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Bologna Cooking School

Cesare Boldrini 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy (Porto)
+39 051 240936
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Ranked #7 of 58 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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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Big Carlo went out of his way on this glorious sunny day .... I expected to go to the market, but I did not expect a personal tour along the way. Carlo introduced me to the local butcher and shop owners, who made me feel welcomed. He explained everything along the way, stopping to take photographs, even stopping for a... More

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Warrandyte, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

An absolutely amazing day!! Big Carlo came and met myself and my brothers at our hostel door and together we went to explore the market place and buy some delicious fresh ingredients! We then went to Big Carlo's own house where we learnt to make some delicious and traditional meat ragu, tortelloni, fresh tagliatelle and even a bonus tiramisu lesson!... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

What an amazing afternoon. We arrived at 3pm for an afternoon class and had the most wonderful time. Big Carlo (he really is very tall!) welcomed us into his home and I learned more about pasta, gnocchi, ragu, tortelloni and more than I could have hoped. Carlo's sister Gabriella is one of the most experienced pasta makers I have ever... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We are a young couple from the US and after reading the great reviews on here we decided to give this a try. Wow we we not disappointed! We met Big Carlo at 8:30 in the main square and started an hour long walking tour of the old market where Carlo took us through his morning routine of going from... More

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Garden City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The day of my class at the Bologna Cooking School began by walking from my hotel through the street market. The produce was a veritable rainbow of fresh fruits and vegetables with Big Carlo's class being the pot of gold at the end. Big Carlo, Gabriella, Adriana and Anna made the entire class feel so welcome and relaxed then taught... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Hi, My wife and I are from Australia and have done a number of cooking classes through France and Italy. Well, I must admit that most of the 'cooking classes' we have done have really been cooking demonstrations with minimal participation, or trying to participate in a large group, neither one very successful. With Carlo, Luciana & Gabriella it's any... More

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Treasure Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We spent almost 3 weeks in Italy. Bologna was our first stop and thanks to a recommendation we spent a morning with Big Carlo, Luciana and Gabrielle. What a great way to start a vacation!This review is overdue by the way as were there last May. Initially we were disappointed as Delta was delaying our flight by a day and... More

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Torrey, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We planned our trip to Italy to be in Bologna and participate in this cooking class on my wife's birthday. We were not disappointed. From the morning trip to through the markets to the instruction and conclusion of eating the fruits of our labor, it was a day not to be forgotten! Big Carlo, Luciana and Gabrielle were wonderful -... More

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

A huge thank you to Luciana and Big Carlo for a wonderful afternoon/evening. Not only did we learn to make tortellini and tagliatelle from scratch, we spent time with lovely people and enjoyed a beautiful meal accompanied by delicious wines.

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Davis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was my second cooking class with Big Carlo. This time I wanted to learn how to make pizza in a wood burning oven as I just had one installed in my house. I trued very hard to make the pizza but it never came out right so I contact Big Carlo and he said he would arrange a class... More

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