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Ristorante Il Caminetto Cookery Lessons

Viale del Progresso 4 | Gittana di Perledo, 23828 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815225
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Just as promised ..WONDERFUL!

We decided to try the cooking class at II Caminetto based upon the positive reviews on Trip... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bonita Springs, Florida
Incredible experience. Great food, humor, wine and culture. A highlight of our trip to Italy. Gluten free friendly.

This is an incredibly fun and informative cooking class. Moreno picked us (my wife and four... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Viale del Progresso 4 | Gittana di Perledo, 23828 Varenna, Italy
+39 0341 815225

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Reviewed yesterday

We decided to try the cooking class at II Caminetto based upon the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. It was billed as a must do. So we did and we were not disappointed in any way. As promised, Moreno the chef/owner was entertaining ad his...More

Thank NickCeppi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an incredibly fun and informative cooking class. Moreno picked us (my wife and four children) from Varenna and drove us to his restaurant about 15 minutes up the mountain to a little village. Moreno teaches you about cooking, Italy, culture and life. His...More

Thank Sixonthego_50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took this class with a friend and we enjoyed a full day of life in an authentic Italian kitchen. We were staying down the lake so had bit of a hiccup as the ferry schedule was 10 mins off. It is a small & welcoming...More

Thank Kerryloves2travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an extra day in Como and were looking for something to do. We looked on Trip Advisor and found Ristorante Il Caminetto Cookery Lessons. We emailed Mauro on Thursday night and he got right back to us. He picked us up Friday morning...More

Thank B R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! What a day with Chef Moreno and his beautiful wife Rosella .. we came for a cooking class but instead received not just a lesson in northern Italian food but a lesson in living a good life as well, Italian style!! We spent a...More

1  Thank JourneysOut
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with Moreno and learned a lot in the process! Moreno is gracious, humble, and extremely funny! With transportation from Varenna included, unlimited wine and espresso, a gourmet lunch of fresh tortellini and turkey wrapped in proscuito, you...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We would have happily paid the price for this lunch and transportation to the restaurant ( 124 euro for two) without the four hours of excellent culinary education and entertainment by a talented and witty chef. Two of our 12 person class professional chefs. They...More

Thank ChloeSantaFe
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I can not say enough good things about our experience in Moreno's cooking class. The food was outstanding! Our teacher was a great host! Our classmates were fun to be with! We learned a lot of cooking tips that I look forward to trying at...More

1  Thank Joanne R
Reviewed 14 May 2017

The two of us participated in a cookery class of 10 in April 2017. For the price we got not only a day's course, we were picked up and returned by taxi (just as well, there was unlimited wine on offer). It's on a hilltop...More

Thank GYWX
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I am a Food Vlogger traveling Europe, with a YouTube Series where I review restaurants around certain areas. I recently went to Il Caminetto and can safely safe it was my most enjoyable day in Europe thus far. Moreno is the perfect host, with a...More

1  Thank TheFitKitchen
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Eman A
Hello Im staying in center of Como until May 2017, I would like to take cooking courses in Italian foof, who can help? How to book? Eman
12 March 2017|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, agree with the previous post. It's well worth it -wonderful day. Plan to stay around and tour this town too. Great shopping and beautiful vistas.
Moreno, I am planning a trip to Lake Como in June of this year. I would like to set up a cooking class for my husband and myself. We would like to book the class on June 13, 2017. Please let me know if that is available and the price. Thank you. Celine Croce
2 March 2017|
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Response from Stoloff | Reviewed this property |
You will need to directly contact the property which is owned by the chef who runs the cooking school classes. He is the only one who can tell you about the availability of a class on that date.
We took Moreno's cooking class in October and unfortunately didn't get any recipes to take home. I sent him an email but didn't get an answer. If anyone has the recipe for the potatoes au gratin with the Parmesan cheese and cream or has a good remembrance of how he made this dish I would love to make it for Christmas. Anyone have it???
20 December 2016|
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Response from saguarogirl | Reviewed this property |
All I remember about it is his comment "and lots and lots of cream"! I'd say email him again...sometimes it takes a few times....also....he posts some recipes on his website.