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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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Another super experience!

We have been to Tuscany and Lucca 5 times and this was our 4th return visit to Chef Paolo Monti's... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael O
via mobile
An exceptional experience!

Prior to the 10a cooking class, we traveled with Chef Paolo Monte to METRO to purchase the day’s... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara R
via mobile
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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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Via Per Sant'Alessio n. 3684, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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+39 0583 329970
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to Tuscany and Lucca 5 times and this was our 4th return visit to Chef Paolo Monti's cooking class. That sounds say it all. Everytime were came here, the experience was wonderful. Chef Paolo is very easygoing and funny. This time around,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Prior to the 10a cooking class, we traveled with Chef Paolo Monte to METRO to purchase the day’s food for the restaurant and the class. Chef was very informative as we walked through the store. Cooking class included 3 appetizers, 4 sauces, 2 second plates...More

Thank Barbara R
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chefpaolo07, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much, much appreciated! you were a lot of fun!! Buon Appetito! Chef Paolo

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure how to begin here, so I'll just start. I signed for up for this class months in advance. Chef Monte accepted my deposit and I received my welcome email with a conformation. We traveled to Italy and while touring realized that we...More

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chefpaolo07, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Gary F., I wrote to you soon after you reserved the class, informing you that the class you wanted in the morning was not available, and could fit you in at 4 pm, I did not receive any reply, I wrote to you again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were part of the group of 9 friends who had the "Awesome Experience!" described in the recent review by 779sue. We agree wholeheartedly with her, that the cooking classes and the food that we enjoyed were outstanding! Chef Paolo was wonderful...More

Thank Roger3146
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Chef Monti is a real pro His recipes deftly used seafood, meat and pasta for us including accommodation for some food allergies We did some basic procedures, learned some things, enjoyed the banter and watched and did lots of eating Google the hotel which houses...More

Thank JGIII
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter received Chef Paulo’s cooking class as a wedding shower gift. They enjoyed their experience so much we decided we should go when on our trip. Chef Paulo is so easy to schedule with via email and was even kind enough to move our...More

Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my third cooking session with Chef P: the first being many years ago when he was in Porto Venere. I took my brother to a lesson 8 years ago in Lucca and I took him and his son this year for a full...More

Thank interaliaUsa
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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We chose Chef Paulo’s favorite dishes. He said they were his favorite because they were easy to make and tasted good. He was right!! Amazing!!!!

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

We've just returned from a “7-day Under the Tuscany Sun” Cooking School on May 27 to June 2nd with Chef Paolo Monti. What an awesome experience!! We were a group of 9 who attended and EVERYONE thoroughly enjoyed the classes and the hotel accommodations offered...More

Thank 779sue
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chefpaolo07, Proprietario at Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2018

Dear Susan, Thank you very much for your comments! It was great spending time with and sharing the secrets (and jokes) of italian Cuisine. all the best Chef Paolo

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Reviewed 12 June 2018

My sweetheart and I signed up for the two cooking class, one market visit cooking school option. We stayed at Chef Paolo's place for another couple of evenings, to have the time to more fully explore the surrounding countryside. Chef Paolo cooks almost intuitively (borne,...More

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Ivy C
30 May 2018|
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Response from chefpaolo07 | Property representative |
Thank you fopr your inquiry, all my classes are in english unless another language is requested Buon Appetito! Chef Paolo Monti
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Yousif H
24 February 2018|
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The cost for the Under the Tuscan Sun cooking program is Euro 1590 per person in double room (single suppl. € 210) It is available all year starting every sunday, I hope to welcome you! 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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