Cesarine: Small group Pasta and Tiramisu with Mamma in Lucca

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Share your Pasta Love Small group Pasta and Tiramisu class in Lucca
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  • 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the secrets to turning out fresh pasta and classic tiramisù like a real Italian 'mamma' with this home cooking class. Join a local cook in her kitchen and learn how to make two different types of pasta from scratch, then try your hand as assembling a creamy tiramisù under her careful guidance. Top off your class with a family-style lunch or dinner featuring the dishes you've created together.
  • Connect with a local cook to experience the authentic side of Lucca
  • Prepare two types of pasta and traditional tiramisù in a single class
  • Lunch or dinner including three courses plus wine and coffee included
  • A small-group experience suitable for all ages and skill levels

Sample Menu


Ravioli and Tagliatelle

Learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes from scratch with tasty sauces. Pasta shapes can vary according to your preferences.



Learn how to prepare the most iconic Italian dessert and taste your creation at the end.

What's Included

  • 3 recipes hands-on cooking class
  • 3-course lunch or dinner
  • Local wines
  • Water and soft drinks for kids
  • Italian Espresso
  • Ingredients, kitchen equipments and apron for the class

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 55100 Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy

      This experience will be held in a local family's home located in Lucca or in the nearby small villages (i.e. Capannori) based on the availability. For privacy reason, you will receive the full address of your host after you've booked.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Near public transportation
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Operated by Cesarine

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    This was definitely a highlight of our trip!! We were fortunate to have Lunia and her beautiful family as our host chef for the evening. She met us in Lucca and took us to a few local marketplaces, teaching us a bit of history and learning about the foods. From there, we went up to her beautiful home, high up in the mountains. The ambiance was perfect and really enjoyed spending the evening with her and her son, later joined by the rest of her family. She is an incredible chef and allowed all of us to partake in the food-making that evening. I went in skeptical and would now recommend everyone try this experience when in Italy!! It is one for the memory books!


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    Wonderful experience! Lovely hosts!
    Sierra_A, Apr 2024
    The hospitality was beyond wonderful! The tiramisu we made was delicious. Would recommend to anyone visiting Lucca.
    Horrific. Do not do this event -EVER
    Brian_M, Mar 2024
    This can’t even be rated -10 maybe. The most memorable.. you’re kidding. The whole thing was the worst. We walked out. What is memorable is my wife’s anger and disappointment. Was suppose to be a highlight for her. Completely unacceptable. I’ve travelled the world and utilized Hosts and services globally. Never have I felt so ripped off to this Extreme. I’ll be writing my reviews, included will be everyone involved. Viator included My wife and I were bait & switched. There was no Mama, no Papa either- The host was not the normal host but a kid who knew nothing. Could not even open a bottle of wine.
    Wonderful Experience
    Shawn_W, Mar 2024
    We loved Lucina and her family! They were warm and welcoming. We laughed most of the evening and were entertained by stories of the family. Our family made ravioli and a noodle with pesto, along with Taramasu. Lucina corrected a few of our misunderstandings with making pasta. Making pasta is a labor of love and our family cannot wait to prepare it when we arrive home. I cannot recommend Lucina and her family highly enough (The experience was truly a family affair).
    Spending the evening in...
    Jerry_M, Dec 2023
    Spending the evening in Antoinette’s home was one of the highlights of our trip. Our translator was excellent and we not only learned some authentic recipes and had a delicious meal but also felt we learned so much about the local area and people. Highly recommend this experience.
    Edgar_F, Oct 2023
    Great experience. Silvia was great. Beautiful home. Food was spectacular. Would recommend to anyone.
    Warm & Inviting Cooking Class
    Elizabeth_B, Oct 2023
    A truly Incredible and memorable experience to be brought into this family's home for the cooking class! Viator sent the wrong information for our meeting point but the host was gracious and had her Dad pick us up, the class waited for us to arrive before starting so we didn't miss anything. A warm and friendly experience with food prepared that was out of this world GOOD! Delizioso!!!
    Best experience in Italy!
    kathryn_d, Oct 2023
    BOOK THIS!!! This was the most amazing experience of our trip. You are actually cooking in Antionette’s home using her grandmothers recipes. There is a translator. You eat in their home with their authentic ingredients (homemade anchovies) along with what you made during the class. Do not hesitate to book this and in fact she should charge more.
    A marvellous experience
    Diane_W, Oct 2023
    My daughter and I took part in the pasta and tiramisu making class and can't recommend it highly enough. It was lovely to be in a typical Italian home just outside Lucca with another 4 participants. We were taught how to make the tiramisu first to allow it to mature, then followed making pasta from scratch........not difficult just a little time consuming. We made ravioli and fazzoletti. After making both the tiramisu and pasta we moved outside to eat them at a communal table, which was laden with food the Mama had pre-prepared. The food we'd made was delicious and we were able to take some back to our accommodation, along with a copy of the recipes. The experience was wonderful and will stay in our memories.
    This a should not be missed!
    Michael_B, Oct 2023
    This could not have been any better! Anti and Piero were models of gracious hosts and Lily the translator was also just superb! The whole experience was an 11 on a scale of 1-10! We felt like part of their family when it was time to say goodbye! The actual pasta making portion was augmented with Tiramisu and Bruscetta - all just sensational as Anti is passionate about the use of high quality, organic and local ingredients. This is what travel is all about! This brief immersion into the life of a local Lucchese family will be with us forever! Thank you for a great day!
    A treasured memory
    Shelly_B, Oct 2023
    What a fabulous experience! To invite us into her home and experience from start to finish the process of making pasta. Then sharing a wonderful meal with old and new friends. Truly something I will remember always. Thank you so much!
    Amazing unforgettable experience
    Emma_S, Oct 2023
    We had such an amazing experience doing this cooking class! Great recipes were taught, lovely company and great location. Initially had some trouble finding the place due to the incorrect location provided by Viator on the ticket. The morning of I received the correct location, via whatsapp and we were collect from Lucca centre which was amazing!!!! We did the lunch cooking class, and it definitely exceeded our expectations. So accommodating, and so much lovely / delicious food. We learnt so much about pasta in Lucca, we had a great teacher. Lots of left overs to enjoy later. We would highly recommend this as a half day experience 😊
    Our host, Novella and...
    Barbara_B, Oct 2023
    Our host, Novella and Marco, were so welcoming. We had such a wonderful experience and learned so much. The food and conversation were fabulous.
    Wonderful local experience
    Vicki_K, Oct 2023
    Our host, Silvia was so sweet. It was so lovely to be in her home and learning her family recipes. She emailed us the recipes and we are excited to make them for family and friends. This was one of the highlights of our trip and we highly recommend.
    Would recommend it to ANYONE
    Yongsu_L, Sep 2023
    This was the highlight of my trip to Italy. Many thanks to Novella and her friend/family to offer such a special experience to truly learn and enjoy home-made Italian cuisine. I had great conversations and a lot of fun - 3 hours went by so fast. Everyone was very warm and welcoming. I feel so lucky to find this opportunity!
    Sharing with Grace and knowledge
    Robert_S, Sep 2023
    Magarite G was kind, patient, reinforcing, extremely knowledgeable, gracious host who graciously shared her knowledge and her family experience. I would definitely recommend this cooking experience and would love to do a pizza experience with her
    Beautiful, transporting and immersive.
    Kirstin_M, Sep 2023
    I’ve no idea how to capture the range of emotions here. Monica and Paulo transported us on a magic carpet of taste and senses. We picked fresh figs off their tree, foraged for herbs and rolled them in our fingers to release their scents. We ate locally produced sausage, goats cheese from the English woman up the hill, Prosecco from the North that the family buy in bulk and bottle to share this rare treat. We made two types of pasta and dredged it in fresh homemade tomato sauce. We ate like Queens, laughed, indulged our senses and celebrated. Truly we were family for the day. I can’t put a price on the magic Monica crafted. I and my friends are blessed to have shared this time.
    An evening of pasta, sauce, meats, wine and an evening of delight.
    Joan_R, Sep 2023
    Monica was great. We basically had a private class with just myself and my friend. It was educational and so enjoyable. It was one of the highlights of our trip for sure and we’d highly recommend Monica as an instructor.
    Thank You Silvia!
    Tim_R, Sep 2023
    We spent a wonderful evening with Silvia learning to cook pasta and prepare Tiramisu. Silvia invited us into her kitchen to share some of her secrets to making her dishes come out just right. And she taught us with charming spunk and welcome encouragement.
    Spectacular experience all around.
    lilee_d, Sep 2023
    I had an absolutely spectacular and memorable time. Maria and Giuseppe were outstanding, really treating me like an honoured guest. I am so happy to have had the experience and opportunity to meet and cook with such a wonderful talent that Maria is.
    Heart warming experience
    Nicole_F, Aug 2023
    This was my favorite experience thus far of my European tour. The family is so warm, welcoming, and kind. We were able to have such a personal one on one time with this family and my own family getting to know each other. Not only did we leave with knowledge about how to make pasta from scratch, we also left with full hearts and new friends. I will definitely be coming back to do this again!

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