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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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This is a cooking school just outside of Varenna. The chef will pick you up at your hotel early in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Oro Valley, Arizona
The highlight of our trip!!!

Chef Moreno is a wonderful man and we had the privilege to experience his cooking class. He picked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ringoes, New Jersey
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Viale del Progresso 4 | Gittana di Perledo, 23828 Varenna, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank docbob0707
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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

Thank winewanderer
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!

1  Thank SaraLee907
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

1  Thank Travel4Foto
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

1  Thank lebaron
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

Thank Sean F
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

1  Thank Tspud
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Moreno's cooking class is a fantastic experience. He is as much an entertainer and comedian as much he is a chef. I highly recommend this experience. You'll have a great time, the wine will flow and the food is incredible! Enjoy! Anthony

Thank Anthony J
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Moreno's class is as wonderful as everyone says it is! He is a wonderful ambassador for Lake Como and Italian food, and such a warm and welcoming man. It is more of a demonstration than a hands-on cooking class, although everyone does put on an...More

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Response from shark4rae | Reviewed this property |
TA won’t let me post thier email - but you can go to their website (English version available) and click on contacts to get their ‘info’ email
5 June 2018|
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10 May 2018|
Response from Sixonthego_50 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the prices were different for children and adults. I believe my children under 14 were around $50 US. Adults were around $70. This included transportation from the dock in Varenna, food, drink and the class. We had... More