We booked this tour as a family of 5 - one 12 year old and 7 year old twins. We were told to meet at the tour office at 6:45. We then walked 15 minutes to the train station, only to get on a bus and be driven 30 minutes to the cooking facility (none of which was previously disclosed) The chef was patient, knowledge and kind, but the pizza was served until 10:00 PM. We were then dropped off at the train station and had to walk back to our apartment. There were also 14 people in this class which was way too many for one chef with no assistant to handle. I would suggest that this tour either be moved to an earlier time, or made adults only due to the late timeframe. The class should also be a 6:1 ratio.
Our family had a wonderful time! Our 9-year-old son said this was one of the highlights of his trip to Europe. Julio, the restaurant's owner, was very attentive to my son and wife, and we enjoyed eating our pizza and gelato after we made it. The restaurant is very convenient to the attractions in Florence its about halfway between the Duomo and the Gallerie Accademia, making it a great way to cap off a day of sightseeing. Highly recommended.
We were met promptly and taken a few metres to the restaurant. The chef was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about pizza making. The preparation area was very clean and there was a lot of attention to hygiene. We loved our pizza and gelato and had drinks to accompany them . It was a great experience but did involve a long time standing still which was a bit tiring. Unfortunately we have still not received the recipes that were promised would be sent by email. Very good value and good fun.
This was a fun experience about 2.5 hrs so not too long and a good way to learn about cooking pizza and gelato and do it yourself for your dinner!! Small group size was perfect (8 people). Wine or beer was also included with the meal
The cooking class was disappointing because we were in a hot restaurant without air conditioning and not in a actual cooking school kitchen. It was not a safe environment and my traveling companion was robbed during this class.