Learn how to make light and delicious gnocchi — completely from scratch!
Chef Luana draws upon her childhood cooking experiences to provide you with an informative and entertaining gnocchi-making experience, including memories with her grandmother, who used to say "oggi gnocchi", meaning, today we make the gnocchi!
In this hands-on, three-course class, you will learn everything you need to know about creating pillowy potato gnocchi magic! Chef Luana will guide you through the gnocchi-making process, including creating two unparalleled sauces to accompany your succulent handmade gnocchi. End the class with gelato and fresh strawberries or an affogato al caffè.
Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.
Toasted homemade bread with a variety of gourmet toppings
Choose two sauces
Fresh tomato and basil
Gelato with fresh strawberries and aged balsamic
Affogato al caffè
Born and raised in Italy, Chef Luana inherited a culinary passion from her grandmother. She has enjoyed entrepreneurial success at a beachside restaurant in Italy mainly due to her mastery with the pizza oven, as she is one of Italy’s few professional female pizza makers working with a wood burning oven. Chef Luana's old world recipes and techniques find new life in her classes with quality ingredients and genuine flavors.
This was a lovely experience and I learned some great techniques. Highly recommend it!
04 Dec 2021
Chef Luana is absolutely amazing!! She made us feel welcome in her home and gave us history on the meal we were making. She’s so sweet and warm! ❤️❤️❤️
27 Nov 2021
I had an amazing experience with Chef Luana! We had a 3 course meal, very fulfilling, with a dish to go as well. Highly recommend the gnocchi making course. This will be my go to comfort food dish, Thank you Chef!
27 Nov 2021
She was absolutely wonderful. She was patient with the group as they worked through. She gave us the confidence to finish the dish. I didn’t know I could make gnocchi before this and I did. That makes me so happy!!
26 Nov 2021
Chef Luana is a very genuine person which made the experience comfortable. She put the course in a way that made it easy to understand. Definitely would recommend to try!
21 Nov 2021
Such a great experience learning from Chef Luana! The gnocchi was just the right consistency. Not too hard and also not to soft that it falls apart. The 4 cheese and amatriciana sauce was really good too. Would definitely sign up for another class that she's teaching!
17 Sep 2021
This experience was such a gift! Chef Luana is a great host, very kind and fun. The gnocchi we made was absolutely unlike any gnocchi I’ve ever had! Pillowy and soft and somehow simple to recreate! Would 10/10 recommend :)
16 Sep 2021
If you want an authentic Italian cooking experience, look no further than Chef Luana! We loved learning how to make gnocchi, and how to make the sauces that went with it. She even used homemade bread for the bruschetta appetizer. I would highly recommend her for your next private cooking experience.
01 Sep 2021
You get the full Italian experience from the chef to the food.
18 Aug 2021
Chef Luana was amazing! Her experience in making gnocchi along with her Italian background made for an authentic Italian experience. Would highly recommend the experience for others!
27 Jul 2021
We had the absolute best time with Chef Luana! We took her Gnocchi making class and it was hands down the BEST gnocchi I have ever had. We also got homemade bruschetta and dessert!
Chef Luana is so sweet, helpful, funny, and we had the best time with her. I highly recommend taking her cooking classes. You will walk away with a huge smile on your face and be completely prepared to make your own at home! Thank you Chef Luana!!!!
30 May 2021
Chef Luana, is incredible! The whole experience was amazing from start to end. I booked this for our one year anniversary and chef Luana took the time to make every minute of it special! She went above and beyond, cooked a cake and put up a sweet message. The instruction was step by step and the food phenomenal. This experience is a must! Thank you Chef Luana, we will be seeing you again.
29 May 2021
Chef Luana is the sweetest most precise instructor, we learned to make gnocchi to perfection.
16 Feb 2021
Lovely woman beautiful home and the experience was phenomenal
09 Mar 2020
I did this as a surprise for my boyfriend's birthday, and the gnocchi did not disappoint. The dining table setup was classically done and prepped for the multiple courses and tastings we had, and all of the skills we learned felt extremely authentic to original Italian cooking. Chef Luana's demeanor was warm and inviting, which helped us feel right at home and comfortable cooking in her kitchen. The couple we shared the class with was friendly and added further to a great evening!
03 Mar 2020
The experience was intimate with two other couples celebrating Valentine's Day and a good group. The food was outstanding and we even made our own batch of Gnocchi with our kids later that week at home. Thank you for the memorable experience.
09 Feb 2020
Chef Luana was amazing. Not only did she give an amazing cooking class where we made the most delicious gnocchi I’ve ever had, she was so sweet and welcoming and her stories were so beautiful they almost brought us to tears. This was an experience we will remember forever. Not to mention she gave us all of the information and skills to take the recipe back home, so we will make it often and think of her! She also made us an incredible appetizer of deep fried olives and bruschetta and provided a beautiful birthday cake for another member of our group whose birthday it was. Absolutely recommend Luana’s class, it’s a wonderful way to spend your night!
27 Jan 2020
Amazing experience making gnocchi! Chef Luna is an amazing teacher and she makes you feel right at home and incredibly welcome. It was me and my friend's birthday so she kindly made both of us a beautiful birthday cake with candles!!! It was the most perfect birthday celebration I could have ever asked for. And of course, the gnocchi was delicious. Best gnocchi I've ever had in my life. Chef Luna will definitely be seeing a lot of me in the future :) and she also does private events!! Definitely an amazing experience. Thank you Chef Luna!
07 Dec 2019
We had a wonderful afternoon learning how to make gnocchi with Chef Luana. She was a wonderful teacher and the food was delicious. Not only did we learn how to make the perfect gnocchi, but also an amazing five-cheese sauce. We also tasted her homemade bread and pizza dough. And then she topped off the meal with affogato and tiramisu. I planned this as a birthday present for my husband and we could not have had a better experience. Highly recommended!
09 Nov 2019
Chef Luana was kind, sweet, informative and most importantly taught us how to make the best gnocchi ever. Thank you we had a great time.
Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Luana
07 Dec 2021
Our group had a lovely time. Learned a bunch about pasty making and greatly enjoyed Chef Launas as a host. I highly recommend this class.
06 Dec 2021
Chef Luana provided a delicious and memorable experience! The food was wonderful, and it is clear that she puts lots of heart, time, and effort into her meals. She created a great environment for us to learn how to make pasta, and our group really enjoyed the evening!
04 Dec 2021
What a fantastic experience learning from Chef Luana!! I never had an Italian mother to teach me how to intuitively cook homemade food...but if I did I could only hope she'd be like Luana. She's so charming, knowledgeable, and talented that you can't help but enjoy the lesson...and then when the food is ready to eat, you're knocked back in your chair by how simple and delicious everything tastes. This was the perfect experience for my anniversary!
29 Nov 2021
Chef Luana is an incredible and talented chef. I loved this cooking experience with her. The dough and everything was the tastiest and came out perfectly. I feel more confident now about making a delicious meal for guests! She is a very caring and amazing teacher and I very much appreciated the opportunity to learn from her.
29 Nov 2021
Her pasta recipe is the best! I have never tasted a more "al dente" pasta!
27 Nov 2021
We did this as a birthday present for my brother, and it was a fun and delicious treat for all of us! There was 3 in our party and we had the whole class to ourselves. The spaghetti we made was so delicious! I had never had pasta that fresh before! It was a great balance of her teaching us and helping us through the process, and her having some stuff pre-prepared so that it didn’t actually feel like a ton of work and we could relax and enjoy ourselves. In addition to the spaghetti we made, Chef Luana made an arugula caprese salad, some fried eggplants and zucchini, a second pasta with a sauce we helped make, and ice cream adffogato for dessert! Needless to say we were stuffed by the end. We also got to take all the leftovers and extra pasta that we didn’t cook home, so that will be several additional meals worth. Chef Luana was very friendly and chatty the whole time. We learned a lot about her background and family. It was a cozy intimate experience that felt very unique and special. We are planning to come back for her gnocchi class when my partner’s parents visit. We highly recommend!
27 Nov 2021
We would highly recommend Chef Luana and her class! Chef Luana prepared a wonderful evening for my brother-in-law’s birthday. She even put up Happy Birthday decorations in her home to make the night special for him. We enjoyed learning about making tomato sauce and spaghetti noodles from scratch. Chef Luana also prepared several appetizers, an additional main to accompany the spaghetti, along with affogato for dessert. The food was delicious - none of us had ever tasted pasta so fresh. Chef Luana created a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, was very accommodating of our learning pace (my brother-in-law has autism), and made it a wonderful evening to remember! We will definitely be booking another class with her in the future.
20 Nov 2021
Perfect experience if you'd like to learn something new or for a date. Service is great , instructions are clear and food is impeccable.
100% recommend this experience
19 Oct 2021
Thank you to such an amazing class of delicious authentic ravioli (much better looking than what's pictured!!). Luana is from Italy and one of the first women to make and sell pizza in Italy! So many stories she has to share about her experiences. Nothing like restaurant because her stories really make the experience. Also, she's had a restaurant for decades before moving to America. We had such a lovely time in her warm and familial atmosphere of a home! It was wonderful getting to know her and her light-hearted soul. She's focused on good and warm energy and very detailed in her techniques. The ravioli was AMAZING. The best Italian I've had thus far, simple and full of rich flavor. She's a wonderful woman and with so much energy! I'm recommending her and her food to my friends.
Can't wait to see her again.Soo grateful to have met Luana ❤️
21 Sep 2021
At first the price may seem steep for a simple lesson, especially for a dish as simple as Pasta. (and don't get me wrong! Pasta can be a very simple dish). But I wanted to take my girlfriend to Chef Luana's course just for the experience at first. It was only after that I realized that making simple store-bought pasta at home (boxed pasta, tomato sauce, etc) is entirely different than having the chance to learn an AUTHENTIC recipe, passed down through a real family, cooked for generations by real people. It was hands down, the best pasta I've ever had. And it was just 4 ingredients. Definitely worth it, and now i'll be able to make this food for the rest of my life!
20 Sep 2021
We took a pasta making class with Chef Luana and had an excellent experience. From the moment we walked in the door she was warm and welcoming, as if we were long time friends. Her instructions were clear and easy to follow and the pasta was delicious. We look forward to taking another class with her and highly recommend her.
20 Sep 2021
Chef Luana is flat out amazing. The food was some of the best I’ve ever had, she is an extremely gracious host, and an excellent teacher. 1000% recommend taking her class; you will have a blast and eat loads of delicious food.
18 Sep 2021
Great class. My bf wanted to learn how to make pasta from scratch so we took a pasta class with chef Luana. It was us and one other couple. We were grouped in pairs of two and we both got to make our own dough. Then each individual took turns running it through the machine. We made two different kinds: Spaghetti and fettuccini. It was easily the best pasta we had ever had. We took home the leftover uncooked pasta (there was quite a lot!), which made for an easy lunch/dinner the next day. :)
15 Sep 2021
It was a good class and I learned a lot. Making the dough was probably the hardest part but Chef Luana gave me some great tips and pointers that helped make the process easier. It was a good night!
07 Sep 2021
Chef Luana is the best! We had such a wonderful night filled with laughter cooking and absolutely the best pasta we have ever had! I definitely recommend this class, Chef Luana goes out of her way to make it a special evening!
04 Sep 2021
What an AMAZING experience!!! Chef Luana was an expert teacher and chef! Loved it so much!
31 Aug 2021
She was so sweet and unreal! She hung a "Happy Birthday" sign for my fiance since this was a birthday gift. (so thoughtful). The classes were fun and we were so full at the end.
30 Aug 2021
The best pizza crusts I ever had ! It was fun making the pizzas and all of them were delicious. Would definitely recommend.
29 Aug 2021
Very experienced chef, made the whole lesson memorable and easy. Best pasta in the city, and some really good dessert too
23 Aug 2021
Loved my experience with Chef Luana! The food was incredible and I learned a lot.
16 Aug 2021
It was a wonderful experience with Chef Luana!
She is the most caring, fun and an excellent cook! The food we prepared under her guidance was delicious!! I will be using her technique. It was a first time cooking class for me and my son, who is leaving for college. I wanted him to have a new experience, which might be useful in his future life! He is a world for me, I will never forget that time together! Thank you, Luana, for making that special moment for us!
16 Aug 2021
Very professional and very simple to follow. Beautifully crafted ravioli. Cozy meal needs to replace the picture they use in the class description as it does not pay her actual work any justice.
13 Aug 2021
I purchased this course as a surprise for my partner’s birthday and I couldn’t be happier in doing so! We not only had an amazing time with Chef Luana but also enjoyed delicious homemade pasta. It was a treat for both of us and we highly recommend that you give it a try. You won’t be disappointed! :)
28 Jul 2021
Luana was a great chef coach and a fun host!
26 Jul 2021
We have been wanting to learn how to make homemade pasta for a long time. Chef Luana shared her traditional method with us. She taught us the importance of fresh and quality ingredients for making the sauces. The class was amazing and Chef was an absolute joy to work with!! Looking forward to future classes!!
26 Jul 2021
We had a such an amazing time with Chef Luana! We spent the evening in Chef's home and learned all about her family, restaurant back in Italy, and heard great cooking stories. With Chef Luana's help, it felt so easy to make the pasta and she used the pasta we made to cook some delicious dishes for us. We're looking to joint the pizza making class next!
25 Jul 2021
Chef Luana’s class is fantastic. We learned much about pasta making, and she has a very warm, inviting presence. It really felt
like being in Italy during her class. We highly recommend.
25 Jul 2021
This was such an amazing experience! The chef is such an amazing and sweet woman. She thoroughly went by each step by step making the class a very fun and enjoyable time. I would definitely recommend this chef over any other! My boyfriend and I are Hoping to book again real soon!
18 Jul 2021
WOW! What a gem of a woman and gifted, generous and gracious chef. Such a memorable experience she gifted us and made all four of us feel right at home! Chef Luana transported us to Italy by way of our senses and her hospitality - oh, and YUMMM! Food was exquisite. Five stars all around. Thank you, Chef Luana!
18 Jul 2021
This was a wonderful learning experience! Chef Luana does a great job in showing you how to prepare and make the pasta and then letting you do it yourself. I feel confident we can try making this at home. All of the food was absolutely delicious! The chef was so friendly, welcoming, and did a great job hosting. Thank you Chef Luana for sharing your recipes, skills, and passion for pasta making.
12 Jul 2021
This was our first experience with Cozymeal and Chef Luana exceeded our expectations!! Chef Luana made us feel so comfortable the entire time and explained every step as we were going. The food that she made was by far the best pasta I’ve ever tried and the appetizers she prepared for us were so delicious. She was even so kind enough to bake a cake for my boyfriend for his birthday!! We can’t wait to book another class with Chef Luana!! 100/100 thanks again for everything!!!
02 Jul 2021
Chef Luana was a fantastic host. She was so warm and welcoming. We had the best time learning from her and hearing all of her great stories.
All of the food was amazing, even though the appetizer and dessert were different than what was on the menu we booked. We were able to overlook that because she was so great.
I’m sure we’ll be back for another class soon.
02 Jul 2021
What a wonderful experience! We attended the pizza making class with Chef Luana and, seriously, we made the best pizza we have ever eaten! Chef Luana has over 30 years of experience making pizza (most of that time at a popular pizzeria + ristorante in Italy) and you will notice that. The process of making good pizza dough is complex and Chef Luana walks you elegantly through ever step of the way. And, at the end of the class, she also had two nice surprises for us: one special dough with the shape of a ravioli (sorry chef, I forgot the name) and a delicious tiramisu. All in all, 5/5 stars! Thank you Chef Luana!
28 Jun 2021
Chef Luana was wonderful. She was warm and inviting. Her teaching was very straight forward and easy to understand. The homemade pasta came out delicious and we even had enough to take home for another meal! We did this experience for our anniversary, and we are very happy we picked Chef Luana.
21 Jun 2021
What an amazing experience! It was our first time making pasta from scratch and thankfully Chef Luana was there to help us every step of the way. All of the food was delicious, from the appetizers to the yummy green tagliatelle and even the spaghetti we made ourselves. Chef Luana also baked a birthday cake, which was very thoughtful! I would definitely recommend this class. Chef Luana is truly a master of her craft.
14 Jun 2021
For my first Cozymeal experience, I had the pleasure of working alongside the knowledgeable and kind Chef Luana! As soon as I arrived, I felt like it would be a very welcoming place to spend a couple of hours in and I was right! Chef Luana demonstrated the process of making fresh pasta, and made sure we got plenty of hands on experience. The food was absolutely wonderful, from preparation to presentation, very pleasing. We especially enjoyed the special treats that we got for appetizers and dessert. I highly recommend Chef Luana for anyone who wants to make an Italian dish, you will not be disappointed by this amazing host!
11 Jun 2021
Chef Luana introduced us to the wonderful world of Italy. She was very good at giving tips and instruction on secrets to Italian cooking. The mushroom risotto is underrated and a great dish to learn! We meticulously went through all the steps to cook it al dente and I loved her story behind her opening of her restaurant in Italy. She is a very knowledgable chef that I can see myself continuing to learn from!
06 Jun 2021
It is my second course with her. She is nice and her recipes are delicious. would definitely come back again to learn more about Italian food!
06 Jun 2021
Very professional and courteous!
25 May 2021
We had a wonderful experience during our homemade pasta class with Luana. My daughter, granddaughter and I wanted to do something fun together, and this class was perfect! Luana was a great instructor and the food was amazing
24 May 2021
Great experience, even greater food ! Very instructive and detailed and an amazing host as as well from start to finish ! Would definitely recommend to anyone!
23 May 2021
She is amazing! The entire experience was great. It was worth it and the food tasted fantastic! Would definitely recommend her
16 May 2021
Chef Luana shares her traditional Italian pizza secrets. I booked her pizza class for my nephew’s 13th birthday and boy did she go above and beyond for us. She taught us everything we needed to know and we were able to sit and enjoy our very own delicious pizza at the end. She even baked a cake for my nephew and had a gift for him. She made the class a fun, covid safe and educational class. My nephew absolutely had so much fun and hearing him giggle throughout the class gave me so much joy. I can’t wait to take her pasta making class. She has inspired and has awaken the inner chef in me. Thank you so much Chef for everything.
16 May 2021
Chef Luana was such a delight!! Kind, welcoming, and very knowledgeable. She made us feel like we were doing an amazing job, when maybe we weren't lol, and the end result was a fantastic pasta meal!! Choosing Chef Luana as our guide through authentic Italian Cuisine was one of the best decisions of 2021!!
13 May 2021
Chef Luna was very welcoming from the start! She made us very nice appetizers and dessert to go along with the pasta we made. Very friendly, clean place following covid guidelines, and made us feel comfortable. Would highly recommend for a date-night!
02 May 2021
This was such a fun experience! We made the best pizza dough from scratch and learned a lot about the art of pizza making from Chef Luana, who has a ton of knowledge and a great sense of humor. You can’t find authentic Italian pizza like this anywhere in L.A. and we can’t wait to recreate Luana’s pizza at home. Highly recommend this class!
27 Apr 2021
She was fantastic and the food was phenomenal!
19 Apr 2021
Cooking with Chef Luana was simply amazing, she makes you feel like family the second you walk into her house. We had the most amazing night, learning how to make pasta, as well as other tips and tricks about Italian cooking. Her hospitable and welcoming presence are unmatched, I recommend her classes to everyone!
05 Apr 2021
We had such a great experience with Chef Luana and by far exceeded all of our expectations. The process of making the pasta was simple and fun and the final product was the best pasta we've ever had. What makes her class so unique is that not only do you learn to make the pasta, but you learn so much about the culture as she had her own restaurant in Italy. She shared personal stories and made us feel completely at home. Chef Luana provided complimentary appetizers (the best bruschetta we've ever had) and homemade tiramisu. This classes was definitely worth it and you make enough pasta to bring back home and make another meal on your own.
27 Mar 2021
We had an amazing time with Chef Luana. She teaches everything clearly and the pasta we made was incredibly delicious. We made extra servings, so she wrapped it for us to take home, complete with instructions on how to prepare it if we won’t have it immediately. Chef Luana made the class very fun. Looking forward to booking another class with her soon. Highly recommended!
02 Mar 2021
I wanted to find an engaging and interactive activity for date night, and I am so glad I came across Chef Luana. My date, who is also
Italian, really enjoyed the authentic Italian food experience. The pasta making process was very fun, and Chef Luana was very informative
and helpful every step of the way. She was also very friendly and made us feel comfortable in her home. She served us a light appetizer and
also included her famous homemade Tiramisu for dessert. Once the food was ready, we were seated at a beautifully decorated table, almost as beautiful as my date, with an awesome view of the city. For dinner we
prepared spaghetti and spinach mushroom tagliatelle and it was absolutely delicious. I will definitely be going back to try Chef
Luana's authentic Italian homemade pizza. Anyway, if there's one thing I can take away from this experience, it's that I love all things Italian.
Please note - Chef Luana followed all CDC protocols with face masks and gloves and her home is very clean.
01 Mar 2021
I felt like I was at home in Italy when I arrived at Chef Luana’s. The food was absolutely delicious and we sat down and talked with her about her life, travels, and culinary experience. 10/10 would recommend her!
14 Feb 2021
Chef Luana is an excellent cook and host! She makes you feel right at home and her cooking class is a very exciting experience that you and your loved one will enjoy. It was also a very safe and clean experience for those worried about COVID. She makes sure to take all the necessary precautions in making you feel comfortable while you enjoy your meals. Would highly recommend booking her again!
26 Jan 2021
Very fun and informative class. Chef Luana was a wonderful teacher!
25 Jan 2021
I had an amazing time with Chef Luana!! Great food, clean atmosphere and very friendly! Overall a fantastic experience. I hope to come back again. Thank you.
30 Dec 2020
All was Perfect! Thank you To chef Luana
28 Dec 2020
Chef Luana was great! She was very welcoming and the service/ attention to detail throughout the night exceeded our expectations. Her kitchen/ place was very clean, she ensured to adhere to all covid CDC rules. I felt super comfortable and safe.
She offered us delicious appetizers and the food we prepared was amazing! My boyfriend and I had a fun date night. I would definitely recommend Chef Luana for a date night or a fun night with family and /or friends. I would recommend arriving a few mins earlier to find parking/walk through the gate.
19 Dec 2020
Highly recommend taking this pasta class from Chef Luana! It was such a fun and comfortable learning experience :)
Chef Luana is so kind and hospitable and shares her knowledge graciously about making pasta! In this class it’s amazing that you get to try two different types of pasta. I highly suggest trying the mushroom and sausage pasta with the green pasta. It’s the best pasta I’ve ever had! It’s so joyful and satisfying being able to make your own pasta and sauce from scratch - to making the dough, kneading it, rolling/cutting it, and even cutting everything to make the sauces!
You’ll love it so much! Appetizers and even a coffee and sample of some tiramisu dessert was included. You can’t beat this pasta experience with Chef Luana! She’s so experienced and it was the most authentic Italian meal I’ve ever had. LOVED IT! TAKE THIS CLASS :)
07 Dec 2020
Chef Luana was amazing!!! It was my mom's birthday and she surprised her with a cake in addition to the rest of the food we learned to make. The food was so good, she used fresh Italian ingredients, and her husband gave great service. Such a lovely experience and I will definitely be referring her to my friends.
29 Nov 2020
Thank you chef for the wonderful pizza it was amazing and the night was magical. We had the best time making pizzas and learning about Italian pizzas and the entire process. You made the night spectacular.
10 Nov 2020
Wow! What an experience! We loved Chef Luana! She is a real, italian chef who owned an amazing restaurant in Italy. She opened up her home to us and made us feel welcomed. You can feel her passion for cooking - she uses the highest quality ingredients (some imported from Italy) and pours love into each dish. We learned so much (she called it "Luana's tricks") that we'll use forever. Each dish was delicious- it was the best risotto we've ever had, and she even made a cake from scratch for my sister's bday! It was incredible. We loved our experience.
10 Nov 2020
Such a wonderful experience! Luana was so welcoming and patient, and helped us make some truly delicious pizzas. We had a fantastic time and left with plenty of leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Highly recommended.
03 Aug 2020
Where to begin, Chef Luana is an extremely passionate cook who explains step-by-step the process of handmade pasta. She also shares with you a brief history of her culinary career. She is super kind and very friendly. I highly recommend everyone to take this class. The food is magnifico from start to finish. Great for all occasions! I will definitely sign up for another class probably the gnocchi. Thank you Chef!
15 Jul 2020
Amazing class experience! My girlfriend and I had an incredible time with Luana. She knows what she is doing and tries her best to make the experience memorable. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning something new.
06 Jul 2020
From the second the door opens, you feel like you’ve arrived at a family meet. Chef Luana made us feel welcomed and immediately comfortable during these times of Covid restrictions. My date and I are both in healthcare therefore Social distances and cleanliness was A priority. This was highly visible and applied by chef Luana. Go see her, she’s got it down for sure.
Complimentary apps and bread was supplied much to our surprise. DELICIOUS stuffed olives!! We had a dietary restriction and chef even provided an option for that!!
Her interactive teaching methods made our date extremely rewarding. We worked individually and as a team testing that ability in our early relationship.
The pasta...OMG the pasta. Finger licking good!!!
Chef Luana and her husband really bring a taste of authenticity with their stories managing a restaurant in their Italian coast hometown. I now have a new destination for travel.
Overall, i would highly recommend this experience to anyone seeking a fun culinary evening.
There’s even a surprise cappuccino in the end. Yummy yummy yummy.
28 Jun 2020
Chef Luana was amazing!!! We decided to take this class to try something new and fun after being locked up at home. Her place was super clean and she took all precautions to make us feel safe and comfortable. We had a great time an the pizza was awesome. If you thought about trying we definitely recommend it to everyone. We made several different types of pizza. So much food and so good. You will love her, we did!! Thanks Chef Luana, can’t wait to try your pasta class too
13 Mar 2020
Luana’s pasta making class was the best! Just like everyone says. :) She has some apps and home made bread for us to snack on when we arrived. She taught us how to make two different sauces and two different pastas. They both were delicious! She was so nice and told the best stories too. Would definitely take another class from her and bring friends!
07 Mar 2020
Luana was AMAZING! We learned a ton about pasta making and had such a great time! Luana is so knowledgeable and a joy to be around! We will definitely be booking more experiences with her!!
04 Mar 2020
A huge thank you to Chef Luana for such an amazing Homemade Pasta making class and her warm hospitality. She takes the time to answer all questions and breaking down the steps so perfectly. All the stories about her background and sharing her stories about her time in Italy. She makes you feel right at home and you leave with so much more knowledge plus food to take home.
I highly recommend her class and I will be back for another one.
01 Mar 2020
After falling in love with risotto in Italy, my boyfriend and I decided to try “The Rich Tradition of Risotto.” We had a lovely experience and appreciated how Chef Luana went above and beyond to make us feel at home. Her colorful stories and friendly demeanor transported us right back to Italy. Of course the food was fantastic as well! If you’re looking for an authentic experience, I highly recommend Chef Luana’s classes.
28 Feb 2020
Chef Luana was an incredible host and would definitely recommend this class! We were beginners and she made us feel right at home.
17 Feb 2020
Had a wonderful time at Chef Luana’s pasta making class! Everything about the experience is authentic, and Chef Luana and her family were so warm and kind. The pasta was delicious, as were the appetizers she made for us to enjoy beforehand. Would definitely do another class or have her cook/cater another occasion!
16 Feb 2020
Chef Luana was absolutely amazing! Her years of experience were evident not only during her teaching but also in the final product. My boyfriend and I were blown away with how good the pizza was and are eager to now try and make it on our own. It was such a pleasure taking a class from her - I highly recommend this one!
10 Feb 2020
We very much enjoyed our experience with Chef Luana! Looking forward to more lessons with her and learning more about Italian food and culture!
08 Feb 2020
Chef Luana was absolutely fantastic! We took her Fundamentals of Handmade Pasta class and had a incredible time. Everything from her hospitality, funny stories, attention to detail and a clear understanding of Italian cooking made from scratch and with love. The pasta was delish, we left with very happy tummies and the knowledge to be able to continue making pasta at home.
I highly recommend any of her classes! We’re looking forward to going back to learn more. Thank you Chef!
04 Feb 2020
Chef Luana was great! We had a nice time learning how to make pizza with her at her lovely home. She took us through every step of the process, and was very patient with all of our questions about ingredients, quality, time, etc. She sends you home with some pizza to-go, some dough for tomorrow to practice/cook at home and a full tummy. Thank you, Chef!
26 Jan 2020
Chef Luana is hands down (pun intended) one of the most hospitable people we’ve got to meet. She made us feel very welcome and comfortable from the moment we arrived until we left.
The second she opened her door, she greeted us warmly and invited us in. She had us hang around her living room and added that she had made us some appetizers to try. We were able to taste some of her best samples that was passed through her family recipes from the Tuscany village, Castelvecchio Pascoli. One of our favorites were her deep fried breaded olives that she prepared for us in advance. After chatting with her about her hometown and getting settled in, she got us into our CozyMeal aprons to start the class!
We were fortunate enough to have her teach us how to make amazing pasta dishes. We started off with learning the ingredients for the beef ragu which incorporated us prepping carrots and celery alongside her showing us how to season the sauces. We used spaghetti noodles to stir those all in together. The second pasta we were happy to learn was the spinach tagliatelle with pan fried sausage and mushrooms! It was an interesting twist to most Italian pastas we tried and the spinach noodles had a chewy texture that was hard to pass up.
The cooking class spanned up to 4 hours and we were happy to learn how to properly make handmade pasta from just flour and eggs. She provided all of the equipment and food, all we had to bring was our curiosity to learn and empty bellies. I encourage anyone who wants to have an authentic experience with Italian cooking to try learning with Chef Luana! She was so warm, friendly, and led the class with confidence so those who are not too comfortable with the kitchen yet is encouraged to try starting it off with her.
We experienced her passion for cooking which made this class memorable. Highly recommend taking one of her classes, not only did we learn how to make delicious handmade pasta but our time with Chef Luana is something we will not forget.
13 Jan 2020
My husband and I had an amazing time learning from Chef Luana! She is such a delightful person who immediately made us feel right at home. She had made us appetizers to enjoy when we arrived which were delicious, and then we got to work on the pasta making process. Chef Luana was a wonderful teacher, she explained everything very clearly and I am confident that we will be able to replicate the recipe on our own at home! She not only taught us how to make pasta, but also showed us how to make 2 delicious sauces to go along with it. She was very thoughtful in asking about dietary restrictions, I don’t eat red meat but my husband loves it so we made one fresh, bright and delicious tomato sauce and then a rich and flavorful mushroom sausage sauce. We were so excited and proud to eat the pasta that we made from scratch and let me tell you, it was DELICIOUS! After our pasta, Chef Luana served us dessert of delightful Italian cake and cappuccino. We also loved that we got to take home the pasta that we didn’t finish. Chef Luana showed us a lovely night of Italian hospitality, and we had so much fun learning from this incredibly knowledgeable and skilled chef. We will be back for another class with her in the future! I highly recommend you do the same!
12 Jan 2020
Highly recommended! This was my first time taking a cooking class and my first time making pasta. I bought this for my wife as a birthday present and she LOVED it. Chef Luana is an amazing teacher and we’re looking forward to taking another one of her classes in the future.
12 Jan 2020
I love to cook and have wanted to learn to make pasta for quite a while. My husband and I took Chef Luana's "Fundamentals of Handmade Pasta" class yesterday and it was an amazing experience! Chef Luana was so warm and welcoming when we arrived and she prepared appetizers while she shared stories about her background and her restaurant in Italy. During the class, we learned to make two types of pasta and two sauces and the instruction was spot on - I learned so much and feel absolutely confident that I could recreate these dishes in my kitchen. The green pasta with sausage and mushroom sauce was one of the most flavorful things that I've ever eaten. I know that we'll be returning for other classes in the future and I would highly recommend taking a class with Chef Luana to anyone who loves to cook!
09 Jan 2020
Chef Luana teaches an excellent class on the fundamentals of pasta making! Can't wait to try out the pasta!
02 Jan 2020
I wish I could give 10 stars! Chef Luana was a wonderful teacher and created a truly authentic Italian experience for us. We felt like we were taking classes in Italy. She was easy to understand, quite thorough and we learned a lot. I have taken some cooking classes in the past at Eataly but Chef Luana blew them away.
The dinner itself was INCREDIBLE. The pasta was delicate and flavorful and her sauces with delicious.
30 Dec 2019
Chef Luana provided a wonderful experience. She was hospitable, knowledgeable and super fun. I would not hesitate to recommend this class with Chef Luana to my friends and family.
30 Dec 2019
My fiance and I were fortunate enough to take a Pasta Making class from Chef Luana a day after Christmas and it was SO much fun and really delicious. I learned so many new things about making pasta and the sauces to accompany. Chef Luana was very accommodating in making sure to omit any ingredients we didn't like and worked around that. As we ate, she cooked another meal for her Italian guests in town and with everyone speaking Italian we felt immersed in her beautiful culture. We even got homemade bread and ravioli for an appetizer and a yummy dessert at the end. We felt like we were in her house in Italy -right here in LA! Thank you Chef Luana for an awesome cooking experience!
23 Dec 2019
Chef Luana was very welcoming and a great host and teacher. She went above and beyond to make sure we not only had an excellent meal but also had very fresh and authentic ingredients with a beautiful table setting and wonderful conversation. We felt like we were transported to Italy. My mother and I have never taken a cooking class before and now we expect all classes to be up to this excellent standard. We hope to take another classes with her in the future.
10 Nov 2019
Chef Luana was not only a fantastic chef but a great host as well. She and her husband were so warm and welcoming to my girlfriend and me in their home. She was also very patient in teaching us to cook and gave us a special treat at the end of our meal! This was an amazing first experience and I can confidently say that her Tagliatelle with mushroom & sausage was the best pasta I've ever had. Ever. I want her to cook all of my meals for the rest of my life! 10/10
25 Oct 2019
Chef Luana was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed learning to make pasta with her. Luana’s sauces were beyond delicious and we can’t wait to make them at home. The thing we loved most about our experience was that she treated us like family and we really felt comfortable spending time in her home. We can honestly say we now have family in LA! Grazie Mille!! xox
24 Oct 2019
Chef Luana was incredibly hospitable and helped us make the best pasta i’ve ever had!! I highly recommend taking her class! Had a blast!
07 Oct 2019
Chef Luana was a delight! She is very knowledgeable, kind and passionate about food! The pasta we made was delicious (I especially loved the spinach pasta with mushrooms and sausage). The experience was so informative, that I could make homemade pasta tonight by memory of her lesson alone. It was a very unique experience, cooking in someone else's home, I could see it being unpleasant with the wrong students or wrong chef but Chef Luana went above and beyond to make us feel welcome. Plus the view from the table was pretty exceptional as the sun set. Great experience and would definitely recommend Chef Luana.
07 Oct 2019
My boyfriend and I had so much fun learning how to make pasta from Chef Luana - It wasn't just pasta - it was melt-in-your-mouth GOLD! I felt like my tastebuds were transported right back to the best restaurants in Italy. Thank you Luana, we will be back!
01 Sep 2019
Chef Luana was wonderful! She was welcoming, warm, and very experienced. It was a delight to learn from her and she provided simple, clear instructions that enabled us to replicate the process from home. She is a pro and patient with beginners. It’s evident she wants her clients to have a wonderful experience...and she delivers just that! We left feeling empowered to make pasta of our own (and we have!).
19 Aug 2019
The cooking class was an absolutely amazing experience. Chef Luana and her husband were wonderful hosts, very patient and made making pasta so much fun. Looking forward to taking additional classes in the future.
10 Jul 2019
Our experience with Chef Luana was amazing. My daughters were visiting from out of town so I thought this would be a good experience for us to bond over. We all love to cook. The night at Chef Luana's place was the highlight of their visit. We learned a great deal about making Risotto and the food was beyond fabulous.
If you are familiar with making Risotto you know that it's a slow process. We were in the midst of adding broth to the Risotto when an earthquake struck. Everyone in the class ran down 9 flights of stairs with the exception of the Chef who stayed back and kept a watchful eye on the pot. Needless to say, both Risottos turned out perfectly.
I highly recommend this class!!!
07 Jul 2019
Chef Luana was a wonderful host for our party of 4. Our Cozymeal time was quite an eventful experience. Not only did we learn the tradition of risotto, but we learned earthquake evacuation and safety strategy during the 7.1 Los Angeles earthquake! Chef Luana and her husband were prompt responders and supportive of us.
When I booked the class, I told her this was for my sisters 30th birthday celebration. At the end of the class she had a cake; which she said she typically makes for classes, and with her own dough! But for us, she had gotten "3-0" candles and joined in our celebration by going a step above her typical closing routine. I thought this was a genuine, thoughtful gift from Chef Luana and I know our family appreciated her effort.
07 Jul 2019
This experience was slightly different than I expected but overall, a wonderful learning opportunity! I thought each person would be given ingredients, tools and space to follow along with the chef and create/eat their own dish. Rather, Chef Luana explained her path and experiences with Italian cooking and showed us how to make the risotto dish, which was absolutely delicious! There was a part of the class that was more hands on during the prep, but most of it was observation and listening. I recommend taking a note pad to remember all of the wonderful tips and tricks we learned!
Overall, the experience was enjoyable and we learned some great "rule-of-thumb" tips for a variety of cooking (not just risotto).
07 Jul 2019
Chef Luana met all expectations with passion and authenticity. She is proud of her heritage and truly enjoys sharing her experiences and knowledge with the group. This was a delicious learning experience!
26 Jun 2019
Chef Luana was incredible! She welcomes my girlfriend and I into her home and taught us how to make pasta. She guided us patiently through each step and provided lots of fun. The meal and chef were both incredible. Thank you!!
23 Jun 2019
My fiancé and I decided to take the pasta making class after we came back from our trip to Italy. I can honestly say that the spinach pasta we made tasted better than any pasta we had in Italy. It was very fun and easy to learn how to prepare these dishes and Luana is very, very experienced in traditional Italian cuisine. She was very easy to work with and told us a lot of fun stories about how she became an Italian chef, with her recipes passed down for generations. I would HIGHLY recommend this class!
17 Jun 2019
This class was a unique, fun, social and educational experience! Chef Luana is warm, kind, inviting, and an excellent teacher. She opened her heart and home to us. She had delicious home made appetizers (which are her grandmother’s recipes) waiting for us when we arrived. The food was delicious and we really felt like we were transported to Italy for the night! We were a party of 6 people, a large group for her small apartment/kitchen, but she was very well organized. As it was for my husband 50th birthday, she surprised us with an extra special treat!
Thank you again so much Chef Luana for hosting a wonderful dinner and class. We will hopefully be seeing you soon for more experiences like this. The BEST risotto my friends and I have ever had!
17 Jun 2019
Chef Luana is an amazing experience. Would recommend to anyone. She has tons of knowledge of recipes and fun stories about Italy. The pizza you learn to make is very authentic and delicious. I would definitely take more classes when I come back to LA.
15 Jun 2019
Chef Luana was fantastic!
We went to Chef Luana (an authentic Italian), for my gf’s bday.
My gf is a devout hater of mushrooms, but LOVED the chef’s mushroom tagliatelle and even ate it for the following day’s lunch.
The Chef’s attention to detail and all other facets of the dinner preparation were superb and we hope to work with her again soon!!
Couldn’t recommend her more highly
17 May 2019
Chef Luana helped my family have the most amazing mother's day experience. She greeted us with appetizers and helped us learn how to make the most amazing authentic pasta. We definitely will be coming back. Absolutely delicious!
15 May 2019
Wow, this was more than a class. First time I’ve used cozymeal. My daughter, girlfriend and I enjoy Italian food and we picked the perfect Chef, Luana. She went beyond what I was expecting. Chef Luana made the evening into a great experience for everyone. Chef Luana had appetizers waiting for us when we arrived. One of them was Piconi. They were so good. My daughter enjoys baking and Chef Luana took the time to explain the steps and why the steps were necessary. Chef Luana has been making pizza for over 40 years in Italy and she arrived with her husband just a few years ago. So, she still has that authentic way of making pizza. After multiple pizzas, Chef Launa treated us to a wonderful dessert, crostata (with homemade orange jam on top) with a scoop of ice cream on it. To die for! Highly recommend. Thanks, Chef Luana.
14 May 2019
Chef Luana was so warm and gracious. She was able to set up the meal to accommodate a vegetarian and lactose intolerant client (which is hard for Italian meal). We had everything from appetizer to dessert in a very relaxed environment. The view of the city was wonderful as was the meal. Her teaching style is very hands on and gives you confidence that you can learn. The food was excellent and was a great Mother's Day experience. I would recommend this for a class or private meal which she also offers. Looking forward to returning to learn how to cook a few more challenging dishes. Also her lemon tart was fantastic.
13 May 2019
This class is fantastic! Chef Luana helped my mother have an unforgettable Mother's Day. She is warm, inviting, and an excellent teacher. Her recipes are simple, but delicious and wholesome. You'll learn so much, and you'll have a great time doing it. Thank you, Chef Luana!
10 May 2019
I booked Chef Luana’s pasta making class for my boyfriend’s and I anniversary. We were looking for a unique and fun experience and Chef Luana did not disappoint! She greeted us with open arms, and delicious antipasti which are her grandmother’s recipes. The two different pastas we made from scratch were some of the best we had and, to top it off, she presented us with homemade tiramisu and cappuccino. It was a lovely (and delicious!) experience. We will definitely be booking another class with Chef Luana soon!
17 Apr 2019
Chef Luana was terrific! We had a great time making pasta for the first time and the meal was amazing. Highly recommend.
16 Apr 2019
From beginning to end this class was a unique, fun, and educational experience! We were able to create and eat a delicious meal, all while learning about Chef Luana and Italy. Chef Luana was so kind, patient, and opened her heart and home to us, which made this class an amazing surprise for my fiance's birthday. Just make sure you let her know if it is for someone birthday - she may have an extra special treat for you! :)
31 Mar 2019
What a beautiful experience! Thank you so much Chef Luana for hosting a wonderful dinner and class. We will hopefully be seeing you soon for more experiences like this. The BEST pasta my wife and I have ever had! You must try! We loved it!!!!
26 Mar 2019
What a treat to spend the evening with Luana! The food was delicious and we really felt like we were transported to Italy for the night! Would highly recommend :)
17 Mar 2019
We had a great time! Highly recommend!
14 Mar 2019
Our experience with chef Luana was very special. She thought of every little detail, she was kind and sweet and very helpful while teaching the techniques to her incredible risotto. She prepared everything with ingredients that came straight from Italy and everything was perfect. She made us feel right at home. It was overall a unique experience that I can easily recommend to everyone.
05 Mar 2019
Chef Luana was just lovely. My friends and I gathered to do something fun as a celebration for my birthday. We all had a great time learning to make pasta!! The food was top notch, as was our experience with the chef. A wonderful time, complete with handmade appetizers and dessert from our host. Thank you!!
04 Mar 2019
We had the most wonderful evening cooking and eating with Chef Luana. She is so incredible welcoming, knowledgable, and a great teacher. If you're looking for an authentic italian pasta-making experience look no further! Definitely will be back for another class :)
26 Feb 2019
Did this with my girlfriend for our anniversary and we loved it. Chef Luana is a warm host and her food is amazing. All authentic Italian recipes and ingredients.
18 Feb 2019
I can't express how lovely it was to learn how to make pasta with Chef Luana. As a native of Italy where she owned her own restaurant, Luana's food is to die for. We were welcomed into her home with appetizers and warm greetings. By then end of the night we felt like family. Highly recommend.
17 Feb 2019
We recently visited Chef Luana who hosted us for a pasta making class, and her food and expertise was nothing short of excellent! Her home was full of laughter, warmth, and a genuine authenticity that you can’t find anywhere other than Italy. We will definitely be returning for a new class in the near future!
17 Feb 2019
So it was a few weeks before valentines and my girlfriend and I wanted to have a unique experience, so we decided to try a cooking class and learn to make pasta. Hands down, one of the most intimate and fun experiences I’ve ever had. Chef Luana was very personable and a warm and inviting and professional. We were given very precise instructions on how to get to the class site (her home) and was warmly greeted by her at the door. Once our entire party arrived, we were sat and given some delicious traditional Italian appetizers. It was my first time to have stuffed olives and they were delicious, and that’s coming from a guy that dislikes olives. We then proceeded to learn about a couple of sauces that are used in today’s meals and proceeded to begin the pasta making. Chef Luana was attentive and provided us great step by step instructions to start making the dough. One of the most exciting parts was the rolling and cutting of pasta. After cooking the pasta and combing all of our hard work we all sat down to enjoy the fruits of our fun labor for the day. With all the information and instructions from Chef Luana, everyone in our group feels a lot more confident in making our own pasta. We so happy with the class we are planning to take another course with Chef in the near future.
15 Feb 2019
Luana was amazing! We arrived to her house and she had everything ready to go. She told us great stories and her pizza was so delicious--very light and perfect.
12 Feb 2019
We really enjoyed Chef Luana's pasta making class, it was like stepping into a little piece of Italy in LA. We had fun making both green and yellow pasta and we are looking forward to trying to make the ragu sauce again at home. I liked that told us in detail about the ingredients and what stores in our neighborhood had the best ones. It was also a pleasure to meet her husband Giancarlo and practice my rusty Italian with them! Grazie!
09 Feb 2019
Chef Luana was absolutely lovely and her class on mushroom risotto was excellent. This was my first Cozymeal experience and it’s set the bar high. Chef Luana’s hospitality, knowledge and geniality truly made the experience. My friend and I both commented how being in Chef Luana’s apartment felt like having stepped into Italy. I hope to take another one of her classes soon!
07 Feb 2019
We had a really good time and learned a lot; Chef Luana is personable and really draws you in and keeps your attention. Answers all questions and really wants to see you learn. Will certainly be back!
02 Feb 2019
Authentic Italian grandmother experience. The absolute best option for anything Italian on this site. She’s the best!
28 Jan 2019
Chef Luana was very warm and lovely. Her class was a fun way to spend the evening!
21 Jan 2019
My husband and I loved Chef Luana's pasta class! She was welcoming from the second we arrived and prepared many delicious appetizers for us before we learned how to make pasta. She was patient, kind, funny and a wonderful chef. We loved the pastas we made and had so much leftover to take home too. She also surprised us with a little dessert at the end of the evening. It was a great date night and we can't wait to go back for her pizza class!
18 Jan 2019
I knew I made the right choice in Chef Luana the second we walked through the door! I wanted to surprise my Italian boyfriend with an authentic Italian cooking class, and Luana did not disappoint. We were greeted with appetizers and a wine opener for the bottle we brought, and she had everything timed perfectly so the class and lesson flowed seamlessly. We were a solo couple, but she can entertain up to 3 couples, or groups with enough warning! The ingredients were incredibly fresh, she explained everything with ease, we had a blast with the pasta machine, and we left with full stomachs and happy hearts. We can't wait to return for another recipe lesson, or else hire her for a special occasion!
14 Jan 2019
My boyfriend and I had such a fun and educational experience with Chef Luana! From the start she was welcoming and kind. We started the day with delicious appetizers that she had prepared for us in advance. This gave us a chance to hear her story and all about her extensive experience and love for Italian food. This was followed by a breakdown of the tasks we would be completing and then we started to get our hands dirty. After the raviolis were complete, we shared a lovely meal! The ravioli was delicious. My boyfriend is still dreaming about her marinara sauce. We can’t recommend her class enough. We both hope to take another one of her classes in the near future!
14 Jan 2019
Chef Luana is charming, warm, and a wonderful host. My girlfriend and myself shared the evening with 2 other lovely couples. From appetizers to main course, everything was very delicious. It was very satisfying to see raw ingredients become beautiful, delicious pasta. My only regret was I wish we brought wine! We are recommending Chef Luana to friends and we can't wait to be a guest again.
13 Jan 2019
We had such a fantastic evening making (and eating!) delicious pizza with Luana. We had fun getting to know the other couple and learning more about Luana’s life and restaurant in Italy. By the end of the evening it felt like we’d all known each other for a while. Would highly recommend CozyMeal and Luana to everyone.
02 Jan 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Chef Luana. She created a warm and inviting atmosphere and welcomed us into her home as if we were family. We learned a lot from her class and are looking forward to trying out all the tips she gave us while we were there. I would highly recommend this class!
31 Dec 2018
Chef Luana was absolutely AMAZING. The entire class was so enjoyable. Not only did we learn proper technique for pasta making, she shared recipes that have been with her for over 50 years. She has so much experience and treats you like family. The meal was delicious (special bonus - we got to taste some appetizers that she whipped up before class). I wish I could give her 10 stars. I cant wait to book my next class with Luana!
30 Dec 2018
The pizza making class was a wonderful experience. I gave it as a birthday present for my boyfriend. We were joined by another couple which made the class even more fun and social. We hope to do the pasta making class next!
27 Dec 2018
Chef Luana is fantastic. She was so kind and welcoming, and made you feel like family from the very start. We learned some great pasta-making techniques and had a delicious meal. We will definitely be back!
22 Dec 2018
What a wonderful evening! Great food and great company. My daughter and I were looking for a different experience over her holiday break from school, and this could not have been better.
In honesty, I was slightly hesitant when I realized we'd be coming into Chef Luana's home to not only learn the skills to make fresh pasta, but to share dinner with the other guest who we did not know. It's a bit out of my comfort zone...but, Chef Luana instantly made us feel at home, in her home. We were (3) couples, with neither knowing each other, and through Chef sharing her history of her restaurant in Italy as well as her life overall, we soon were all sharing our histories with each other. It was a full evening of learning, cooking, with wonderful conversation, and amazing food.
I can't recommend Chef Luana's class enough. She's so knowledgable, but she's just a joy to be around. Her full focus is her students and guests. I'll be back for her other classes. Thankyou Chef!
20 Dec 2018
Luana was wonderful! If you are looking for an authentic Italian cooking experience this is it. Upon arrival, there were freshly baked Italian goods to snack on...and within minutes we were making pasta from scratch. Luana provided great guidance and is focused on making this a fun evening. After cooking we had a delicious birthday dinner in her cozy dining area overlooking the city. She even surprised us with a freshly baked birthday cake :)
18 Dec 2018
Chef Luana was a warm and wonderful host. She made us feel very welcome in her pleasant home. We were treated to a fantastic evening complete with authentic Italian appetizers and a sweet dessert treat and cappuccino at the end. It was the first time we had made pasta so we were thrilled to learn from an experienced Italian chef. Chef Luana made it fun and interesting the entire time. We chose to bring our own wine and would recommend the same to others. Our time with Chef Luana was absolutely five star.
17 Dec 2018
Chef Luana's pasta making class was so delicious and informative! She went above and beyond without a doubt to what was promised. It seems a little pricy but was completely more than worth it at the end!
09 Dec 2018
Luana was an amazing chef, teacher, and host. This is an authentic Italian experience that is simultaneously educational, inspiring, and fun. The setting is perfect and makes you feel as if you are in Ascoli Piceno with Italian family for a moment, forgeting that you’re in LA. Luana goes above and beyond the proverbial call of duty and provides delicious homemade appetizers - then, the sleeves get rolled up and Luana walks you through how to handmake pasta. She takes the time to not only explain what to do, but why you’re doing it...she also taught us a few Italian words here and there. As a bonus, we were lucky enough to learn how to make two types of pasta. After you make the pasta, you sit down and enjoy the incredible meal. As far as taste, this is the real deal - Luana uses authentic, fresh, and even imported ingredients for her dishes. The only downside here is that you’ll probably never be able to go back to out-of-the-box pasta again. After we ate (both) of our pastas, Luana surprised us with a little dessert and cappuccino - this was the perfect cap to a perfect evening. Overall, would 10/10 recommend for a date night, group activity, educational experience, or whatever the occasion may be. Thank you Luana and can’t wait to come back for more.
08 Dec 2018
Luana provided us with an incredible experience and helped us create some of the best pasta we have ever had. Hearing her history and stories from Italy only further demonstrated her passion and love for her country and food. She went above and beyond to make sure we had a special night. We highly recommend her class to anyone looking for a fun night with great food.
01 Dec 2018
Chef Luana was a joy! Not only is she knowledgeable in all things pasta and Italian cuisine, but she truly loves to teach people about making delicious, authentic food. Would highly recommend- never had such delicious pasta in my life!
04 Nov 2018
Chef Luana’s class is the most authentic cooking class I’ve ever attended. She is a former Italian chef and restauranteur with more than 30 years experience making Italian food, and she joyfully shares this experience with her guests.
She spent many hours preparing the ingredients for our pasta class and then welcomed us warmly into her home/kitchen where she delighted us with great food but also the knowledge and know how into making homemade pasta! She is very sweet and patient and spent a lot of time making sure we were comfortable with the skills of dough rolling and cutting and then showed me how to put together the pasta and sauces to make delicious Italian food.
Take her class and you will love it!!
03 Nov 2018
I booked this class for my boyfriend's birthday celebration. We had such a great time making authentic pasta! We made everything from scratch and Chef Luana is the real deal from Italy. She and her husband showed us such warm hospitality and even created a romantic dining ambiance with fairy lights overlooking downtown LA from their residence. Making dinner takes time and preparation so I appreciated that Chef Luana provided us with appetizers in which she made beforehand and we got to sit down and eat those before we started preparing the pasta. You will not regret booking her!
20 Oct 2018
Chef Luana is absolutely amazing! I couldn't ask for a better chef, a better teacher and better experience, it was hands down the best experience I have had since I moved to LA. She is so kind and genuine and is a master chef! I highly recommend Chef Luana and any class she offers! She spent 30+ years as a chef of her own restaurant in Italy, so she REALLY knows how to cook! She goes above and beyond what is expected of the cozymeal experience, to make sure each class is catered exactly to the guests needs. I am allergic to dairy, and she was so kind and conscious the whole time, she changed my recipe slightly from everyone else, so that I could participate AND eat the food at the end! PLUS she made extra appetizers to start, she surprised us with a home made pie at the end with her delicious marmalade made from scratch.
07 Oct 2018
Chef Luana’s Ravioli Revelry class was amazing. Chef Luana brings her authentic Italian recipes and technique from her life, experience and restaurant in Italy to the class. Chef Luana was great with my 10 year old niece. We can’t wait to take another class.
17 Sep 2018
Chef Luana was amazing. Exactly what we hoped for in an italian chef. We did this on my wife's birthday and Chef Luana made it very special for us. Would recommend her to everyone.
16 Sep 2018
We had such a great experience with Chef Luana! She was very welcoming at her home kitchen and even provided us with an appetizer course and taught us some of her chef secrets. She is a great teacher and chef! The food we ate at the end was wonderful and I would definitely recommend this class to anyone that wants to learn how to make pasta.
03 Sep 2018
I really didn't know what to expect as this was my first time doing a cooking class. My wife always wanted to learn how to make pasta and so I had booked this class as a surprise to my wife for her birthday. Upon arriving, Chef Luana had a nice surprise and greeted us with appetizers so we had something in our stomachs while we cooked. She was very entertaining and she took time teaching us how to make fresh pasta, carefully explaining each step. We enjoyed her stories of Italy and welcomed any questions we had. She served us two different types of pasta with two different sauces, both very delicious! The pasta was so fresh and light, it was amazing. Her home made recipes were exceptional and we were very happy. After our meals we were extremely full and very satisfied. Chef Luana surprised us with tiramisu as a nice special dessert. It was a nice touch and something extra that she didn't need to do but that was very thoughtful of her.
Overall, my wife and I really enjoyed learning how to make pasta with Chef Luana. We recommend her to anyone thinking about making fresh pasta. I would definitely book with her again in the near future.
Thank you Chef Luana for making our experience wonderful!
21 Aug 2018
Chef Luana was great, and I really learned a lot about homemade pasta. A great date night!
20 Aug 2018
My husband and I LOOOOVED learning how to make pasta with Chef Luana. We recently came back from a trip to Italy and have always wanted to learn how to make pasta from scratch. Taking this class with Chef Luana literally felt like we were back in Italy, enjoying nothing but delicious, gourmet Italian food. Chef Luana was so inviting and welcoming, and we learned so much from her about the art of pasta making. We even learned about some of her own culture, as her and her husband are from Italy themselves and own their own ristorante. I can’t rave about this experience enough and think anyone who is wanting to experience a little bit of Italy should go and cook with this amazing chef!!
20 Aug 2018
I had an AMAZING time with my date cooking with Chef Luana in her kitchen. If you are looking for delicious authentic cooking you need to book a class with Chef Luana. From the moment we walked in the door to the moment we left we learned, laughed, and loved this lesson. I highly recommend any class from this world class Chef. Can't wait for our next lesson!
24 Jul 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed Fundamentals of Pasta Making with Chef Luana! She was so warm and welcoming, it felt like I was learning from family. Chef Luana greeted us with appetizers she had prepared for us. Not something I was expecting, so it was a nice surprise. She demystified an intimidating subject, demonstrating every step of the process and generously shared her ingredient sources. It was fun to create the pasta from scratch and practice her techniques under her watchful eye, and she nudged us in the right direction when we needed it. Of course, the best part of the evening was sitting down to eat our creations. Two types of pasta and two different sauces. Both delicious dishes that I feel confident I can recreate at home.
Thank you, Chef!
23 Jul 2018
Chef Luana was terrific! She is knowledgable, charismatic and so much fun. Go with an empty stomach...the food - and there is plenty of it - is so delicious. Enjoy!
22 Jul 2018
Chef Luana was fantastic! Her hand made pasta was so good eating regular past will never be the same! She is a great teacher and so friendly and interesting to talk to about her life in Italy! We truly enjoyed her class and hope to take her pizza class next
19 Jul 2018
Chef Luana was the absolute best! I wanted to surprise my girlfriend for our anniversary for a pasta making and Italian dinner cooking class and Chef Luana exceeded all expectations! She was able to come to our apartment with all of her supplies and fresh ingredients. She used to run a restaurant in Italy for many, many years - and it shows! Honestly, I think it may be the best pasta I've ever had! Best of all, she was amazing to just hang out with and chat over a bottle of wine! I've already recommended her to several of my friends and hope to book her again in the future! You will not be disappointed!
14 Jul 2018
Luana was an amazing chef!
We cooked different type of pasta. Was an amazing experience!
The home is nice and cosy .
Truly Italian style.
If you are looking for a true Italian home meal Luana’s experience is perfect!
23 Jun 2018
Chef Luana was amazing! The experience was top notch. I would highly recommend her! The food was some of the best pasta I have ever had in my life. Everyone in my group left so happy. Can’t wait to hire her again!!!
18 Jun 2018
Chef Luana was so wonderful. I surprised my husband with a Pizza making class for Father's Day and she went above and beyond to make our lesson special. Such a fun experience.
02 Jun 2018
The food was amazing and Chef Luana was extremely nice and personable. She included some extra personal touches that helped create a unique experience. Overall, it was a great experience! I would definitely recommend booking this experience if you are looking to try some authentic Italian cuisine!
29 May 2018
Chef Luana is a traditional Italian chef with over 30 years in the kitchen. I went to her lovely home with my girlfriend and honestly did not know what to expect. It was fun, engaging, and now I know how to make pasta by hand. I will definitely be back for her pizza making class! I would definitely recommend!
11 May 2018
Wow! Chef Luana is a master of the cuisine of Central Italy. Her food was delicious, authentic, and she is such a warm and charming human being! Chef Luana's food was truly special! She comes from a rich culinary tradition in Central Italy. She grew up in a family of chefs, used to own a restaurant, and is very experienced. It was exceptional and authentic. There were layers of flavors and textures in every dish and I've never had anything quite like it.
Guest reviews for Chef Luana
19 May 2018
I wanted to thank Luana for the wonderful class I took on making risotto. I finally learned the secrets on how to make the perfect dish. Thank you Chef Luana!
18 May 2018
My husband and I, along with our two children, love Chef Luana’s cooking! Her raviolis are fresh and light, with a tomato sauce that is delicate and refined in flavor. I’ve had the good fortune to eat many of Chef Luana’s specialties, including gnocchi, spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, focaccia bread, quiche and more. Chef Luana uses the freshest and most flavorful ingredients to make traditional Italian dishes come to life in a new way!
22 Apr 2018
Luana is a true expert chef. Being a native Italian, she specializes in regional cooking from her areas of Marche and Abruzzo. I have taken a number of her classes and I give her 5 stars. Her bread, pizza, risotto and pasta are unbelievable. She is an experienced professional chef using authentic Italian family recipes. It doesn't get any better than that.
16 Apr 2018
Delicious. Authentic. Homestyle Italian food. Can you ask for anything more?
09 Jan 2018
I had chitarra and panzerotti tonight from Chef Luana and they were absolutely marvelous! She loves cooking and this comes across in her food - always the proper balance between fresh ingredients and cooked to perfection. I look forward to more of her meals. I can easily give her five stars.