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COOKING CLASS TAORMINA

In the heart of Taormina, an extraordinary cooking experience is waiting for you to add flavour to your holiday.

Join the Traditional Sicilian Cooking Class, Arancino Making Class, Cannolo Making Class or Pizza Making Class.

Tourism, entertainment and food are two cornerstones of our country and we have put them together to offer you a unique and unforgettable experience.

Knead, get your hands dirty, cook something you have never cooked before, learn how to prepare the most typical dishes of our tradition, all their secrets, and e joy them in our in our beautiful location in the heart of Taormina.

Ours are not cooking courses, but travel experiences, emotions, fun and sensational tastes.

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Great Flavors

SICILIAN COOKING CLASS

Learn a few typical Sicilian recipes, meat, fish and fresh pasta dishes starting with a visit to the local fish market with our chef.

PIZZA MAKING CLASS

Learn how to cook real Italian pizza, from dough to baking and… eat it!

 

CANNOLO MAKING CLASS

Learn how to make the Sicilian cannolo, from the crispy shell to the sweet cream filling.

ARANCINO MAKING CLASS

Learn how to cook Sicilian arancini, from the filling to the right cooking and the secrets of getting the perfect shape.

professional class

Our certified classes are suitable for both beginners and experts.

vegetarian & gluten free

We can provide gluten-free and lactose intolerant, vegetarian, vegan, and other food restriction.

Baby friendly

Our cooking courses are also suitable for children who will enjoy cooking together.

Gifts & certification

At the end of the course you will receive a free branded apron, certificate and a fantastic Sicilian recipe book.

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The Heart and the Soul

our CHEF

Our cooking courses are a unique experience brought to you by thanks to experts in Sicilian cuisine who will be able to immerse you in the Sicilian culinary tradition with passion, expertise and enjoyment

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Customers

Love Us EXPERIENCE

Kerstin G
Kerstin G
2024-01-09
Kochkurs Sizilianische Küche Taormina Anstatt einer kleinen Gruppe bis 10 Personen , wie angekündigt, waren 30 Teilnehmer dabei. Dies hat die ansonsten gut gemachte Veranstaltung leider etwas entwertet. Ansonsten gute Rezepte, gute Vorbereitung und nette Kursleiter. Nettes gemeinsames Essen der selbst hergestellten Speisen mit ausreichend Wein und Wasser.
Justin H
Justin H
2023-12-26
Delicious and fun family or couples experience. This was such a fun experience as we not only got to make pizza but also enjoy other foods made by the restaurant! Delicious and fun family or couple experience.
Joslo3
Joslo3
2023-11-28
This is a must activity in Sicily! Enjoy!! Best part of our Sicilian vacation! Thank you Chef Mimmo for making our experience outstanding! We met at the arch if you are concerned about finding the location Google map Don Diego gelato it’s right next to the arch. Chef met my husband and I and took us to the market to buy the freshest of ingredients. The market is through an alley way most people would miss but it was a treat, we felt like locals and learned about the produce specific to Sicily in November. Then a Mercedes van picked us up and whisked us to Chefs gorgeous restaurant on the water. There we met one other couple and began out cooking experience. Everything was super clean and the staff washed and placed items in dishes so we could prepare everything. We made pesto pasta with tomatoes and almonds and pasta Norma. Both dishes are specific to Sicily and both were phenomenal. We actually made the pasta from scratch kneading dough while enjoying an amazing seaside view, it was like being in a movie! We learned how to create 7 types of pasta, one was easier than the next and Chef showed us the items needed to prepare this pasta are available on Amazon! Next, we made swordfish stuffed and rolled on a bed of the freshest tomatoes and a veggie to complement the fish that included tomato sauce, veggies, eggplant raisins and capers. Both were delish! While waiting for the sauce to cook chef prepared an outstanding charcuterie tray for us with yummy bread and yes lots of white wine! We got to enjoy the other two participants and the amazing seaside view! This is the best deal on Trip Advisor, don’t hesitate book today! We travel extensively and this was our favorite activity yet! Thank you Chef! Come visit us in Ca we would love to cook for you make sure you come with a sense of humor 😂
Paul A
Paul A
2023-11-12
An authentic learning experience. This was in a real pizza restaurant with a wood oven. Learned the techniques of an experienced pizziaolo. There were some interesting tricks that aren't commonly known. Plus, a pasta lesson thrown in. It wasn't just "do this," but included a bit of the science of why.
Marta
Marta
2023-11-03
Fun and productive class. You should be able to repeat the recipes at your home country! I had a great experience at the Sicilian cooking class at Porta Messina! The day started with a quick coffee while waiting for the rest of the group. Then, we went to the local market to buy some fresh food and fruit and vegetables. Then we went back to the restaurant and started preparing the dishes, which included dry pasta, 3 types of fish, parmigiana, pasta sauce... we also visited the restaurant kitchen! Of course, we finished the course eating what we prepared. The amount of food was so huge that we could not finish it. They offer to take away if you wish. We also received the recipes book by mail and a nice participation diploma. The staff is super warm, friendly and knowledgeable. We were a relatively small group (8-10 persons) and this allowed a great interaction with all the chefs. Sicilian food is super tasty and simple regarding the ingredients, so you should be able to find ingredients in your country and repeat the recipes. Highly recommended!
HR52
HR52
2023-11-01
Highlight of our holiday We had a wonderful morning with the super friendly Paolo and Maurizio, learning to make pasta and pizza. A break in between for wine, fresh bread, cheese, salami and olives. Then at the end we ate our pizzas and the team had also turned our pasta into pasta alla Norma to give that a try too. I had no idea macaroni was supposed to look like that! We had two teenagers with us and they enjoyed it too. I think it might end up being the highlight of our holiday! It was lovely to socialise with the others in our class and get to know people from all over the world. Thank you Ristorante Pizzeria Porta Messina, and thank you trip advisor for helping us find such an amazing place. I would definitely go back!
brucen782
brucen782
2023-10-31
Amazing evening experience We had an amazing time preparing a number of Sicilian cousins including pasta, two kinds of sauces and three different kind of fish. Thank you staff and the chef . We cannot wait to go back home and try the recipes.
Brandee C
Brandee C
2023-10-30
Amazing experience in Taormina This was THE most fun experience! My husband and I used to own two Italian restaurants, so we thought we knew a thing or two….not! lol, the beauty of Italy is not only learning how to cook authentic, but also doing it with strangers that become friends at the end. The class was informative, immersive and lots of amazing food to eat at the end. Grazie Mille for this lovely time❤️. I also highly recommend visiting the restaurant separately from the class if you get a chance.!! Porto Messina restaurant is in the best spot in Taormina and it’s a GORGEOUS space outside to people watch and enjoy a spectacular meal.
Susan L
Susan L
2023-10-30
Taormina Cooking Class We had a great time at this class! The good stuff: 1. Friendly atmosphere 2. Food we made was good 3. Lots of wine and fun! Not so good: 1. Our class was huge, over 20 people, not the max of 15 as presented on Trip Advisor. So getting individual attention was hard as we were preparing the various food items. 2. Difficult to find the meeting place, it would be good if they added a link to Google Maps for help with that 3. It says 12-15 dishes in the description - not even close! We made pasta, eggplant Parm, fish encrusted in salt and deep fried swordfish fish kebabs 4. Description talks about coffee break & making bread - we did not experience that 5. Asking over 20 people to wash their hands in 2 sinks takes a while & that was also frustrating. 6. I requested some sort of gluten free accommodation, but nothing materialized However, we did have a fun time. The atmosphere was very positive and we met some really nice people. I just think they need to represent themselves in the description more accurately. And there were too many people in this class, it was unwieldy.
Claire W
Claire W
2023-10-27
One of the highlights of our holiday to Taormina! A fabulous morning, very informative with great company, plenty of laughter, great food and plenty to drink... My son, Gabriel, returned the very next day to learn to make arancini! 😃 100% recommend! x
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COOKING CLASS TAORMINA

In Restaurant
Porta Messina

Sicilian cooking courses our courses take place in the heart of Taormina, in a place of extraordinary beauty where tradition and passion will enliven your holiday.

Find out more about our Restaurant Pizzeria Porta Messina.