Italian Antipasti, Primi Piatti and Casual Fare

All classes listed below are available 

for Private Group Classes of 6 or more. 

-No mix and match-

Classes are 3 hours/ price per person as indicated/ per class/ inclusive

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The Pizza Party! (125.) per person/ 3-hour class
In this class we’ll make quality, handcrafted, scratch made pizza doughs fashioned into beautiful thin crust style pizzas w/ tomato and white sauces and a variety of tasty toppings.
Traditional Margherita
Tomato sauce, mozzarella and basil.
Potato-Apple-Rosemary Pizza
Potato, apple, goat cheese and rosemary.
The Grilled Veggie Pizza
Grilled peppers, onions, eggplant, zucchini, cheeses and fresh herbs.
The Kitchen Sink
Build your own pizza with cheeses, mushrooms, olives, cured meats, peppers, onions…

The Perfect Risotto/ (115.) per person/ 3-hour class/ Gluten Free!
Learn the techniques in creating this magnificent trio of sublimely delicious risotto dishes!
Risotto con Spinaci e Gorgonzola
Risotto with spinach, fennel and gorgonzola cheese.
Risotto ai Gamberi
Risotto with shrimp, tomato, garlic, lemon and parsley.
Risotto Milanese
Risotto with white wine, onions, saffron, and parmesan.
Note: Above Risotto dishes made with high quality Arborio rice and/or Carnaroli rice.
Plus: Fagiolini  Glassati al Sesamo
Green beans sautéed with scallions, lemon zest, garlic and sesame.
Frutta fresca alla Menta
Fresh seasonal fruit with mint chiffonade.

The Art of Handcrafted Gnocchi/ (115.) per person/ 3-hour class
In this customer favorite, we’ll learn the art and subtleties in creating these most delicious, handcrafted gnocchi.
Gnocchi di Patate con salsa di Pomodoro
Traditional potato gnocchi with a savory tomato and basil sauce.
Gnocchi alla Romana GF
Polenta cornmeal gnocchi in round disk shapes, baked with fresh herbs, melted butter and parmesan.
Gnocchi di Ricotta e Spinaci GF
Spinach-ricotta cheese gnocchi with a touch of nutmeg-sage-butter sauce and tomato sauce.

Fresh Handmade Pasta Making Workshop/ (115.) per person/ 3-hour class
Learn to make fresh, scratch made egg pasta dough, rolled out into sheets and fashioned into stuffed ravioli as well as cut into mounds of fettuccine noodles with a combination of savory sauces. We'll make plenty of batches, so everyone gets a hand in on making their own pasta dough.
Ravioli di Zucca con Salsa di Salvia
Handmade ravioli with a roast butternut squash-asiago cheese filling, finished in a brown butter-lemon-sage sauce.
Fettuccine con Salsa di Pomodoro e Basilico
Fresh handcrafted pasta dough rolled out and cut into egg fettuccine with a homemade tomato-basil sauce and parmesan cheese.
Insalata Mista
Mixed lettuce and veggie salad with vinaigrette

Spaghetti Western/ Pasta Sauce Class/ (125.) per person/ 3-hour class
In this class we’ll create a sumptuous bounty of delicious, homemade Italian pasta sauces. Great for party time, stocking up the freezer or in the fridge to enjoy now or for days to come. We’ll use quality, spring harvest-Durham wheat-semolina dried pastas which will be cooked to order to accompany our freshly made sauces. Gluten Free Pasta available upon request.
Spaghetti Carbonara: Spaghetti tossed in a creamy egg sauce with pecorino cheese, pancetta, garlic, butter and freshly ground black pepper.
Rigatoni w/ Bolognese Sauce: A rich meaty sauce made with ground beef, minced aromatic vegetables, tomato paste, beef broth, white wine and fresh herbs.
Penne alla Puttanesca: Penne pasta in a zesty sauce of crushed tomatoes, anchovy, garlic, capers, olives and chili flakes.
Basil-Spinach-Walnut-Garlic Pesto: Pasta cooked al’ dente, tossed in a sauce of puréed fresh basil, spinach, lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, toasted walnuts and parmesan cheese.

Trattoria il Pollo/ Italian Chicken Favorites/ (125.) per person/ 3-hour class
Learn to make this sensational trio of the most popular Italian chicken dishes!
Chicken Piccata
Chicken filets sautéed and finished with a pan sauce of lemon, caper, parsley and whole butter.
Chicken Marsala
Pan fried chicken filets with a sauce of Marsala wine, mushroom's, pancetta and shallots.
Chicken Parmesan
Parmesan-bread crumb crusted chicken cutlets baked with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Little Italy Favorites/ (125.) per person/ 3-hour class
Create these mouthwatering dishes typical of your favorite neighborhood Italian Restaurant.
Chicken Parmigiana 
Chicken breast cutlets, lightly coated in breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, pan fried to a golden brown, then baked in the oven with a slathering of homemade tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
Broccolini al Peperoncini
Pan griddled broccolini with garlic and chili flakes.
Insalata Mista
Mixed lettuces, red onion, garbanzo beans, black olives, tomato and cucumber tossed in an herbed vinaigrette.
Chocolate-Stout “Beeramisu”
Like tiramisu only with beer! Layers of mascarpone, whipped cream, orange zest, ladyfingers soaked in stout, cocoa liqueur and espresso powder…yum!

Mama Santa's-Murray Hill Favorites/ (125.) per person/ 3-hour class
Delicious Italian American favorites!
Spaghetti Bolognese
Rich and meaty Bolognese sauce with a trio of ground meats, crushed tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs and spices, served with perfectly cooked al’ dente Spaghetti.
Garlic Bread
Split baguette loaves slathered with garlic-herb butter and oven toasted to a golden brown.
Italian Wedge Salad
Crisp lettuce wedge salad w/ tomatoes, pepperoncini, olives, carrots and herbed dressing
Cannoli Siciliani
Cannoli shells filled with sweet ricotta, chopped chocolate, orange zest and pistachios.

Anti-Pasti / Italian Appetizers/ (115.) per person/ 3-hour class
A sumptuous and savory array of delicious, fun to make Italian appetizers. Great for parties!
Suppli di Telefono
Deep fried risotto fritters stuffed with Mozzarella and minced prosciutto.
Antipasto Misto Platter
Platter arrangement of fresh crudities, cured meats, provolone, pepperoncini, olives, crusty bread and aioli sauce.
Gamberi all’ Aglio
Prawns sizzling in garlic butter, red chili flakes, parsley and lemon juice.
Grilled baguette slices with tomato-basil topping and another w/ mushroom ragout topping.

Anti-Pasti II/ (115.) per person/ 3-hour class

Crostini di Fave e Pecorino 

Fava bean puree, mint chiffonade, pecorino cheese and truffle oil crostini. 

Eggplant Caponata

A flavorful compote of eggplant, garlic, celery leaves, capers, tomato, olives, olive oil, red wine vinegar and herbs.


Saffron-rice ball croquettes stuffed w/ mozzarella, parmesan, breaded and deep fried to crispy golden brown.

Spicy Sicilian Shrimp 

Spicy sautéed shrimp with garlic, red chili flakes, parsley and lemon juice.