Traditional Roman Cooking Class in Jewish Ghetto

Learn how to make pasta, seasonal vegetables, and a traditional dessert in a charming neighborhood

Travel Flexibly 5 / 5 See All 2 Reviews · 2.30h · Rome, Italy

Looking for an authentic cooking class in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto? Then, this experience is for you. You’ll make fresh, homemade pasta or gnocchi from scratch, use seasonal vegetables, and make a classic Roman dessert, all while learning about the impactful history of the Jewish Ghetto. After enjoying your delicious, homemade meal, end the evening with another stroll through the Jewish Quarter, which is now one of Rome’s most beautiful neighborhoods.

  • New Tour
  • Small Group Cooking Class​
  • Rome Jewish Ghetto​
  • Traditional restaurant and local chef​
  • Hands-on cooking class​
  • Freshly made pasta​
  • From novice to expert​
  • Treasure the recipes
  • Dine like a Roman family​
  • Farewell with good memories​

Your culinary evening will begin in Piazza Mattei, a charming square in the heart of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto. Here, you’ll meet your friendly host and the rest of your small group of enthusiastic foodies. Follow your guide through this beautiful neighborhood, which is the center of Rome’s Jewish community. Learn about the history of the area as your host guides you to the traditional restaurant where your cooking class will take place.

From here, meet your welcoming chef who will take you through the steps to create an authentic Roman meal. Learn how to make homemade pasta or gnocchi from scratch, cook with seasonal vegetables, and of course, complete the meal with a classic dessert. After enjoying your delicious feast, you’ll walk back to Piazza Mattei, continuing to take in the captivating streets of the Jewish Ghetto.

Sunset Cooking Class in Rome’s Jewish Ghetto Description

Your 3-hour class includes:

  • Friendly Roman chef

  • Cooking Class in the Roman Ghetto

  • Learn to make homemade pasta from scratch, and more!

  • All tools and ingredients

  • Italian wine and water

  • Small group experience

Walk Through the Heart of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto

In the early evening, meet your local host and the rest of your intimate group of travelers in Piazza Mattei, a beautiful square in the center of the Jewish Ghetto.

As you walk to the restaurant from your meeting point, your host will explain the fascinating history of the area, as well as point out key sights. You’ll also pass by many of the lively restaurants and shops in the area, where you’ll notice that Kosher, Jewish Roman, and Roman cuisine are all offered.

Learn to Make a Classic Roman Meal

Once you arrive at the restaurant, you’ll meet your expert chef who will be ready to walk you through the steps of creating an authentic Roman dinner. As you follow the chef’s step-by-step instruction, they’ll also explain more about the Jewish neighborhood and its unique cuisine.

You’ll begin by making fresh pasta from scratch, or depending on the seasonality, traditional gnocchi. You’ll learn the secrets to making a perfect pasta or gnocchi dough! Next, prepare and fry fresh vegetables, which will be based on what’s in season. If your class takes place in the winter, you’ll enjoy delicious artichokes cooked in a traditional Jewish style, while summer attendees will likely be treated to zucchini flowers.

Close off the meal by whipping up a classic Roman dessert, torta di ricotta e visciole, a mouthwatering ricotta cheesecake.

Buon Appetito!

Finally, sit down with your fellow chefs to enjoy your incredible feast in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Cheers with a glass of Italian wine as you dig into your delectable homemade pasta and vegetables.

After devouring your Roman dessert, you can finish off the class with an evening stroll through the streets of the Jewish Ghetto, and you’ll be free to head back to your hotel or continue your exploration of one of Rome’s most intriguing neighborhoods.

What you get with this tour
Friendly host
Local Roman chef
Cooking tools and ingredients
Homemade pasta or gnocchi from scratch
Traditional, seasonal Roman meals
Classic Roman dessert
Water and wine
Max group size of 20
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03 April 2024
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katrina a wheeler

Along with some history, we had a great time learning to make pasta and fried, stuffed zucchini flowers while drinking wine. The chef and guide are both fantastic. Dinner was amazing followed by some wonderful desserts. I would absolutely do this again. No one else was in the class so it was just the two of us with the guide and chef. What a great way to start a Rome vacation

The highlight of our vacation!
02 March 2024
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Stephanie Wettstein

My husband and I visited our daughter who’s studying the semester in Rome. We thought it would be fun to do a cooking class. It turned out to be the absolute highlight! In fact my daughter said it was the coolest thing she’d done in Rome and she’s done a lot! Clelia was so sweet, we feel like she’s our family friend now and the chef was wonderful! I can’t recommend this enough, it’s something we’ll always remember.

Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

A healthy appetite and some comfortable shoes. In case of rain, don’t forget your umbrella.

What to bring?

A healthy appetite and some comfortable shoes. In case of rain, don’t forget your umbrella.

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

No, 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 concerns about your mobility, let us know and we’ll try our best to accommodate you. Unfortunately, due to the restaurant layout and uneven streets of the Jewish Quarter, this tour is not wheelchair accessible

What happens if it rains?

We run our tour rain or shine.

Is dinner included in the price of the tour?

Yes, the meal that you make during your cooking class will be served for dinner.

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

Gluten-free and vegetarian diets can be accommodated, 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. Please note the restaurant doesn’t serve kosher meals.

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

Kids are welcome in this class! Children aged 4-8 pay a reduced fee, and children 3 and under are free.

Does this tour include hotel pickup?

No hotel pickup is included on this tour. You’ll meet your guide at the designated meeting point, Piazza Mattei.

Where does this tour end?

This tour ends at the original meeting point, Piazza Mattei.

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