It can be argued that many visit Italy for the food. With Rome serving as the Italian capital, it is no wonder why so many tourists visit Rome. Rome also happens to be a capital of the art world, and in our cooking classes you will see why. In our classes you will learn how to sculpt pasta in the same city where great sculptors were born and trained. Or learn how to make a pizza the Italian way and never have to order in pizza again. However, not all of our classes are confined in the kitchen! In some of our classes we invite you to explore the Roman countryside and visit a local winery, or visit a local Italian market to pick out your ingredients to cook with.
Rome Cooking Classes
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What Travelers are Saying
"The highlight of my trip"
The winery tour and pasta cooking class was by far one of the highlights of our trip. My boyfriend and I had the best time, we were picked up from the train station from a wonderfully friendly woman who told us about the town and immediately broke the ice. The family run vineyard was so beautiful. The cooking class was super fun and they accommodated to our vegan eating requirements. The wine was also some of the best wine we’ve ever had! Highly recommend going!
Read more + Kate B. | Jun 2019
"Once in a lifetime"
This was the best thing we did our entire Europe trip. The chef was extremely friendly and truly wanted people to learn how to make pasta. He went above and beyond when serving our finished pasta. We even got dessert, wine and limoncello. By far worth the price. YOU HAVE TO DO THIS!!!!
Read more + Hailey W. | Jun 2019
"Francesca was FABULOUS!"
We enjoyed several hours in Francesca's home making and cooking three different pastas: gnocchi, ravioli, and fettuccini with corresponding sauces. Francesca made the experience fun, non-stressful, relaxing, educational, and the perfect way to spend an evening in Rome!!! We would highly recommend this experience/class! The wines she chose to pair with each pasta were perfect!!! And her homemade limoncello and orangecello were out of this world!!!
Read more + Paul S. | Jun 2019
"Game changing class"
I love cooking, took many different classes around the world and really enjoyed the content of this one and the passion of the chefs Frederico and Fabrizo who gave them. You can tell they love passing on their knowledge as much as they love the magic of cooking. They help you understand the chemistry behind the cooking steps which is important to be able to create on your own.
This class was also very unique because not only did we learn about traditional italian cuisine, but the chefs gave their recipes a very modern-fusion-molecular touch I really appreciated and can't wait to show off to my friends. It was also wonderful to see them plating our dishes in a very instagrammable way. Pure art!
Read more + Anne V. | Jun 2019
"Fun, Interesting, Delicious"
This was my first cooking class and it was interesting to learn to cook the food I love. Emmanuel's class is organized and systematic. We learn then we do. When we need help he is around to guide us and give us more tips and advice. The food turned out beautifully and we enjoyed the food and wine after the class. We love the dessert he made for us. Bellasimo...
Read more + Jackie S. | Jun 2019
Emanuele was amazing! He made it so fun and we actually learned so much! The food was amazing and after we finished making pasta, sat down and enjoyed some wine and our creations! Loved the small group atmosphere and the authenticity!
Read more + Halle R. | Jun 2019
Davide was a excellent teacher. Enjoyed the whole experience.
Two large dishes of pasta was a lot to eat, but both dishes were very good and I look forward to getting the recipes. I would highly recommend this class.
Read more + Nancy C. | Jun 2019
"Fantastic experience and beautiful food"
My brother and I loved our evening with Francesca making incredible food from scratch. We'll be investing in our own pasta machines on our return from Rome!
Read more + Katherine H. | May 2019
"Authentic Italian experoence"
We loved every moment of our time in Francesca’s home. The conversation, the cooking, the stories of modern Italian life and the great people we met made it so memorable.
Francesca’s warmth and humour is infectious and her Arancello is delicious!
Do yourself a favour and book this experience. You will not be disappointed.
Read more + Lauren F. | May 2019
"Amazing!! A Must if visiting Rome!"
Me and my husband went on this pasta making course a few days ago and it was amazing. Valeria met us at the train station and drove us to the village a short journey away. Valeria spoke very good english and made us feel very welcome. When we arrived we had a little wonder in the lovely village and Valeria told us a little about the history. We arrived at the house in which we was to make pasta and it was beautiful! They have a lovely set up with a big kitchen table and room for everyone. Valeria Aunty was teaching us with the help of Valeria translation. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! They made us feel like part of the family with lots of wine and fantastic food. You dont need to be an amazing cook to go, just like good food and company! This really made our Rome trip. Totally different to the normal and definitely once in a lifetime experience! Do not go to Rome without visiting! Thank you so so much!
Read more + Kay C. | May 2019
Loved every moment. The entire staff made me feel welcome and like their friend. The best part of my trip to Rome!
Read more + Kyle V. | May 2019
"The best thing we did in Europe!!"
We were treated like family throughout the whole “experience”. Train tickets were purchased and sent by email for us. We were greeted by the most lovely members of the family (especially Valeria!!!) at the train platform and taken by car to the most wonderful Medieval Village (think full on G.O.T.!!!). After a quick tour we met the two Nona’s and had the most joyful couple of hours. We made three hand-made pastas (after sampling some wine, bread and oil in the most beautiful setting). Then we sat down to eat and talk. Great for the “master chefs” amongst us as well as the kids. Just a wonderful experience- thank you so much!! These guys have really got this day well planned. Big thanks to the lovely Valeria and Love to the Nona’s!!
Read more + Mick C. | May 2019
"Wonderful night! Francesca is amazing!!"
Talk about feel welcome is Francesca’s home. Francesca is bubbly and gorgeous and you can’t help but fall in love with her and feel very welcome in her home. We made a delicious meal, consisting of homemade gnocchi, another type of pasta and of course tiramisu. Wonderful food, paired wine and great conversation. I would highly recommend this experience. Thanks Francesca xx
Read more + Rebecca L. | May 2019
Absolutely the best macarons we have ever had. Monica took time to explain each step carefully and it was all hands on. She was extremely professional and very sweet! We would highly recommend taking any class from her!
Read more + Brad C. | May 2019
Monica was phenomenal! She explained everything and let us be hands on, not just watch. After, we ate what we cooked. She was kind, professional and a wonderful person. We highly recommend taking any class from her!
Read more + Brad C. | May 2019
"Pasta making class"
Amazing class. Was interactive, the people were so nice and inviting, and leaning about the ancient winery was superb !! Would love to live in Italy and just go there all the time to grab a glass of wine and relax. Would totally recommend for anybody that has a day in their Rome travels.
Read more + Elizabeth P. | May 2019
"So much fun, and I learned a lot!"
The people who run Minardi Winery in Frascati truly do am exceptional job. The ticket price is worth it. They delivered on a quality cooking lesson, a lovely tour of their vineyard, LOTS of food and antipasti, the wine pours were generous, and the cost of purchasing their wine and olive was very reasonable. I just adored the experience, they’re such entertainers. The pace of the whole experience was perfect the whole time, not standing around idly. They kept things moving and kept our attention with stories and lots of music and singing. Please go if you have the chance!
Read more + Geneva G. | May 2019
"Best part of our Rome Trip"
Had an easy time booking through Cookly and I got an email confirmation right away.
The tour was as described, we met Claudio at the taxi stand and had a small group tour (13 people) of the town of Frascati. Claudio was a knowledgeable and spirited tour guide with lots of interesting bits of information! We stopped in Frascati for the first wine tasting, then made our way to the vineyard for a beautiful and authentic taste of Italian wine. The small group setting made it a very intimate compared to other tours we had experienced. The wine and food were awesome, and the hosts were very helpful.
Definitely recommend doing this as part of your trip, as it was the favorite part of ours!
Read more + Garrett T. | May 2019
"Best part of our Rome Trip"
Booking with Cookly was easy and quick. I got a confirmation email almost instantly.
The experience was awesome! Everything was as described, from trains leaving, to quality of wine. We met Claudio at the taxi stand and started a spirited tour of Frascati with a small tour group (13 people).
We stopped in the city for our first wine tasting, then made our way to the vineyard and experienced and authentic vineyard with lots of history and character. The wine was amazing and we got proper glasses and not small samples.
Claudio was a knowledgeable and spirited tour guide with lots of information about the town and vineyard.
Everything and everyone was authentic, the wine was delicious, and the views we're breath taking! Definitely the best part of our trip and will be going back if we come back to Rome!
Read more + Garrett T. | May 2019
My mother and I took this class and loved it! Chef David was knowledgeable, professional and fun! He loves food and shared great ideas and tips! I would definitely do this again!
Read more + Kelly F. | May 2019
My girlfriend and I did this pasta making class our last day in Rome, and along with 10 others we had an absolute blast. We learned a lot, the food was fantastic, and the atmosphere was even better.
The lesson was fun, informative, and collaborative. Each team of 2 got to make roughly their portion size of pasta (it was all collectively cooked and shared), and their own personal tiramisù.
The best way I can put it is that the class we were in had an individual there who had taken similar courses at the same school two times previously, and he had every intent to take another the next time he visited Rome. It's truly an experience worth having again and again.
Read more + Michael S. | May 2019
We had a wonderful time learning the secrets of Roman style pizza making. Our hosts and instructor were fantastic and very helpful. The best part is enjoying the great creation at the end with a cold beer. SALUTE!
Read more + Joseph C. | May 2019
This was the highlight of our trip to Rome, pasta and wine, what could be better? They treat you like family and provide an amazing experience with plenty of wine! We enjoyed every second!
Read more + Rachael R. | May 2019
"Amazing pasta making!"
So much fun! Such a great class! It was just the two of us but we learnt so much, laughed a lot, ate a lot... thoroughly recommend! Everything was so fresh and tasty! Three wines: one for each pasta which were all delicious! Thank you so so much for having us! We loved it- highlight of our trip for sure! Would 100-% recommend :)
Read more + Emily D. | Apr 2019
"Best cooking class I have ever taken!"
Let me start off by saying that my husband is the chef in our house. He loves to taking cooking classes, and I usually go along mainly to eat the food at the end. Usually I sit and watch, but don't expect to cook anything amazing because I might be considered one of America's worst cooks. But let me tell you, Emanuele Faini is one of the best cooking instructors I have ever met! He made this class so much fun, and made the cooking process so easy that even I made something delicious...and that is saying a lot. I actually got a little emotional when I tasted my food because I had never made anything taste so good! If you are looking for something to do in Rome outside of the normal sight seeing, this is a great experience!
Read more + Janilee M. | Apr 2019
"Awesome. We made perfect pasta!"
The instructor was fun and very helpful! We made ravioli and fettuccine. We also got to try various cheeses and wines while cooking! He taught us the true Italian way to make pasta rather than teaching us how to use machines. Great class!
Read more + Mara G. | Apr 2019
Everything was great in our pasta & tiramisu making class. We learnt how to make ravioli and some other pasta that I don't remember the name right now and tiramisu. Chefs were great, friendly and talented. The kitchen was great. I loved it!
Read more + Berfu S. | Apr 2019
"Informative and engaging"
The substance of the course was very flexible - seeing how Federico thought things through at the market was a great start. The pace was very comfortable - fast enough to get through a lot of cooking but slow enough that everyone had time to try to do everything.
Read more + Neiloy M. | Apr 2019
"Memorable Day in Frascati"
The pasta-making class was definitely a highlight of my week-long trip in Italy. Everyone was extremely friendly and you could tell the family loves what they do. From the pasta-making to the wine-tasting to the Italian-singing serenading Chef Luigi, this day is a must if you're looking to get out of Rome to explore the country-side. If I ever find myself in this part of the country again, which I hope to, I think I might just take this class again.
Read more + Sarah M. | Apr 2019
"Amazing and detailed experience"
This class was one of the highlights of the trip for me and my wife.
We were delighted we each had our own station and made pasta/ravioli from start to finish! Emanuele was a great teacher and made sure we were on the right track. This class was much more rewarding - rather than other classes that give you a small part of the cooking process.
Read more + Zheng C. | Apr 2019
Francesca's cooking class was amazing. The ingredients were incredibly fresh and the food was delicious!! Every dish we made blew us away with the flavour and quality. Francesca was so kind and welcoming and so much fun to spend the evening with! The whole experience was incredible I would absolutely recommend this cooking class to anyone!
Read more + Megan T. | Apr 2019
This was absolutely one of the most enjoyable evenings that we had in Rome! Francesca is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and very personable. She is a Sommelier and thus has extensive knowledge on wine-paring. Would absolutely recommend this experience to anyone traveling to Rome! Once in a life-time event that we will never forget. Hugs to you Francesca!
Read more + Debra K. | Apr 2019
InRome Cooking provided one of my favorite parts of this trip. The staff encouraged us to befriend our fellow classmates and we made friends that will last a lifetime. I can’t thank them enough for their hospitality. I will for sure be back.
Read more + Brian J. | Apr 2019
The kitchen was very nice as well as the dinning area. The instructor was funny and a good teacher. The group was diverse and fun. All in all it was exactly what we hoped for.
Read more + Greg G. | Apr 2019
Very fun. Chef Marco was great and entertaining. Special guest Chef Danielle was a treat.
Read more + Tim H. | Apr 2019
Francesca is a warm, welcoming person who made sure we had fun while learning the essentials of pasta making.
She was great with my teenagers and engaged us all with her sense of humour.
We enjoyed getting to know our classmates; my family of 4 was teamed up with 3 other people. I found that 7 people in the class worked well, with everyone getting the chance to participate.
I feel ready to start the great pasta-making experiment at home, and I learned some simple tips with sauces that I know I’ll put into play immediately. Thanks Francesca for adding extra spice to our Rome trip! Your class and delicious dinner will be one of our favourite memories. Definitely worth the price. :)
Read more + Marcie G. | Mar 2019
This is a must do! Out of my 8 days in Rome & Florence, this was the best day!!! The family is so kind, the tour guide is friendly and informative,... highlight for sure!!!!
Read more + Emily M. | Mar 2019
Everybody was so friendly and made the whole experience fun. We did it as part of my sisters hen do and she loved it. Beautiful place, beautiful people, great time. Would definitely do it all over again.
Read more + Joanne F. | Mar 2019
Great guys and world class pizza making chef in Elvio !
Read more + Tom F. | Mar 2019
"One of the best cooking classes we’ve ever taken!"
We loved this cooking class!! Not only was it incredibly instructive and of high quality, we met the coolest people while here (instructor included!) You’re definitely in for a night of becoming a pasta expert, and sharing conversation with genuine and sweet people. The chef really was an expert in the field.
Read more + Isabella L. | Mar 2019
"AMAZING time at InRome Cooking!"
My mother and I participated in the InRome evening cooking class. We made two pastas and a tiramisu. The food was excellent, there was bottomless champagne and wine and the teacher (Fillipo) was INCREDIBLE. He was so fun and knowledgeable. The class was in English and his English was excellent. The location was very central (Piazza Navona) and the kitchen was beautiful and the dining room where we ate what we made was lovely as well. It was the highlight of our trip. It is a great way to spend an afternoon. We highly recommend InRome cooking.
Read more + Alina I. | Mar 2019
"Maybe the best thing to do in Rome"
Obviously, you will see the Colosseum and plenty of art, etc etc. But sharing an evening with Francesca in her home, learning to make pasta and sauce from scratch, enjoying a meal, some wine and real conversation — this was the most authentic and memorable part of our trip. She’s charming and wonderful. Don’t miss out.
Read more + Aaron H. | Mar 2019
Francesca made authentic Italian cooking easy. We were able to make a 4 course meal. Very personal and warm atmosphere in Francesca’s home. Keep in mind when selecting the menu that Italian cuisine is very seasonal. We made artichokes Roman style as we were in the season in March. We have taken many cooking classes in our travels and feel this is the best way to get to know the culture. Francesca’s class was at the top of our list! Thank you Francesca!
Read more + Victoria B. | Mar 2019
"Awesome workshop! Highly recommended !"
What a great experience we had!Everyone enjoy this special workshop - hands on, informative , warm and welcoming. Genius ! Chef Emmanuel, warm and knowledgeable,has special talent to make this workshop interesting, informative., fun and lovely. We enjoy every aspect of it. Definitely The best pasta dinner we had in Rome !
Read more + Tracy hong S. | Feb 2019
We had an excellent time at the class. The instructor was amazing. He was personable and gave easy to understand commands. We had two teenagers in our group and they stayed engaged and focused throughout the experience. The food ended up tasting delicious and we all enjoyed the experience. Definitely would recommend doing a cooking class to others.
Read more + Astrid B. | Feb 2019
"So much fun!"
The whole experience was top notch. The food and wine were delicious and the people were so friendly! We loved it all so much!!
Read more + Desiree A. | Feb 2019
"Delightful Roman Holiday"
Our evening cooking with Francesca was wonderful. We booked the class last minute, and had a wonderful time making new friends and learning incredible and flavorful pasta dishes.
Francesca is a wonderful teacher, and very patient. Her recipes are easy to follow, and I’d take another class from her in a minute.
Read more + Page gerrick D. | Feb 2019
This was such a fun class. It was great learning about the ingredients and the hands-on experience of making pasta dough. I used to always make mine too wet but now I know how to do it the correct way. Food was delicious, and chef Alessandri was great to work with. He answered all my questions and was generous in his teaching.
Read more + Marla C. | Feb 2019
"It was really fun!"
I learned a lot and can now bring this knowledge to my own style of cooking!
Read more + Kacie G. | Feb 2019
Emanuele is gracious and personable. Certainly knows his craft. The pace of the lesson is perfect.
Read more + Marcelle M. | Feb 2019
"We loved the class."
Marco is such a great teacher. Great sense of humor with a lot of knowledge. He was very well prepared for what we needed. Very organized. Makes it fun to have hands-on experience. Makes the class very enjoyable.
Read more + Jennifer C. | Feb 2019
This class was a highlight of my Rome Visit! I learned so much. The instructor was so detailed and taught the class step by step. I feel like I can excel at making Pasta at Home!
The atmosphere was fantastic! I would certainly recommend this class to any and everyone that wants to learn how to make pasta hands on. The meal and wine were delicious!
Read more + Anita P. | Feb 2019
Such a memorable experience. He was knowledgeable, attentive, supportive, encouraging and generous. We were all given our own workbench which was great, meaning that we all got to make our own pasta which we eventually shared. This is in comparison to other classes we've taken where one joint meal is made and participants share roles in its creation. Once you hand role your pasta, you have a meal with the small group and it was really nice hearing about why everyone was in Rome, along with hearing the tips and tricks of not only Italian pasta making by our amazing chef, but also his take on Rome itself. Thank you so very much!
Read more + Brett H. | Feb 2019
We had 4 girls, the class was a great experience for them, and informative for the adults. The chef was very knowledgeable.
Read more + Stacy S. | Feb 2019
"Lab pasta experiment"
It was a great learning experience, very hands-on, loved it. It was great not only making pasta from scratch but getting to eat what you created.
Read more + Attacha R. | Feb 2019
"Culture and Passion"
The special 'Alfredos cheese pasta' is made from very very thin pasta and mixed with cheeses in front of you while you watch. Well worth the wait to taste this awesome dish in a wonderful old facility full of character - and film-stars from many years gone by. 107 years old and still going very strong. A great place for young (and older) lovers and groups of business people alike. Our group of 13 had no complaints - only praise for this wonderful dining experience, which is very popular with the locals of all ages.
Read more + Aspen M. | Jan 2019
What a way to get to learn how to make authentic Italian Pasta from one of the best in the business. Our small class size meant that we got quality time with Emanuele and learned some tips of the trade. Emanuele's energy and attention to detail were evident in his class but also the kitchen and dining space.
Emanuele introduced us into his life stories and cooking history but also passed down his family recipes. He gave us detail knowledge on how to make Pasta. Whilst the cooking was fun, the conversation and eating of our pasta were AMAZING.
Thank you, Emanuele, for the experience!!!!
Read more + Hugh B. | Jan 2019
Our chef made it easy and fun and most of all good memories. You must take this course as it is the original way of pasta making ‘old school’ and authentic. We had fun, we learned a new skill, we ate well and we made good memories. Thank you Emanuele!! We wish you success in your future classes.
Read more + Marilyn G. | Jan 2019
"Satisfying and Insightful"
My love for pasta brought me here at Francesca’s. Overjoyed that I made a great pasta recipe (my favorite Fettuccine al pesto) out from scratch matched with perfect wine. It was fun making my own pasta! A great evening indeed together with my husband. If you want to have a private cooking class, learning traditional Italian pasta recipe, with fun and expert teacher, then I highly recommend you take this course. You will definitely surprise your friends serving delicious and authentic pasta recipe at your home.