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beginners & travelers

SPEAK and DRINK ITALIAN

That is correct!


Learn Italian while enjoying a glass of Italian wine. Sound fun? It is SERIOUSLY FUN!


Become versed in the Italian language, culture and wine with others who also love all things Italian.


Gather up some friends or come solo and make new ones! Classes are limited to 8 persons.


Learning Italian is a blast and it's a great brain exercise. Having knowledge of the language and culture greatly enhances your travels through Italy.


UPCOMING BEGINNER COURSE
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2020 thru Friday, July 3, 2020
5-Week Course
2 classes per week (10 classes total)
Tuesday and Friday evenings
6 pm - 7 pm


Instructor:  Maurizio Cristiani


Maurizio is FBI, full-blooded Italian.  He speaks standard 'textbook' Italian, with perfect grammar, but is also well-versed in all the Italian dialects.  He's the real deal.  He also speaks French, Spanish, and of course English.  He's kind of a walking encyclopedia because he seems to know everything. And he's hilarious!


A delizioso glass of vino Italiano will be served to you at each class.


Classes are small so everyone gets attention.  Course materials, study sheets, etc. are provided.  No tests! Unless you want one.


Oh yeah, lots of laughing, must love laughing.


TYPICAL ITEMS OF STUDY
• Proper pronunciation, basic grammar and sentence structure
• Italian idiomatic expressions and words from various dialects
• Italian food, social culture, history, and travel tips
• Wine region, grape varieties, and wine pronunciation


PRICE $360 per person ($36.00 per class)
Maximum 8 persons per class


If you'd like to join this class or need more info, please contact:
mauriziocristiani@me.com
(602) 799-8466


LOCATION of classes:
6847 E 4th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


GRAZIE!  THANK YOU! 

  

SO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE RESTAURANT?

SERIOUSLY GOOD FOR 18 YEARS!
And it was SO good!


Hi, GRAZIE Guys and Girls!


Maurizio, Sandi and Schnoopy have retired!  It was a fabulous 18-year run. We had a blast! 

Thank you SO much for being a part of GRAZIE’s history.  Its successful 18 years all happened because of what YOU brought to the table – your great vibe and smart palates!


We loved meeting you and serving you!


So who’s there now?

In 2002, a young talented chef, Gio Osso, relocated to Scottsdale.  As an interim gig, he worked with us making yummy pizzas.  He eventually moved on and yada, yada, yada, is now a super popular, award-winning chef.  He opened his own snazzy restaurant, Virtù – virtuscottsdale.com – a few blocks away from GRAZIE!


When Gio found out we wanted to retire, he jumped on the opportunity to grab GRAZIE’s great location and fulfill his dream of having his own pizzeria.  Going full circle 17 years later, Gio has taken over the space where GRAZIE was.  It’s so cool that the location is staying a locally owned restaurant with delicious food and a great non-chain restaurant vibe.


AGAIN, WE CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH! :-)



Get in touch with us:

mauriziocristiani@me.com

(602)799-8466

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