The Food Studio Oltrarno


Tuscan cuisine: so many dishes, so little time in one lifetime to eat!

While Italians, and especially Florentines, love to break rules, there are certain ones they just can't bend. And that's particularly true when it comes to food. Two young Florentines passionate about their region's culinary heritage - Paolo Dellafiore and Giorgio Pinto - teamed up with noted Chef Benedetta Vitali (of Cibrèo fame) to create The Food Studio in Oltrarno. A space dedicated to handing down gastronomic tradition in a fun, hands-on learning environment, The Food Studio is a wonderful option for anyone wanting to get an insight into what makes Tuscan cuisine so unique... and delicious. 

Located in a dreamy Florentine alleyway, The Food Studio encompasses several expansive kitchens and rooms in which groups of friends or single travelers can mingle and get in on the action.

With a philosophy of cooking up healthy meals with top-quality ingredients, the kitchen - under the helm of James Beard recognized Benedetta - offers courses on how to make practically anything: pastas, pizzas, breads (we've always wanted to learn!), main courses and of course pastries. Alternatively, one can even opt for a full five-day immersion course to become a true expert. 

If eating is more your thing than cooking, The Food Studio also offers the possibility to host intimate dinners in their beautiful dining room, or outside the space itself at your home or at a catered event.  

The Food Studio, Via dell'Ardiglione, 39R, Tel. +39-333-814-3000