Tradition, semplicity, raw materials excellence: this is my philosophy, coupled with a welcoming and warm personality, passion for food, wine pairing skills and an elegant environment close to the Vatican zone and the metro station.
As you all know, a typical Italian dish you find in a traditional Italian kitchen is pasta.
Above all, home made pasta, in all its various forms - fettuccine, ravioli, gnocchi, lasagna, cannelloni, ...
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Francesca provided a wonderful experience! I can’t wait to recreate what she taught us.
Great host and teacher with local knowledge and experience. Particularly liked that it was set at home rather than in a commercial kitchen as it felt more authentic. Delicious menu and great to try things that I’ll now be confident in making at home. Fun also meeting some lovely new people.
We had a fabulous cooking class led by Francesca (and the 3 cats that dominate the roost). Francesca led us through making 2 different styles of pasta dishes and an extra requested gnocchi dish.. and a Blueberry Semi Fredo Dessert.. all made from scratch by the whole group. Was a very hands on / group experience and we took away a lot of information and tips. Francesca was a lot of fun and also very helpful - leading the class by example, then getting everyone involved. Once all the cooking was complete, we all sat down and ate our freshly made dishes... and washed down with a white and red wine. P.S. Francesca is also an accredited sommelier and matched our creations with some very beautiful wines. I would highly recommend this experience.
Firstly, the location was easy to find. the chef was amazing, very patient and thorough in explaining the different between types of Pasta and showing how to make many types from scratch. The group was diverse and very friendly. The food was delicious and sufficient, and it felt nice eating home made pasta that you contributed in. At the booking level I felt the class was expensive but in the end it was worth it given the food was good, the company top, and the 4-5 hours we spent there! I would do it again for sure!
We had a amazing time cooking with Francesca and a great group of people we met during the class. The food was delicious. Overall a great experience!
Francesca est formidable, très accueillante et sympathique, elle nous met à l’aise de suite. Toutes les recettes étaient très bonnes et nous nous sommes régalées! Et en plus d’etre un bonne cuisinière, Francesca est aussi Sommelière. Un délicieux moment, chaque plat était accompagné de bons vins! Une belle expérience d’echan et de partage! Bravo et Merci Francesca!
Francesca is not only a very talented chef, she is also a warm and entertaining host making everyone feel at home in her home. We made three different types of pasta and sauces plus a semi freddo dessert. We then sat down to enjoy the dishes we had created with Francesca serving us and each pasta course was accompanied with a glass of wine that complimented the dish. This a hands on course and very enjoyable.
We had a fantastic evening, discovered how to great fresh pasta and learned from a master the tricks of real Italian cooking. Great company and some really delicious food and wine A memorable evening, made some good friends. Highly recommended. Thanks Francesca
I would recommend this class to anyone. Francesca is so welcoming, is a very good instructor and an amazing cook! We learned so much and can’t wait to cook it at home with our family.
We highly recommend Francesca’s class. We had looked through many other cooking classes before signing up for Francesca's cooking class. Francesca offers a lot of different dishes, and we liked the ability to choose the dishes that we wanted to cook. We made tonarelli, ravioli, and gnocchi. Francesca was all ready to go with the ingredients necessary and was set up to be very efficient with the prep. We watched her prep some of the basic vegetable and meat steps, and she demonstrated the steps to make the different types of pasta and let us go for it. We got our hands dirty kneading the dough, peeling potatoes, mixing sauces, and forming and shaping the different pasta shapes. She finished the cooking of the sauces, while explaining everything, and we had a lovely (carb-heavy) meal of 3 pastas with 2 small bottles of wine that Francesca picked out. We were interested in learning about different kinds of pasta, but you may choose differently if you want a coursed, restaurant style meal. Francesca is very experienced in cooking and pasta-making, and it showed in her attention to detail as well as her lesson plan for the evening. She is also very intentaional about selecting ingredients that are not only fresh but produced from local farmers and meat/cheese shops. Her flat is easily accessible by a ride on Metro A. While on a map it is located a bit outside the ancient center of Rome, don't let that deter you. As a bonus, there is a great gelato shop a block from her flat which makes a great dessert stop. And she has beautiful and gentle cats. They kept to themselves for the class, but we got to pet them at the end as we were leaving. I would recommend taking lots of photos and even some notes during the class. Francesca sends the recipes via email the next day, but she also has lots of tips that she gives during the class itself. The class is scheduled from 5-8pm, and the cooking portion went until a little bit after 7pm. I've uploaded some pictures of the completed pastas. Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures of the completed dishes because we were too excited to eat them.
Definitely one of the best memories and best pastas by far, of our trip!!! Loved the authentic, in-home atmosphere and the personal touch with the small group, hands on instruction with Francesca!!! We made Taglioni with Lemon Cream Sauce, Gnocchi with Pesto Sauce, and Ravioli stuffed with a ricotta, fresh mint leaf and fried zucchini mixture with a zucchini sauce! We enjoyed our incredibly delicious dishes with wine and laughs! Francesca had a variety of pasta dishes to choose from when we signed up. Her home was easy to find and she responded in good time to our questions and requests. Francesca emailed the recipes to us! I can’t wait to make these delicious recipes for my family and friends!!! Thank you Francesca!!!
Francesca welcomed us into her home and was the most gracious host of a wonderful cooking experience. She had the ingredients all prepared and ready to go and we started cooking right away. We felt right at home, and even though our cooking experiences ranges from “being able to boil an egg” and “already know how to make pasta dough”, we all had something to learn from Francesca. She was funny, helpful and an absolute joy to learn from. We really felt at home with her and it was wonderful to learn from a local Roman. If you’re into fluffy kitties, you may even spot one of her three fluffy cute cats that hang around in her apartment. We definitely recommend Magic Francesca’s cooking class!
Francesca was the most wonderful teacher and host! She invited us into her home and made us very comfortable. She was bubbly and friendly and you could not hope for a better teacher. Her recipes are to die for and you really appreciate the passion she has for cooking and sharing her skill with others. My sister and I had a wonderful time and cannot recommend her enough. From home we were emailing, and Francesca's responses were quick and very helpful. She was accommodating with our recipe requests and gave us ideas on how to change things to make new recipes. If I am back in Rome, I would love to see Francesca again to learn more! Thank you!
We really enjoyed coming wth Francesca. She is a great host so friendly. The pasta that we cooked was amazing. So much fun making gnocchi and fresh ravioli. We had a great time and learnt a lot.
My friend and I did a three course cooking class and it was very fun and easy to follow. Francesca is super nice, hospitable, and a great teacher. This was definitely a highlight of our time in Italy!
Really took the time to get the best ingredients for the food. The recipes were delishish, the meal was AMAZING, and it was super enjoyable to make :) Recommend for everyone.
Francesca was an amazing teacher! We had a lot of fun making the food and it was delicious! We recommend this class very much!
I can’t believe we made 3 different pastas - gnocchi, cavitelli, and orichiette and 3 different sauces!!! The gnocchi was my favorite. They were so light and the Gorgonzola cream sauce was easy to make and so delicious. Francesca is an excellent teacher ! I can’t wait to try making these at home.
It was amazing to learn how easy making a fantastic elegant meal from scratch was. The desert was super easy and really tasty
We went to Francesca with our 2 daughters, age 11 and 9, who both enjoy cooking and good food. We had arranged with Francesca do make Tonnarelli alla carbonara, Ravioli alla Scapece con ricotta, zucchine fritte, menta, pecorino preparate con salsa alle zucchine and Millefoglie al cioccolato. There was nothing too complicated but it was great to learn the little things which make the difference between real carbonara and what we usually make of it at home... The ravioli were sooo good, it is Francesca’s own invention, with the mint and the fried zucchini. We will definitely make these again back home! I should also mention that we were very well welcomed by Francesca in her nice apartment, and that she served a very good white wine.
Franscesca was great out family have a Fantastic experience cooking as well As having dinner The food was delisous Amd we had fun making it
Francesca was knowledgeable and fun, and the food was delicious.