CLASSES & EVENTS
Our much-requested private pasta making classes are back! During this highly intimate hands-on class in our pasta-making window, Tortello’s professionally trained Head Sfoglina (pasta maker) Alex Mulgrove teaches a small group of 4-5 people the art of handmade pasta -- from creating your own volcano of dough, to shaping 4 different forms. You'll learn about the origins and various techniques, and go home with a box full of your hard work.
Following the hands-on portion of the evening, you'll enjoy a generous family-style meal, giving participants the opportunity to experience the spirit of true Italian hospitality at the best seats in the house, our pasta counter. You'll indulge in dishes from Tortello’s rotating menu of fresh pasta such as tortelli di burrata and chiusoni alla gallurese, along with a selection of seasonal verdure (vegetables) and dessert. Guests will receive a welcome glass of prosecco along with a bottle of our house wine for the group.
Due to the small intimate space of our pasta window in a post-covid world, we require a full buyout of the class for a single group of 4 people for $490, with an option to add a 5th person. We are unable to do partial bookings at this time.
We follow city and CDC covid guidance, including masks for anyone who is not vaccinated.
This event is ages 21+.
If you ever want to experience the heart of Italy, find yourself a local sagra -- a no-frills small-town festival with folk music, dancing and of course - food! Most sagras center around a particular culinary tradition - so far Tortello has held sagras in honor of chestnut season and truffle season. We love to bring the true beauty of the sagra to Chicago. Stay tuned for our next Sagra event and a taste of Italy's soul. Live music, communal tables, and a meal to remember.