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Taste of Italy

Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
+39 347 155 0839
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An Amazing Experience!

From the moment we met at the market place, to the preparing of food, eating our accomplishments of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Engaging food and cooking experience

I signed up for Maribel's class after reviewing many others on TripAdvisor. I was impressed by the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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“market tour” (44 reviews)
“pasta making” (24 reviews)
“from scratch” (21 reviews)
Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
San Donato
+39 347 155 0839
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we met at the market place, to the preparing of food, eating our accomplishments of the day, Maribel was friendly, lovely & so knowledgeable. We had fun talking, learning and experiencing all the wonders of Bologna. Make your reservatioins way in advance...More

Thank Shorttallone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I signed up for Maribel's class after reviewing many others on TripAdvisor. I was impressed by the depth of her web site, which offered recipes and blogs about Italian cooking, as well as the personal tone. The small class (5) was held in her home...More

Thank FWDan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maribel is extraordinarily informative on the subject of classic Italian cooking, whether you want to learn the basics of pasta making (as we did) or a more elaborate meal that represents the best of Emilia Romagna regional cuisine. Her instructions are easy to follow and...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did the Food & Ferrari tour with Max in early July. Max was a fantastic and the tour was amazing.

Thank markg1013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got this cooking class as a birthday gift from my girlfriend, and it's one of the best, if not the best gifts I've received. The whole day was very special, from walking through the market learning about the different local products, vegetables, fruits, cheeses...More

Thank Olle R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I joined Maribel for a market tour and cooking class on July 10 and it was all I was hoping for! I've been wanting to do a cooking class in Italy for a while, but my husband doesn't really like to cook,...More

Thank lynnepin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a terrific day we had. Maribel is so welcoming; she met us at the hotel and tailored to day to what we wanted to make. Then to the market, where we picked up the ingredients ( and of course, some wine- we're not savages...More

Thank AngeloCas81
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maribel's classes truly give you a "taste of Italy". After you decide on a menu, she guides you around the colourful market stalls, steers you towards the best cheese and shows you the quality butchers . The class begins in earnest when you don your...More

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This was such a wonderful experience. Maribel set us up for success from the beginning with easy guidance to the meeting point. Then an insiders tour of food stalls and specialty shops all the while pausing to tell us the exchanges she's was having with...More

Thank Kissfamily
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you! I am SO happy you enjoyed the market tour and the lesson. Like I said, we could spend hours just going through the market as there is SO much to see and explain. It was lovely to meet and cook with you. :)

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Two of us took a class here with Maribel. It's in her own personal kitchen so it's pretty intimate and close quartered. You aren't put in a big class with others where the instructor has no time to really see how you're doing and you...More

Thank Victor W
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Thank you Victor! All the best to you and Amy. :)

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11 November 2016|
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Response from TasteofItaly | Property representative |
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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28 June 2016|
Response from MB_Cioni | Property representative |
Hello! lessons begin at ten am so for last minute participation it is best to call on the mobile phone you will find on the website. I won't bother putting either here as Trip will not allow those to be seen. Most... More
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