Hi! I'm Barbara.

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4.6 (27 reviews)
wilmaCesarina from 2018
My speciality: Seafood risotto
I speak: Spanish, Italian, English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Cesarina Barbara welcomes you into her home with open arms. This breathtaking house is situated in the perfect location, right in the city centre, but sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the tourist hotspots. At her dinner table, you will be guided through the most evocative culinary traditions of the lagoon. “Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved learning how to cook. I learned from my grandmother, who prepared traditional Venetian dishes with infinite wisdom: in fact, my grandparents ran a restaurant for many years, so I have always lived and breathed for making guests feel welcome. I love cooking for my friends and family, and over the years I’ve specialised in Venetian dishes, as they are so varied and full of flavour, a true expression of Venice’s precious and rich history.”

Immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of the most famous canals in the world, where you will enjoy a timeless selection of traditional dishes. O...

My specialities

- Crostini topped with salt cod mousse

- Seafood risotto

- Grilled cuttlefish

- "Castraure di S. Erasmo" artichoke salad

- Sheep's milk ricotta with orange blossom honey, almonds and figs

Clean and safe

Our hosts are updated on the latest hygiene and social distancing protocols

At your service

Our team of Culinary Guides are there every step of the way to provide assistance

Safe purchases & Cancellation policy

Guaranteed payments and free cancellation up to 24h before the start

Reviews from our guests

Find out what people thought of their experience with Barbara

Amazing time with Barbara! She was so kind and helpful. We had so much fun!

Katie

May 2022

Me and my girlfriend had a 3 hour cooking lesson with Barbara where we learnt to make tagliatelle, ravioli and tiramisu in Barbara’s home. We thoroughly enjoyed the cooking lesson, Barbara was a great teacher and host with very good English. After the lesson Barbara set the table for us to enjoy our meal together that we had prepared. The pasta was fantastic and the tiramisu also brilliant. I would highly recommend this experience with Barbara!

Oliver

March 2022

The most amazing experience. Barbara was friendly and welcoming and made us both feel relaxed. The food we made was so good and we will definitely be making it again. Would definitely recommend booking this experience with Barbara as she is just a lovely woman in general. Gave us recommendations of places to go while we were on our trip. The experience made our entire trip.

Lauren

March 2022

L'esperienza è stata meravigliosa. Oltre ad essere un'ottima cuoca, Barbara è una padrona di casa adorabile e accogliente. Tutto è stato fantastico e siamo rimasti molto soddisfatti. Consiglieremo sicuramente l'esperienza culinaria con Barbara.

MARIONA COSTA ORTIZ

March 2022

Traveling to Venice with my twin 14 year old granddaughters, I thought a cooking class would interest them since they love to cook. I arranged for Barbara to show us how to make risotto nero and as part of the class, an apetizer and dessert of her choosing. She graciously added yet another risotto -a vegetarian one with radicchio de Treviso. Barbara was a wonderful teacher, she gave my granddaughters many tips to make sure that they would be able to repeat these dishes at home, the lunch was very delicious and she was a pleasure to talk to. I can't say enough good things about her. She told us about life in Venice, and the time flew. I would definitely want to engage with her again when next I am in Venice.

Phylllis

January 2022

nous avons vécu une très belle expérience de diner à l'italienne grâce à Barbara (les gnocchis n'ont plus de secret pour nous!) La cuisine était vraiment délicieuse et Barbara est tellement sympa!

Juliette

December 2021

It was a very good experience, very good food, interesting cooking lesson and a rich discussion about Venice. Barbara i a very good cook and nice person

JULIETTE

December 2021

Barbara was charming and fun. We had a great time in their delightful home.

Maureen

November 2021

We received a warm welcome from Barbara who prepared a very good meal and treated us kindly with her partner. She even came to pick us up in order for us not to get lost. (My only disappointment was not with our host but with the platform who asked me to provide information but apparently didn’t forward to the host. Why ask what we prefer or don’t like then…)

Jaana

November 2021

Wonderful experience in a local chef’s home. Barbara was very hospitable and we thoroughly enjoyed learning how to make homemade pasta, filling & forming into different pasta types and tiramisu for dessert! Highly recommend! Thank you Barbara!

Kim StG

August 2021