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Fantastic experience & delicious food!

We had a fantastic experience with Gioia. The day started off at the Rialto market where she... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cairns, Australia
More than great cooking, a wonderful experience!

We had so much fun learning to cook delicious traditional Italian food with Gioia! She was a great... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Boston, Massachusetts
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Do you want to learn the basics of Italian cuisine? I organize Italian cooking classes in Venice for anyone interested in Italian food and wine, all of which in English. I focus on and teach how to cook dishes you can prepare every day at home. At...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Calle Lunga S. Barnaba, 2721 | Campo San Barnaba, 30123 Venice, Italy
Dorsoduro / Accademia
+39 349 863 2287
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic experience with Gioia. The day started off at the Rialto market where she introduced us to some of the local foods as well as the local history. Back at her apartment we began cooking some traditional Venetian dishes. Gioia made everything...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We had so much fun learning to cook delicious traditional Italian food with Gioia! She was a great teacher, very patient, and she took the time to explain the techniques and the reasons behind them. She was very accommodating to our dietary restrictions and the...More

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

It's hard to distill such a wonderful and all-encompassing experience into a concise review. Gioia was by far our favorite experience in Venice. In our initial communication we established our food preferences and discussed the various dishes she recommended we try to sample typical Venetian...More

Thank Maddy K
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Gioia hosted a small cooking class that was delightful. Communication was easy and the menu was flexible. She has the class in her apartment quite near St. Barnaba. The kitchen was pleasant and ample for the upcoming feast. Gioia really shares her interest in food...More

Thank Edward K
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We had a wonderful, authentic Venetian food experience with Gioia. She escorted us to her apartment and we began our food adventure. Not only did we make four pastas and sauces from scratch, she offered us wine and coffee the Italian way. She was calm,...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

This cooking class with Gioia was an amazing (and first ever) cooking experience for my family. We were traveling with our 3 kids aged 13, 12, and 10, and so were a little concerned about how they would be. Gioia was so wonderful and patient...More

Thank pal6860
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Cooking with Gioia was the highlight of our trip to Venice! We had such fun and made beautiful and delicious food! My husband and I participated with our two nephews aged 19 and 21--and they all agreed that this was the best part of our...More

Reviewed 9 June 2018

My husband and I went on our honeymoon for a cooking class with Gioia and it was an absolutely phenomenal time. She was very friendly and personable, with an absolute wealth of knowledge on authentic Italian cuisine. We made ravioli, tagliatelle, and tiramisu for an...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This cooking class with Gioia was the highlight of my stay in Venice. I found out about Gioia through trip advisor and emailed her to book the class for me and my husband during our honeymoon stay in Italy, and I wasn’t disappointed! The day...More

Thank Ayesha A
Reviewed 26 May 2018

If you love food, wine and Italy, this experience is a must! Gioia is wonderful! She is not only an amazing cook, teacher, and host, but she is very friendly and enjoys sharing her love of food and Venice. She is Venetian and her knowledge...More

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with
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restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and
heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's
collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for
evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries
cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica
buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob
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