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Italian Handmade Pasta Classes

Alexandria, United StatesPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Monica And Leonardo

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Italian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 6 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Join husband-and-wife duo Leo and Monica for an evening of laughter, fun, and fresh pasta, with recipes rolled straight from Leo’s traditional Florentine roots. You’ll never reach for the store-bought stuff again!
We'll start with an intimate group with light refreshments and share some culinary secrets from Leo's hometown of Florence as well as regional plates. Then we'll jump right into the pasta-making portion of our class, where you’ll learn just how easy it is to whip up a perfect pasta dough, roll it out, shape and fill each delicate nibble with a punchy, flavor-packed filling made from scratch. Every class will last about three hours, at the end of which guests will have dinner with the Cecchi's and taste their creations on the spot!
Tortellini, ravioli, tagliatelle, spaghetti – after a few hours in Leo and Monica’s kitchen, you’ll be able to tackle any variety and produce a pasta-piece that tastes even better than it looks. Better yet, you can ask ahead of time for a more personalized menu. Can’t handle too much dairy? Prefer one dish over another? No worries, the Cecchi’s are more than happy to work with you.
Other things to note
Please let us know in advance if you have Food allergies or intolerance.
Join husband-and-wife duo Leo and Monica for an evening of laughter, fun, and fresh pasta, with recipes rolled straight from Leo’s traditional Florentine roots. You’ll never reach for the store-bought stuff again!
We'll start with an intimate group with light refreshments and share some culinary secrets from Leo's hometown of Florence as well as regional plates. Then we'll jump right into the pasta-making portion of our class, where you’ll l…

What's included

  • Food
    Traditional Italian filled vegetarian Pasta. Let us know if you are on a sp...
  • Drinks
    Refreshments
  • Equipment
    Aprons, Rolling Pin, Cutting Board

Meet your host, Monica And Leonardo

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 40 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Our goal is to share our art and love of Italian pasta, handed down from generations of knowledge from the Tuscany valley. We hope to bring our authentic methods of Italian cooking and the tradition of handmade meals, to you and your home.
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Where you'll be

We will conduct our Italian Traditional Classes in our house in Alexandria, Virginia where you will be immersed an Italian atmosphere,

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 40 reviews.

Danielle
March 2020
I highly recommend this experience. From the first moment, we felt welcome and included. The instruction was clear and really left us feeling like we were learning a terrific new skill. The hosts were knowledgeable and kind, and we felt the true generosity of being welcomed into an authentic Italian home. We got to take a little trip without leaving Virginia! Go for it -- you won't regret it!!
I highly recommend this experience. From the first moment, we felt welcome and included. The instruction was clear and really left us feeling like we were learning a terrific new s…
Joseph
March 2020
Monica and Leonardo were fantastic hosts! They were very easy to get along with and they made us feel like family. My girlfriend and I had a great time and we would love to do it again. Who knew making pasta had so many “layers” and could be so fun to do around good people. If your on the fence about booking this experience, I recommend you go all in. You won’t regret it!
Monica and Leonardo were fantastic hosts! They were very easy to get along with and they made us feel like family. My girlfriend and I had a great time and we would love to do it a…
Abby
March 2020
Great date night or fun with friends! My husband and I booked this as a date night and it was a really great experience. There are a handful of good foodie experiences on AirBnB in this area but we chose pasta making because it seemed like it would be a good hands-on experience and a fun time! It completely lived up to our expectations and Monica and Leonardo were wonderful hosts. We feel we have learned a practical new skill which we can practice and perfect at home and we got to meet new people, have fun, and most importantly eat great pasta!
Great date night or fun with friends! My husband and I booked this as a date night and it was a really great experience. There are a handful of good foodie experiences on AirBnB in…
Haily
February 2020
Monica and Leonardo were both very sweet people! Their home was super cute and they had a really smart set up for teaching the pasta class. They were both very knowledgeable and helpful- if anyone struggled or fell behind, Leonardo was there to help them catch up. If you made a mistake, they didn’t make you feel bad whatsoever! They said there was no mistake you couldn’t fix when making pasta, and though true, I felt that it was really kind of them to say so no one felt bad for needing help. I would love to do it again and plan on making my own pasta from now on! :)
Monica and Leonardo were both very sweet people! Their home was super cute and they had a really smart set up for teaching the pasta class. They were both very knowledgeable and he…
Amelia
February 2020
Wonderful! Highly recommend. Monica and Leonardo were fabulous. And after learning how to make the pasta, Leonardo cooked it up for us and added amazing homemade sauces. Enjoy the entire experience as did my husband.
Chip
February 2020
Monica and Leonardo brought to life their Italian experience, sharing their love of the culture and cooking. Authentic and very warm experience! Easy to follow and replicate their teachings once we get back home and into our own kitchen. Grazie and Ciao
Monica and Leonardo brought to life their Italian experience, sharing their love of the culture and cooking. Authentic and very warm experience! Easy to follow and replicate thei…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Pescatarian
Soy-free
Peanut allergy
Fish allergy
Gluten-free
Tree nut allergy
Vegetarian
Shellfish allergy

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Smileys and Good Vibes...

BYOW (bring your own bottle of wine)