Positano Cooking class gnocchi e tiramisù

Montepertuso, Italy

From $136.06

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


Experience the authentic side of Positano with this intimate cooking class in a private home set on the mountain slopes above town. Join your host and instructor in her Montepertuso kitchen to discover the secrets to turning out traditional gnocchi and tiramisù like a true Italian “mamma”, using fresh ingredients picked from the garden. Then relax around the table for a family-style lunch or dinner featuring the dishes you’ve prepared together.
  • Be welcomed into a local home for a hands-on cooking class and meal
  • Prepare two types of gnocchi with produce from the garden plus tiramisù
  • Break the ice with an informal aperitivo and finish with lunch or dinner
  • A private lesson tailored to your group’s ages and experience

Sample Menu



bruschette con pomodorini freschi olive parmigiano verdure grigliate


gnocchi al limoncello

piatto speciale delizioso




Gnocchi with cherry tomatoes

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Bruschette
  • Dolce
  • Soda/Pop
  • vino
  • prosecco

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Piazza Cappella
      Piazza Cappella, 84017 Positano SA, Italy

      we will pick up you in montepertuso main square where flavio gioia bus stop. it will be very easy reach us,from positano just take a local bus and stop in montepertuso piazza cappella. Afther we will walk together to reach our villa.

    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
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Operated by Barba Angela

    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.

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    Featured review
    We went to Italy for two weeks and 5 different major cities and couldn’t get over how amazing and experience it was to cook with Emily and family. The food was great, the wine was great and Emily and her family were the sweetest and joy to be around. If I can recommend anything in Positano it would be this 100%!!!


    77 reviews
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    What an authentic and...
    carla_g, May 2023
    What an authentic and genuine experience! Absolutely amazing family who hosted us for a cooking class of tiramisu and gnocchi, followed by a delicious lunch where we tasted what we made…. And the view was spectacular!
    yvydkffgh2, May 2023
    Stop reading and book a spot now…Period. Absolutely the highlight of our trip!!! Emily and her Family are unbelievable hosts with the most incredible history willing to share recipes that date back 150+ years. It was something out of my dreams. You will be hard pressed to find a better experience in Positano.
    My husband and I had so...
    Lorna_G, May 2023
    My husband and I had so much fun cooking with Emily and her family! The family history behind the recipes made it so special. They only accept a max of 8 people per class, which allows them to go around and really help you learn. We are incredibly thankful that they waited for us to start the class, as we were a little late due to a taxi issue.
    The best experience in Positano
    nicolette_f, Apr 2023
    Absolutely amazing time! Emily and her family graciously invited us into their home and spent hours telling us about their family history, culture and old passed down recipes. It was the highlight out our time spent in Positano. 😍🇮🇹🍝
    Great Italian Cooking Experience
    Sarah_B, Apr 2023
    This experience was so enjoyable - Emily and her family were wonderful hosts! They immediately made everyone feel very comfortable in their lovely home. We made two kinds of gnocchi (the lemon was our favorite) and tiramisu. There was a ton of food - no one left hungry!! A note about the logistics - the day before the class, Emily texted when and where to catch the bus near our hotel. She also provided the name of the stop and her brother met the bus to guide us to their home - a quick walk. Overall a very worthwhile experience. We all agreed it was a highlight of our stay in Positano!
    A,+ and worth than it cost, do it!
    Joe_G, Mar 2023
    Villa Genny and Emily created a memory for us that will last a lifetime! Worth every penny and then some for a fun, informative and delicious day in their home creating Italian. We will be lifetime friends with our hosts who provided all recipes via email later the same day. A+, if I could give 6 stars I would have! Book this experience and cherish the memories for a lifetime...
    Incredible experience!
    Dan_D, Mar 2023
    This experience was a dream! Picture perfect Italian experience. The food was absolutely incredible and the family was even better. Gracious hosts that helped us our whole trip, even outside of this event. If you visit positano and don’t do this you are missing out.
    Incredible Experience!
    Leo_M, Oct 2022
    This was an exceptional and authentic Italian cooking experience! The hosts graciously took us into their home and walked us through family recipes. One of the best parts of our trip was this cooking class. Highly recommend to all!
    Authentic Italian cooking experience
    Ann_S, Oct 2022
    A Wonderful experience with a local family making a meal using fresh ingredients. Emily explained the process simply and provided recipe to make at home. Mama, Dad and brother all were a part If the experience. A total of 8 guests sat around their kitchen table preparing the tiramisu and gnocchis enjoying coffee and Prosecco . Appetizers and homemade Gnocchis in two types of homemade sauces made with ingredients from their garden was served along with wine and homemade lemoncello. If you are looking for a simple, authentic cooking experience with a local family, I highly recommend it. It was a highlight of our trip to Positano.
    Italian food heaven
    sales, Oct 2022
    The personal experience and host sharing family stories was fabulous. The food was another level fantastic.
    Holy gnocchi
    gregory_b, Oct 2022
    Genny welcomed us into her 100 year old house and made us feel like family. It was an intimate experience with only 6 of us taking the class. Her mother demonstrated cooking techniques handed down for generations and helped us in our preparation. Great food, great company in an awesome setting.
    Couldn't recommend more!
    Hamish_K, Sep 2022
    Not a bad word to say about this experience. From the beginning, Angela was very kind and supportive with giving us advice and directions to get to the house. Of course the food was absolutely phenomenal; I didn't realise the whole family chipped in with cooking/serving/helping! I much prefer this small group (6) as it feels more private and you get a lot of attention when it comes to cooking the food. Everything combined perfectly to make this an unforgettable experience. Thank you Angela and to your family!
    Must do!!
    Veronica_F, Sep 2022
    We went to Italy for two weeks and 5 different major cities and couldn’t get over how amazing and experience it was to cook with Emily and family. The food was great, the wine was great and Emily and her family were the sweetest and joy to be around. If I can recommend anything in Positano it would be this 100%!!!
    Amazing experience!!! A must if in Positano
    Austin_S, Aug 2022
    This experience made our vacation. I would recommend this to everyone coming to Positano! A truly amazing experience with Emily and her family in their home. It is a very personal experience with only 4 people total (including yourself) and you feel like you are a part of the family. Not to mention some of the best food we’ve eaten all trip.
    Wonderful experience!
    Tracey_S, Aug 2022
    Very highly enjoyable evening learning about the culture and cooking in a large family kitchen. Fresh ingredients and family recipes - everything was delicious. Highly recommend!
    Highlight of our Trip!
    Dana_T, Jul 2022
    Such a beautiful day spent in the hills above Positano. Food was delicious, view was spectacular, and the family made us feel at home. 100% recommend to anyone visiting the area
    Outstanding experience
    Donna_M, Jul 2022
    I would give this a 10 if I could! The setting is a beautiful family kitchen and the hosts were welcoming and shared so much of their family traditions and recipes. The food was extraordinary!
    5 stars!
    Aimee_J, Jul 2022
    This was definitely worth doing whilst in Positano! Emily and her family were so welcoming and inclusive to all guests and made it so much fun! They were so generous with their offerings and focused on making sure we had as much fun as possible.
    A must-do experience in Montepertuso!
    Nicholas_A, Jun 2022
    We had an amazing time at Emily and Genny’s villa for the cooking class. It was the best meal we had in Positano. It felt like we were right at home with family. Emily took the time to explain everything and shared wonderful family traditions and stories. We highly recommend this experience!
    Once-in-a-lifetime Authentic Experience
    Bobby_S, May 2022
    This was the highlight of our trip to the Amalfi Coast! Emilia and her family were extremely welcoming and encouraging. I have little to no cooking experience, but she was patient and helped us through every step of creating the dishes. The most outstanding aspect of the experience was the enthusiasm and passion that Emilia and her family had for their farm and their history. They are very proud of their heritage and their passion is contagious. It was an informative, creative and memorable experience that surpasses any previous tours I’ve done on similar trips. I cannot recommend this highly enough!!
    Learn how to make the BEST tiramisu and gnocchi with this authentic cooking experience!
    Kelsey_N, May 2022
    We did a cooking class with Emily and Genny. It was absolutely wonderful. We learned how to make tiramisu and two different kinds of gnocchi all from their family recipes. I love that this class was in their beautiful home, this gave the whole experience a very personal touch. In addition to the cooking lesson we also got to enjoy a tour of their farm and a beautiful meal with their own limoncello and blueberrycello. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for authentic cooking lessons in the area. Not only did they make learning easy and fun, you can also email them if you are trying at home later if you need any additional help! Pro tip: It would be a very vertical, long climb to walk there from the main Positano area - would highly recommend taking a taxi. Emily was able to help arrange one to pick us up and take us home after the lesson.
    Wonderful cooking class experience!
    Taylor_C, May 2022
    Our group had the best time at our cooking class with Emily and her parents! We couldn’t have asked for a better experience! She went above and beyond with providing as much detail and support in getting to her home and treated us like family throughout the entire experience. She and her family opened up their home to us with open arms and led one of our favorite Italian experiences on our trip. The food was amazing and the company was even better! Can’t say enough good things about our class and would absolutely recommend!
    Best meal in Positano!
    Bryan_H, May 2022
    What an amazing experience! Genny was incredibly welcoming, and we shared an amazing meal and experience. We learned how to make gnocchi from scratch, as well as her family’s traditional sauce recipe. We had amazing wine, and ended the meal with our home made tiramisu! Book this experience, you will not regret!
    Best cooking class ever!! Do not Miss!
    Annette_T, May 2022
    This was the highlight of our trip to Positano! Emily and Angela invited us into their home and treated us like valued guests! We started with a short walk from the bus with Emily guiding the way, filling in with tidbits about life in Montepertuso. We arrived at her beautiful home where we met Angela and we’re served Prosecco , espresso and cookies. The cooking lesson began and for the next few hours we were instructed step by step in the art of making gnocchi and tiramisu. Emily and her dad then brought us into their garden where we picked fresh produce to enjoy with our meal. The meal was amazing from start to finish, especially the incredible lemon gnocchi! Not only was the day an incredible learning experience, I felt like we had made treasured friends in Emily and her parents. If you can only do one thing in Positano, make sure it’s a cooking class with Emily and her family!!
    Lauren_A, Apr 2022
    Such an amazing experience. Farm to table, absolutely fresh produce. The family was extremely welcoming and informative, and truly wanted you to feel the full experience. I cannot say ecology good things about it. Truly an experience to remember!
    Awesome food and family!
    Callie_S, Apr 2022
    Emily and her family were amazing!! The experience was very authentic and they were so helpful. The place has a wonderful view and the food was delicious. They are so knowledgeable about the region and the food which was great to learn about. Would recommend to anyone!!
    Authentic Positano Cooking Class
    Kimberly_P, Oct 2021
    This cooking class was at a local 4th generation home with the mom, dad and daughter participating in sharing their family recipes. The view from the home was magnificent looking over the mountains and ocean. We saw their vegetable garden they use daily to pick fresh vegetables to cook with in the class. It was very fun gathering with a selective few drinking wine and enjoying the family.
    Best experience in Positano!
    Andrew_C, Oct 2021
    This was an amazing experience!! Anyone in the Positano/Sorrento area this is a must do!! You are welcomed with open arms into a local families home and cook family recipes past down over generations. The food is absolutely amazing and most of it is sourced from their garden. I won’t spoil all the wonderful things on the experience but I will say you need to make this a priority of your trip!
    Experience of a lifetime
    Kristin_H, Oct 2021
    This was the best food and experience we had in Italy! We had an absolutely amazing time learning how to make gnocchi and tiramisu, spending time with them in their home, and learning so much about their culture and town. They really took care of us and showed us an amazing time, can't recommend enough!!
    Genuine Italian Cooking Experience
    Elizabeth_B, Sep 2021
    This experience was a true find in Positano, a must-do during your time here! The hosts are extremely welcoming, informative and gracious. From helping us how to navigate there, to taking us on a full tour of their garden. Explaining the land, surrounding town and family traditions. They were extremely helpful and patient during the cooking class, telling us the tips and tricks on how to make the gnocchi and tiramisu just right. Lastly, we tasted our masterpieces with homemade wine, limoncello on a beautiful table outside overlooking the view. Give them a visit!

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