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Private Cooking Lesson with chef Luigi Gandola

Via Per Lecco 33, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
+39 031 950535
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Wonderful Experience

Chef Luigi is a total; Character and so entertaining as well as a teacher and a chef. Seeing the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chicago, Illinois
Best day in Bellagio!

My mom and I took the fresh pasta cooking lesson with Chef Luigi and it exceeded all expectations... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
Camille M
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Cooking Lessons Private Cooking Lesson with chef Luigi Gandola.10.00 am: Meet chef Luigi in your hotel lobby in Bellagio or from Bellagio ferro station and transfer by private vehicle to his restaurant the “Salice Blu”.Enjoy a cup of coffee with Luigi before visiting his Herb Garden (with its 40 different aromatic herbs) behind the restaurant’s kitchens.The cooking lesson begins at 10.30 and you can assist Chef Luigi in making home made pasta, risotto and ravioli using fresh local products from the market. Enjoy these delicacies for lunch.Following lunch, Chef Luigi will give you a diploma as well as an English translation of the recepies.Apron With Himalaia sign And. Little present of italian foodTransfer back to your hotel at 2pm. ( time can change)
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Via Per Lecco 33, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
+39 031 950535
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chef Luigi is a total; Character and so entertaining as well as a teacher and a chef. Seeing the garden and learning how to make all the dishes was so much fun and then enjoying a lunch of everything we learned to make was delicious....More

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Reviewed 14 October 2016

My mom and I took the fresh pasta cooking lesson with Chef Luigi and it exceeded all expectations. He personally picked us up from our hotel and drove us to his restaurant where we met a few other couples. We started the day with cappuccino...More

1  Thank Camille M
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Chef Luigi picked us up on time from our hotel in Bellagio. He is a careful driver and soon we were at his family restaurant. We enjoyed a cappuccino and then walked outside to see his herb garden where he picked zucchini flowers to use...More

3  Thank OmaAnnie
Reviewed 13 August 2016

My wife and two 6-year old daughters signed up for the class. I signed up not expecting to enjoy it as much. However, Chef Luigi was incredibly helpful with my daughters and it was one of the highlights of their time in Bellagio. They were...More

Thank DenverSkiHi
Reviewed 26 July 2016

As part of our Gardens of the Italian Lakes Tour, we arranged a private cooking lesson with Chef Luigi. He very kindly picked us up from our hotel in Bellagio and transported us up into the hills where his family restaurant is situated in a...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our half day with Chef Luigi and our classmates (a very nice young couple on their honeymoon from the UK). As novices to Italian cooking, we learned a little about Chef's Lake Como cuisine and his passion for everything....More

Thank N_Luv_with_Italia
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Luigi was fabulous; we went there as a family of 5, 2 16 y/o and a 5 year old and had a great morning with private cooking lessons. It was fun and Luigi and his family were great hosts with both Mum and Nanna involved....More

Thank dpe156
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Reading the great reviews on trip advisor my family and I decided to book private cooking lesson with Chef Luigi Gandola. It started off very well with Chef Luigi coming to pick us up from our hotel, showing us around his garden, us making/rolling the...More

5  Thank Suyangi G
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We took a class with Luigi Gandola of Salice Blue Ristorante in Bellagio, Italy. The experience started with a tour of the restaurant and gardens. Next we went into the kitchen learn about the pastas. We had a wonderful lunch of gnocchi, ravioli, and amazing...More

1  Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We were recommended this cooking experience with Chief Luigi Grandola at his restaurant in Bellagio. He picked us up from the bus as we were staying in Como. A quick 10 min drive and we were having coffee and getting ready with apron on to...More

3  Thank Angela J
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Hi. What is the cost of chef luigi's classes? Looking at a group of 6.
22 July 2015|
Response from fly121 | Reviewed this property |
It was $150.00 USD per person. We enjoyed the class, the day started at 10am and we didn't get back to our hotel until 3pm. Luigi is very friendly and entertaining, and the food was excellent.
How can I book a reservation? Do I need to call you or can I email you?
1 May 2015|
Response from chefluigi | Property representative |
Yes You Can email me this is The price list COST OF COOKING COST OF COOKING LESSONS 2015 Only by reservation COST OF COOKING CLASS GROUP LESSONS 2015 1 person € 150 2 / 8 people 120 € all incluse 9 / 10 people 110... More
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