Dolce Vita Fresh Pasta By Night Dinner

Florence, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Ileana

  1. 3.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English
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Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

Wonder what living in a magical city Florence would be like? Ever want to pick up and move to Florence, enjoy the taste of the dolce vita while eating artisanal cheese & salumi & learn about wine….live the dream? I moved to Florence to pursue my culinary dreams, passion for wine, scenic Tuscany, winding cobblestone streets of Florence and want to share the flavors I’ve discovered here with you.

I welcome you to my cozy home for an evening of cooking together, good wine and laughs in my very Florentine neighborhood of Sant'Ambrogio for a taste of local social life.

I want to combine my passion for fresh pasta and seasonal ingredients to create really delicious flavors together. You will get a break from the restaurant scene, and learn how to cook your own dinner made by your hands.

We will make an antipasti, a fresh pasta course and a dessert
Sample Dinner Menu:
Antipasti:
Crostini, Salumi & Cheese
A Seasonal Tuscan/Italian Specialty (i.e. Bruschetta, Stuffed Zucchini Blossoms, Fegatini, etc)
Primi:
Tagliatelle and Sicilian Cherry Tomatoes
Dessert:
Tiramisu

We’ll have fun making fresh pasta, cooking a sauce, wining and dining. Menus are based on seasonal ingredients sourced at the local Sant’Ambrogio market. This is a perfect relaxing dinner experience for someone that wants to spend the day at museums or arrives to Florence mid-day.
Other things to note
October seasonal ingredients to choose from: eggplant, mushrooms, pumpkin, Cavolo Nero, etc ! Menu personalized to curiosities and preferences. Msg to chat!
A relaxing dinner experience for someone with a busy Florence day
I have a friendly shih tzu at home who is the Director of Hospitality
Wonder what living in a magical city Florence would be like? Ever want to pick up and move to Florence, enjoy the taste of the dolce vita while eating artisanal cheese & salumi & learn about wine….live the dream? I moved to Florence to pursue my culinary dreams, passion for wine, scenic Tuscany, winding cobblestone streets of Florence and want to share the flavors I’ve discovered here with you.

I welcome you to my cozy home for an even…

What's included

  • Food
    Locally sourced and in season ingredients to create an antipasto, fresh pas...

Meet your Host, Ileana

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 39 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm originally from New York and worked in advertising, packed up my life and moved with my dog to Florence. I left a successful career to pursue my passions and love of Italian cuisine and wine, specifically fresh pasta! My culinary and wine training have taken place all in Florence, and through that time the Sant'Ambrogio neighborhood has become my new home. Every day I'm lucky enough to wake up and have my cappuccino in this bustling local neighborhood, visit my friends in the local Sant'Ambrogio market for the freshest vegetables, fruits, cheeses, biscotti, Tuscan bread and more. I'm literally living the dolce vita and I want to share my passion for the food, lifestyle and Italian cuisine with you

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I'm originally from New York and worked in advertising, packed up my life and moved with my dog to Florence. I left a successful career to pursue my passions and love of Italian cuisine and wine, specifically fresh pasta! My culinary and wine training have taken place all in Florence, and through that time the Sant'Ambrogio neighborhood has become my new home. Every day I'm lucky enough to wake up and have my cappuccino in this bustling local neighborhood, visit my friends in the local Sant'Ambr…
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Where you'll be

Experience takes place at my cozy home in the Sant'Ambrogio neighborhood. Start of with a welcome prosecco while we discuss menu game plan.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 39 reviews.

Larry
November 2021
One of the best experiences I’ve had in Florence after trying at least a dozen airbnb experiences! Extraordinary chef and one of my best evenings in Firenze!
Kara
November 2021
Ileana is a wonderful host and she provides a perfect opportunity for anyone just starting their cooking journey. She is patient and explains the steps well ans she is a very personable host.
Irina
October 2021
Ileana is a very kind and passionate cook and she taught us to make delicious pasta, antipasti and a dessert. It was so much fun to attend a cooking class and we learned a lot about Italian/Tuscan cuisine. The class is personal and there is a lot of personal attention regarding the techniques how to make your pasta. We would for sure recommend this cooking class it is totally worth your money!
Blake
October 2021
Ileana was the perfect host and teacher. It felt like we were at a dinner party at a friends house. She was welcoming, warm and a great conversationalist. The food was amazing and we walked away with a number of recipe ideas aside from what we prepared. We wish we had done it earlier as she can provide tips on restaurants and things to do in Florence.
Julia
September 2021
The evening with Ileana was just as personal and hands on in the bustling Florence neighborhood as we had imagined. We were warmly welcomed in her lovely apartment and gained a wonderful insight into both Italian cuisine and lifestyle. The food we made was a delight and the served wine was exquisite. If you’re looking for an immersive evening experience, that’s it. Thanks so much again, Ileana
Kyle
September 2021
We had such a fun night. Ileana let us help customize the menu and we really learned a lot about cooking. Ileana is so fun to be around and we all became fast friends. Would absolutely recommend this experience for a unique, memorable night with fantastic food!

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the Host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the Host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegetarian
Tree nut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Soy-free
Fish allergy
Peanut allergy
Pescatarian

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What to bring

Guests should bring a curiosity for local culture, cooking and tasting!

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.