Private Italian Pasta Carbonara Cooking Class in Florence

Local Product
3:0 Hours
Professional Chef
Italian and English


Why Choose Mama's Private Pasta Carbonara Cooking Class?

  • Gorgeous Design Kitchens: Three kitchens, each with a distinct layout and look.
  • Location: All situated in the vibrant San Frediano neighborhood.
  • Private Spaces: Fully air-conditioned comfort, suitable for any season.
  • Expert Chefs: from prestigious kitchens bring years of culinary excellence.
  • Engaging Teaching Style: Private, hands-on learning, both fun and memorable.
  • 4-Course Private Wine-Paired Meal: Savor an exquisitely crafted seasonal meal.
  • Gourmet Menu: Appetizer, fresh pasta with sauce, main dish, traditional dessert.
  • Fine Wines: Three fine wines to perfectly enhance each dish. Bubbly, white, red.
  • Wine Education: Private insights into the origins and pairing of fine wines.
  • Kitchens with own unique amenity: design dining-room, outdoor patio, winecellar


Fresh Rigatoni Carbonara and Stuffed Pasta in the Heart of Florence

About Pasta alla Carbonara

Pasta alla Carbonara is a classic Italian dish originating from Rome. It is typically made with spaghetti, but other pasta shapes like fettuccine or rigatoni can also be used. The key ingredients are eggs, Pecorino Romano cheese, guanciale (cured pork cheek), and black pepper. The sauce is created by tossing hot pasta with raw eggs and cheese, which cook from the residual heat, creating a creamy texture without the use of cream. The guanciale adds a rich, savory flavor, while the black pepper gives it a slight kick. This dish is loved for its simplicity and depth of flavor, making it a staple of Italian cuisine.

Experience MaMa Florence's Warm Hospitality

At MaMa Florence, you’ll be welcomed as if into a private home. Our English-speaking chefs, along with our amazing and friendly staff, offer a wealth of experience and a passion for teaching. The intimate, exclusive setting ensures personalized attention, making your cooking experience both educational and delightful. 

Our philosophy centers around the joy of culinary experiences that connect people through food, tradition, and shared moments. We believe that cooking and dining together fosters friendship, love, and lasting memories. Our intimate, hands-on classes are designed to immerse participants in authentic Italian cooking, using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. By blending education with fun, we create an inviting atmosphere where everyone feels at home, making every meal an opportunity to bond and celebrate togetherness. Join us to experience the heart and soul of Italian cuisine.

What You'll Learn in the Carbonara Pasta Cooking Class

Work with the Pros!

Engage in your delightful culinary adventure led by our knowledgeable and experienced chefs, supported by our fun, engaging, and welcoming staff. This exclusive experience ensures personalized attention and a friendly atmosphere, making it both educational and enjoyable.

Guided by our expert chefs, you'll start with a demonstration of selecting premium ingredients for Carbonara: guanciale, eggs, Pecorino Romano cheese, and freshly ground black pepper. This class provides a well-rounded culinary experience, focusing on lighter dishes to complement the rich and filling Carbonara. Enjoy the process of learning, cooking, and savoring these classic Italian dishes in a relaxed, convivial setting with fellow food enthusiasts.

Culinary Skills You'll Master

Prepare a four course menu including

Appetizer Preparation: Start with a light, refreshing appetizer such as

  • Panzanella Croccante
  • Spring Pecorino and Walnut Salad
  • Brushetta

Fresh Pasta Making: Continue with fresh pasta making 

  • Dough Preparation: Create perfect pasta dough from scratch.
  • Pasta Shapes: Master various shapes like tagliatelle or fettuccine, corzetti, tortelli, pici

Two Pasta Dishes with Sauce:

  • Carbonara Mastery: Learn to make the perfect Carbonara with guanciale, eggs, Pecorino Romano, and black pepper.
  • Second Pasta Dish: Prepare another pasta dish with a complementary seasonal sauce.

Dessert Creation: Conclude with a light, elegant dessert like

  • Creamy Gelato
  • Fruit Sorbetto
  • Mousse or panna cotta

Enjoy crafting and savoring your creations in a relaxed, convivial setting, perfect for both novice and seasoned cooks.


A Pasta Experience Perfect For:

  • Fans of authentic Italian cuisine looking to master these classic dishes.
  • Home chefs and cooking enthusiasts eager to expand their pasta-making skills.
  • Anyone interested in experiencing the joy of Italian cooking in a fun, interactive environment.


What’s included in your Pasta Cooking Class

What's included in your Market tour and Tuscan Tradition Class?

  • Cook in Exclusive Kitchens: Work in our beautifully designed, private kitchens.
  • Hands-On Cooking Class: Learn from experienced, engaging professional chefs.
  • Premium Ingredients: Use the finest, locally sourced ingredients.
  • Aprons and Tools Provided: Aprons available for purchase on-site.
  • Preparation of a 4-Course Menu:
    • Seasonal Appetizer
    • Fresh Pasta 
    • Two Pastas with sacues
    • Traditional dessert
  • Seated table service: Enjoy your creations while we pamper you.
  • Wine Pairings:
    • Prosecco to Start: Begin with a glass of Prosecco Paired with the appetizer..
    • Fine Italian White Wine: Paired with the first course
    • Fine Italian Red Wine: Paired with the second course.
  • E-Recipes: Electronic recipes sent to your inbox.
  • Class Duration: Approximately 3.5 hours, including the meal.
  • 22% VAT Tax: Included in the price.


Important Notes about our Cooking Classes

Allergies and Cross contamination

  • Cross-contamination in shared space: Our kitchen and tools are shared by participants. Cross-contamination is possible or likely.
  • Classes are NOT suitable for individuals with SEVERE or life-threatening allergies. Please prioritize safety before enrolling.

Other Dietary needs

  • Vegetarian Options: Can be easily accommodated.
  • Other Dietary Needs: Vegan, or dairy-free requirements, please inquire prior to booking.
  • Gluten-free for celiacs: only a Gluten Free cooking class for all participants is suitable for guests with celiac desease
  • Gluten-free intolernace: If cross contamination is not an issue then different participants can make different doughs.

Special requests

  • Special Requests: If a specific class is not listed on our calendar, let us know and we will try to activate it for your desired date.
  • Seasonal Ingredients: We use fresh, seasonal ingredients from trusted local suppliers and farms. The cooking class menu will vary depending on what is available.
  • Allergies and Preferences: It is essential to email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences so we can verify if we can accommodate them.



We recommend arriving approximately 10-15 minutes prior to class

No, you do not need to bring any tools or resources; all the materials, tools, and ingredients needed for the courses will be provided by the school and are included in the fee.

Class duration, including meal, is approximately 3.5 hours

Yes, you will be eating the dishes you prepared after about 2 hours of preparation. For the menu structure please check the class description.

It is essential that you email us ahead of time with any food allergies or preferences you may have so we can let you know if we can accommodate them. We will not be able to accommodate special dietary needs without notice on-spot because ingredients and setting are prepared in advance.

Yes, all joinable classes are suitable for kids 6 and above as long as they are under parent supervision. Pasta and Pizza classes are the most suitable. If you are taking a private class we can accommodate also younger children but we will need to know in advance.

Recipes of all the dishes you’ve prepared emailed to you

A tasting of Prosecco and two fine Italian wines during your meal

Pictures are allowed and encouraged! Our instructors love it when you feel that a dish is camera worthy, so please click away!

Please read our cancellation policies. To cancel please write to [email protected]

Comfortable clothing and shoes (you’ll stand up while cooking). Rings and bracelets need to be removed during preparation. If you have long hair please tie it.

No previous experience is required! We encourage you to ask questions if there is something you don’t understand.
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