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Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School

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Address: Via Per Sant'Alessio n. 3684, 55100, Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583 329970
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Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well as 7 day all...

Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well as 7 day all inclusive programs with tours and field trips. Hotel rooms available in our apartments. Intensive cooking classes, 8 to 14 recipes per class, hands on cooking, include lunch and recipes in English. Classes also in Deutsch, Francais, Espanol. Classes: Main Ingredients and Sauces, Fish and seafood, Fresh Pasta and pasta sauce, pizza, focaccia and bread. Tuscan Cooking, Chef Paolo's favorite dishes. Fun classes, delicious dishes, easy to make recipes!

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Mike single 59 yrs old california

OMG Paulo is hilarilous, perfect english, creative cook. It will be one of the highlights of your life. I promise.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

OMG Paulo is hilarilous, perfect english, creative cook. It will be one of the highlights of your life. I promise.

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Arnold, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Risottos, Veal Scallopine, Carpaccios Class - and it was truly wonderful! Chef Paolo is an absolute delight, making this the highlight of our Tuscany vacation! Fabulous recipes and fresh ingredients made for THE best meals ever!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this class way ahead of our trip. When we got to the restaurant we found out that my wife and I would be the only students that day. It was perfect having the chef's attention all to ourselves. He proceeded to teach us using English, Italian and Spanish, and he is good in all there languages. We used... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Great class with my friend and our teenage daughters. All learned something, had fun and ate loads!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This course was recommended by friends as an entertaining afternoon. We put on our aprons and got straight in: making chicken stock, meat sauce and Tuscan bread salad. Then learning to make our own 'Cantuccini' biscotti. Chef Paolo has an engaging style, with humour, he got us all involved but made sure we worked to his standards! In total we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Very good!! Our teens loved it! Can't wait for them to cook for us :) coming back for risotto class!! We learned so much. Thank you to the chef and his staff!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

During our recent stay in Lucca my friend and I were so fortunate to be able to book a cooking class with Chef Paolo Monti on very short notice. His restaurant and cooking school are located a short drive from Lucca. We took the "Chef's favorite dishes" class and were the only participants that day for that class in his... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

My daughter and I signed up for Chef Paolo's pasta and sauces class. We spent the day in Lucca and then took a short taxi ride to the restaurant. Our class had a total of five people. Chef Paolo was a great teacher and made sure to get everyone involved. We loved hearing all of his tips and tricks. The... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Do not plan trip around this! Unprofessional and unhelpful!!! I booked this well in advance after emailing and establishing which class was the best fit and confirming date multiple times. I planned a villa rental in the area and rental car time and a cooking class was a big part of what I wanted to do in Italy. I had... More 

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chefpaolo07, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this review

dear ms Katherine, We had pipe break inside the kitchen floor, this caused us great harm as we could not cook and had close the restaurant and cooking school to repair the pipe and the floor to sanitary and safe conditions. I tried not to move your class, but I could not get plumbers and builders out in time. My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

I attended Chef Paolo's pasta cooking class with my 2 adult daughters. We all enjoyed learning his secrets and adding to our knowledge of pasta making and an amazing array of sauces. We all feel confident in making pasta and gnocchi and enjoyed Chef Paolo's great sense of humor as well of his wealth of experience of flavors and cooking.... More 

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