Authentic Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class in Rome

Embark on an Italian culinary adventure in a 17th-century palace near Piazza Navona!

Travel Flexibly · 2.30h · Rome, Italy

Wish you could make authentic pizza and gelato just like they do in Italy? In this immersive cooking class set in a fabulous 17th-century palace near Piazza Navona, a talented chef will guide you through the steps to make these classic Italian staples from scratch! You’ll learn the techniques and secrets to making traditional pizza and gelato, while using only fresh, in season ingredients! Finally, sit down and enjoy your own delicious creations, along with a selection of local wines and beers.

  • Meet your group
  • 17-th century palace cooking school​
  • Aperitivo
  • Learn to make gelato​
  • Traditional pizza​
  • Hands-on experience​
  • Traditional meal​

Your gastronomic journey begins in corso del Rinascimento, right outside Piazza Navona, at a prestigious cooking school set in a fabulous 17th-century palace. Here, you and your small group of fellow foodies will be greeted with glasses of Prosecco and delicious Italian antipasti. After raising a glass with your classmates, it’s time to tie on your aprons and get to work! Your expert chef will begin the class by teaching you how to make creamy Italian gelato, followed by a lesson in crafting authentic Italian pizza. To truly make the creations your own, you’ll choose your favorite gelato flavors and pizza toppings using fresh, in season ingredients.

Once your decadent meal is ready, grab a seat and enjoy a wonderful homemade meal in a frescoed dining room inside the palace! Along with your mouthwatering pizza and gelato, your dinner will be accompanied by a variety of wines, beers, and soft drinks.

Before saying your goodbyes, you’ll be sent home with the recipes for everything you created in class. Get ready to show off your newfound chef skills to your friends and family back home!

Pizza and Gelato Cooking Class Description

Your 2.5-hour class includes:

  • Small group tour of no more than 12 people

  • Professional, English-speaking chef

  • Learn to cook in a 17th-century palace

  • All ingredients and necessary equipment

  • Prosecco and Italian antipasti to snack on

  • Make authentic Italian gelato

  • Discover the secrets to making a traditional Italian pizza

  • Delicious, homemade dinner with wines, beers, and soft drinks

Prosecco and Antipasti

Your culinary adventure begins at a centrally located cooking school in Rome, in corso del Rinascimento! However, there's a twist to this adventure - the class is set in a fabulous 17th-century palace just a few steps from Piazza Navona. Once you arrive, you’ll meet your expert, local chef and intimate group of fellow chefs-in-the-making. Before strapping on your apron, you’ll be greeted with a welcoming glass of Prosecco and classic Italian antipasti to snack on. After all, a true chef knows you can’t cook on an empty stomach!

Make Authentic Gelato

Now it’s time to dive into your first lesson of the day, where your enthusiastic chef will teach you how to make authentic, Italian gelato! Learn how to mix the key ingredients to make your gelato perfectly creamy and get an inside look at the traditional techniques used to make this classic Italian dessert. Finally, personalize your creation by choosing your favorite flavors— whether that’s coffee, Nutella, vanilla, or whatever is most in season!

As your decadent gelato chills in the freezer, you’ll continue immersing yourself in Italian cuisine with a pizza making lesson!

Become a Real Pizzaiolo

Italians are experts in making delicious pizza, and now you will be too! Follow your knowledgeable chef’s instructions as you learn how to mix, knead and roll the perfect Italian pizza. Finish off your masterpiece by selecting your favorite pizza toppings. Choose from fresh ingredients like salami, flavorful mushrooms, or even figs and prosciutto. All the ingredients in your chef’s kitchen will be based on what’s most in season, so no two cooking classes will ever be exactly the same!

Buon Appetito!

Once your mouthwatering pizza comes out of the oven, it’s time for the absolute best part of the class! Take a seat with your fellow foodies as you dig into your delicious creations. The grand finale unfolds in the opulent setting of the palace's fresco-adorned dining room, adding an extra layer of elegance to your culinary experience. Along with your authentic pizza and exquisite gelato, you’ll enjoy a varied selection of wines, beers and soft drinks— all of which will pair perfectly with your homemade meal!

Following your magnificent dinner, your chef will give you the exact recipes for everything you created in class. This way, you’ll be able to show off your new chef skills to all your friends back home! The tour concludes at the cooking school on Corso del Rinascimento, allowing you the freedom to explore the Eternal City at your own pace.

What you get with this tour
Local, English-speaking chef
Professional cooking class
17th-century palace location
All ingredients and cooking equipment
Prosecco and Italian antipasti
Make authentic pizza and gelato
Max 12 people
Homemade dinner with wine, beer, or soft drinks
Pick up
Guide gratuity
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

What to bring?

Please bring your ID, as well as your appetite!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Rome.

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

In case you have doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand and we will do our best to accommodate you. Unfortunately, due to the location of this cooking class, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

What happens if it rains?

We run our cooking classes rain or shine!

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

While is it very unlikely that your tour would be cancelled, in the event of any unforeseen circumstances, your class will be rescheduled or you will be provided a full refund.

Is there a dress code for this class?

No, there is no dress code for this class. Wear whatever you are most comfortable cooking in!

How comprehensive is this cooking class?

This cooking class is quite comprehensive, as you will learn the step-by-step recipes and techniques for making both authentic gelato and Italian pizza.

Is dinner included in the price of the tour?

Yes! After making your authentic Italian pizza and gelato, you will enjoy your delicious homemade dinner with the rest of your group.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you with an alternative when possible.

How many glasses of wine will I get?

You'll enjoy at least one glass of Prosecco when you arrive, and at least one glass of wine with dinner.

What if I don’t drink alcohol but I’d still like to join this class?

Not a problem. Please let us know in the comment box when you book your tour so we can make sure an alternative drink is provided.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

Kids aged 5 and up are welcome to join this cooking class, and there is a reduced fee for anyone aged 5-15. Please choose accordingly during the booking.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

No hotel pickup is included on this tour. You’ll meet your guide at the designated meeting point at Corso del Rinascimento.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends at the cooking school in Corso del Rinascimento. After enjoying your homemade dinner, the class will end and you are free to continue exploring the lively neighborhood at your leisure!

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