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wilmaCesarina from 2020
My speciality: Risotto with perch fillets
I speak: Italian, English, French

Good to know...

I offer vegetarian alternatives

"I have always had a strong passion for cooking that led me first to learn the simple recipes of Sunday in the family and then to attend the Hotel School of Bellagio. In my table must never miss a glass of excellent wine and a good dessert, of which I am greedy. I try to do a responsible shopping, buying eggs, vegetables and meat from local producers; the lake fish I use is instead fished by my friends, while the mushrooms are collected by me during the autumn and then stored for the following seasons. I live in Appiano Gentile - a few kilometers from Como - defined Cittadella dello Sport given the important international sports venues, immersed in the Lombard countryside and crossroads to easily reach Milan, the area of Lake Como and Switzerland. In the house I have two gardens, where I like to welcome guests during the summer, for a lunch or a dinner in the open air, in complete tranquility."

My specialities

- Typical appetizer (polenta, missoltini, nervetti, lake carp)

- Risotto with perch fillets

- Zuppa di cipolle

- Trout fillets withd hazelnuts

- Fish balls

- Potatoes

- Tiramisu

- Soft apple pie with homemade ice cream

- Homemade honey brandy

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 Damiano

Everything was wonderful. We didn't want to leave. We learned so much and felt so at home. Highly recommend.


June 2022

Everything was absolutely AMAZING!! I took a cooking class once before in Florence and it was no where NEAR as amazing as being in Damianos home with him and his utensils and garden. My boyfriend and I had the best experience we have had in all of Italy over the course of two weeks. They have been so hospitable, kind, informative, fun, and personable. I can't recommend this class enough. It is a MUST take and the recipes are far better than any restaurant we have experienced. Beautiful experience, photos, friendships, meal, and take home recipes. Please do yourself a favor and book with them soon. We will be coming all the way from Texas to do so again soon!!

Kirsten Dunkerson

June 2022

the food was so good, it might have ruined my taste for pasta everywhere else in the world. And our hosts were magnificent.

John Scott Black

June 2022

Must sign up! Best experience, could not have been better. Exceeded expectations. Best pasta I have ever had.

Kelly Mata

June 2022

Best Italian food ever!!!! Highly recommend coming here for great food and spending time with great people.

McKenna Koenig

June 2022

We made a reservation online for cooking experience on booking. com and we have been assigned to a family next to Como city,. I must say that Federico and Domian made this day very special. We cooked ravioli, also they showed how to make pasta. We were very exited. Also it was my boyfriends birthday and they made a cake for him ,prepared amazing drinks and made him feel super special. It was a time , with good vibes and lots of smiles . I really recommend this house for hospitality and cooking experience.

Shira Matuko

May 2022

This entire experience was amazing from start to finish! The cooking class was SO fun. The food was amazing, and the hosts were incredibly friendly. We could not have asked for a better experience. You must come share the evening with these wonderful people and drink wine in their garden!

Chad Williams

April 2022

An experience that far exceeded my expectations! Damiano was a phenomenal host, who's was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable! Over and above the cooking experience, we were treated to a tour of the local town and ended our experience with a wonderful barbecue with gracious friends. Thank you Damiano, I will always treasure these memories and look forward to my return trip!


April 2022

This was by far one of the highlights of my trip! Our class with Damiano was amazing and made my birthday trip even better. The whole experience from beginning to end was amazing, so much care went into everything he did for us. Damiano was so friendly and welcoming, we felt like we were home, and didn't want to leave :) I would highly recommend this experience with Damiano!! It was perfect, thank you so so much for everything!


April 2022

Très belle expérience! Tout était excellent : l'accueil, la cuisine et la décoration. Je recommande vivement !


April 2022