We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Open today: 9:30 am - 3:00 am
Review Highlights
Terrific Experience!

This is a fantastic way to spend a day in Lucca! Chef Giuseppe was fun and kept everyone in our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Harry H
Little Rock, United States
Extra Special Cooking Class

We were passing through Lucca on an Italian road trip, and a family member found this cooking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mary W
Read all 192 reviews
All photos (276)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent99%
  • Very good1%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chef giuseppe”(55 reviews)
“local shops”(14 reviews)
“the kitchen”(17 reviews)
Open Now
Hours Today: 9:30 am - 3:00 am
See all hours
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Via Santa Croce, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 329 743 3364
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Lucca
from USD 98.50
More Info
from USD 111.30
More Info
from USD 56.60
More Info
from USD 91.60
More Info
Reviews (192)
Filter reviews
185 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewschef giuseppelocal shopsthe kitchendining tablecheese tastinggnudiolive oilthree course mealbeautiful apartmentpastafocaccialemon custardgorgeous homemacaronihighly recommend this cooking classvisiting localbeautifully set table
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 185 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic way to spend a day in Lucca! Chef Giuseppe was fun and kept everyone in our class engaged in preparing a delicious meal. The shopping trip was fairly quick and intended more to talk about Italian food and cooking. The actual...More

1  Thank Harry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were passing through Lucca on an Italian road trip, and a family member found this cooking course and decided to book four of us into this one day cooking course. This was definitely our highlight in Lucca and we put it on par with...More

1  Thank Mary W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an incredible day we spent with Chef Giuseppe! He started with shopping at some local markets and giving a history of cooking and foods of the region. We then went to his fabulous home to prepare an amazing luncheon. It was an experience of...More

1  Thank drbrenda2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, daughter and I had the most wonderful time with couples from Finland, Denmark and UK. Chef Giuseppe took us on a walking tour to shop for bread, focaccia, and veggies. Then put us to work in his beautiful kitchen. Cheese, EVOO tasting, salad,...More

2  Thank Steve S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish Extra Virgin Cooking Class in Lucca was exceptional. We shopped for all the food and assisted in preparation and enjoyed an amazing meal with friends from Australia London and Denmark Many thanks to Giuseppe our teacher and chef.

1  Thank MaryOnTheSquare
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was wonderful, from booking to the class itself. We all had a great time being shown the local shops and then creating beautiful dishes with Guiseppe in his lovely home. The prosecco and wine didn't stop flowing and we took home very happy memories....More

1  Thank MrsV62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this cooking class was first class. Giuseppe was a fabulous instructor and host. Liz responds with information very quickly. The class is conducted in their home which is absolutely beautiful. The cheese, bread, olive oil, wine food and table settings were an amazing...More

1  Thank dal500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister-in-law booked us this class several months in advance and we were joined by 4 others for a group of 8. After meeting Chief Giuseppe, and our classmates, he toured us through Lucca. Stopping at local bakeries and produce markets, explaining what was available...More

2  Thank Robin R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the very first contact (email with Liz) to the goodbye to Guiseppe, was a special, warm and personal experience. Everything written in all the others 5 stars reviews I can only approve. It was just an amazing day.

Thank tegl1
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

The experience was outstanding. We did a cooking class for small group of 5. Absolutely wonderful food and conversation w Guiseppie. The day started with walking the streets of Lucca to visit local shops. The home was wonderfully decorated. Food was scrumptious! Would recommend the...More

1  Thank dannybertges
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Naveen M
27 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Roma3161 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Naveen You need to contact them directly about this. Perhaps through their web page. I am not the chef of the cooking class. Just one of the participants. I am sure Giuseppe will do all he can to accommodate you. Cheers
Diane O
14 October 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from L D | Property representative |
yes, trains to lucca run twice an hour from florence, and the meeting point is a short walk from the train station!
13 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Lennisa915 | Reviewed this property |
Maggie -- so sorry that I just saw your question and couldn't be of help. I hope you enjoyed Guiseppe's class and home. We had a wonderful time when we were there.