Artisan Pasta Making Class

Learn the traditional art of making authentic Italian pasta at this cooking class in London

4 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 1 to 4

label £70 - £150 (£70 for Public Class, £150 for Private Class)

If you've got a passion for pasta, come along and broaden your horizons at this London pasta making class! Led by Silvana, a Naples native and a true pasta aficionado, you'll learn the dying art of making incredible pasta from scratch, completely by hand.

While we enjoy a wide variety of pasta in the UK, there's a whole world of different shapes available in Italy just waiting to be discovered at this fun, laid-back cooking class. Silvana will share with you the best techniques to recreate these tasty, traditional pastas, all done completely by hand — no machine required!

You'll learn how to blend flours according to the type of pasta you're making, the best kneading techniques for pasta dough, and how to pull and handle the dough into shape. While your pasta cooks, you'll also pick up some tasty secrets on how to cook perfectly al dente pasta every time, how to make a simple yet delicious sauce to go with your dish, and what to look for in the supermarket next time you're shopping for pasta.

Finally, you'll sit with your fellow pasta prodigies and enjoy the fruits of your labours together with a sit-down meal, the perfect end to a fascinating celebration of all things pasta!

What you'll get
All the equipment and ingredients to make traditional pasta and sauce by hand, which you'll enjoy after the class
What to bring
  • An apron — pasta making can get messy!
  • You're also welcome to bring your own bottle of wine or other drink to enjoy with the meal.
Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


39 Windmill Road, Brentford, TW8 0QQ, England

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The Pasta Artist
The Pasta Artist

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Ciao! I'm Silvana and I'm a fourth-generation artisan pasta maker from Naples. My passion is to teach the dying art of making pasta entirely by hand, saving rare pasta shapes from disappearing and helping pasta lovers to recreate the authentic Italian experience, teaching techniques passed down to me by my family.

My grandma taught me everything I know! She started training me when I was a teeny weeny five year old. She's been my only teacher for 17 years, allowing me to earn first-hand experience in her small pasta factory. I can't wait to pass these traditional techniques on to you with my pasta making classes in London and online!

I was featured on BBC2's Inside the Factory TV programme as a pasta expert and have held pasta-making demonstrations in Harrods. My recipes are featured on the online news platform, The Local Italy.

I love teaching and sharing my passion for pasta. I can't wait to show you how to make delicious, authentic handmade pasta in the traditional Italian way!

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James Hammerton Sep 2023

She was very helpful and had a great personality. She really knew what she was talking about (e.g the history and nutritional values of different pastas).

The class was held in her kitchen, which looked abit small at first, but for 5 people cooking pasta you do have enough room.

The class was easy to follow, we had great fun, forming the pasta dough and making the different shapes.

It might look abit pricey, but for the food, history lesson, nutrient lesson and great vibes, it feels like your on come and dine with me.

So I would greatly recommend anyone to spend cooking lesson with Artisan.

Oliver Basi May 2023

It's like jumping into an Italian family home. Silvana was a lovely host and we really enjoyed the class, the laughs and the stories.
We learned a lot about pasta history and making, plus the dinner we made together was delicious.

Antoine Leservoisier Mar 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Great class taught by a very friendly and interesting teacher. Thank you very much Silvana!

Joseph Chadwell Feb 2023

Fun and engaging experience, relaxed setting, very knowledgeable and helpful teacher taught in her home.

Artisan Pasta Making Class review by Joseph Chadwell - Twickenham

Vishal Singh Feb 2023

Chef has a good knowledge of all things pasta. However needs to be better organised to deliver the artisan experience as advertised.

Aditya Patel Jan 2023

Superb overall. The art and science of pasta-making well delivered and taught. Dietary preferences of students were also considered. No shortcuts taken to speed up the process.

Shipra Singh Oct 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

It was a very engaging and fun evening.
We learnt the art of making pasta.
The secret for buying good pastas.
Made our home pasta from scratch and sauce too.

Varun Wykes Oct 2022

Silvana our teacher was just great, she was knowledgeable and tue class was interesting and engaging.
The only suggestion would be to maybe declare pasta’s rightful place on the Italian table and showcase regional and sauces rather than sauces just from the north. The pasta itself was delicious, on its own and Silvana was lovely warm and friendly. Thank you.

Katelyn Fyvie Sep 2022

Truly authentic experience! Absolutely lovely and pasta was delicious! Would recommend and be prepared to relax and enjoy!

Bianca Allery Jul 2022

Sylvana was absolutely awesome! So knowledgeable she took us through the history of pasta, how to buy pasta and a delicious recipe to make at home.

My 7-year old son loved it and wants to go back again and again :)

Basil Zafiropoulos May 2022

I can honestly say this was the most incredible cooking experience I’ve ever had. Silvana is an absolute gem! Knowledgeable and patient with us. I could not recommend this more highly

Kelsey Tollady Apr 2022

Sylvana is one of a kind. Instantly warm, hospitable, and with an excellent sense of humour - her pasta-making knowledge is second to none.

She took her time to carefully explain the history and techniques behind making pasta, and peppered it with beautiful references to her own family’s deep ancestral roots with pasta making.

Not only do we feel confident in making mouth-watering pasta dishes for ourselves, we also know what to look out for when shopping for that quick fix of dried pasta from a supermarket.

You will not regret giving The Pasta Artist a chance to show off her skills. Thank you Sylvana for an excellent and memorable evening!

Cooking class review by Kelsey Tollady - Twickenham

Anne Foster Apr 2022

A wonderful experience for all - from age 9 to 70. Brilliant to learn in someone’s home in such a casual and “familiar” environment with simply delicious food at the end! Definitely recommend.

Lily Mannion Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

We had such a lovely time making pasta! I left feeling like I could definitely make homemade pasta at home by myself, but also with a lot of new knowledge about the history of pasta and how to purchase pasta for myself in grocery stores. The host was clearly very knowledgable about pasta and had a lot of different recipes for pasta and sauces to share with us. It was an absolute blast and a great way to spend the afternoon - thank you so much!

Merryl Roberson Feb 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Welcoming and friendly teacher who knew so much about pasta! I learnt so much and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you!

Zack Eiseman Feb 2022

I decided to book this as a Christmas present for his birthday as he loves Italian food and cooking. I'm so glad I booked this instead of other, more cooperate classes I saw advertised. The class was really friendly and intimate her passion and knowledge for pasta was clear. The class over ran by more than an hour, but that time was well spent. We enjoyed learning a lot not only about making pasta but also about it's history and what to look out for when buying pasta in the supermarket. Overall a really great experience!

Cooking class review by Zack Eiseman - Twickenham

Omar Heraki Oct 2021

Silvana was great :) Very intimate and cozy setting; right in her kitchen! Silvana obviously knows what she is doing; while we were cooking pasta from scratch, she took us on history lesson about the origin of pasta and its different varieties. Loved the experience! Highly recommended.

Cooking class review by Omar Heraki - Twickenham

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