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Address: Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 349 007 8298
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Description: Since 1999 Market-to-Table day class plus shorter classes, 3 night...
Since 1999 Market-to-Table day class plus shorter classes, 3 night courses. Only last week of July vacancies left, September / October filling up. Home cooking in a well air-conditioned home kitchen making updated, well plated, traditional Italian home food in very small groups at a very central location. Beginners, experienced cooks, professional chefs, families with children all welcome! I do my utmost to give you a memorable day and a great culinary experience and teach all the classes personally. And if you or your travelling partner/s don't fancy cooking, I offer a morning market food tour ending in a light lunch to introduce you to Bologna, its history and its food. And an unusual evening tour too, just ask!
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Not just a cooking class!

Carmelita is a great teacher that learned the art of cooking from her family, and this makes for a warm and friendly environment to learn in. It is not a formal cooking class and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Aaron W
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Carmelita is a great teacher that learned the art of cooking from her family, and this makes for a warm and friendly environment to learn in. It is not a formal cooking class and Carmelita's experience is not formal so you will feel like you are learning in the comforts of your own home. Carmelita cooking class is worth a... More 

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Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

What an enthusiastic recommendation, thank you so much! I am glad you got such a lot out of your time with me and that you felt it was a good thing to do on your Italian honeymoon! Thank you too for the photos of the class with me that you sent me by email, they bring good memories and made... More 

Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Bologna is rich in delicious food and Carmelita is a wonderful guide to all of it. I took a half day class where we shopped in the morning then made a two course meal: homemade tagliatelle w/ zuchini, lemon infused olive oil and pine nuts and involtini with portk, prosciutto, parmaseano reggiano and crispy fried sage leaves. The meal was... More 

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Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing and super prompt review. I enjoyed your company too, it is always good to be in the kitchen with someone like you, who really loves good food and appreciates the nuances of the different cuisines of Italy. Mille grazie and happy cooking! More 

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had a great morning and midday meal with Carmelita -- scouring the historic market for the day's provisions and learning about her favorite places to shop before going to her kitchen to prepare our meal. She was wonderfully considerate that we had our 8 and 10 year old with us and adjusted on-the-fly to ensure they had as great a... More 

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Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

I had a very enjoyable time with your family, and both kids were just great! Glad you rate the cooking class with me as one of the top memories of your Italy trip this year, and needless to say it would be a genuine pleasure to host you again should you return to Bologna. My warmest good wishe to all! More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We have alway wanted to “take an Italian cooking class in Italy,” and Bologna seemed like the perfect place to do it. My friend took the helm on this one and we ended up taking a private cooking class with the #1 ranked Carmelita. She’s not cheap, but she’s flexible on timing. Her work space was also quaint and very... More 

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Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

Your review made me smile, I don't know if you were more surprised to find that my classes are hand-on or if I was more surprised when I found out that none of the four of you cooked though you all liked to eat. Had I realised that I would have happily simplified the dishes to suit your inexperience, but... More 

Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I love food, and teach cooking classes to teens in the U.S. and wanted my Italian vacation to revolve around enjoying, and learning more about Italian foods and culture, so I was beyond delighted to spend the day with Carmelita shopping in the markets, talking and preparing food, and of course enjoying our fabulous meal! My experience began with meeting... More 

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Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

One of the culinary highlights of your life, of the life of someone who loves food and teaches cooking classes, that is high praise indeed! Thank you for this fantastic review full of joy and delight in recalling your Cook Italy experience. It is extremely gratifying for me that my work is so fully appreciated, and I am infinitely grateful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

we had a great time with Carmelita! She's very knowledgeable about the Italian cuisine, but also about cooking in general. We made wonderful dishes in a great atmosphere and learned a lot!! thanks carmelita!

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Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for all the nice things you say in just a few lines, and a special thank you for writing me the first review from the Netherlands! I am very pleased had a great time and learned a lot! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Always wanted to take a cooking class in Italy and made it happened this trip. Loved ever aspect of the class from meeting Carmelita in a fantastic coffee and pastry place before meeting the market to shop the best ingredients to all the learning about Italian products, traditions and culture. Learned to make a new dish, dessert , appetizer as... More 

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Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

Thank you for fidning the time to write this review and for higly recommending my class and the whole experience. I am so glad you loved every aspect of the class and that you feel you learnt more than just new recipes, it is great to be appreciated!. More 

Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This day was one of the highlights of our two week vacation in Italy with our three teenagers. We wanted to get a glimpse of six cities in Italy, so we planned various excursions using numerous reviews on Trip Advisor. It is has been such a fun way to plan a trip catered to our schedule and interests. Carmelita greeted... More 

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Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

I have such great memories of my day with you, I had such a fun time cooking all your delightful family. I am very glad that you all got a lot out of it, that you enjoyed the insights into Bologna's history and gastronomic culture as much as the hands on cooking. I hope you've had a chance to use... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Our cooking class with Carmelita was the highlight of our visit to Bologna, and possibly the entirety of our Italy trip! My boyfriend and I loved walking through the market with Carmelita as she explained the quality of produce, meat, cheeses, balsamic, as well as the overall history of the region. We are big foodies and she did not disappoint.... More 

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Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

Your review glows with your enthusiasm and makes me very happy! I can see you thoroughly appreciated every aspect of the class. I was happy to give you more time than usual because I could sense how much you were getting out of it. I am always happy to share my passions, especially with keen foodies like the two of... More 

Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My friend and I really wanted to take a cooking class while we were traveling through Italy, and what better place than Bologna - the gastronomical capital of the country? Carmelita was an easy choice considering all of the great reviews, and now I can say that I agree! We had such a wonderful time. We decided to go with... More 

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Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this review

Yours is a super review, beautifully written and capturing so much of the mood and the different phases of the class from shopping tocooking and eating. I too had a wonderful time with the two of you and am very glad you feel you got a lot out of it. Thank you for being such great and fun company for... More 

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Address: Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 349 007 8298
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Emilia-Romagna  >  Province of Bologna  >  Bologna
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

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