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7 Best Cooking Classes in Rome [2023]

Looking forward to taking some cooking classes in Rome? Learn to make pasta, pizza, and glorious Italian desserts with the best chefs in the city. Check out your options! 

Rome, and Italy in general, is widely renowned for its food. You only have to think about a dish of pasta, a slice of pizza, or a yummy gelato to start drooling, and the best part about being in Rome is you’ll actually get to taste them all! 

Hands making fresh pasta in a list of the best cooking classes in Rome.

But there really is no better way to experience Italian cuisine than by taking a cooking class in Rome, learning the secrets and art of preparing some of the world’s most beloved meals, and getting to eat them afterward…paired with a good glass of Italian wine. This and a food tour in Rome are a must.

I’ve prepared a list of the absolute best cooking classes in Rome, Italy, to add to your Rome itinerary. This way you (and your family!) can have a fantastic time, eat deliciously, and go home with some very precious recipes. Check them out! 

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The Best Pasta Making Classes in Rome

No Rome cooking class list could neglect a pasta-making lesson; it’s pretty much a national dish after all! Learn to make your spaghetti from scratch with one of these two fabulous cooking classes. 

➤ The Pasta & Tiramisu Workshop is ideal to learn the basics of pasta-making and also prepare your own tiramisu. You’ll create your dish and dessert from scratch under the guidance of a chef, and savor it later for dinner. 

This class also includes: All ingredients, bottled water, and a glass of wine. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ This Rome Pasta Making Class discovers all the secrets of the traditional way of making this popular dish, and you’ll get to prepare it with the tips and instructions of a local chef. Needless to say, you’ll savor your homemade meal for dinner, and also witness a live demonstration of gelato making. 

This class also includes: Prosecco and aperitivi, wine, pasta, and gelato. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Learn How to Make Pasta + Pizza

Pasta and Pizza are staples in Italy, so why not learn to make both? In this 4-hour Pasta and Pizza Making Class in Rome, you’ll be guided through all the steps to creating a delicious, authentic Neapolitan pizza and learn how to make over 10 different shapes of pasta! 

When you’re done, you’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet paired with unlimited red wine and tiramisu for dessert. What’s better than capping off your class by enjoying your creations? 

This class also includes: Roundtrip transportation and all ingredients. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Walking Tour + Cooking Class

One of the most comprehensive Italian cooking classes in Rome comes with a great tour around Rome. The Walking Tour with Authentic Cooking Class starts with a walking tour around the main Roman landmarks, learning about the history and culture of the city from your guide, and then takes you to a restaurant, where you’ll prepare your very own 3-course meal. 

The starter, main course, and dessert which you’ll make are all traditional Italian recipes, and you’ll then get to taste them for lunch or dinner afterward.  

This class also includes: Pick up and drop-off from a meeting point, a local guide. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

A Family-Friendly Pizza Class in Rome

The Family-Friendly Pizza Master Class is the perfect Italian cooking class in Rome if you’re with children. They will love this fun and creative lesson of rolling the dough and decorating their own pizza before it goes into a stone oven and it’s ready to be eaten. Lunch and evening classes are available. 

This class also includes: A glass of wine, water, and bruschetta. ➥ BOOK IT HERE

Best Private Cooking Classes in Rome

If you’re traveling with family or a group of friends, you’ll likely have more fun enjoying the Rome cooking classes all to yourselves. That’s possible with some spectacular private lessons! Check out the best options for cooking in Rome with your group. 

➤ In this Private Cooking Class you will create your own 4-course Italian meal from scratch, guided by an experienced guide who will explain why Italians cook the way they do and give you all the secrets to preparing delicious pasta and sauces, meat, and the classic tiramisu. 

You’ll then enjoy the meal with a glass of wine selected for each dish and go home with the recipes so you can keep practicing long after your cooking lessons in Rome are over. 

This class also includes: Bottled water and alcoholic beverages.  ➥ BOOK IT HERE

➤ The Private Customized Cooking Lesson is doubtless the best cooking class in Rome for groups looking not only for some privacy, but to have a say on the menu. You’ll choose your starter, pasta dish, and dessert, and get to action as you learn about Italian cuisine and craft your lunch or dinner with your family. 

When you’re done creating your masterpieces at this pasta making class in Rome, you’ll get to relax with some wine while you wait for your meal to be ready, and then go home with the recipes and all the tips to become the best chef among your friends. 

This class also includes: A local chef, food, and alcoholic beverages.  ➥ BOOK IT HERE

  • Virginia Bello

    Virginia is a writer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. She left her career as a TV Producer to gain more freedom and never looked back. She's been traveling the world full-time ever since! Virginia has traveled extensively through Latin America, Europe and Asia. You can currently find her gallivanting through Southeast Asia.

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