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Cooking Class on Lake Como

Mandello del Lario, Italy
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Indulge yourself in northern Italian deliciousness with this cooking class. Meet your professional chef in a charming, family-run restaurant near Varenna and learn how to make specialty dishes, sip wine, and then enjoy the tasty food you've just helped to prepare. All food and beverages are included.
  • Half-day cooking class with an Italian chef near Varenna
  • Cook for a couple of hours and then spend the rest of the time eating your delicious creations
  • Learn how to make specialty dishes from northern Italy
  • Unique opportunity at a family-run restaurant

Sample Menu


Pasta Making



What's Included

  • Beverages
  • Lunch
  • Cooking class
  • Gratuities
  • • Hotel pickup and drop-off (please get in touch for a quotation)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza XXV Aprile, 19
    Piazza XXV Aprile, 19, 23826 Mandello del Lario LC, Italy

    Meet us in front of Mamma Ciccia Bistrot (Piazza XXV Aprile, 3) in Mandello del Lario at 1030am. It is only 5 minutes walk from the train station and the Ferry Terminal in Mandello del Lario.

Start time

10:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking are allowed
  • For those booking further out in areas like Como, Bellagio and Varenna, a transfer service is available upon request and payable as an extra
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • We are following Italy's Covid rules and restrictions.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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31 reviews
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Excellent class
Henry_P, June 2023
Excellent cooking class and a lot of fun. The food we cooked was so tasty and Silvia and the two girls were fabulous
Best time!!!!
Debra_M, Oct 2021
Sylivia was a wonderful teacher and Anita was a great assistant! Learned so many little secrets to cooking pasta we never even thought of and tools to use to make it easier! Was a great experience!
Catherine_V, Oct 2021
Wonderful class. We enjoyed every minute of it! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun activity. Would do it again!
Great experience
Tabea_P, June 2021
It was a great experience. Especially learning how to make pasta properly was amazing. Would definitely do it again.
Amazing day
Lambros_A, Sept 2020
Very nice hosts and learned some life skills in pasta making and tiramisu. You get a nice booklet to take the recipes home with you which is a great touch
Cooking at the Lakes
Pamela_B, Oct 2019
We spent four hours with Sylvia making pasta and tiramisu. She was a patient instructor as we chopped, rolled, filled and shaped pasta. We had a great group of 8 working together. It was the best day on our trip to the lakes. The location was an hour from Como.
Great experience.
Jack G, Sept 2019
Outstanding experience. Great fun, great food, great people. Must do this! Sylvia was the best along with her master chef!
Absolutely lovely time cooking in Lake Como.
Charity L, July 2019
I had a wonderful time cooking with the expert Italian chef during this cooking class. It is absolutely worth doing and when you realize what you get, it is worth every penny. We made tiramisu, ravioli, tortellini, and a noodle pasta. Then you eat everything at the end! It was a wonderful opportunity to meet other travelers and develop a new skill. Highly recommend this activity and Lake Como Food Tours for hosting it. Thank you so much!
Cooking class in Lake Como
Frank_L, July 2019
It was fantastic. Everyone was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable. We had to young children 3 and 5 years old. She went out of her way to make this a fun experience for our grand-kids. The class was great and we learned a lot. The lunch following with what we made was also fun.
Great day had by all
Alastair F, July 2019
Our partner and I did this cooking class and it was wonderful. We learnt how to make pasta and turn it into tagliatelle and ravioli in addition to learning how to make tiramisu. Sylvia was very friendly and approachable and overall the time flew by. Would definitely recommend
Great value!
Janet_W, June 2019
Sylvia was so fun and generous! Started with a coffee while we waited for the others to arrive at their cafe. Cooking school was set up well! Made pasta, 2 kinds of ravioli and a great sauce and desert. Then got to enjoy the meal we made in their outside cafe seating. A lively day!
The ravioli we made was the best...
Amy S, May 2018
The ravioli we made was the best pasta I had in my 10 days in Italy, and I feel very confident that I can recreate this at home! The kitchen was very cute, and Sylvia was so hospitable! An easy train ride from Varenna.
Initially, we were worried about...
Gina B, Apr 2018
Initially, we were worried about spending 4 hours on this activity, but the time flew by, and before we were ready, it was over. Starting with a relaxing coffee, we loved our session. The instruction was fun and easy, Sylvia and her family were lovely, our food was spectacular, and we cant wait to cook again once we return home. We were ready to come back for another class before we even left her studio. Highly recommended!
The greatest secret in Lake Como...
matthew_S, Sept 2017
The greatest secret in Lake Como! This class was incredible and exactly what you are looking for. Make a full 3 course meal from scratch, then enjoy it outside in a perfectly quaint Italian square. made our trip and couldn't recommend it more highly. Easy detour from Varenna if your on the west side
Sylvie was a wonderful teacher, very...
raymond m, Sept 2017
Sylvie was a wonderful teacher, very patient and generous. We were in a class of 4 of people and received a lot of attention in terms terms of learning new techniques. The venue was clean, spacious and well appointed with modern Kitchen Aid appliances. The class was very enjoyable - we made two types of pasta, sauces, pesto and tiramisu which we feel confident in being able to replicate at home. We would highly recommend this experience.
Such a fantastic experience! Held in...
Amanda M, Sept 2017
Such a fantastic experience! Held in beautiful room in a quaint restaurant along lake Como. We were treated like old friends. We made two different types of pasta, and a dessert. We were laughing, smiling, chatting and eating all day. By the time we left we felt like family. Best part of our trip!
Booked this cooking experience for...
Joe N, Sept 2017
Booked this cooking experience for my partner as she loves cooking and loves italian food, so booked this as part of our trip to Lake Como. The chef was extremely personal and made the experience really enjoyable. We made tagliatelle and ravioli from scratch as well as tiramisu. Once finished we sat outside the restaurant and ate what we had cooked with a glass of wine or 2. Would definitely recommend this experience whilst visiting lake como and mandello del lario.
The cookery class we took at Mamma...
Philippa N, Aug 2017
The cookery class we took at Mamma Ciccia's in Mandella was absolutely fabulous. Sylvie the Owner of the cookery school met us and introduced us to the staff over coffees on the verandah. The class was lovely and we made tiramisu, two types of pasta, two sauces etc and cooked a meal. We were supplied with drinks all through the morning and served our lunch on the verandah with complimentary drinks and coffee. Sylvie couldnt do enough for us, gave us many tips and it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Would recommend it to everyone. She even gave us our aprons at the end of the morning as a momento. A lovely lady and fab day.

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