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Cucina Italiana! - Fresh Pasta and Tiramisù Cooking Class

Host The Carettos

$74.40 per guest

At a glance

Start time Morning- 11am, Evening- 6:30 pm

Duration 3 - 3.5 hrs

Group size 2 to 6

Class language English

Meeting point Our address will be given upon booking confirmation


Food is an alternative and 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 if you'd like alternatives.

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 can be sent to you after the class via email on request, 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 beef), red wine, tomato sauce
3) alla carbonara - guanciale (pork cheek), eggs, pecorino/parmigiano
4) al datterini confit e pancetta - cherry tomato confit and pork belly
5) alla buttera - tomato sauce, olives, Italian sausage

1) crema di peperone e ricotta - bell pepper and ricotta cream
2) alla sorrentina - tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil
3) alla norma - eggplant, seasoned ricotta, basil, tomato sauce
4) al pesto - basil, pine nuts, pecorino (sheep milk cheese), garlic
5) ai funghi porcini - porcini mushrooms, white wine, cream
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

1) Tiramisù classico: -Traditional recipe with pasteurized eggs, savoiardi, mascarpone, coffee, cocoa
2) Dolce tricolore - layered chilled dessert with crushed amaretti aromatized with pistachio liquor, topped with sweetened ricotta, seasonal fruit compote
3) Limonisu - lemon tiramisu with eggs, savoiardi, limoncello (lemon liquor), lemon-mascarpone cream
4) Dolce ai fichi - no-bake, chilled dessert containing crushed amaretti cookies, whipped and lightly sweetened ricotta, figs caramelised with balsamic vinegar
5) Torta "Black Magic" - olive oil, red wine and dark chocolate baked dessert. Tastes like a dream, between a cake and a mousse.
6) Fantasia di Caffe - chilled layered dessert containing crushed amaretti cookies, coffee and ricotta cream, topped with dark chocolate and olive oil sauce (eggless)
7) Dolce ai fichi - chilled, layered dessert of savoiardi base, topped with sweetened ricotta cream and garnished with figs caramelised with balsamic vinegar

Please let us know in advance if you have any special requests as well as any dietary specifications we should know about!


Central location in Prati close to metro A. Who knows... You might just be treated to live music by Matteo!

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




from New York

We had an amazing evening with Nadia and Matteo and highly recommend spending a wonderful pasta making class and evening with them. They're were so welcoming and the best teachers. We had some incredible food, wine, and a lovely evening with the Carettos, making it one of our favorite nights of our trip.



from Tunbridge Wells

Brilliant! just such a fun thing to do on holiday! We learned loads about pasta, olive oil, tiramisu and much more. The five hours flew by as we prepared,cooked, chatted, ate and ate some more! They made us feel right at home and I would definitely recommend to our friends. The pasta machine has been bought and the first batch of pasta made!



from Radevormwald

Great afternoon with learnjng to do yummy pasta and desert and Live Entertainment...great Job guys thank you



from Seattle

The Carettos were wonderful hosts who made us feel as if we were at a friends home for dinner. We got to experience Italian cooking from a couple of locals who are very well versed in pasta making, Italian ingredients, and recommendations for tourists. The class ended up being nearly 5 hours because we were having such a good time cooking, trading stories, and drinking wine. Overall wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone visiting Rome.



from Wakefield

We had such a fun time learning to make pasta and lemon tiramisu (limonisu!) with Nadia and Matteo. They were brilliant hosts, very welcoming and we would definitely return if we came back to Rome. 5*!

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