjoy all the delicious food we prepared.
We brought home a copy of the recipes and our granddaughters are very excited to prepare a dinner for us with the recipes they collected. This was a wonderful bonding experience that I would recommend for everyone.
Grazie Mille Marika
Written 1 August 2022
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nancyinChicago_13
Palm Springs, CA271 contributions
May 2022
A wonderful day on the LIDO with Marika and her crew. I recently spent 8 days in Venice as a first trip since Covid-19. My last morning was spent with Marika and her wonderful assistants at the school making risotto, panna cotta and the most delightful Frito misto. What a lovely day. Marika is beautiful inside and out. Her techniques are faultless, and her kitchen is gorgeous! What a wonderful time. She has her kitchen at the Villa Ines, a family treasure. I am looking forward to returning to Venice to stay there next year, Lord willing. I can recommend a trip there highly; won't you take me with you? Her catering is world famous, and the art glass in the home is absolutely breathtaking. Could be since her husband's family has been in the business at Seguro furnace since 1397, yes! 1397! Enjoy every moment. Just a spectacular experience.
Written 20 July 2022
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Jennie H
Philadelphia, PA25 contributions
May 2022
I cannot say enough positive things about my experience at Acquolina. From start to finish, this was a truly five-star experience. Marika and her team were wonderful communicative and helpful, working closely with me to find just the right class for a dear friend of mine and myself to take in May. Once there, we enjoyed a spectacular experience that left us not only feeling better prepared to tackled a multi-course meal with delicious as well as aesthetically pleasing results but also as though we had made a new friend in Marika. As a professor, I know how challenging teaching can be, whether with novices or experts. Marika is an absolute natural! Professional and precise, she brings not only general knowledge about ingredients and techniques but also subtle (but incredibly useful) tips on how to elevate your cooking game to the next level! Spending time in her gorgeous and immaculate kitchen situated within an elegant and historic liberty (art nouveau) style villa is a treat in and of itself! That said, watching and learning from her in real time was one of the most amazing experiences that I have had (and I say this having grown up with a mother who is a wonderful cook and former caterer). Run, don't walk, to Acquolina at Villa Ines! Finally, for those staying on Venice proper, the school is super convenient -- 7 minute walk from the Lido vaporetto stop!
Written 20 July 2022
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Kevin T
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Jul 2022 • Couples
My wife and I absolutely loved this cooking class experience! We learned a lot from cooking with Marika in her kitchen and then enjoying our food in her beautiful garden was also amazing! I can truthfully say that the gnocchis & risotto we made with Marika were the best we’ve ever had. We were in food heaven! A great experience when visiting Venice!
Written 19 July 2022
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TravelingMirella
Detroit, MI21 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
I booked this event. I never received a confirmation. I emailed several times with no response. I’m so disappointed as I planned all of the tours for my trip ahead of time. I hope that in the future you improve communication with guests!
Written 18 August 2021
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Dear Mirella, thank you for taking the time to write a review. Hoping that you actually get to read my reply I would like to inform you that we actually DID REPLY to your requests on the following dates: July 4th July 5th July 12th July 13th August 2nd. and apparently you never received any of our replies. By the emails you sent us, we realized you weren't receiving our responses so we even contacted our email server supplier who confirmed that our emails had been normally sent and received by your server but that yahoo (as your email's domain was) it's tricky sometimes and sends many emails directly to spam. Did you check your spam box? I have copies of all the emails we sent but unfortunately cannot attached those here. It's a pity that you did not call us or tried contacting us thru our social media on Facebook or Instagram @savourvenice I would just like to assure you that our Cooking School is OPEN and running and if you don't receive a reply you should check your spam or try contacting us differently. Let us know next time you come to Venice and I will be happy to Cooking with you. Marika
Written 10 November 2021
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