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Cucina Italiana- Fresh Pasta and Tiramisù Cooking Class

Host The Carettos

$79.51 per guest

At a glance

Start time

Morning- 10.30 OR 11am, Evening- 6 OR 6:30 pm


3.5-4 hrs

Group size

2 to 6 (max 8 during the summer)

Class language


Meeting point

Our address will be given upon booking confirmation


Food is a delicious way to learn about a country’s culture and history, especially Italy’s. Join us in our home for an immersive and engaging cooking lesson where you will learn how to prepare pasta from scratch and a classic Italian dessert, tiramisù. Other dessert options are also available!

You’ll also hear about the origins of each dish and personal tips for cooking authentic Italian cuisine. Your hard work will be rewarded when you sit down to your very own home-cooked meal (appetizer, first course and dessert) with a good bottle of wine. Buon appetito!

The recipes will be sent to you after the class via email, so you can try them on your own back at home.

The timings stated are rough guides.


Homemade pasta with a choice of 1 of the following sauces:

1) all'amatriciana: pork belly, pecorino (sheep milk cheese), tomatoes, bell pepper
2) al ragu - minced meat (pork and veal), red wine, tomato sauce
3) alla carbonara - guanciale (pork cheek), eggs, pecorino/parmigiano
4) alla buttera - tomato sauce, olives, Italian sausage
5) ai fagioli - beans and pork belly in tomato sauce (vegetarian option available)
6) con crema di salmone e pistacchi - with salmon cream and toasted pistachios
7) con gamberi e crema di zucchine - with shrimp and zucchini cream

1) crema di peperone e ricotta - bell pepper and ricotta cream
2) alla sorrentina - tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil
3) alla norma - eggplant, aged ricotta, basil, tomato sauce
4) al pesto - basil, pine nuts, pecorino (sheep milk cheese), garlic
5) ai funghi - mushrooms, parsley, garlic (porcini mushrooms subject to seasonal availability)
6) al gorgonzola e noci - blue cheese and walnut sauce (nut-free version available on request)
7) alla crema di zucchine - zucchini and cheese cream
8) con crema di ceci e rucola - chickpea cream and wilted arugula
9) ricotta e noci - ricotta and walnut sauce

1) Tiramisù classico: -Traditional recipe with pasteurized eggs, savoiardi, mascarpone, coffee, cocoa
2) Limonisù - lemon tiramisù with eggs, lemon, mascarpone (limoncello optional)
3) Dolce Tricolore - layered chilled dessert with crushed amaretti aromatized with our homemade limoncello, topped with sweetened ricotta and seasonal fruit compote
4) Torta "Black Magic" - olive oil, dark chocolate and mascarpone layered cake. Tastes like a dream, between a cake and a mousse.
5) Fantasia di Caffe - chilled layered dessert containing crushed amaretti cookies, coffee and ricotta cream, topped with dark chocolate and olive oil sauce (eggless, contains almonds)
6)) Bicchierino di Stelle - chilled, layered dessert of Pan di Stelle (chocolate hazelnut cookies), Nutella or dark chocolate, fresh cream, milk/coffee
7) Crostata di castagne e nocciole con crema alla ricotta - Chestnut flour and hazelnut tart base, topped with ricotta cream and baked!
8) Torta Caprese al limone - Almond flour lemon cake with or without white chocolate (your choice!)
9) Mousse al arancia e cioccolato fondente - Dark chocolate and orange mousse
10) Castagnaccio con ricotta al limone - A dense chestnut flour 'pudding-cake' infused with rosemary, pine nuts and raisins, topped with ricotta and lemon zest, baked


We are in the Prati neighbourhood close to the Metro A line, Cipro station (3 minute walk). Our neighbourhood is 10-15 minutes away from the Vatican on foot.

Contact Host


The Carettos

The Carettos

We are an inter-racial couple from two corners of the world. She is an actress/English teacher/yoga


Esther Geva

Esther Geva

from Toronto

This was a most amazing experience. We came with our 13 year old grandson who was really the reason we chose this option. It was beyond our expectations. Matheo and Nadia were welcoming and fun, and treated us, but in particular our our grandson in a the way that he could understand and follow the various steps in making pasta from and desert from scratch. He was in 7th heaven. Not to mention to the relaxed, friendly, interesting and fun conversation around dinner table, and their warmth. We are unanimous in recommending Nadia and Matheo with enthusiasm.




Our pasta cooking class at the Caretto's home was way beyond our expectations! We loved learning how to make pasta and sauce, and we learned about the ingredients that make Italian food so good. Matteo even taught us his grandma's recipes! We loved all the food served, but mostly enjoyed meeting the Carettos and learning first hand about Italian culture. What a lovely couple and a wonderful experience.




My husband and I had an amazing time! The Carettos were such warm, welcoming and lovely people! We had a blast learning to make authentic Italian pasta, sauce and desserts which we were able enjoy eating together afterwards. Having the class in their home made it more personalised and felt like we were catching up with old friends. It was the perfect experience to top off our last few days in Italy. We highly recommend this experience to anyone!




We were s family of 6 adults visiting from the USA and UK. We stayed in Rome for three days and and all agreed that this experience was the highlight. Nadia and Matteo are amazing hosts. Not only is the cooking experience wonderful but they have such a depth of knowledge on a wide array of topics from foid to wine to music to travel to many more. 100 percent recommend.

Zoltán Baktai

Zoltán Baktai

from Gyula

Matteo was a fantastic host, we really enjoyed the spaghetti makin procedure, great time! Awesome program! Excellent food, wine and hospitality! Wow, hats off!! 10/10!!

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