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Cooking Class For Private Group: How to Make Homemade Pasta (Fettuccine, Ravioli, Gnocchi, Lasagne, Pici, Orecchiette)

Host Magic

$139.49 per guest

At a glance

Start time

5 pm


4 hours

Group size

2 to 6 people

Class language


Meeting point

At Host's location, Near to Prati quater


As you all know, a typical Italian dish you find in a traditional Italian kitchen is pasta.
Above all, home made pasta, in all its various forms - fettuccine, ravioli, gnocchi, lasagna, cannelloni, orecchiette, strozzapreti, fusilli, cavatelli, pici - is true to the authentic Italian cuisine!
This cooking class in Rome will teach you the right cooking techniques to make your own Italian home made pasta. After our pasta making class, you will definitely be able to surprise your friends with new skills and delicious meals!

As a guest, you will prepare your meal guided by my help, after which we will experience our “masterpieces” together during a lovely, friendly dinner. Our pasta making class is all about having a good time, while learning about food and dining in Rome, and relaxing over a friendly meal with good conversation!

It is possible to customize the lesson asking me some changes.

It is also possible to plan a classic three course menu, with a first course, a main course (meat-based) and a dessert, for the same price or preparing two pastas and a dessert.

When eating in Rome, a dinner is not complete without a bottle of wine! As such, a simple wine will be served during the dinner. For special wines, it is possible to discuss it in advance.

PS: I have cats in the house, in case you are allergic!

*Cooking Class Timing:

Evening session starts at 5 pm to have dinner at 8 pm

*** It is free for children below 5 years old and I offer 20 Euro off for children below 10 years old. Message the concierge (bottom-right chat) to get your promo code! ***


Menu 1 (3 kinds of Pasta)

Fettucine al ragù (meat based tomato sauce) or
Pici all’aglione (garlic based tomato sauce) or
Orecchiette alle cime di rapa (with broccoli) WINTER DISH or
Tagliolini al limone (lemon based cream sauce) or
Tonnarelli alla carbonara (pork cheek, eggs and pecorino cheese) or
Tonnarelli all’amatriciana (pork cheek, tomato and pecorino cheese) or
Tonnarelli cacio e pepe (pecorino cheese and pepper) or
Strozzapreti al gorgonzola e noci (gorgonzola cheese and wallnuts) or
Cavatelli al sugo di salsiccia (sausage and tomato sauce) or
Cavatelli all'arrabbiata ( garlic, chili and tomato sauce) or
Busiate al pesto di Trapani (hand made pasta with basil, almonds, tomatoes, garlic, pecorino cheese)

Ravioli ricotta e spinaci al burro e parmigiano (filled with ricotta cheese and spinaches and cooked with butter and parmigiano) WINTER DISH or
Cappellacci di ricotta e patate al burro e parmigiano (filled with ricotta, potato, onion and cooked with butter and parmigiano) or
Tortelli con ricotta, melanzane fritte al pomodoro (ricotta and fried eggplants) prepared with tomato sauce or
Ravioli alla Scapece con ricotta, zucchine fritte, menta, pecorino preparate con salsa alle zucchine (ricotta, fried zucchini, mint, pecorino cheese and prepared with a onion and zucchini cream).

Gnocchi di patate al gorgonzola e noci (gorgonzola cheese and wallnuts ) or
Gnocchi with pesto sauce (garlic, basil , pecorino and pinenuts) or
Gnocchi alla sorrentina (onion,basil based tomato sauce and mozzarella) or
Gnocchi alla romana (semolino gnocchi with butter and parmigiano).

or (instead of gnocchi)
Lasagna bolognese classica (meat based tomato sauce parmigiano and besciamel) or
Lasagna al pesto e ricotta (pesto, ricotta and pinenuts)
Cannelloni ricotta e spinaci al pomodoro e besciamella o( pasta rolls stuffed with spinaches and ricotta in a onion and basil tomato sauce and besciamel) or
Cannelloni ricotta e spinaci con besciamella e crema al tartufo ( pasta rolls stuffed with spinaches and ricotta in besciamel and truffle cream)

Menu 2 (3 courses menu)
Pasta (to be agreed with the guest and to be chosen among my proposals)

Polpette al sugo (meat balls with tomato sauce) or
Trippa alla romana (tripe with vegetables tomato sauce, pecorino cheese) or
Saltimbocca alla romana (veal slices with ham and sage) or
Petto di pollo alla mugnaia (chiken chest with flour, butter and sage) or
Filetto di maiale al latte e ai 3 pepi (pork fillet with milk and three peppers)

Classic Tiramisu or
Millefoglie con crema e frutti di bosco (puff pastry with custard and wood berries) or
Millefoglie al cioccolato (puff pastry with cocoa custard and chocolate pieces) or
Crepes alla Nutella or
Semifreddo al cioccolato (chocolate parfait) or
Semifreddo al pistacchio (pistachio parfait) or
Semifreddo alle nocciole (hazelnuts parfait) or
Semifreddo alle fragole (strawberries parfait) or
Panna cotta al cioccolato (chocolate cooked milk cream)
Panna cotta alla frutta ( fruit cooked milk cream)

Menu 3 (2 pastas and a dessert)
Two pastas to be chosen among my pasta proposals and a dessert to be chosen among my dessert proposals.


My house is very comfortable, modern, and welcoming.
You will enjoy this meal in Rome in a 50 meter square cosy room, which combines the kitchen, the living room and dining room all at once. Shaped as such, the place, allows my guests to interact easily.

My place is very close to Vatican City and Prati quarter (50 meters from metro A, Cornelia stop). So it's also very easy to reach!
The quarter is very commercial and full of life - perfect to go shopping or have a coffee before our event :)

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Hi dear guest, dear traveller, food and cooking are above all LOVE, WELCOMING, SHARING, PLEASURE,




Francesca was a wonderful instructor and very accommodating to our dietary requests. We had a great time making pasta with her and the food was delicious!



We had a great time with Francesca! She is a very good teacher and super fun to be around. We made a 3 dish course with 1 choice of pasta, 1 main dish and a dessert. Recipes are tasty and easy to replicate, I already manage to do the pasta and meatballs at home and the result was (almost!) as good, I'm amazed! Thank you, Francesca!

Ziad Tarasi

Ziad Tarasi

Bellisima Francesca! She was a fantastic host, chef and teacher! She was very kind and patient and taught us a lot. The food was AMAZING! We will definitely use the techniques we learned back at home. More importantly she made the whole experience fun, enjoyable and memorable. We would definitely recommend Magic Francesca to anyone looking to learn how to cook great Italian good and have a blast while doing it!




from Worcester

Francesca was so welcoming and is a natural teacher. She was able to explain all the steps necessary to prepare an amazing meal and allowed everyone to participate in some way. Francesca's apartment was perfectly set up for our family of four as well as another family of five. We would do this again in a heartbeat. Thank you!

Janet Jones

Janet Jones


We had a great food experience with Magic Francesca making different types of pasta, including a ravioli. My husband and teenage son, who do very little cooking, enjoyed the afternoon, and my son said it was the highlight of the trip for him. Francesca made sure everyone was comfortable and participating. She definitely knows her stuff; we tried lemon pasta in two different restaurants in Sorrento, and we all agreed they were not as not as good as the one we made with Francesca! We are looking forward to trying Francesca's recipes when we get home!



from Minneapolis

Our cooking session with Francesca was a highlight of our trip to Rome. We not only learned how to make some fantastic recipes but we also had a really fun evening and enjoyed a delicious meal that we cooked. It was an amazing value for a full evening of entertainment and food. She made us feel right at home and was great at giving instructions that were easy to follow. I am very excited to try out my new cooking skills.



from Frankfurt am Main

We had a great evening over at Francesca's house. She has a lovely home and is clearly experienced for cooking with a group. Everything we made was absolutely delicious and it took less for a week for us to try out some of the things we learned at home. Thank you, Francesca, for a great class!




Wonderful evening with a lovely host. Thank you so much for teaching us to make pasta!

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