Small-Group Pasta Class from Scratch w/ Seasonal Ingredients in Florence, Italy

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From $81.52

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Roll up your sleeves and dig into a bowl of fresh pasta dough during this hands-on cooking class in Florence. Learn to make different kinds of pasta shells such as ravioli, tagliatelle, and spaghetti. Then, whip up authentic sauces and taste Italian wines for the perfect pairings, and indulge in your homemade dishes. Class size is limited to eight for personalized attention from the instructor.
  • Discover the secrets of authentic Tuscan cooking
  • Learn to make different kinds of pasta shapes
  • Receive take-home recipes for each dish
  • Small class size limited to eight ensures one-on-one attention from the chef instructor
  • Taste the fresh, homemade creations along with Italian wine

Sample Menu


ravioli with pumpkin


Ravioli with caramelised pear


Ravioli with lemon


Tagliatelle with "Sweet tomatoes"


Tagliatelle with Meat sauce

Can be "bolognese" or Duck sauce. or sausage...


Spaghetti Pesto

Depend of the season can be Traditional Pesto, Sicilian pesto (sundry tomatoes and almond), Celery pesto, Arugula pesto....


Bi fusilli with zucchini and lemon


Ravioli with figs

Change by season the sauce ...figs, Apple...


Spaghetti with porcini mushrooms

Mushroom porcini ONLY in season

What's Included

  • Bottled water
  • Hands-on pasta cooking class and Sauce from scartch by yourself! NO COOKING DEMO
  • Shared lunch or dinner, following the class (you'll go to eat the pasta prepared)
  • On line Recipes
  • Professional chef
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Via Romana, 41R
    Via Romana, 41R, 50125 Firenze FI, Italy

    ARRIVE 10 MINUTES EARLY (9:50am for lunch class 4:50 pm for dinner class). NO DELAYS MORE THAN 5 MINUTES FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE CLASS WILL BE ALLOWED. INSIDE THE STORE TUSCAN TASTE wine bar For emergency WA +39 393 1050885

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Not high heels
  • Near public transportation
  • Minimum number for booking reserve 2 guests (reservation for single one guest not allowed)
  • NO Allowed booking per single minimum number 2 guests
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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 travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

She tailors her class to dietary restrictions and what products are in season at the time, which means every class is unique and well planned for that particular day.
I would highly recommend this class to anyone interested in learning how to make pasta.
In fact will probably try the pumpkin ravioli for an upcoming dinner party.
262 reviews
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Fun class, great food
Karen_F, Mar 2023
My husband and I enjoyed this class a lot. The class was relatively small (about 5 couples in total). Our chefs - Irena and Vary - were very friendly. Irena was lead chef in this particular class, and she did a great job. We made 3 different kinds of pasta with different sauces, using basic but fresh ingredients - all were very tasty. We are motivated to make these at home!
Great experience
Kaylee_B, Mar 2023
This was such a fun experience! The host was great at making things interactive and engaging with all the guests! One of my favorite experiences in Italy!
Amazing evening! Everyone...
Cheryl_H, Mar 2023
Amazing evening! Everyone had a fantastic time, even my two teenage boys! The instruction was delightful and engaging and the meal was a huge success!
Amazed we created such great food
Amy_C, Mar 2023
Really fun class. Chefs were very patient and made the class entertaining and gave great guidance. Would recommend to everyone to try it out and eat incredible pastas.
Amazing Class
Caitlin_D, Mar 2023
This was one of our favorite parts of our trip to Florence! The couple that runs the class is clearly passionate about their work and we truly enjoyed learning from them. The food and wine were amazing and the company was great as well. I definitely recommend this class!
Perfect morning -don’t miss this
Beth_B, Mar 2023
Absolutely the best morning ever, lovely informal session, super friendly and the host was awesome , came home and brought a pasta maker ! Love love love ! Highly recommend Beth. x
Great experience!
Adriana_G, Feb 2023
Excellent! The class was engaging and Chef Vary was wonderful. We made three different pastas and sauces, so there was something for everyone! The wine was fantastic as well. Highly recommend.
Great experience!
Rosie_K, Feb 2023
Appreciated the small group so we could learn step by step. And the food was delicious! Thanks for having us!
Bucket List
Victor_R, Feb 2023
What a wonder experience. The class was small. The food was delicious. Our chef was warm, embracing & a great teacher. If learning to make pasta in Florence, Italy isn’t on your bucket list, then get a new bucket. Highly recommended. It’ll change your life.
Fun and tasty
Sloane_H, Jan 2023
This was a great experience. We had a slight mixup with the scheduling so make sure you message to confirm the day before you go. Chef Vary was a great time. She knows how to make terrific dishes that cater to different tastes and how to run a fun and engaging class. The class is held in the back of a wine tasting bar so if you have time after make sure to stay and taste some of the terrific wines they have on tap.
Fun and delightful cooking class!
Lori_H, Dec 2022
Absolute highlight of our visit to Florence! Chef Vary was a delightful host and instructor! Hands on instruction and custom ingredients for the participants made this cooking class enjoyable and healthy! Plenty of food and wine and great conversations with everyone in private room back behind a lively wine bar. We received timely replies from the Chef to our questions via Viator. Highly recommend and looking forward to visiting again.
So fun and informative....
Patti_T, Dec 2022
So fun and informative. Great way to meet and learn local culture and make three new pasta dishes. Can’t wait for the recipes!
Great date night!
Kyle_K, Dec 2022
We had a wonderful time making delicious pasta dishes! Our host was extremely friendly and hospitable and extreme knowledgeable about the food we were cooking. Highly recommend! Some of the best food on our whole trip!
The best activity to do in Venice!
Patricia_G, Dec 2022
My family and I had a wonderful time learning how to make three different types of pasta from scratch. Everything was so delicious. Chef Vary and her colleagues were so warm and welcoming. It truly was a memorable activity that made visiting Venice even more special!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so much for your review but we're in Florence not Venice. I want to clarify it so as not to create confusion for those wishing to make a reservation. We are in Florence THANKS again
Fun experience and delicious food
Suzanne_N, Nov 2022
Chef Vary’s class was a highlight of our trip. We prepared three delicious pasta dishes. Chef Vary took into account the tastes of all the guests in setting the menu and made the preparation easy and fun. I would highly recommend this class.
A fun, lively class
Lynn_L, Oct 2022
We had a great time at Chef Vary's pasta making class! It was a small lunch class, just three couples, so we had a great chance to talk to her and hear about life and especially food in Florence and Tuscany. We made three kinds of pasta and had a lovely lunch (with wine, of course!) afterward. I only hope we can remember enough of what we learned to recreate some of these dishes at home! Chef Vary will email you the recipes after the class, but it was quite a bit to take in, especially with Vacation Brain. (Our fault, not hers!) We enjoyed this experience a lot and will return when we are back in Florence.
Engaging & Entertaining Pasta course
Rose_P, Oct 2022
Chef was engaging and entertaining. Learned a lot and had a lot of laughs! Pasta was fantastic! A must do!
Highly Recommend
ycrb2rspfj, Oct 2022
Definitely recommend! Chef Vary was very fun and informative. The recipes we made were simplistic in terms of ingredients (a good thing!) and delicious. Our group was maybe about 9ppl so it was nice and intimate. At the end of the class we all sat down for a meal and enjoyed a great selection of some local wines.
Gwen_R, Oct 2022
Quaint kitchen area, informative cooking information, never used pasta tools before made it seem so simple and easy. Best part of course was eating and drinking wine afterwards
Superb experience!!!
Nathan_S, Sep 2022
Booked for a bit of fun but it was so much more! Such a wonderful experience and great fun making pasta with chef Vary in her beautiful shop. Hands down one of the best meals we ate in all of Italy. Highly recommended this tour even if you know how to make pasta, it was a fun night with great company and amazing food!!!