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Beginning Italian Class #1: La Toscana, L'antipasto, e "Il Benvenuto"

  • La Volata Pizzera 1453 Ford St Redlands (map)

April 4 Itinerary

  • Tuscany, The "Antipasto", and Greetings & Presentations

  • Antipasto of crostini, sottoli e sotto aceti, e formaggi. Insalata verde. 

Antipasto in Italian means "before the meal". In a traditional Italian feast, it comes before the primo piatto or "first course". An antipasto typically sources the regions local produce, and cured foods. Classic arrangements are cold salads, cured vegetables and meats, cheeses, and bread with condiments made from ingredients that reflect the surrounding culinary heritage. 

Enjoy the video clip of Italian comedian Toto' as he tries to make sense of his wife's antipasto.


  • 90 minutes learning & practicing Italian language & culture
  • Enjoyable for travelers, food lovers, culture enthusiasts, eternal students, all welcome!
  • Small groups of 16 students or less - space is limited!
  • A taste of Cucina Toscana in the welcoming ambiance of Redlands' new and wildly celebrated pizzeria, La Volata. 


    Classes will be held weekly at La Volata Pizzeria in Redlands on Monday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30.

    $40 per class or, $150 in advance for the complete course (4 classes). Reservations are required. 


    April 11 - Zuppa alla frantoiana

    April 18- Polenta incaciata o al ragu

    April 25 - Pasta fatta in casa al pomodoro fresco


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    All menus are projected and subject to change. Prices may change slightly from month to month based upon location and tasting menu.