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Make Pizza with Chef Francesco

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 64 reviews.Padua, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Francesco

2 hours
Italian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, Italian

What you'll do

You will learn how to make a delicious Italian pizza. We will explain you the basics of pizza: ingredients, temperature, dough rising, oven and other instruments needed to make your perfect pizza.
You will receive a white apron so that you get into the cooking experience. You will be assigned a working station provided with all tools and instruments to make your best pizza. You will make the dough with your hands, you will learn how to stretch it and afterwards you will top the pizza with your favorite ingredients and cook it. We will finally sit down eating pizza and drinking all together.
You will learn how to make a delicious Italian pizza. We will explain you the basics of pizza: ingredients, temperature, dough rising, oven and other instruments needed to make your perfect pizza.
You will receive a white apron so that you get into the cooking experience. You will be assigned a working station provided with all tools and instruments to make your best pizza. You will make the dough with your hands, you will learn how to str…

What's included

  • Food
    We will offer a pizza and one drink at the end of the course.
  • Equipment
    We will provide you with awhite apron.
From £47
/ person
Sun, 5 Jul
17:00 - 19:00
£47 per person
£47 per person
Mon, 6 Jul
17:00 - 19:00
£47 per person
£47 per person
Tue, 7 Jul
17:00 - 19:00
£47 per person
£47 per person

Meet your host, Francesco

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 64 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm the founder of Pinsa, an Italian pizza company based in Padova, and I have developed the business also abroad. In the past I worked as a finance consultant in the City of London and this professional experience helped me to boost my pizza company. I have opened several pizzeria abroad: China, Austria, Hungary, UK and other places. I am used to train people and I really know how to teach you to make a perfect pizza, no matter the language you speak or your cooking experience.
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Where you'll be

The pizza classes will take place inside a professional kitchen right in the city centre of Padova, 100 meters away from the world-famous Scrovegni Chapel of Giotto.
The kitchen is located at the ground floor of an historical building in a typical and old street of Padova. While you take the course you will see the passers-by walking on the street taking pictures at you and asking you questions about what you are doing. Get ready!!!!

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 64 reviews.

Mariana
January 2020
Amazing experience! Francesco gave us some really great tips about cooking and the pizza turned out great. Would definitely do one of his classes again!
Kristy
January 2020
I can’t say enough great things about Francesco! The pizza making experience was amazing. He was so friendly and passionate about his business and about Italy. He gave advice and shared stories on cooking and travel. The pizza was delicious! I would recommend this to anyone wanting a unique, authentic Italian experience. Thank you Francesco!
I can’t say enough great things about Francesco! The pizza making experience was amazing. He was so friendly and passionate about his business and about Italy. He gave advice and s…
Lorenzo
January 2020
Chef Francesco and this experience were great. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make my own pizza and this was a great opportunity to accomplish that goal. Chef Francesco definitely knows what he is doing and talking about and he made the process simple enough to where i feel like can duplicate what i did in his shop at home. I was at first a little hesitant to leave Venice to do this experience but I’m glad I did. The train ride from Venice was a breeze and Padova/Padua is a nice town. Chef Francesco’s shop as he noted in his description is in the heart of the city center and quite convenient to the train station. It was easy to find the place.
Chef Francesco and this experience were great. I’ve always wanted to learn how to make my own pizza and this was a great opportunity to accomplish that goal. Chef Francesco definit…
Ricardo
December 2019
We did the pizza class with Francesco, and it was AMAZING! The space was intimate and the instruction from a professional made for an awesome experience. You can tell that Francesco loves what he does and goes into detail to explain what is happening at each stage of constructing the dough. If you get the chance to take this class, I highly recommend doing it, you're in for a treat!
We did the pizza class with Francesco, and it was AMAZING! The space was intimate and the instruction from a professional made for an awesome experience. You can tell that Francesc…
Amy
December 2019
Honestly, when I booked, I wondered if it would be just as effective to learn to make pizza by watching YouTube videos. But there's no way that YouTube could compete with what I learned today. Francesco was very detailed in his explanations, teaches well, and was able to see where I was misinterpreting instructions and correct me so that I left with a genuine understanding of the techniques. We made Pizza and Focaccia and it was all delicious. I'll be back to do another one of the class options for sure!
Honestly, when I booked, I wondered if it would be just as effective to learn to make pizza by watching YouTube videos. But there's no way that YouTube could compete with what I le…
Johannes
September 2019
Franceso is an amazing pizza-making Italian guy with interesting life stories and a lot of cooking know-how.. Reliable and stressfree arrangement.. a must-do for your Italian Padova experience..

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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 your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

If you have flour allergies this is not the experience for you.

What to bring

If you have long hair make sure you have an elastic or a clips to hold it for higyenic reasons.