We went on this tour on September 30, 2022 with tour guide Massimoliano Vanza as our guide. He took us on a market tour in Civitavecchia where he purchased items that we were to prepare. Our next stop was RC La Nona Restaurant and Catering. We were met by Juliana, the owner and chef of the restaurant. We then donned our chef’s aprons and sat down for some pastry and proceco. We were then led into the kitchen where we began to prepare our meal. During our time there we prepared veal saltimbocca, gnocchi, and tiramisu. Juliana was wonderful throughout the entire event. Her friendly attitude and playful joking about how we were working on the ingredients was delightful. Massimaliano was great explaining each step and translating Italian to English and back. The whole experience was wonderful and I would highly recommend this for a very enjoy tour.
We experienced this exceptional culinary excursion as a group of 2 couples. Every minute of the 5 hours we spent with our guide, Massimiliano, and our Chef, Julianna, was filled with wonderful conversation, learning, laughter, delicious tasting food, and, in a single word, FUN!
From the walk through the market viewing and buying the diversity of ingredients for the meal, to learning cooking techniques in the RC La Nona restaurant kitchen, to sitting down to toast our accomplishments, was pure enjoyment.
We highly recommend it!
We booked the market tour and cooking class for our time in Civitavecchia, and it was by far the best tour of our entire trip! Massimiliano was such an amazing guide – from the moment we met him he made us feel so welcomed like we were old friends. He showed us around town and took us to the market to buy some supplies before heading to Giuliana’s restaurant for our cooking class. We loved getting to spend time in the kitchen with Giuliana and Max. We learned some great recipes and had a lot of fun getting to talk with them while we cooked. Afterwards, we enjoyed the delicious meal together before heading back to our meeting point. I can’t say enough great things about this tour because the people who led it were so warm and welcoming. We truly felt like part of their Italian family and would love to come back in the future!