Cooking classes

Home made pasta: gnocchi and tagliatelle in Salerno

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Duration 3h

Max 2 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Small Group hands-on cooking class with 2 pasta recipes and tiramisù followed by a tasting of the recipes prepared during the lesson

Shared Experience

In a shared experience, other guests may be added, up to the maximum number of people that the host can accommodate. Therefore you may have the opportunity to share your passion for good food and cooking with other people from all over the world!

Your experience
  • Tagliatelle (homemade pasta) with pesto
  • Gnocchi (homemade pasta) with tomato and basil
  • Tiramisu'

Are you ready to take on a super yummy culinary challenge? Get your hands dirty in the kitchen with me. I'll show you how to make fresh pasta the way italians do it. You'll become an italian cook in the span of a few hours, making fresh pasta from scratch and learning all the tips and tricks which make italian cusine so delicious and simple. Less is more. Buon appetito!


17 reviews
I took the “home made pasta: gnocchi and tagliatelle in Salero” cooking class with Silvia Tortoro and it was one of the best experiences during our time on the Amalfi coast. Silvia has a warm demeanor and graciously welcomed us into her home. I mentioned in the booking that the date of the cooking class is my 40th birthday and she planned a lovely celebration with tiramisu, themed candles, and a pretty card. Best of all, the pasta we made was excellent. Silvia’s son joined us and explained the recipes and details of what we were making. Almost every single ingredient we used, from the tomato sauce to the pesto, was locally sourced and home made. Before we enjoyed the pasta, Silvia prepared a huge antipasti spread with local cheeses, olives, bread, and various other small plates. We enjoyed this with her while chatting about Italian culture and her family. I highly recommend the class with Silvia if you’re looking for an authentic cooking experience in Salerno. Thank you for an unforgettable experience and for making my birthday so special.

Sonia R. - April 2024

kms There is no doubt that the highlight of our trip to Italy will be our cooking class with Sylvia and Angela!! It was more than a cooking class, it was an amazing experience! We received such a warm and kind welcome! Sylvia’s home and kitchen is beautiful and she clearly spent a lot of time preparing for our class, her passion for cooking and life was really a joy to experience. We made gnocchi, tagliatelle and tiramisu. Sylvia explained every step with Angela translating and taking pictures along the way. Sylvia taught us her skills of pasta making, from tasting our food as we made it, how to gently handle the ingredients, and helpful secrets to make your dishes a success. Then we sat at a beautifully set table with more Italian delicacies of cheese, salami, olives to enjoy our pasta dishes ….needless to say everything tasted so fresh and delicious! Sitting at the table to share our dishes and hearing some of their stories was truly heartwarming. We completed our meal with a treat of a very lovely homemade lemoncello. Grazie Sylvia and Angela, you were so gracious to open up your home to us, we left with wonderful memories of our afternoon together that we will share with our families at home as we try to cook what you taught us …an authentic Italian family meal made with great care and love!

Janet G and Karen C - October 2023

This was an experience like nothing I've ever had before. I did private cooking class with Silvia and Angela and they made me feel completely at ease throughout the whole experience. They were extremely welcoming. I did this near the end of a 10 day trip around different parts of Italy and it was definitely one of the highlights, I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for an authentic Italian experience

Kyle - October 2023

We had a market tour and dinner with Silvia during our trip to Italy for our tenth wedding anniversary. It was honestly the highlight of our trip. Silvia is so friendly and passionate about food and us having the best experience, her daughter in law Angela who was translating for us was also so lovely and together they made it absolutely perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed every part of the experience, Silvia's food was the most delicious we have tasted, and we left feeling like old friends!

Libby - October 2023

Grazie, what a beautiful experience and memory Sylvia and her family created for my husband and I. We were running behind in traffic and worried we would miss our start time, Sylvia’s son called us and put our minds at ease, saying the only thing that would change is that the tiramisu would be made before hand to ensure it had enough chilling time and we could focus on making the remaining dishes and eating the food while we were there. We were greeted by Angela, Sylvia’s daughter in law, with a big smile and wave while walking her puppy. Angela brought us upstairs where we met Sylvia, who welcomed us with open arms and excitement. We were taught how to make fresh pasta as a team and also learned all the little tricks of how to make delicious sauces and potato’s with cute Italian phrases we now take with us such as “poco”. Throughout our time in the kitchen we also had the luxury of meeting all of Sylvia’s kids who were home to visit. They were so kind and easy to talk to, making jokes and teasing one another, as loving family does. We even got to sit down for dinner with her family, where we not only learned about the traditional Italian dishes they grew up with but also received tips on where to travel on the Coast and when we arrived in Rome what dishes to try. We truly felt like family after a short duration of time, goes to show what a wonderful, genuine host Sylvia is. She had known this was an early birthday present from my husband and so at the end before we were leaving they had given me a birthday card from the family and reminded us we are always welcome when in Italy for a visit. An authentic, unique and heartfelt experience, we not only filled our bellies but our hearts with great memories and new friendships. Grazie ❤️

Alyssa & Colin Fallis  - September 2023

€145.00 per guest

€72.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2022Location: Salerno    Languages: Italian and English
"My cuisine ranges from appetizers to desserts with great versatility. For some years I have studied the art of vegetarian and vegan cooking to meet the dietary needs of my children. I revisited typical dishes of the Campania tradition in a vegetable key, without losing sight of recipes and original flavors. I also cultivate with great passion the collection of antique English porcelain, which I love to present to my guests both at breakfast and at the classic tea time. I live to cook and have extreme respect for my guests, of whom I do not miss to grasp specific needs and unusual food tastes ".
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