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Taste of Italy

Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
+39 347 155 0839
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One of the best meals of my entire life! Bellssimo!

Maribel's class was the best dining experience I had throughout my week in Bologna, and perhaps one... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shawn K
Fabulous day from Start to Finish!

Maribel is warm and inviting, a very patient teacher and a delightful & generous... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Caryl R
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Italian cooking lessons in an Italian home! We are happy to teach you how to prepare authentic Italian dishes and although we are friendly, we are also quite serious about teaching you the right way to make these dishes and ensuring that you will be able to replicate these back home. Your success back home is our objective. We are professional and experienced but not stuffy or arrogant. Our specialty is pasta making, the old fashioned way; the way the Italian grandma's still make it (with a wooden rolling pin and board)! You will make several pasta shapes and sauces and won't miss anything! We also teach how to cook with local specialties like Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Traditional Balsamic Vinegar, Bologna Mortadella and Prosciutto from Parma. We cook with fresh seasonal produce, meats, and seafood. Lessons are personalized and held in small groups (1-3, up to 6 if related or close friends) to assure plenty of one-on-one attention. Our hands-on cooking lessons are held in a home setting. No surcharge for single participants or private lessons. Discounts for children. Lessons available in English, Spanish or Italian.
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Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
San Donato
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+39 347 155 0839
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Reviewed yesterday

Maribel's class was the best dining experience I had throughout my week in Bologna, and perhaps one of the best in my life. I was considering not writing that since I did not want to seem hyperbolic, but my wife and I continually reminded ourselves...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maribel is warm and inviting, a very patient teacher and a delightful & generous entertainer. The market shopping was very informative and I learned so much more about Italian fare than I expected (very useful). Her cooking instructions were fabulous.  The pasta, sauce, asparagus &...More

Thank Caryl R
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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you Caryl. I am so happy that you enjoyed your lesson. It was a pleasure to cook with you and your friend. Remember, practice does help in pasta making. :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mirabel is the best possible cooking teacher - not she knows a lot, she is also passionate about what she is doing and healthy Italian food in general.We had a pasta day. It was educative, fun, a bit hard but very tasty at the end....More

Thank izi f
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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Izi f! Thank you so much for your kind review. Pasta making is a work of love and dedication but the more you do it the easier it gets. It takes practice and love for good food. :)

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Maribels cooking class and market tour and couldn’t recommend the experience enough. Maribel is very knowledgeable about her food and also Bologna. She answered all our questions and was patient with us throughout the cooking class. We had a...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

I had an absolute blast at Maribel’s cooking class!!! Not only is Maribel passionate about Italian food - she is a home-made pasta fanatic. This along with her friendly nature and great skills, makes this a cooking class not to be missed! The pasta we...More

Thank Maayan G
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Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Great day with Maribel. Highly recommend including the market tour. We planned this day at the start of our trip to Italy which was helpful as Maribel advised us on what to look out for food wise. Really liked how the menu was adjusted for...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

My time with Maribel was the highlight of my time in Bologna. I had some experience going in, but Maribel helped me to understand the dough process that will forever change the way I make pasta. She is kind, patient and enthusiastic about students having...More

Thank Jim N
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

While we had visited and shopped in the market for several days, touring it with Maribel let us see it in a whole new light. Who knew learning about food could be as fun as eating it? Back in her kitchen, Maribel was a patient...More

Thank Kelly C
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TasteofItaly, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2018

Thank you Kelly! It was a great pleasure to spend time explaining to your curious and motivated group. I hope you'll enjoy the extra recipes I sent you. All the best, Maribel

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

My husband and I spent 2 weeks visiting Italy and this was one of our favorite parts of our trip. We met Maribel in the morning and she took us to the market and talked to us about some options for dishes we could make....More

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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2017

Thank you Gina <3, that is an awfully sweet review by a super sweet couple like you & your husband. I am always glad to help because I know it is challenging to travel in a country you where one does not know the language...More

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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

What a great way to spend a day in Bologna! I highly suggest going on the market tour with Maribel. You’ll never look at your local market the same way. Maribel’s easy instructions helped my wife and 11 year old daughter become excellent pasta makers....More

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Mona B
March 20, 2018|
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Response from TasteofItaly | Property representative |
Ciao Mona, the lessons are 165 for the Supreme and 120 for the Classic. pls write me an email (i cannot list web sites or email address but you should find it by my info on TripAdvisor) so I can mail you the details and... More
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Wayne B
March 10, 2017|
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it is always best to write an email listed on the site instead of writing on a forum as TA does not send notifications when someone does write on the forum.
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teumachristine
November 10, 2016|
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Ciao Teumachri, I am teach the lesson in English or Italian. For all other languages, I can get you an interpreter,at your expense. Please write an email to obtain more details about Taste of Italy's lessons. Ciao Maribel
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