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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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Best part of the trip!

I wanted to find a cooking class but most are closed until the middle of March. Fortunately Chef... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
srussel
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Wyoming
Exciting Experience with Chef Paolo Monti

Chef Paolo was in Niagara, Ontario, Canada this January 2018 to do some cooking classes.. The class... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patti J
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St. Catharines, Canada
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to find a cooking class but most are closed until the middle of March. Fortunately Chef Paolo isn't. Great class, learned so much: not only how to cook what we made but how to chop vegetables, make stock...while I've done this on my...More

Thank srussel
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef Paolo was in Niagara, Ontario, Canada this January 2018 to do some cooking classes.. The class was an amazing experience! I would love to take this class again. I hope Chef Paolo comes back to Canada again soon! I learned so much!

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Our group of 4 booked The Tuscan Cooking Class in September 2017 at the strong recommendation of a friend, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Chef Paolo responded promptly to email questions & the class was easy to book . Classes are held in...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

My family group of 7 did the risotto, scaloppine and carpaccio class in September 2017, after three of us had first joined Paolo to shop for ingredients. It was a wonderful day in every daw. Paolo is very personable and the class runs seamlessly -...More

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columbus1234, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Grazie!! Thank you very much!! Chef Paolo

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Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

We booked a pasta and sauce cooking class and were more than happy with what we learned. Chef Paolo is easy to understand with easy to follow instructions. The end product was delicious and I can’t wait to show off my Italian sauce knowledge to...More

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columbus1234, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you very much!! Chef paolo Monti

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

We signed up for Chef Paulo’s Pasta Cooking class hoping we would learn a bit about pasta. We had no idea how much of a treat the class would be. We learned how to make pasta, ravioli, whole wheat pasta, and so many wonderful sauces,...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This has been my all time favorite cooking class. Chef Paolo is very personable, entertaining and has such a wealth of knowledge. Each dish made was heavenly! I am a picky eater though every dish we made was so delicious. I have already made many...More

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columbus1234, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thank you very much, you flatter me!! Come again!! Chef Paolo Monti

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

#1 on my bucket list was a cooking class in Italy and Chef Paolo did not disappoint! The instruction, meals and company were perfect! The bonus is that Chef is located in the charming city of Lucca! Go to Lucca and cook with Chef Paolo!

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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We had a phenomenal experience and learning today with Chef Paolo and his staff. Chef was completely engaging with numerous tips , on holding knife properly , to effortlessly chop ingredients . He shared many story on the history of true Italian cooking which made...More

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

My mom and I signed up for Chef Paolo’s class while in Montecatini and it did not disappoint. The amount of food we cooked and skills we learned in 4 hours was so amazing and delicious! We can’t wait to go home and make pasta...More

Thank Jamie B
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columbus1234, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Thank you very much! it was a pleasure cooking with you!! Buon Appetito! Chef Paolo Monti

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Megan K
2 January 2018|
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Response from columbus1234 | Property representative |
Ciao Megan, thank you for your inquiry , if you look among the many comments there are some about the 7 day class also on facebook under the tuscan sun I am refurbishing the apartments and photos should be ready soon... More
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16 September 2017|
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Response from bingdash | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply, yes I emailed him. There is a local bus that can take you there and back
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