Cooking with Nonna
Ask any Italian what their favorite food is and they’ll always qualify their answer with ‘della nonna’. Whether it’s handmade gnocchi, fat juicy polpette (meatballs) lavished in a rich tomato sauce or creamy, dreamy panna cotta to make any Italian swoon, recipes cooked as their grandmas made them carry a sacred place in the heart of Italian culinary culture.
This 4-hour class equips you with all the know-how you need to conjure up real Italian cuisine. Spending a morning, afternoon, or evening with Rome’s favorite nonna, you’ll perfect the art of making two traditional dishes, topped off with some mouthwatering panna cotta. Want to learn more? Read on to find out!
Cooking with Nonna Recipes
Enjoy a prosecco and antipasti reception
Arriving at either our 17th-century palazzo next to Piazza Navona or our sleek, stylish school a stone’s throw from the Pantheon, you’ll be greeted with a warm reception of prosecco and antipasti-style snacks.
This drinks and snacks reception provides the perfect opportunity to meet our nonna, your chef, before making your way into the kitchen.
Perfect the art of making three Roman dishes
Here’s where the fun starts.
Following Nonna‘s expert guidance, you’ll get stuck into making and rolling out your own Italian gnocchi dough. Which sauces or fillings you use will depend on the time of year (we only source the freshest seasonal ingredients for our classes). But remember: you’re always welcome to specify if there’s a particular dish you’d like to learn.
As well as this, you’ll master the art of Italian meatballs: a classic that’s loved throughout the world. The perfect accompaniment to scrumptious gnocchi, this is the perfect introduction to Italian cuisine. But we’re not done yet – dessert is yet to come!
Conjure up a mouthwatering panna cotta to accompany your mains
When in Rome, learn a sinfully sweet recipe to bring back home! Your nonna will share her secret to the perfect panna cotta.
Craft this creamy, dreamy dessert from scratch before sitting yourself down at the dining table to indulge on what you’ve created.
Indulge in your meal with a choice of local wines, beers or coffee
At the end of this unique and unforgettable experience, you’ll have a chance to linger over a lunch or dinner of what you prepared in class.
Accompanied by a wide selection of soft and alcoholic drinks to suit every taste.
Wonderful Experience! Excellent! Definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Rome! I had a great time and was very impressed with how easy and how delicious our pizza and gelato... read moreExcellent! Definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Rome! I had a great time and was very impressed with how easy and how delicious our pizza and gelato turned out. Chef Roberto was very welcoming of us into his home and provided an amazing experience. I went solo and the rest of the class was a family celebrating one of their son's birthday. They were a delight to share the class with and couldn't have been nicer to make sure I felt included in the class. Great experience that I highly recommend! read less
Trastevere Food tour My husband and I came to Italy for our thirty year anniversary. Luca was probably the best part of our time in Rome. He was very informative and personable. We... read moreMy husband and I came to Italy for our thirty year anniversary. Luca was probably the best part of our time in Rome. He was very informative and personable. We especially enjoyed the pork (whole roasted pig). read less
A brilliant evening The pizza and gelato making class was our favourite thing that we did in Rome. Everything is brilliantly done and the food at the end was incredible. Plenty of wine... read moreThe pizza and gelato making class was our favourite thing that we did in Rome. Everything is brilliantly done and the food at the end was incredible. Plenty of wine to share as well. Highly recommend this experience. read less