Hi! I'm Massimiliano.

4.7 (7 reviews)
wilmaCesarina from 2018
My speciality: 'Carabaccia' (onion soup)
I live in: Florence
I speak: English, French, Italian

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

There’s a pleasant view of the main Florentine monuments that can be enjoyed from the windows and the small terrace. The Florentine soul of the neighborhood can still be felt in its small artisan studios and shops, where only local products can be seen in the windows.

In this atmosphere, where time seems to have stopped, we meet Massimiliano. Our Cesarino is a true cooking enthusiast. From the time he was a child, he was educated in the use and knowledge of basic ingredients: from cuts of meat to the choice of seasonal vegetables -  in a word, quality.

Today, Massimiliano sets his table with an eye on the finest detail, and his sense of enjoyment can be felt. He always accompanies his traditional dishes with pleasant conversation and, of course, with good wine!

My specialities

- Crostini with black cabbage and cannellini beans

- 'Carabaccia' (onion soup)

- Arista (roasted pork loin) with potatoes and apples

- Sauteed turnips, green salad

- Castagnaccio with pine nuts, walnuts and raisins

- Panzanella (Tuscan tomato & bread salad), Tuscan Crostini

- Gnudi (pasta homemade) with sage pesto

- Stracotto (stew) with Chianti

- Artichokes, green salad

- Tiramisu

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Find out what people thought of their experience with Massimiliano

This was a personal lesson in a chef's home. He was an acclaimed chef. Beyond the food and prep, Max told us a lot about Italian food and eating. He is extremely knowledgeable of the culture a various locations around Italy and how the locale dictates the food and food choices.

johannasI3182DQ

January 2020

At first i did not realize that i booked that you need to to a house but i really love and enjoyed our experience i will highly recommend this coz you can interact to local people in florence .thanks you to our host Massimiliano we learned alot from him his very patience to us .i will recreate what we’ve learned when we go home.

314junjun

December 2019

Exceptional cooking class! We highly recommend.

Mark

December 2019

It was lovely to have the experience of joining a local in their home and being shown some of the dishes from the area. My host Massimiliano was very welcoming and explained the processes involved in making the food. Good food, wine and company.

JessicaC6010

December 2019

This was one of our highlights of our Florence trip! Massimiliano was charming and took great delight in showing us how to prepare 2 Italian dishes and desserts. His pride and love for Italian cooking was so evident and made us feel so welome in his home. Not only did we enjoy teh actual preparation of the dishes but also the conversation that ensued over the delicous pasta, tiramisu and wine. We can't wait to try these new recipes on our friends. We will always remember Massimilaono (Max's) hospitality. We hghly recommend this experience.

Tomahawk99

November 2019

An absolute must! My wife an I had an amazing time learning to cook 3 types of Pasta with Massimiliano in his wonderful home in Florence. We love Italian food and to learn how to make it and enjoy the process made it even better! We’ll be back again for seconds. Grazie

Shanevince

June 2019