Hi! I'm Maria Luisa.

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wilmaCesarina from 2020
My speciality: Tagliatelle with ragu
I speak: Italian, English

Good to know...

I offer vegetarian alternatives

Modena is a city rich in tradition, famous throughout the world for good food and passion for the automotive industry. On its hills, you can see castles, fortresses, towers, and medieval villages, testimonies of its history, in a landscape that satisfies mind and spirit. Luisa spent her childhood in grandmother's kitchen, surrounded by the aromas and flavors of peasant cuisine. Every day she smelled the scent of fresh homemade pasta, tigelle, and crescentine, and it was exactly her grandmother who taught her to 'put your hands in the dough’. Our Cesarina lives closer to the historic center, where she hides a real treasure: the old family vinegar factory, which she loves to show her guests.

My specialities

- Mixed cold cuts (Modena ham, salami, mortadella, coppa) with Parmigiano Reggiano with traditional balsamic vinegar of Modena dop

- Tagliatelle with ragu

- Crescentine with cold cuts and cheeses

- Stewed pinto beans

- Traditional amaretti from Modena

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 Maria Luisa

Bellissimo pomeriggio! Abbiamo organizzato a casa di Maria Luisa un addio al nubilato per fare una sorpresa alla sposa, tra l'altro siamo di Modena e nella nostra città abbiamo potuto condividere un'esperienza divertente, allegra cucinando e assaporando la pasta fatta in casa e il tiramisù di Maria Luisa. È stato come essere in famiglia, gentilissima e carinissima. Consiglio vivamente di partecipare alle sue lezioni di cucina! Grazie Maria Luisa


June 2022

Esperienza consigliatissima. Maria Luisa ti fa sentire come a casa, e’ ospitale e socievole, proprio come tipico della nostra tradizione. La pasta e’ ottima, le tagliatelle al ragu sono super! Una cucina semplice, anche da replicare a casa se si vuole, ma allo stesso tempo gustosa e curata, caratteristica dei piatti emiliani. Una esperienza divertente e originale, adatta a tutti, gruppi, coppie e famiglie ! Grazie del bellissimo pomeriggio!


June 2022

They were very accommodating. Loves the class. Both Maria and her assistant were amazing and friendly. Take their class you will not regret it. Amazing food.


May 2022

The best experience! Luisa was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Felt like we were family from the beginning until the end. Careful attention to food and the best way it for it to be done. If she had a hotel we would have stayed for days!

Zane Bloomer

May 2022

Not only was the food delicious and the location great, but the company was excellent. We truly enjoyed getting to know Maria Luisa and Hillaria. The cooking lessons were great and easy to follow, and we got some great photos. Would recommend to anyone.

Linda Krieger

May 2022

We had a great time. Luisa was fun and patient. We learned a lot and the food was delicious. Strongly recommend :)

Yael Coldham

May 2022

Esperienza bellissima, Luisa ha reso la preparazione semplice e passo passo mi ha seguita con pazienza, esperienza...e grande umanita'. Risultato perfetto!


December 2021

Bellissima esperienza! Piatti squisiti e carinissima accoglienza!! Maria Luisa ci ha davvero messo subito a nostro agio facendoci gustare piatti prelibati della tradizione modenese. Attenta anche al senza glutine per mie esigenze personali!! Esperienza da ripetere!

Daniela e Nicola

November 2021

Maria Luisa is an authentic Modenese cook and you'll love her Tortelloni and Tagliatelle al ragu as well as her warm Modenese welcome. A dinner with her is a great dip into the Italian/Modenese culture


September 2021

Maria Luiza was a super friendly host ! she cooked the best pasta and made me discover the Modena specialties !!


August 2021