Make Pizza with Chef Francesco

Padua, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Francesco

2 hours, Hosted in English, Spanish, and Italian
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Guests felt absorbed in a community or culture.

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.
Other things to note
If you have flour allergies this is not the experience for you.
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 an apron.

Meet your Host, Francesco

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 68 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 68 reviews.

Trent
September 2021
Francesco was an excellent instructor. He provided excellent, easy to follow instruction, that lead to an amazing finish. The pace of the course was perfect. I really look forward to making it at home for family and friends l.
Lars
August 2021
Francesco is a fun guy and a great teacher! I had a blast making pizza and listening to his story’s! I highly recommend this experience if you visit padova!!
Ignacio
July 2020
Great experience. Francesco is truly a great teacher and a great personality. You feel his passion and he keeps things at a great pace. I bought this experience as a gift for my girlfriend. I did not go very excited into it, but I truly enjoyed the class and now I can't wait to make my own pizza! That level of insight and nuances on how to make a pizza you will not gain online. You really feel like the apprentice from a master chef. And Francesco keeps it exciting and entertaining. He even gave us some great tips and insights on the city and the region, great stuff. If you are anywhere near Padova, definitely try this one out! If I'm back I will try one of the other classes for sure.
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!
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.

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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.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
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

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

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.