We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
We are a culinary tour company offering small group immersions into the Italian way of life, via the discovery of its amazing food, wine, culture and history. Please see our website for dates and pricing Gina no longer offers single day cooking...more
My wife and I have traveled extensively covering 5 continents and included numerous trips to Europe and in particular Italy. This was by the far the best trip we have ever taken because you had a person in Chef Gina Stipo you had lived and...More
Mary and Gina provide an exquisitely orchestrated week. The accommodations at Montestigliano, in a fully renovated villa, were incredible. The grounds, pool, walking paths around the estate were simply gorgeous. Gina lived in the area for many years, is fluent in Italian, and knows many...More
This cooking class trip to Italy was one of the all-time best trips that I have even taken! Gina, Mary and Michael are great hosts/hostesses and I would recommend their cooking class/tours/wine tastings week to anyone! The restaurants that they took us to were wonderful,...More
Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Carolyn S
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017
Thank you so much for the lovely review! We all had such a fabulous time! Mary and I love sharing our favorite corners of Italy and fun, interested clients like you really make it worthwhile! Hope to see you again in another region, or...More
I heard about Ecco La Cucina from local friends in Plano, Tx who knew Gina Stipo and her sister Mary Stipo Potter. They had raved about the Cooking classes and wine tours that the Stipo sisters do two times a year in Italy. My friend...More
Date of experience: July 2016
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017
Thank you for sharing how much you enjoyed our time together in Italy! We love sharing our favorite spots w fellow travelers!
In June, my mother and I traveled to Tuscany to celebrate my 50th birthday. It has been a dream of mine forever and this trip lived up to every expectation. We chose a week long tour with Chef Gina so we could really experience Tuscany....More
My 2 days with Gina and Mary were so perfect that it's hard to find the words. But I'll try my best!
Accommodations + Transportation: The villa we stayed at was so beautiful, spacious, and full of Tuscan charm. I found myself waking up early...More
If you are considering attending Gina Stipo's cooking class please know that in addition to cooking, you will be transported to a magical world of sights, smells and experiences that will leave you in awe of the Italian culture. If you decide to spend the...More
Date of experience: June 2015
2 Thank goodchi
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2015
Thank you so much Nancy for your kind words! Both Mary and I thoroughly enjoyed the week we spent with you all and I have many fond memories of that big kitchen with the gorgeous view of the cypress and olive trees, as well as...More
we had so many memorable meals in Siena and the surrounding countrysideThis was an .an epicurean delight.One cannot pick out indiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiividual places to eat sine they are all good and much depends on ones particular tase.The prices were reasonable,service everywhere friendly and helpful .WE WERE...More
My family of 6 ( my husband, myself and 4 children ages 12,13,16 and 18 years old) experienced a one day cooking class with Gina Stipo at her 900 year old mill outside of Siena proper. The location itself was exactly what we had dreamed...More
Date of experience: July 2014
13 Thank VAFamily6
ginastipo, Owner at Ecco La Cucina, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2014
That was such a lovely day together! I made some yummy plum jam with all the plums we picked and then made another jam tart! Thanik you so much for the review, I wish you and your beautiful family all the best and have some...More
Response from ginastipo | Property representative |
Sorry, I never saw your question. There are too many channels in social media to track!
I no longer live in Italy, I opened a restaurant in Louisville KY and only go to Italy when we take culinary groups in tour. Thanks!