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Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School

Via Per Sant'Alessio n. 3684, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 329970
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cooking!

We had ten of us that enjoyed a full day of cooking with Chef Paolo! Besides being so enjoyable the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
amg3112017
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
Wonderful experience!

My adult daughter and I were looking for a baking class in Lucca and came across Chef Paolo's half... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kyarkin
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San Francisco, CA
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Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well as 7 day all inclusive programs with tours and field trips. Hotel rooms available in our apartments. Intensive cooking classes, 8 to 14 recipes per class, hands on cooking, include lunch and recipes in English. Classes also in Deutsch, Francais, Espanol. Classes: Main Ingredients and Sauces, Fish and seafood, Fresh Pasta and pasta sauce, pizza, focaccia and bread. Tuscan Cooking, Chef Paolo's favorite dishes. Fun classes, delicious dishes, easy to make recipes!
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“cooking class” (106 reviews)
“sauces class” (28 reviews)
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Via Per Sant'Alessio n. 3684, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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+39 0583 329970
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had ten of us that enjoyed a full day of cooking with Chef Paolo! Besides being so enjoyable the dishes we prepared were excellent and he provided us with the recipes to take home. What a fun family activity and when done we all...More

Thank amg3112017
columbus1234, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you very much for your comment, It was a pleasure cooking with you! Chef Paolo Monti

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My adult daughter and I were looking for a baking class in Lucca and came across Chef Paolo's half day basic pastry class. It was just perfect! We made sponge cake, chocolate sponge cake, short crust pastry fruit tart, french custard, cream puffs with filling...More

Thank kyarkin
columbus1234, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you very much! it was a pleasure Chef Paolo Monti

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying that I booked reservations for my family of four last August. I had my confirmation from Chef Paolo nine months in advance. Yet somehow our reservation was lost until the very last minute and Chef Paolo had double booked our...More

Thank Colleen W
columbus1234, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you!!!

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Recently I did the 7 day cooking course with Chef Paolo. It was a great week, stayed in the apartment above. I learnt so much. It is so simple, yet tasty cooking and since being home have already made a few dishes which the family...More

Thank bingdash
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My 2 teenagers and I took Chef Monti's pasta and sauces class. We learned to cook 12 sauces and several types of pasta. Chef was patient with everyone and careful to make sure we understood how to prepare each item. We moved quickly but never...More

Thank Julie W
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I spent three wonderful days at Chef Monti's school and I can't say enough about the Chef, classes or the food. Chef Monti was warm and funny, making all his students at ease. I stayed in one of the large rustic though comfortable apartments above...More

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Visited for a half day cooking class with my husband. Booked a few months in advance and everything was easily booked and paid for, directions and timings clear. The venue was easy to find by car, we were slightly early so were given coffee while...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

This was an amazing experience, and I am so glad we were had a class with Chef Paolo. I traveled with friends, and we loved having the evening to learn about the finer arts of pasta and sauces. Chef Paolo and his staff were kind...More

Thank CamiBoyer
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My wife and I took Chef Paolo's fish cooking class on one day one our 2+ week vacation in Tuscany and we were not disappointed! First, we were the only ones there, because traveling in the off season means less crowds, and second, the cooking...More

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columbus1234, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Thank you!! It was a pleasure cooking with you!! Buon Appetito Chef Paolo Monti

Reviewed 28 February 2017

We spent a week in Italy this February and among other things we had planned this cooking experience with Chef Monti. First, i invited a friend, last minute, to join us on our trip, after i had scheduled the culinary class and Chef Monti didn't...More

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columbus1234, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Thank you! very much, I ma happy you enjoyed the class, and your boy is great I love to joke with kids, I can tell the oldest jokes and they are all new to them! ha, ha, ha !! Buon appetito!

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MoeenW
Hi I'm traveling to lucca on 24th and 25th May what are you offering
16 May 2017|
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Response from columbus1234 | Property representative |
Dear client, on 24th at 10 am I have fresh pasta and pasta sauces class at 4 pm it is free so far on 25th at 10 advanced seafood class at 4 pm it is still free. I hope to welcome you! Chef Paolo Monti
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joannasotir
Dear Chef Paolo, My family and I ( six of us!) will be in Lucca in June 2017and would love to do a cooking class. Do you have classes available either Tuesday 27 June or Wednesday 28 June? Regards JoannaS
22 April 2017|
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Response from columbus1234 | Property representative |
Dear Joanna, On 27th and 28th I have the fresh pasta and pasta sauces class at 10 am if you want to do another type of class like pizza, or risotto or tuscan class the 4 pm class on both days is available I hope to... More
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claireski732017
Would like some more info about the accommodation / appartments above the restaurant. Are there any photos we could see? What sort of standard is the accommodation? Would like to book for my mum who is 70 so want to book her somewhere of a decent standard if you know what i mean...!
16 April 2017|
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Response from columbus1234 | Property representative |
Dear client, you can see the photos on tuscansunapartments com it is one floor up, no lift. she can also stay in the hotel attached, for euro 30 extra per night I hope to welcome you Buon Appetito Chef Paolo Monti
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