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Bologna Cooking School

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Address: Cesare Boldrini 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

A real Bolognese home cooking school in Bologna from "native...

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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Cooking experience at Bologna Cooking School

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Bologna. For years it was my dream to have a cooking lesson in Italy and this experience met our expectations in every way! Carlo... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Bologna. For years it was my dream to have a cooking lesson in Italy and this experience met our expectations in every way! Carlo and his team were amazing. We learned a lot, not only about cooking but offering some insights into the history of Bologna. I would suggest doing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We had a great day with Carlo and his family learning new skills and having fun in the kitchen. Its a full on day with lots to do and even more to eat and drink. Myself and a friend had a wonderful time and took away fantastic memories of Bologna. Regards Mitch

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Met big Carlo to go shopping. Don't miss this bit, lots of tastings and delicious coffee. Back to the school which is very simple and relaxed but great fun and we learnt loads. Really proud of the pasta we made and bolognese ragu was delicious. Great lunch with our pasta and sauces plus peaches and Tiramisu. Thank you Carlo, a... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We had an amazing experience with Carlo, Anna, and Gabriella. Carlo showed us from the begininng how to make pasta, the classic bolognese sauce, tortellini, and since we had some extra time, tiramisu. It was done with patience, without hurry, and with attention to detail. It was almost like being with family. Being raised in an Italian family, it brought... More 

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Los Altos, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

I spent 2 half days with Carlo, going to the market the first day, then making pasta using a Kitchenaid attachment to roll out the dough. With the help of his sister, Gabriella, I made a Calamari dish that was fantastic. Also made a macaroni type pasta for the pasta I'd made and gnocchi. Lots of learning done in those... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

I did the half day cooking class without the market tour and I'm very glad I did. It was a lot of fun making the food and learning about the history of the recipes. The lunch afterwards was great, with excellent quality food and wines and our own pasta and ragù.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

I like to cook and this seemed like a perfect way to spend time in Bologna. The class was extremely informative, Carlo and Luciana were excellent teachers. They were patient and answered many questions. They had lots of tips and suggestions for when I got home. Best part is that I know if I still have questions, they are just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016

We met Carlo on the corner of the Via Pescherie Vecchie, he took us around the local markets and shops where we were able to try a lot of the produce and meet the shop owners, which was a fantastic experience - the mortadella was delicious. While walking around Bologna buying ingredients for the lesson, Carlo filled us in on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2016

I booked the half-day Triumph class for my 12-year-old son and myself and it was one of the best experiences of our stay in Italy, worth every penny. Although we arrived late due to a wrong turn I took on the highway, Carlo was patiently waiting for us and didn't cut short our time (about 5 1/2 hours total). We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2016

My husband and I were staying in Bologna for for two nights on our honeymoon tour of Italy (using Bologna as a stop off for the Ferrari museums). We booked a day at the Bologna Cooking School in advance and what a perfect way to spend an afternoon! We walked there from our hotel opposite the Railway station (5 minute... More 

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