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Pizza School, Learn the authentic art of making Pizza

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Napoli, Italy
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Safety measures
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Learn how to make a real Neapolitan pie during this pizza making class. Discover the tricks of the trade from an expert pizzaiolo (pizza maker), mixing and kneading your own dough and selecting fresh ingredients for your toppings. Afterward, reap the benefits of your hard work and sit down with your group to eat your creation. Enjoy a soft drink, starter, and dessert to complement your pizza. Buon appetito!
  • Pizza making class and meal in Naples, the birthplace of pizza
  • Learn the secrets of sumptuous Neapolitan pizzas from an expert local pizzaiolo
  • Mix and knead the pizza dough with your hands
  • Top your pizza with quality local ingredients like buffalo mozzarella and chorizo
  • Enjoy your pizza accompanied by a starter, dessert and drinks
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Pizza Margherita
Choose for your lunch or dinner Pizza Margherita or Marinara 1 soft drink included
Pizza Marinara or Margherita
One soft drink
Theorical and practical pizza lesson
pick-up / drop-off (unless otherwise specified)
Extra food or drink
Via Francesco de Sanctis, 1 , Via Francesco de Sanctis, 1, 80134 Napoli NA, Italy

MERCATO MAGGIORE is located in the real hystorical centre of the city not far from Piazza S.Domenico Maggiore, Spaccanapoli and Sansevero Chapel.

This activity will end right where it started.
After joining up with your guide in central Naples, head to a nearby restaurant for your cooking experience. Make your way to the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and hear the secrets behind the city’s beloved dish from your expert pizzaiolo.

Begin with the dough, mixing, kneading and stretching under the helpful guidance of your instructor. Unlike the Florentines up north, Neapolitan pizzas typically have thicker, doughier bases. Learn exactly how to create the right consistency to give it that soft, southern effect.

Then, choose your toppings. Naples has a less-is-more approach when it comes to their trademark dishes, relying on the high quality of their local produce to bring out the flavor. Fresh basil, tomatoes, soft mozzarella di buffalo cheese, and rich olive oils are pizza staples down here, and you’ll use these ingredients to give your pie the full Italian treatment.

Stick your pizza in the oven and relax with your fellow foodies while it bakes. Enjoy an included soft drink and bruschetta appetizer before digging into your own piping hot pizza. Top it all off with a dolce del giorno (dessert of the day).
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Napoli City Vision
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pizza School, Learn the authentic art of making Pizza?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Pizza School, Learn the authentic art of making Pizza?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Pizza School, Learn the authentic art of making Pizza?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pizza School, Learn the authentic art of making Pizza?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "The bus driver was half an hour late (called the office 2x before he arrived)- not a great start waiting in the heat!" See review
  • "I juste have an advice : don't eat too much for the breakfast !" See review
  • "We then made ours which was really fun - an enjoyable experience, highly recommend ." See review

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star-5
Fun and informative!
Navin_K
, Jun 2022
Serena was a great host and Lalo was a great instructor! Learned the ratio for the perfect pizza dough and how to roll the pizza
star-5
Very fun!
justin_d
, Mar 2022
I would highly recommend doing this. Our guide was very fun and informative, and the pizza was delicious!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much! We hope you'll enjoy other experieces with us.
star-5
Unforgettable experience that has become a cherished memory
Daniel_P
, Mar 2022
Chef Mimmo was very patient and kind in guiding us to make our first Neapolitan pizza. All the staff at Mercato Maggiore were very welcoming and helpful. We also had a nice host who kindly translated when necessary.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you for the review, you were an amazing host! We hope for having you in other Napoli City Vision experiences.
star-5
A fun experience in Naples
Dmitry_S
, Sep 2021
Great experience in pizza making at an excellent restaurant with an expert chef Luigi. The kids had a really good time making and eating their own pizza and even adults learned a thing or two about the proper way to make traditional pizza dough. Was very easy to find the place as it was close to the city center.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Dear Dmitry, thanks for your kind review. We are happy to know that you and your family had a great time making pizza. Warm regards
star-5
Truly a highlight to Naples. A must do when visiting!
Rich_S
, Jun 2020
The class was a wonderful surprise and truly a highlight to Naples for me to make a pizza here. The staff was extraordinary. Gennaro was the Translator/Guide who was so friendly, so good at his job that he made the experience very great not only for me by my companion in this venture. The Pizziaolo was Antonio, who is the quintessential Neapolitan Gentleman and professional pizza expert. Simona was the Restaurant Representative and a real darling to us, great hospitality. There was a waiter as well who was very good and attentive but I did not get his name. I loved the experience! Learning about history of pizza and tasking the history as well. I truly loved it. I look forward to visiting the restaurant again since I live in Naples.
star-5
Really good fun
Dave
, Mar 2020
This was a ‘must do’ for us when we visited Naples recently. Communication was really good with the organisers and we were collected early. Our driver gave us lots of local knowledge and history during the journey to the pizzeria. Once there we met the pizza chef and our driver then became the translator. Both are incredibly knowledgeable and passionate which made the time really good fun as well as interesting. After tasting some of chefs work, we made our own pizzas which tasted pretty good. If you book this trip I would recommend a light breakfast 😃
star-5
Flew to Naples just to make pizza!
Leah_C
, Nov 2019
Chef Antonio truly made our experience very memorable! We visited Naples for the very purpose of making Napoli pizza. It’s so simple, and so tasty! We had the traditional margherita pizza (tomato sauce, basil, and mozzarella); marinara and oregano. There were only 2 more people on this tour with us so it was nice not to be in such a big group. It was a very intimate evening away from the city of Naples, and with good company. Our driver was also our commentator, he was very informative and translated for the most part. I think I’ll open my own pizzeria one day! Buon appetito!
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star-5
Fun and Delicious
Vincent-digiorgi
, Nov 2019
This was a very enjoyable evening. Not only did we get to learn about the history of the pizza and how to make it but we met and enjoyed the company of new and interesting people who were there with the class.
star-3
making pizza
Barbara_I
, Aug 2019
The bus driver was half an hour late (called the office 2x before he arrived)- not a great start waiting in the heat! The location was interesting- out of the city on the way to Vesuvius; welcome drink and nibbles were served. Making the pizza was fun and the driver became our interpreter as the chef didn't speak english. Although a pastry with candle was promised as it was my son's birthday, this didn't happen and we had to rush off without dessert as 2 other guests had to get to their accommodation which was nearer the airport and it was quite late.
star-5
Yummy!
615AndyB
, Aug 2019
At first I was skeptical because it appeared that this was going to be just a demonstration. However, we did get to make our own pizzas. The other people were fun and the staff were friendly and accommodating. I had a great time!
star-5
A fun experience making amazing pizza
Louise_B
, May 2019
If you like pizza, like to make pizza and are visiting Naples - don't hesitate, just book this experience! It was so much fun making the pizzas and learning a few tips and tricks on how to make the perfect neapolitean pizza!
star-4
A fun evening
Frances_C
, Apr 2019
We were welcomed with two glasses of prosecco at the restaurant, which was a busy little restaurant in Naples. We were asked to wash our hands and make our way to the kitchen, where the chef demonstrated making a pizza first. We then made ours which was really fun - an enjoyable experience, highly recommend .
star-5
Great experience!
Odyssey54228890624
, Dec 2018
Very good experience how to make pizza! The transfer and translation was perfect by Elvis. Everyone was very nice at the restaurant. Great hospitality. Armando (the chef) gives good lessons (and tips) how to make pizza. Armando is very enthusiastic. Wife and daughter could be present at the experience to watch, this was no problem, We enjoyed it very much. We will recommend this experience to everyone.
star-5
Perfect
Christoffer_M
, Nov 2018
All was fun and interesting. Learned the history of pizza and the way of making it! Perfect night! Picked up from our hotel and taken to the restaurant where the driver acted as translator. Stayed for 2 hrs and then taken back to our hotel
star-3
PIZZA PIZZA
Carolyn T
, Sep 2018
The chef did not speak English which we did not mind...however the driver was our interpretor and he was difficult to understand. The class was fun...the chef was awsome!
star-5
This was amazing !! We are a couple...
aurore V
, Sep 2018
This was amazing !! We are a couple. We wanted to discover the real italian cooking. We chose this experience for the amazing review and we were not disappointed at all. A driver picked us in the town, to drive us to the pizzeria. This is a new building on the East of the town, big and really cute. They welcomed us with drinks and appetizer. We met Armando the cooker who told us Neapolitan pizza's story. He made in front of us the typical pizza and we savored it. He had troubles to speak English but the driver stayed with us to translate. From theory to practice, we made our own pizza! Delicious! That was really fun, Armando was charming and we had a wonderful time. After the lesson we could enjoy our pizza in the restaurant. They offered us the dessert traditional Baba That was a really good time, thank you. I juste have an advice : don't eat too much for the breakfast !!
star-5
Pizza making 101
terri c
, Sep 2018
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy! We were picked up by Gianni(sp?), even though we didn't pay for transportation(I think it was because the restaurant was so far away from city center). He spoke great English, which was fantastic since our Italian was not very good. We picked up one other couple and went to a very modern restaurant(I think it was called Showtime) in an industrial district. We were served a plate of appetizers and some sort of fruity drink, all of which was great. When it came time for our lesson, we were greeted by Antonio, who was the pizziaolo. He spoke no English, but Gianni translated for us. He is a 3rd generation pizza maker, knew all of the history. He showed up how to make the dough, but we used dough he had already prepared when it came time to make our own, because it takes the dough 24 hours to be ready for use. We did everything, from stretching our own dough, putting on our toppings, to sliding it on the pizza peel. When they came out of the wood fired oven, WOW! We were seated in the restaurant, given a glass of wine and left to enjoy the fruits of our labor. Afterwards, we were given a very tasty chocolate cake. Afterwards, Gianni dropped us off where we wanted. The only down side is, now that we're back in the States, all the pizza sucks.
star-5
Amazing Experience!!
KEELIA_B
, Jul 2018
This was an amazingly fun experience for both the adults and the teens in our group! The staff was so warm and accommodating! HOW IT WORKED: We were picked up near our Airbnb and driven to a beautiful restaurant where the class was hosted. We were greeted by the host and the staff immediately. The host shared a bit of history about pizza and a few fun facts about Naples, while the wait staff served us small bites, drinks and fresh buffalo mozzarella balls. So yummy! Afterwhich, we were able to flatten our dough and create our pizzas. The staff then placed the pizza on the long stemmed, wooden spatula type thing and cooked the pizzas (right in front of us) in the old school fire ovens. It was neat to watch. The pizza literally cooks in less than 2mins! After everyone made their pizzas, we feasted on our pizzas. They even served us (the adults) wine and surprised us all with delish desserts at no additional charge. It was a perfect way to end our first night in Naples! We definitely recommend this class!
star-5
Excellent time and experience
Patricia N
, Jun 2018
It was great and fun, the dough was already prepared but you have to in order to do pizza, over all great
star-5
Eating pizza in Naples is one thing...
Erik F
, Jun 2018
Eating pizza in Naples is one thing but making your own is definitely a unique experience! I had the chance to make pizza one-on-one with a very friendly pizzaiolo at Annarè Trattoria Pizzeria in Piazza del Gesu Nuovo. When I arrived I was greeted by a very friendly waitress who spoke good English and poured me a glass of Prosecco as an aperitif. The private lesson started at 1830 and lasted for approximately 30 minutes. In that time, the pizzaiolo demonstrated how to make a pizza, shared his recipe for the dough and margherita pizza toppings, and then allowed me to make my own pizza. Of course, eating the pizza was the next best part flanked by an antipasto of bruschetta and coccoli and a dessert of pasteria. Overall, an excellent way to spend the first evening in Naples!

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