Lake Como

Cesarine: Small group Pasta and Tiramisu class in Como

Como, Italy

From USD 147.78

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Step into a local's home in Como to learn how to make fresh pasta and a classic tiramisu. In an intimately sized small group of just 12 people, you'll hear the tricks to roll fresh pasta by hand, and create two dishes as you learn about Lombardy food from your Cesarine host — part of a network of home cooks who preserve regional culinary traditions.
  • Enjoy a local experience in the home of a Cesarine cook
  • Hear about the regional cuisine of the Lombardy region
  • Do as the Italians do and chat over a classic aperitivo
  • Meet likeminded cooks in a small group, capped at 12 people

Sample Menu


Fresh Pasta

Sample pasta dishes: Ravioli or Risotto or Gnocchi



What's Included

  • Shared hands-on cooking class Pasta (2 iconic pasta types) and Tiramisu
  • Italian Aperitivo: prosecco and nibbles
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Learn and taste 2 Italian pasta recipes and Tiramisu

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Como
      22100 Como, Province of Como, Italy

      This experience will be held in a local's home. For privacy reasons, you will receive the full address of your Cesarina host after you have booked. We will contact you after you've booked to match you up with your ideal Cesarina based on what you are looking for.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
    Operated by Cesarine

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    We had the best time! Beatrice was a fantastic host. We made fresh fettuccine and ravioli with simple, yet delicious sauces. Then we finished with homemade tiramisu. We learned so much and had great conversations about Italy, food, music and travel. We highly recommend this experience!!


    72 reviews
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    Great experience
    Marlenne_O, June 2023
    Deborah was the most amazing person and really you learn little tips how to make the pasta and tiramisu . We feel like home cooking and having a nice dinner.
    An evening to remember
    Judith_V, May 2023
    Caroline and her daughter Simona were excellent instructors. The family were so warm and welcoming by the end of the evening we felt as if we had made new friends.
    Carolina and her daughter...
    Christine_H, May 2023
    Carolina and her daughter were lovely. Carolina was well organized and ran the class efficiently and with experience. We enjoyed the experience much! However, the price of $150.00 per person for simple meatless pasta and tiramisu was far too high. Not a good value overall.
    A special evening in Lake Como
    Dave_D, May 2023
    Anna our hostess was delightful! She warmly welcomed us to her lovely apartment that overlooks Lake Como. She worked with us to make two kinds of pasta and some tiramisu. We spent 5 hours together with her and another couple. A very special evening I recommend to all!
    Do this when you’re in Como!
    Lindsay_B, May 2023
    Morena was an amazing host! My mom and I had the best time learning all of her tricks to the perfect pasta, the most delicious tiramisu and all kinds of other homemade tricks of authentic Italian cooking! She’s such a great host and we had the BEST time 10/10 recommend!
    Michelle_D, May 2023
    We had the best time! Beatrice was a fantastic host. We made fresh fettuccine and ravioli with simple, yet delicious sauces. Then we finished with homemade tiramisu. We learned so much and had great conversations about Italy, food, music and travel. We highly recommend this experience!!
    Authentic Italian meal with a local
    Henna_R, Apr 2023
    Had a lovely experience with Anna. I travelled solo for this trip and it was a pleasure being welcomed into her home to cook an authentic Italian meal. She shared so many tips! It was a very wholesome evening.
    Great Pasta Making in Lake Como
    Alessandro_P, Apr 2023
    It was wonderful to meet the family and talk about where we are from. Also making the delicious pasta and tiramisu was a memorable experience
    Lovely Cooking Class with Debora
    Jacqueline_H, Apr 2023
    We had a great time learning how to make pasta (tagliatelle and ravioli) and tiramisu with Debora and her daughter Carola. We were warmly welcomed into their lovely home. We also had nice aperitivo with Prosecco and juices/soft drinks. We enjoyed the lesson! It is one of the highlights of our two week trip to Italy. It is a lovely family-orientated experience. Thank you again Debora and Carola for the warm welcome and for teaching us how to make the food that we all love. ❤️🇮🇹 We all had fun and we will never forget this experience. Grazie mille!
    Good food, disappointing preparation
    Brittany_G, Mar 2023
    We learned how to make great pasta- that much was really fun and great to enjoy. But the home was a little dirty and unkept. We were met by the neighbor right on time, and brought up to her apartment because she wasn’t quite ready. The host just seemed a little unprepared from the beginning. The cookies we used for the tiramisu were pulled out of an open bag from the cabinet, and obviously very stale. The utensils that were used were rinsed off and never washed between uses, and at one point she poured us water from a little open water bottle that I’m not sure she didn’t drink out of because she didn’t have another one. The herbs we used were obviously fresh, but old. The food overall was good, and learning the techniques of Italian cooking was fun. It could have been a lot more polished and a lot cleaner.
    Response from Host, Apr 2023
    Dear Brittany, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your honest feedback. Cesarine is dedicated to promoting the very best of Italian home cooking, and so you were absolutely right to have high expectations. I really care about every customer coming away with happy memories, and I regret very much that you felt let down on this occasion. Our team will get in touch with you asap to solve this matter. Best regards
    Wonderful Memories (and pasta) made!
    Tamara_M, Mar 2023
    Anna was an excellent host! She put our two 20 something adult kids to work in the kitchen making pasta and they loved it! She was kind and very knowledgeable. Such a memorable evening in her beautiful apartment in Como! Definitely recommend!
    What a perfect evening
    Karen_L, Feb 2023
    Big fun! Pasta, Prosecco and more! We had a great time learning the secret of pasta making. Our hosts were welcoming and patient with our minimal skills. Highly recommend.
    Cooking in Lake Como! 💞
    Johanna_B, Feb 2023
    Intimate cooking lesson with a warm, kind host- delicious food & exclusive attention from a local Lake Como resident! Super special experience; Memories/Recipes to last a lifetime ♥️
    Great Host! Even better recipes and hospitality!
    Princess_O, Jan 2023
    I enjoyed my time with Anna, she was very nice, hospitable and patient. Her house was clean and beautiful, 10 mins walk from the como bus terminal. There were 3 of us in the class. She taught us how to make tagliatelle, ravioli, and tiramisu. She used local ingredients to Italy and taught us how to make the pastas, the sauces, the dessert. She also has some appetizers on the table and was serving is wine. I had a great enjoyable night!
    Lena_K, Jan 2023
    Anna the host was amazing! We had an amazing time. Spent 4 hours, talking, making pasta, eating/drinking and talking about Italy. There was another couple that joined as well. It’s a must do when you come to como.
    A great experience plus our instructor was fabulous! Would highly recommend!!!!
    TomKathy_S, Nov 2022
    I would say that having the class at the instructor's apartment was very interesting. How she can manage in such a small kitchen is intriguing. Plus, she was so personal and informative, I feel I walked away with new knowledge. I would do it again!
    Marion_L, Nov 2022
    Anna was a wonderful host !!we really enjoyed her beautiful home and hospitality!!! The food was fantastic
    A great way to spend an evening!
    Ryan_K, Oct 2022
    This experience was a wonderful day to spend our last evening on our trip to Italy. Our instructor, Monica welcomed us into her home which was full of beautiful art from her father, a well known artist in Italy. WE started with Wine and some snacks that Monica prepared for us, then we made tiramisu, and 2 kinds of pasta... It was wonderful to be treated with such wonderful hospitality by our host, and we will never forget it!
    10 stars! Best cooking class!
    misty_p, Oct 2022
    10 stars! This was my favorite thing I did in Lake Como! Vincenzo and Stefania are absolutely delightful! They not only taught us amazing pasta and tiramisu but welcomed us and made us feel like old friends with their amazing hosting skills. I took other cooking classes while in Italy and no other ones compared to this one!
    Wonderful experience!
    Jeffrey_H, Oct 2022
    This is an outstanding tour. We were in a small group of 5 participants and Monika our host was such a great teacher. Tour was inside hosts home and began with a snack of cheeses and grapes and then we got to work making Tiramasu and pasta. She taught us a lot of little cooking tricks and shared the recipe so I’ll definitely try at home! Great experience.

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