Let's cook Italian!

Join our chef AMY RIOLO and discover how traditional Italian meals become an easy feast in the kitchen of Casa Italiana. The no-fuss environment is conducive to learning, experimenting and enjoying wholesome ingredients, elegant menus and making new friends. 

The motto is: a tavola non si invecchia

If you are interested in Italian language, food or culture the chef says "The best place to learn about Italy is in the kitchen."


The cooking classes at Casa Italiana cover the preparation of various courses from around Italy:  some are old favorites and some are the latest creations.  These classes are participatory so expect to do a little work; most people discover once they let their inner chef out, the classes take on a new dynamic.Get ready for some good food, good company and good wine!  


In each class, you will learn to prepare three recipes from start to finish, get a good grasp of basic cooking techniques and an understanding of essential Italian ingredients. You will, then, sit down and enjoy the meals you cooked.


Time: Thursdays 6:00 - 9:00 PM 

Cost: $ 85 (per single lesson)

Note: Classes include an average of ninety minutes of hands-on cooking.





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Ph. (202) 638 1348


Fax (202) 638 4246




595 Third Street, NW

Washington DC 20001-2703

1776 G Street, suite #107 NW

Washington DC 20006-4705

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Hours of operation:

Monday 11am - 7pm

Tuesday 11am - 7pm

Wednesday 11am - 7pm

Thursday  11am - 7pm

Saturday 9.30am - 12.30 pm 

Sundays  9am - 1pm 

Casa Italiana Language School, Inc. is an IRC 501(c)(3) public charity as designated by the Internal Revenue Service.   All donations to Casa Italiana Language School, Inc. are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.  For additional information, please contact Treasurer, Casa Italiana Language School, Inc. 595 Third Street, NW Washington, DC 20001.