Learn from an Expert

Learn Italian from an authentic speaker with an excellent ear and a thorough but compassionate method.

I offer private Italian lessons at all levels. My classes comprise a mixture of fun reading, word games, and some grammar, with an emphasis on pronunciation and dialogue. I use Learn Italian the Fast and Fun Way by Marcel Danesi (Barron's Educational Series, ISBN 978-0764125300), which is perfect for those preparing to travel abroad, whether it be to Venezia or Verona, Roma or Ravenna. You will learn how to communicate at levels ranging from beginner to advanced, with excursions into indigenous songs and idiomatic expressions.


$135 per course for 9 hours of group instruction over 6 weeks
$120 for 4 hours of individual instruction

Note: Students are responsible for purchasing the book before the course.

So don’t delay; Italy is waiting! Start learning today! Call 504-309-9522 or email mannuccia@yahoo.com.

A presto!


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Italian Cuisine

Interested in Italian/Sicilian Cuisine? Then this is a must-have, by Jimmy’s mother: Angelina’s Favorite Recipes—A Personal Collection of Sicilian Style Italian Recipes. 1987, ISBN 978-0-9619750-0-5, 110 pages, 6" x 9", comb binding soft cover $8.95.

This unique and rare collection of authentic Italian recipes specifically focuses on the Northeast region of Sicily. Angelina Mannuccia Mitchell has preserved this distinctive style of cuisine while providing local alternatives to region-specific ingredients. This private collection is beautifully illustrated by an art and history instructor from Barcelona, Sicily, and includes recipes from other areas of the island as well as from Italy.

Review: “. . . a superbly presented collection of mouth watering ethnic recipes. . . . offers welcome additions to any menu for daily family dining, as well as special celebratory occasions.” —James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review