Cook in the old Italian neighborhood with local Philly chefs

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Experience hosted by Angela

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.

What you'll do

Cook, Laugh, and Mangia Bene !

Step into our kitchen and experience Sunday dinners like they used to be. Let us share our family's Italian traditions and recipes with you while Dean Martin, Louis Prima, and the old standards croon in the background. This is a hands-on cooking class making a full 4 course meal start to finish together.

Free parking is available on streets below 12th ( Check signs!) Private parking lot at Jefferson hospital is 1 block from our house too. We suggest taking Uber or Lyft.

What's included

  • Food
    Instruction and recipes for a 4 course Italian meal.
  • Drinks
    We will provide 1 glass of complimentary wine per person. Please feel free...

Meet your Host, Angela

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 149 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are a husband & wife team of professional chefs/restaurant owners who love to share our passion of Italian food and culture!

Chef Joe Cicala is a James Beard nominated chef and 4 time semi- finalist, while Chef Angela Cicala is one of Philadelphia's most celebrated pastry chefs. We have been recognized for our authenticity of Italian food and culture, as we travel abroad often, discovering old recipes by cooking with locals in some of Italy's most remote regions. Together we also host culinary tours to Italy each year.
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Where you'll be

Our cooking classes take place in our row home in the Italian American neighborhood of South Philly. "Sunday gravy", (marinara sauce), can still be smelled in the air on Sundays mornings and neighbors can be heard chatting in Italian dialect on their stoops.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 149 reviews.

January 2021
Wow What a lovely experience for group of friends to share. We had so much fun learning, laughing and of course eating with Angela & Joe. Their home was welcoming all set for our arrival. We all left full and happy knowing more about how to pull out a delicious meal. Highly recommend.
July 2019
My boyfriend Joe and I went and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We both love cooking and have been trying to learn as much as possible lately and this was the perfect experience to learn and be surrounded by great people. We’ve been telling all our friends and family about the experience.
July 2019
What a wonderful couple. The love they have for one another comes out in their home. So knowledgeable about the food and the regions we were preparing the Italian food from. Amazing experience , we were made to feel like old friends. If you get the opportunity to do this. Take it. Food was excellent and what a wonderful eclectic group. Just a perfect end to my 5 days in philly.
July 2019
This was my second experience cooking and dining with Angela and Joe. The second time was as exceptional as the first. The members of my group also loved the experience and can't wait for a future opportunity to do it again, if available. The chefs were so welcoming and full of knowledge and the food was amazing!
July 2019
My 2nd time cooking with Angela and her husband. 2nd great experience. They really go out of their way to make you feel special and welcomed in their home. Very excited for their restaurant to open!
June 2019
This was a delightful experience. Angela was a wonderful host, full of stories and personal recollections of her experience in the restaurant world. It was a great opportunity to participate in making a delicious meal, and they encouraged us to participate in all aspects of the meal. The experience was expertly paced and we all enjoyed a wonderful meal together. I could not have asked for more from this experience. Thank you both!

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Optional wine or beer to enjoy while cooking and eating

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.