Handmade Italian Pasta Cooking Course in Florence

Badge of ExcellenceFirenze, Italy

From $64.28

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


Try your hand in an Italian kitchen during this pasta-making class in Florence. Learn how to make different types of pasta with three different sauces and a typical Italian dessert, using seasonal and organic ingredients, under the guidance of an expert instructor. Then toast your fellow chefs with some local red wine and sit down to enjoy the fruit of your labors. This small-group workshop is limited to 15 people to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
  • Pasta cooking class in Florence with a local chef
  • Learn the traditional and modern arts of pasta making
  • Dine on your creations with wine and take home Tuscan recipes
  • A small group means a more personalized experience

Sample Menu


Fettuccine alla Norma


Potato dumpling with tomato sauce


Mezzelune Pasta / ricotta ravioli and spinach (winter / summer)


panna cotta with vanilla (summer dressing/strawberries, winter/chocolate)

What's Included

  • Cooking class
  • Lunch or dinner with drinks (depending on the option selected)
  • Recipes to take home
  • Group Lesson max 15 pax per each professional Chef
  • Class leaded by a professional local Chef

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Via Venezia & Via Camillo Cavour
      Via Venezia & Via Camillo Cavour, 50129 Firenze FI, Italy

      Meeting Point and Time: Mandatory to arrive at least at 04:30pm At Via Venezia, on the corner with Via Cavour, sidewalk opposite to the Coffee Bar. An Assistant waits for you wearing blue clothing with Caf Tour & Gray Line Florence logos.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Your cooking workshop begins in central Florence, where you join your instructor and fellow chefs. Enjoy a relaxed environment as you learn the traditional method of making pasta with a rolling pin, before mastering the modern technique by machine. Blend eggs, flour and other essential ingredients, and try your hand crafting different types of pasta and sauces, with help from your instructor as needed. To complete your culinary know-how, learn how to make an authentic Italian dessert.

    Afterward, take a seat at the table for your meal and enjoy the dishes you've prepared. Sip a glass of Tuscan wine and dig in with your newfound friends. When your pasta making class concludes, your instructor leaves you with Tuscan recipes to take home.

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Kids under the age of 8 not admitted
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • All Cooking Class Team is vaccinated for Covid-19
    • The cooking class will be operated by professional Chefs. The class might be divided in smaller groups, and each Chef will look after 15 participants
    • Be aware that people with flu cannot participate because of sanitary reasons at this class
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 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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    Fun and informative!
    Cara_L, Mar 2023
    Great class! The chefs provided everything we needed and the class ran smoothly. We made three different kinds of pasta and sauces, all delicious. Would definitely recommend!
    Jennifer_F, Mar 2023
    What a fun class!!! The chefs were engaging and we met some great people from all over the world. Even a foodie like me learned a couple new tricks! Would absolutely recommend.
    Amazing class
    Josh_S, Mar 2023
    Amazing experience, Greta was an incredible host and teacher. A must do experience while in Florence!
    Super fun hands on cooking!
    Marcella_C, Feb 2023
    Great cooking class! Learned many tips and the food was delicious!!! Hands on, fun, engaging, we also met other people in the class from around the world!! Loved our chef !
    Linda_L, Jan 2023
    I Was in a dilemma over which pasta class to take in Florence. I have taking other cooking classes… This one was a true teaching experience. I feel I can go home and re-create the masterpieces that were delicious! Chefs were truly amazing! Would book again!
    Kristine_W, Jan 2023
    Catherina our chef was magnificent, we would come back again and best part was knowing we could cook the meals on our own plus she provided lots of extra cooking tips !
    The Best! Make sure you book it!
    Rob_S, Dec 2022
    Was one of the highlights of our trip. Would recommend it to anyone coming to Florence not only did we learned how to make pasta and enjoy eating it but the two chefs that spent several hours with us were spectacular professional and we enjoyed every minute
    Great class, made 3...
    Shenyll_D, Dec 2022
    Great class, made 3 different pastas and panacotta. Learnt heaps of skills that will be easy to repeat back home. Lots of fun.
    VikasKumar_T, Oct 2022
    The lack of ability to accommodate tourists is ridiculous.. trips to Europe aren’t cheap.. would not recommend. Not worth the hassle at all.
    Worthwhile cooking experience
    Diane_R, Oct 2022
    Very instructive. Allowed a hands on experience. Food was delicious. Fun to intern with a global group of participants. Awesome we had wine for lunch. Time well spent.
    Delicious and fun
    Karlie_M, Sep 2022
    This was one of our favorite parts of our trip to Italy. Chef was so helpful and did a great job teaching. We learned so many new skills and can’t wait to make pasta at home! The recipes were delicious and the experience as a whole was great
    Don’t miss this class!
    Nikki_R, Aug 2022
    This was a fantastic evening. The chefs were really friendly and funny and were more then happy to answer any questions. The demonstrations were informative but easy to follow and we worked in small groups so everyone had plenty to do. We made two pasta dishes, gnocchi and a pan a cotta. We all ate together finished with a glass of wine.
    The first cooking course and I will be back
    Jana_S, Aug 2022
    What a fabulous time we had. Not just did I learn all about pasta and received tips how to make a pasta sauce even more delicious, it was entertaining too. I will be back in Florence and definitely do another cooking course with the school.
    Great experience. Must do in Florence.
    Pankaj_S, Jul 2022
    For someone not into cooking, it was and experience cooking and eating fettuccine and ravioli pasta and panacotta for dessert. Food tasted great and learnt a lot about pasta/Italian cooking.
    We had a great time, the...
    Airyn_S, Jul 2022
    We had a great time, the staff were kind and patience. Everything was cleanand organized. The final product was delicious.
    Vert nice
    Julie_T, Jul 2022
    Very nice. Nice personell, everything was well planned and so much fun. Would recommend. Very good food.
    Worth every penny and so memorable
    Sonia_C, Jul 2022
    The chef was very helpful and explained each step of the cooking process. They also accommodated all of my dietary restrictions. It was so nice to cook with other tourists and eat lunch together. Each table has 6 people, so the groups were small and intimate. Would highly recommend this experience!
    Delicious recipes and good instructions
    Anthony_F, Jun 2022
    Our instructor was sweet and good at explanations. The food turned out excellent. The only draw back was the noise. Although we were a small group, they were many small groups in the kitchens which made for a loud environment. Overall, still an excellent and enjoyable experience.
    Worst Experience of My Trip
    Katlyn_G, Jun 2022
    I booked this class after reading the reviews, which are great. However, I don’t know who is writing these. Half of the class was spent waiting: in the beginning we waited for around 30 minutes for the class to start and then after we waited an hour for the food to be ready. It says 15 people max - they mean PER TABLE. There were at least 50 people all crammed into one room. We could barely hear the instructor, and we had to put everything into one pot (no individual stations). At the end we didn’t even get to eat our own creations, just a mix of 50 people’s. The worst part was: one bottle of wine per table of six people at the very end. That was it. I also got to eat maybe 3 raviolis and they tasted terrible. My boyfriend and I left early because we were starving and got dinner after. So disappointing and not worth it - PLEASE do not do this class.
    No to be missed! One of our favorite adventures on our trip.
    Angela_H, Jun 2022
    Stefano was great! We loved how we all were able to learn Aeschylus step of the meal. Everything tasted amazing!