Traditional Home Cooking Experience In Venice

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    11am, 6pm
  • Departure Details :
    Guglie, 30121 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Live an authentic culinary experience in Venice. Enter the home of Lorenzo in Venice and enjoy an amazing hands-on cooking followed by a convivial lunch or dinner with her. Eat the meal you've made, complete with wine. The home is in the Polo quarter of Venice, a very central district. Walking around its backstreets and little alleys is a fascinating experience, off the beaten path.
Learn the history of the market and the story of the food produce before going to a typical Venetian home for an hands-on cooking class.
Prepare a starter, main dish ( home made pasta ) and a dessert to enjoy at the end of your class. Benefit from a glass of Prosecco while preparing delicious local recipes.
End your class with a lovely lunch and enjoy the fruits of your hard work, served with plenty of wine of course!


  • Lunch included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Excellent value for money
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible

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Lorenzo adores cooking and hosting guests. She has refined a menu of Venetian and Pugliese specialties, using products and raw materials from the two areas, such as fish and vegetables from the Rialto market, and olive oil from Puglia. Get ready to learn some of the secrets of our cuisine and enjoy the meal with your friends and family.

This is a typical meat menu you will prepare:

  • Appetizer: Mixed croutons, eggplant with mushrooms, home-jarred sottolio vegetables
  • First course: Pasta and beans Venetian style
  • Second course: Venetian style liver (with onions), artichoke hearts and other seasonal vegetables
  • Dessert: Venetian pastries
Alternatively you can opt for a fish based menu, such as:
  • Appetizer: Selected fish snacks: sardines in saor sauce, prawns, octopus (depending on the season).
  • First course: Risotto with prawns and vegetables.
  • Second course: Salmon and vegetable sticks with grilled and raw vegetables.
  • Dessert: Pinza (traditional Venetian cake)
Don't miss the chance to enjoy this authentic culinary experience.


Lunch or dinner ( 3 courses

Wine tasting ( 1/2 bottle per person

Hands on cooking class with the chef


Hotel pickup

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

If you don't want to experience the cooking lesson and simply want to enjoy the atmosphere of the house while chatting with Mercedes, while she prepares your menu, you can ask for this option

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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  • 14-Oct-2019

    We met Lorenzo by a water bus stop and he was friendly. There were 10 of us cramped into a tiny space. It’s not what I was expecting, I thought we’d each be making our own meal but it was 1 meal and we had to take turns cooking. It started at 6 but we didn’t get to eat until closer to 10. Way too overpriced for what we got.
    The wine was good!

  • 12-Sep-2019

    We had a wonderful afternoon cooking with Lorenzo! He was very prepared. The meal was wonderful, so was the wine and he gave everyone opportunity to help with the steps.My only criticism would be a need to have a sign for us to find him.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    We (4 adults and two kids 12 and 14) had the best night in Venice at this cooking experience. The night was fun and the kids LOVED it. We made Tiramisu and homemade lasagna which was all delicious. The lids really enjoyed rolling out the pasta and the adults learned things we have wanted to understand for years!! All the wine was ingredients were fresh and wine was from a local winery.

    The host was was EXCELLENT!!! He was great with the kids, friendly answered a bunch of questions and spent the night laughing with all of us. Everything was easy from the meeting time and location to the experience and host.... AAA+++++

    We do wish there was better AC in the apartment and maybe an option of red or white (only had white)..... the wine was a minor detail and was a great night regardless.

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! If you are looking something to do that isn't museums and cathedrals that kids will engage in this is a great option. It appears pricey but if you factor in the total entertainment time and the quality of the meal it is a good value.

    If we could choose a meal we were signing up for we would book again (so we know in advance that the meal would be different.) I hope we can go back to him again!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    This was most definately the best of the best cooking experiences I have had in Venice. Lorenzo was very attentive to all and made sure everyone participated in the preparation. The meat sauce was the best I have ever had and I am so glad we have the receipes. I recommend that anyone who has the time and likes to cook and eat take this class. What a way to spend an evening in Venice.

  • 13-May-2019

    We attended Lorenzo's lunch cooking class. It started with a tour of the famous Rialto market place. Lorenzo was a gracious host, tour guide and a wonderful instructor. After the group decided on a menu, we walked back to Lorenzos apartment, and began to prepare lunch. Lorenzo was fun, knowledgable, engaging and made everyone feel at ease. A very memorable experience, would highly recommend.

  • 13-May-2019

    We had the most fantastic time with Lorenzo who helped us and another couple to create a wonderful 3 course meal. We cooked, drank, ate and laughed all night. All I can say is that the two people that didn’t show up missed out massively!! Thank you Lorenzo- an absolute star.

  • 24-Apr-2019

    Relaxed and fun evening learning how to make so delicious meals. All the technique were straight forward and our instructors were laid back and patient with us throughout. Highly recommended!

  • 03-Jul-2018

    We had the most wonderful experience!!!! Lorenzo is a wonderful teacher and welcomed us into his home for a wonderful night of cooking in beautiful Venice! We made risotto, pasta and almond crumble. It was so much fun to make our own pasta. I have already made the risotto and pasta at home. The night flew by with wonderful food and was such an amazing family experience. I highly recommend a cooking class with Lorenzo!!!

  • 13-Jun-2018

    I cannot recommend this class enough! The food was absolutely delicious, and Lorenzo was an amazing person to spend the afternoon with. He is incredibly knowledgable about cooking because he used to work as a professional chef, but also an extremely kind and interesting person! This class was the best thing we did in Venice by far. Lorenzo's apartment is very nice, and it is in a great part of Venice, not touristy at all. We did the lunch option which started at 11 and lasted about 2.5 hours. We made homemade pasta, risotto and tiramisu. Best meal we had in Venice, and we are glad we got to share it with Lorenzo!

  • 26-May-2018

    Very special experience that we'll never forget!!! Highly recommend!

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