Traditional Home Cooking Class In Genoa

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Return Details :
    Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Live an authentic culinary experience in Genoa. Learn to cook traditional homemade pesto and other local delicacies. Learn about local cuisine as you prepare your own lunch or dinner. Cook a refined menu of Italian specialties!

You will start the lesson preparing the pesto sauce for the pasta. Then, learn how to prepare famous local recipes.

Once the work is completed, you will enjoy the meal and the dishes tasting with the chef. You will also learn to combine the local recipes with fine Italian wine, which of course you will taste. After the lesson, you will receive an email with all the recipes prepared with the chef.


Pasta Fresca is one of the Italian masterpieces, get ready to learn to prepare it with a friendly local chef in Genoa. Enter is home located in the historic city center and enjoy the stunning view from the terrace overlooking the city. Simple ingredients: flavor, water, eggs for a delicious dish. The secret is mixing raw ingredients with passion and grandma recipes is the best way to create delicacies; you will learn to do it with your family and friends. Enter the home of your friendly chef and begin your sensorial journey through Italian culinary traditions. You will prepare the dough of pasta Fresca improving your cooking skills to create your favorite dish. You will also learn to cook the famous Pesto sauce! Get cooking tips while rolling the dough and then shape it easily. Once the work is completed, take a seat on the beautiful terrace overlooking the old city center and enjoy the fruits of your labor in a convivial atmosphere. The apartment is on the 5th floor in an historic palace, it doesn't have elevator! Please write if you have any food allergies.


  • Hands on cooking class lunch or dinner Coffee /wine / bevareges
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages


    Additional Info

    Public transportation options are available nearby

    Kids under 6 are free

    Communicate in advance any dietary restriction

    Traveler Reviews

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    • 08-Aug-2023

      Was so so nice!!! Best experience ever! The pasta was so good and we felt so welcomed! The atmosphere was also fantastic! Just such an enjoyable evening, really recommend it to everyone!

    • 01-Aug-2023

      We really enjoyed the course. Alberto is an excellent host and the location on the rooftop is just stunning. The pasta and pesto that we cooked was very delicious!

    • 31-Jul-2023

      Awesome experience learning to cook Genoese pesto and pasta with a small group. Chef Alberto had a wealth of experience and knowledge, he was such a great teacher! He welcomed us into his home and was so generous with snacks and drinks. He shared his expert knowledge about pesto and was so helpful with local recommendations too.

    • 19-Jul-2022

      Booked for 11am, was told to change to 18:00 the following day then to cancel then it was reconfirmed then cancelled again then confirmed. Turned up for the event and told to go away - still no refund from the company - appalling communication and customer service

    • 18-Jul-2022

      Lovely welcoming lady, however the booking was changed 3 times (what is the point of checking availability?) Once there the class was disappointingly more appropriate for small children, (we were given turns to stir the mixture etc.) No recipes were given and we only made half of what was promised. Location was also not as advertised. Tripadvisors complaints procedure also shockingly well hidden!

    • 08-Apr-2022

      Vriendelijke ontvangst door de gastvrouw/kokkin in haar mooie locatie. We leerden verse tagliatelle maken en ook pesto Genovese. Het lekkere voorgerechtje was reeds klaargemaakt alsook het (gekochte?) dessert. We hebben lekker gegeten, maar het waren slecht 3 gangen en geen 4. We kregen water aangeboden en konden ook kiezen tussen witte of rode wijn, dus geen aangepaste wijnen. We dronken een lokale rode wijn van matige kwaliteit (2,8 euro de fles volgens de app. Vivino). Koffie werd ons ook aangeboden. De uitgeprinte recepten hebben we jammer genoeg niet gekregen. Op minder dan 2 uur stonden we buiten. Kortom 75 euro per persoon is schromelijk overdreven.

    • 14-Mar-2022

      Ein authentisches Erlebnis. Tolle Einblicke in die genuesische Küche. Vom anfertigen frischer Tagliatelle bis zum typischen Pesto ist alles dabei.

    • 16-Dec-2021

      Host was very very nice! We’ll prepared. Lovely setting. Friendly and considerate. Simple ingredients turned into a magic sauce.

    • 17-Aug-2021

      It was an excellent cooking event. Cristina, our host, has warmly welcomed us at her house and shared with us her pasta and pesto insight. We, adults and kids loved the cooking and enjoyed the food and friendliness of Cristina. Thanks a lot.

    • 14-Jun-2018

      The location was a little hard to find definitely not a hotel pickup and we recommend you take an Uber to the class. However, our teacher was so welcoming and sweet though her english was so-so--- definitely a language barrier! We learned how to make pesto and pasta and both were fantastic! The lunch was great, served on the terrace with a beautiful sea view. The wine was refreshing and delicious and we loved the melon with port wine for dessert. Would have loved to learn how to make the focaccia she served, but we were overall very pleased with this cooking course! Great home cooking experience. We can't wait to make pasta and pesto in the US!

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