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Pizza making class and the secret dough

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 317 reviews.Napoli, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Riccardo

2 hours
Italian
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Italian

What you'll do

You can choose to make pizza margherita, marinara or pizza fritta. You will be a pizza chef for 2 hours!!

FIRST STEP
I will teach you about the dough ingredients. We will make the neapolitan pizza dough, Seems easy but it is not so. We will do it with flour, brewer's yeast and ... a secret ingredient, so we will mix everything until it will be ready.
I will explane the most important skills to make the best dough.

SECOND STEP
We will try the products used to make pizza. You will have a detailed explanation on the products of our land. Taste the tomato, fresh mozzarella, and olive oil. This step will help you to understand how is important to use high quality products to make the best pizza.

THIRD STEP
Now we have to divide the balls from the dough. I will show you the oldest way to do that. Called "mozzatura" , learned from the mozzarella maker.

FOURTH STEP
I will give you the ingredients to make an authentic Neapolitan margherita pizza. It is the most popular pizza in Italy. You will take your pizza ball, you will spread it like a real pizzachef and bake it in the wood oven.

FIFTH STEP
The most exciting part will be when you will eat your full pizza while I will tell you the story of Neapolitan cuisine and the genesis of the pizza in Naples and of course with a nice drink included.

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You can choose to make pizza margherita, marinara or pizza fritta. You will be a pizza chef for 2 hours!!

FIRST STEP
I will teach you about the dough ingredients. We will make the neapolitan pizza dough, Seems easy but it is not so. We will do it with flour, brewer's yeast and ... a secret ingredient, so we will mix everything until it will be ready.
I will explane the most important skills to make the best dough.…

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What's included

  • Food
    LOCAL STARTER
    Local bread
    Tomato
    Salame
    Fior di latte c...
  • Drinks
    WATER

    CHOOSE BETWEEN
    Wine
    Beer
    Soft drinks
  • Equipment
    APRON

    KITCHEN TOOLS

    INGREDIENTS FOR THE DOUGH
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From $38
/ person
Tue, Sep 22
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$38 per person
$38 per person
Tue, Sep 22
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$38 per person
$38 per person
Tue, Sep 22
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join 2 other guests
$38 per person
$38 per person

Meet your host, Riccardo

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 317 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi! I'm Riccardo. I'm a neapolitan boy.
You will love this experience. I worked in the pizzeria o'scugnizzo for long time. I've been working in the culinary field for 10 years. So much! So I traveled aroud the word and now I'm again into my city to offer my experience to all people who love Italian cuisine. Pizza is our dish of excellence but it is not easy to make it so This experience cannot be done alone.
I will teach you all the secrets passed down from generation to generation. The dough is a secret in Naples.
Only after years of experience you can reach a high level of experience.
I have been offering these lessons for at least 10 years.
All the secrets and historical events have made the neapolitan pizza unique. They will be explained to you by me. You will learn many things and in the same we will have fun togeter
Hi! I'm Riccardo. I'm a neapolitan boy.
You will love this experience. I worked in the pizzeria o'scugnizzo for long time. I've been working in the culinary field for 10 years. So much! So I traveled aroud the word and now I'm again into my city to offer my experience to all people who love Italian cuisine. Pizza is our dish of excellence but it is not easy to make it so This experience cannot be done alone.
I will teach you all the secrets passed down from generation to generatio…
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Where you'll be

The bar lumema is just the meeting point. It is next to the municipio metro station (line 1) in the center of Naples.
We will go in the historic pizzeria trattoria medina in via medina n 43.
Just 1 minute walk from the meeting point.
That's is one of the most beautifull restaurant in Naples.
Here we have a place just for the experiences.
THE REAL NEAPOLITAN PIZZA IS BAKED IN THE WOOD OVEN. ALL THE EXPERIENCES WITHOUT ARE NOT THE REAL ONE.

Rated 4.85 out of 5 from 317 reviews.

Florence
September 2020
It was really a unique experience. Riccardo is really passionate about the pizza but also everything that goes around it: the Napoli culture and lifestyle! He’s really generous about his knowledge and doesn’t hesitate to tell every little secrets! And last but not least he’s very kind and made us feel very welcomed in one of the best restaurant in Napoli. Would recommend it 100%!!
It was really a unique experience. Riccardo is really passionate about the pizza but also everything that goes around it: the Napoli culture and lifestyle! He’s really generous abo…
Celesta
September 2020
Discover the passion for pizza in Napoli. We had an incredible experience with Riccardo. He was very passionate, friendly and a great pizza making teacher :). He explained everything very well and shared stories of Napoli.. We got to know the passion behind the creation of Napolitan pizza and how important it is for Neapolitans. We felt the passion and love about every ingredient throughout the experience. We even got a little starter, water and a drink with our self made pizza. (Yummy!) Highly recommend this experience! Now.. we will have to put it into practice at home :).
Discover the passion for pizza in Napoli. We had an incredible experience with Riccardo. He was very passionate, friendly and a great pizza making teacher :). He explained everyth…
Emőke
September 2020
Here's a unique slice of Neapolitan lifestyle, a real dazzle with a cavalcade of authentic local flavors. Riccardo's pizza making class was a true adventure that I would recommend to everyone who loves a good pizza. From the easygoing and knowledgeable Riccardo, you'll learn that the Naples-style pizza dough is based on five key ingredients: flour, yeast, salt, water, and time. You'll make your own pizza, using the secret method that makes this Southern pizza so different (and so much better!) than all the other pizzas in the world. Riccardo is not only welcoming and highly competent (he's basically got a PhD in Pizza) but also full of fun trivia about Naples and Italians in general (ask him what people usually do during New Year's Eve in Naples)! I had a great time, the pizza I made was super delicious and learnt a lot about local culture and the history of this infamous delicacy. Now I just need to buy a pizza oven so I can recreate at home what I learnt here.
Here's a unique slice of Neapolitan lifestyle, a real dazzle with a cavalcade of authentic local flavors. Riccardo's pizza making class was a true adventure that I would recommend…
Melody
September 2020
Ce fut une super expérience ! Nous étions un groupe de cinq personnes et nous avons pu apprendre à faire une pâte à pizza napolitaine. Les ingrédients, comment pétrir et étaler la pâte, la cuisson. C'était super, nous avons beaucoup rigolé. Riccardo sait partager ses connaissances et la façon de vivre à Naples. J'ai beaucoup aimé écouter ses anecdotes pendant le repas, un vrai voyage dans la vie napolitaine ! Enrichissant et instructif !
Ce fut une super expérience ! Nous étions un groupe de cinq personnes et nous avons pu apprendre à faire une pâte à pizza napolitaine. Les ingrédients, comment pétrir et étaler la…
Ciaran
September 2020
Very good pizza making experience! Riccardo is hugely knowledgeable about all things pizza and a very engaging and fun host. We got to cook and devour our own Margherita Pizzas as well as a couple of drinks and some other local treats. Small group size, very hands on, very tasty. Highly reccommended.
Very good pizza making experience! Riccardo is hugely knowledgeable about all things pizza and a very engaging and fun host. We got to cook and devour our own Margherita Pizzas as…
Claire
September 2020
Superbe expérience authentique. Ricardo est passionné par son métier et nous immerge complètement dans sa culture napolitaine. Il partage son savoir faire dans la bonne humeur ! Nous rêvions de faire un vrai cours de pizza à Naples et nous n’avons pas été déçu !
Superbe expérience authentique. Ricardo est passionné par son métier et nous immerge complètement dans sa culture napolitaine. Il partage son savoir faire dans la bonne humeur ! No…

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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.
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

Tell me if you are vegetarian or tell me about intolerance to milk or gluten or other allergies
See you at the meeting point.

What to bring

comfortable clothing and love for the food