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Bologna Cooking School

Cesare Boldrini 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy (Porto)
+39 051 240936
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Ranked #6 of 63 Activities in Bologna
Type: Classes/Workshops
Description: A real Bolognese home cooking school in Bologna from "native Bolognesi." The better way for being able to appreciate the "Cucina Bolognese."
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We did the pasta making course and had a great time. Carlo was not only a great cook but a consummate host. We also took advantage of his bed and breakfast and stayed on after the lesson. Very reasonable rates and no worries about getting back to separate accommodation in the evening. Breakfast was also great, with a chef meeting... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My wife took a full day cooking class with Chef Carlo and his staff. I tagged along for the shopping and the the eating parts. We started out with a two hour plus walking tour of the old town market area. We picked out the choicest products at his favorite stands. Chef Carlo explained what he was looking for as... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a group of adults and teens and everyone had a great time. Carlo met us at the train station and took us on a market tour as we purchased ingredients for the day. We saw and learned so much about the city from Carlo as we walked. It was like we got two tours in one! We arrived... More

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Toronto
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I sent an afternoon taking a cooking lesson on how to make PERFECT PASTA. The school facilities are top-notch and the staff are so talented. In short time the entire group had made our 1st batch of real home-made pasta. Later that night the entire group had a dinner at the school. The meal they served was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The demonstration of their cooking preparation was serious and open. The cooking materials were well prepared and easily understood. The teaching area is ideally assigned for a group of 24 people in our case or more. The foods made by us were also cooked and served for our group making us feel proud of ourselves. Their hospitality was unexpectedly gracious... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a lovely time with Carlo and really enjoyed our cooking class. We booked this towards the end of our time in Italy and it was the perfect end to our trip. It was very nice to enjoy the wonderful meal we made while talking with our other classmates.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Carlo says that it's the experience that matters (even moreso than the beautiful presentation which is so characteristic of Italy) - the memory of how the food tasted and what it was like to select the ingredients and learn how to prepare the dishes. Having just come back from a nearly 6 hour experience - I have to admit that... More

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Our (large) tour group spent a delightful afternoon at the Bologna Cooking School. Keri Evans, our tour leader, had been there on previous tours, and knew the amazing "Big Carlo" (Carlo Alberto Tozzola), who runs the school and owns the attached restaurant. We tasted real balsamic vinegar - aged 6, 12, and more years - heavenly! We learned how to... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I spent a week cooking with Stefano in May 2014. We started each day visiting the market to see what was available. I came to know the vendors. Make sure you meet Signor di Maria - who sells fruits and vegetables with his son. Stefano was very accommodating, ordering rabbit when I mentioned it was a dish I wanted to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We stayed at carlo's b and b the night before class. Had a lovely breakfast. We started with tour of market and various shops Carlo uses. The butcher was great and coffee stop was amazing. I never drink cappuccinos but was very tempted,they looked so good. After collecting our personalised aprons returned to carlo's. Carlo with the help of Gabriella,Adrianna... More

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