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Ristorante Il Caminetto Cookery Lessons

Closed Now: 12:30 - 14:00, 19:30 - 21:00
Open today: 12:30 - 14:00, 19:30 - 21:00
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Second Time Around -Even Better!

My wife and I along with another couple attended this cooking school for the second time in four... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
richard r

We have taken cooking classes throughout Europe and North America, and this one is the best by far... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2018
Calgary-Bill L
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I along with another couple attended this cooking school for the second time in four years. It was absolutely the highlight of our trip to Lake Como. Cooking school is somewhat a misnomer. It is a cooking,eating,watching,and drinking school. The setting is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 December 2018

We have taken cooking classes throughout Europe and North America, and this one is the best by far. The setting is ideal within a charming hilltop village, and the school itself is at a very popular restaurant. Chef Moreno is both a storyteller and highly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2018

This is a cooking school just outside of Varenna. The chef will pick you up at your hotel early in the morning. We learned to make pasta, risotto and prepare chicken breasts. There were some excellent hints regarding preparation - including how to save garlic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Chef Moreno is a wonderful man and we had the privilege to experience his cooking class. He picked us up in Varenna and drove us up to Perledo where we met his wife and spent time in his wonderful restaurant. Watching Chef Moreno cook and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

The Restaurante Il Caminetto cooking class is so much more than a cooking lesson. It's a rich opportunity to see an ancient town on a mountain above Lake Como, to hear how locals live, to learn about a second generation restaurant and to relax for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Spent the good part of the day with Chef Morena learning how to make tortelloni, a wonderful tomato sauce, and prosciutto-wrapped turkey breast! What fun! He is a great teacher, and the classroom was filled with laughter and amazing aromas. Don’t miss!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

We attended the cookery class offered by Chef Moreno and couldn’t have had a better time. The time is spent in a cozy 500 year old restaurant learning about pasta making and Italian cooking techniques while enjoying he charming personality of the host, the space...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We drove up all the windy roads to end up in this beautiful small town. Every turn and angle was worth it. Our dinners were excellent.the owner came around and made sure that you were happy. They could not do enough for you. D-licious. We...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Without doubt one of the highlights of our trip to Varenna. We were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and this was a surprise for my wife. All correspondence with Moreno and Rosella was inserted promptly and with humour. We were first to arrive and were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

This was THE highlight of our 10 day trip in Northern Italy and a must do experience in the Lake Como area. First, the environment is wonderful - very welcoming (greeted with coffee, espresso, cappuccino, etc. and mini pastries upon arrival), the ambience is authentic,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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16 January 2019|
Response from teena1014 | Reviewed this property |
The cooking class is an all day event, but well worth every single minute. The email address is on their website. TripAdvisor won’t allow me to post it. Enjoy!
Ann T
13 January 2019|
Response from docbob0707 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure...we booked on line and they do close for part of the year. If I remembered correctly the classes were not on Sundays and Mondays but ask.
13 January 2019|
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Response from Amy W | Reviewed this property |
We were picked up at 10am, left around 4pm, so 6 hours total.