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Giada

Cesarina from 2021

My speciality: Pappardelle (homemade pasta)

I live in: Cortona

Spoken languages: Italian and English

Good to know

I offer vegetarian alternatives

Hi from Giada!

I was born in Arezzo, but has always lived in Cortona, a picturesque village in Tuscany. "Since I was a child I have always liked being in the kitchen with my grandmothers who taught me everything I know about the local cuisine. I remember that the thing I liked most was watching them prepare the homemade pasta and I enjoyed putting hands on the dough. Growing up I realized that my passion for cooking does not derive from the satisfaction of succeeding in something but in making people happy through my dishes."

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My specialities
  •  Cold cuts with bruschetta, cheese, salami and flatbread
  •  Pappardelle (homemade pasta)
  •  Mixed roast and liver
Experiences
Reviews
5.0
6 reviews
Our experience with Giada could not have been better. The food was terrific and Giada did a very nice job With presentation and showing how the food was prepared. I highly recommend Giada.

Craig Weddle - April 2024

Such a highlight of our trip to Tuscany! My adult children and I enjoyed such a fun evening with Giada and her sister. They were like friends and gave us true Italian hospitality. We enjoyed many amazing meals on our trip but when I asked my daughter which restaurant had been her favorite she replied,”I loved Giada’s meal the best!” Giada let us try our hand at making the pasta noodles which added to the fun! Thank you Giada!

Ruth Anne - April 2023

Giada and her husband were absolutely wonderful and so welcoming. We had the best time learning to cook with fresh and delicious ingredients. They were instantly welcoming, greeting us with drinks and taking into consideration we had a pregnant person with us. She knew what she could eat and not eat and even provided her with a delicious pear juice to drink. They involved all 5 of us in the preparation of the cooking and we constantly laughed and learned so much about how Italians cook. We made 2 different kinds of focaccia, 3 different kinds of bruschetta, eggplant parmigiana (which was INCREDIBLE), cold cuts, lots of delicious wine and dessert wine. Also, the views from their house were so breathtaking, leaving each photo taken like a postcard. I feel like after this experience we made friends for life. Incredible people and incredible food!

Judy - April 2023

This was a wonderful experience. Giada made delicious traditional Tuscan courses in her lovely home. We really sharing the meal with her and her husband. They’re both so welcoming, and we were able to learn a lot from them about a lot of things. The dinner was interactive- we got to help make the pasta! But mostly we admired Giada’s work and learned a lot. I highly recommend this experience.

Cami  - September 2022

A genuine Italian cooking experience! And a blast. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time learning to make pastas. (We'd never made pasta before and with Giada's help, the food turned out delicious.) This was one of our favorite things to do while in Tuscany. We also enjoyed chatting and drinking with Giada and her husband who was on hand as a sous chef. Highly recommend!

Eric - July 2022

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