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Street food in my house

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Duration 2h 30m

Max 10 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

4-course Italian menu with cooking demo

Private Experience

Private experiences are reserved for you and any guests you have booked for: no other people will be added so that you can enjoy maximum privacy.

Your experience
  • Arancino (rice balls that are stuffed, coated with breadcrumbs and deep fried)
  • Medlay of potato croquettes, eggplant meatballs, and meat meatballs
  • Chops skewers
  • Cannoli (a crispy baked shell filled with sweet ricotta cream)

In the comfort of my home, I'll let you taste typical Sicilian street food, the kind prepared in Messina's rosticceries, showcasing local delicacies: fragrant arancini, tasty potato croquettes, and delicious eggplant croquettes. We'll then prepare the traditional Messinese-style meat rolls, and to finish, the famous Sicilian cannoli. I look forward to hosting you for this fantastic experience!

15 reviews
Cooking with Mariella was one of the highlights of our trip. She picked us up near our cruise ship and drove us (safely and thoughtfully) to her home. We used Google translate and she was very helpful with both that and telling us about her beautiful city. We arrived at her lovely home and she quickly made us feel welcome and got us ready for a fun morning. We cooked several different kinds of pasta and bread and then dined on them for a wonderful lunch. We met her mother and sister who were great and som welcoming. I cannot recommend this experience enough. If you are visiting Messina, Sicily in a Cruise, this is an outstanding way to use your time there. Well worth the effort and cost and a great experience you will remember! Thank you Mariella!

John - May 2024

This was an amazing experience. Mariella was so kind and patient and the location was beautiful. We made delicious pasta and tiramisu. Would definitely recommend and would definitely do it again!

Rachel - May 2024

This class was fantastic. Mariella made our small group feel so welcome. Would highly recommend.

Kim - May 2024

My family and I had the most wonderful dinner with Mariella! The food was outstanding, original and perfectly prepared and served. Mariella explained everything as she cooked. We had an amazing evening in her beautiful home with a feast fit for royalty. Not only did we love the meal but also the warm and engaging conversation with Mariella and her husband Gianni. This was a most special and unique experience. We will definitely do it again on our next visit to Messina!

Harry Jones - April 2024

Mariella was amazing and food was wonderful. My whole family enjoyed this experience.

Kristen Schwager - March 2024

€85.00 per guest

€42.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2023Location: Messina    Languages: Italian and English
My cuisine is linked to tradition with a touch of poetic license for some foods, which are too strong for me. Born and raised in Messina, I actually learned the Messina tradition when I grew up, because my parents were originally from Gioiosa Marea and Piraino, provinces of Messina but with several differences in methodology. I try to combine these diversities in a taste that is, I would say, pleasant. I like to know and above all I would like these traditions not to disappear.
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