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Italian Cooking 101 with a Pro Chef in Rome

1.5 hours
From $29.00
Group size
Up to 15 people

Take an Italian cooking class with a chef in Rome, and learn to make pasta like a pro.

Bring the flavors of Rome right to your home with this Italian cooking class, led by an expert chef. In this Online Escape, join chef Fabio in the kitchen and learn how to prepare two typical Italian meals. Come with all your ingredients measured out, and cook along with him. Chef Fabio will teach you how to make ravioli and cavatelli, two traditional kinds of pasta, and show you the preparations for the flavorful sauces, vegetables, and cheeses that bring them to life. You’ll learn the basics of Italian cooking techniques, including making fresh pasta by hand. By the end of the cooking lesson, you’ll be an expert in Italian cuisine—and have a delicious homemade meal and new favorite recipes to enjoy.

Shared real-time experiences

Online Escapes are livestreamed, so you’ll use your computer, phone, or tablet to connect with your host and others around the world.

What you'll need to participate

  • An internet connection
  • A device that can stream audio & video

We also recommend bringing

  • 2 zucchini, cut into thin rounds
  • 3.5 oz ricotta cheese
  • 2 oz parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • ½ cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 leaves fresh mint, chopped
  • ½ cup semolina flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • 10 grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 slice bacon, chopped
  • 3 asparagus spears, cut into thirds
  • 1 oz pecorino cheese
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 onions (1 halved, 1 diced)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • A wooden cutting board
  • Rolling pin (or pasta machine)
  • Pastry brush
  • Pasta cutter
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 fork
  • 1 knife
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 peeler
  • 1 grater
  • 1 spatula


Overall rating 4.5 out of 5
Based on 4 authentic and unedited participant reviews
Chef Fabio Makes it Look Easy
05/13/20 by Rudy

I was impressed how easily Chef Fabio made the fresh pasta (both egg and water-based) and the instruction made me confident I could do it, too. I'm wondering why I ever bought pasta in a box. Excellent and engaging cooking ...

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EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/15/2020

Hi Rudy! Isn't Chef Fabio wonderful? He also inspires us to make pasta from scratch — it's definitely worth it! We are happy you enjoyed this class and we look forward to seeing yo...

Fabio was Fabulous!
05/13/20 by Anne

Loved the class!! I learned so much about pasta making and Chef Fabio was a great instructor! He shared many tips from his lifetime of experience in restaurants and his cooking school. He made the online instruction fun an...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/15/2020

Hi Anne! Thank you for your great feedback. We are truly happy you learned so much during this Escape to Rome and that Chef Fabio was a wonderful host. Is it our hope to take you t...

improvising was key
05/23/20 by Jessa

We were so excited to talk with Fabio and make a wonderful dish. We appreciated the detailed ingredients list and I imagine it would have been the perfect set up and lesson.... if the audio worked. We could hear a scratch of ...

EF Go Ahead Tours replied on 5/29/2020

Hello Jessa! Thank you for joining us on this wonderful Escape to Rome. We are sorry to hear you had audio issues and that this impacted your overall experience. We will make sure ...

Getting ready

How do I participate?

All Online Escapes are virtual experiences, so you’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video. You can use your computer, tablet, or phone—whichever you prefer.

A link to manage your reservation, along with details about how to join, will be included in your confirmation email.

Who else will be joining?

Our Online Escapes are led by hosts from around the world. When you join, you’ll meet your host as well as anyone else who signs up. Each Online Escape has a maximum group size listed. Currently, Online Escapes are led in English and available to anyone in the United States and Canada.

What if I need to cancel?

While we hope you don’t have to, you can cancel your reservation online for a full refund up until 24 hours prior to the start of your Online Escape. You can read our full policy here.

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