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Il Salotto di Penelope

Via San Felice 116/g, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 649 3627
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Great start to our Italy trip

We went to Italy with another couple who had been to Italy several times, but this was our first... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Katy, Texas
via mobile
Wonderful cooking experience

We were a family hoping to learn about the right way to cook Italian pasta...... What we... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Galit Z
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Via San Felice 116/g, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 649 3627
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Italy with another couple who had been to Italy several times, but this was our first time. I really wanted to take a cooking class to learn how to make pasta. We did that our first day in Italy, with Barbara and...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We were a family hoping to learn about the right way to cook Italian pasta...... What we encountered were two wonderful women, with lots of patience for young kids and adults who don't know much about cooking. The lessons and cooking were helpful and fun,...More

Thank Galit Z
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Barbara and Valeria took us on a wonderful gastro tour, first through Bologna's market then its kitchen, teaching us the secrets of making traditional pasta and real ragu (no spaghetti bolognese here!). Highly recommended and great value for money.

Thank David S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Even as an experienced cook, I learned a lot with Valeria and Barbara. They are fun to be around and love what they do. I made gnocchi at home last week, using the knowledge from their class, and they came out wonderfully!

Thank eatingespana
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We cooked risotto, occo bucco and an Italian cake and it was wonderful. Great tuition, well-equipped kitchen and easy to get to.

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We attended Valeria and Barbara's pasta making class the week before Christmas and couldn't be happier with our experience. The communication when booking was easy and the class sizes are small. We learned valuable information about making pasta and cooking traditional sauces (I've been doing...More

1  Thank Kay G
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had a great time with Valeria learning how to make potato gnocchi with butter and sage sauce, tagliatelle bolognese (authentic style!), and tortelloni with tomato sauce. Valeria is a great teacher and class was a lot of fun. I learned so much and would...More

Thank rcdimatteo
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent structure, content and delivery. Professional and fun. Many thanks. Hope to return for another lesson.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Six friends, some experienced cooks and others neophytes took this half day pasta making class together. It was wonderful. Our charming main teacher, Valerie and Barbara (who had to leave for part of the class, but also equally nice) broke down the process into easily...More

Thank janet1829
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

If you want to learn traditional Bologna cooking this is the place to come - an absolutely fantastic experience. Barbara was an amazing host. We made 3 classic pasta dishes: tortelloni, taglietelli and potato gnocchi together with the sauces. The best part was making the...More

Thank Igloo888
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Hello, I am having trouble getting in touch with the school via the website. Does anyone know if they close for August vacation? Thanks! Christina
9 August 2016|
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How far are you from the Bologna airport? How much would it cost to take a taxi to the airport?
25 December 2014|
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Response from ValeriaH70 | Property representative |
We are about 6 km far from the airport. Taxi costs 20/25 euros or you can take BLQ bus from the airport to the train station with some stops nearby.
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?Ciao, how much it cost to take a class
28 March 2015|
Response from ValeriaH70 | Property representative |
Hello, See any detail on our web site. Classes cost 80 or 90 euros per person.
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