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Smile And Food

Via Rodi 13, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Warm welcome to Siracusa!

Alessia met the four of us at our hotel and escorted us to the open air market, where she... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
GaryOfSeattle
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Seattle, Washington
Highlight of Trip to Sicily!

Alessia is one of those amazingly vibrant people that you never forget! My husband and I learned so... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diane B
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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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Sicilian cooking classes. Street food tour. Wine Tasting around Sicily. Personal Chef service in Sicily. Special meals: gluten free, lactose-free, vegetarian and vegan. First step of the cooking class the food tour around the street market in Ortigia Island in Siracusa, second step to make the lunch at my home. We'll finish sharing the lunch together. Experience open to all. Family friendly.
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“sicilian food” (7 reviews)
“pasta” (11 reviews)
“cooking class” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 14:30, 17:00 - 20:30
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Rodi 13, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Alessia met the four of us at our hotel and escorted us to the open air market, where she introduced us to vendors of all kinds of seafood, cheese, wine, produce, people she'd known all her life. They served us generous samples and we learned...More

Thank GaryOfSeattle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Alessia is one of those amazingly vibrant people that you never forget! My husband and I learned so much about the Sicilian culture from her! We called Alessia before 9 a.m. on Saturday morning and even though her day was going to be very busy,...More

Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This was a real highlight of our trip. My husband and I and our 4.5 year old daughter spent the morning with Alessia - at the market tasting and then cooking at her house nearby - and then we ate lunch together. Alessia judged the...More

Thank Vicky C
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I traveled with a group from USA that has been to Sicily many times. We had a lunch prepared by Allissa that was excellent. That evening she taught us how to prepare arincini. She was an excellent teacher and has a wonderful sense of humor

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Alessia is full of energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of Sicilian food and cooking. Our food and cooking tour with Alessia was the highlight of our Sicily trip. experience

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Thank Gary F
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

As organizer I requested a meal prepared at our villa for 21 people and Alessia came prepared to put together a wonderful evening. With multiple appetizers and 2 main courses, and a delicious dessert, everyone was very pleased. She paired the food with local wines...More

Thank GarryandMo
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

My husband and I enjoyed Alessia's Sicilian Bread and Pizza Master Class at a villa in the countryside near the town of Palazzolo Acreide about 45 minutes from Syracuse. Alessia arranged transportation for us. I knew from my first communication with Alessia that this activity...More

Thank Mary L
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Alessia is a joyful Sicilian and her passion for her country and its food is heartening. She met us with, indeed, a beaming smile and took us to the market on Ortigia. It was a riot of people, noise and colourful produce. Local fresh products,...More

Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Alessia took us on an evening food tour of Syracuse where we tried different local specialties. She was a lovely and warm guide and all the food and drinks we tried were fantastic. The only reason for 4 and not 5 stars is that we...More

Thank DanielJackman
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Alessia's cooking class in Siracusa was a wonderful experience. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone who wants to get a taste of real Sicilian cooking. Alessia is a fantastic cook but also a great person and lovely to...More

Thank Ciara1213
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Yara R
8 May 2018|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
To find out about her price for a family of 3 and if she has an opening, go to Alessia's webpage at smileandfood. You can ask Alessia your question on the page in Web Instant Messenger and get her response very quickly. Good... More
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sookie1
27 January 2017|
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Response from AlessiaSmileandfood | Property representative |
Hi Susan! Thanks for your require. The cost all inclusive for the class with the street market tour is of 90€. The school is close the market about 3-4 minutes of walking. If you would like a class I’ll be very happy to pick... More
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Kevin Cole K
22 February 2016|
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Response from AlessiaSmileandfood | Property representative |
Hello! The class will be cost with the you at street market, with a tasty of Sicilian food and wines, with the lesson and the lunch all inclusive of 90€ for person. For the date there aren't problems. When you would like to... More
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