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Great cooking experience

This was one of the best experiences of our trip to Bologna. The experience starts off with a tour... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
kingsley r
Bristol, United Kingdom

Lovely birthday gift from my husband. Highly recommend. Will use this tagliatelle bolognaise... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
London, United Kingdom
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A real Bolognese home cooking school in Bologna from "native Bolognesi." The better way for being able to appreciate the "Cucina Bolognese."
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Via Cesare Boldrini 6, 40121 Bologna, Italy
+39 334 232 4787
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

We took the class that included a 2 hour market tour on a Saturday that provided personalized service since it was just the two of us. Carlo took us to various shops for ingredients and it was a good way to get a guided tour...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kurt N
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This was one of the best experiences of our trip to Bologna. The experience starts off with a tour of the market and buying fresh produce to be used during the class. Carlo was highly knowledgeable and made you feel at ease. The cooking lesson...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank kingsley r
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Lovely birthday gift from my husband. Highly recommend. Will use this tagliatelle bolognaise recipe for life. Loved Carlo and Luciana. Delicious lunch. Great company - good wine. Market tour was fun. Coffee place best ever. Luciana: I will probably never make fresh pasta myself but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank JanDLondon
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This cooking class was one of the best experiences during our trip to Bologna. The class takes place in Big Carlo's home and you immediately feel like family when you're there. Even more than the amazing food is the stories, history, and culture we gained...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank mattmckenzie23
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This was a highlight of our visit to Bologna. Big Carlo took us shopping in the fresh markets for our ingredients then to his home for a great day of learning, cooking and eating the dishes that we prepared. We left with cooking instructions and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We had a wonderful weekend in Bologna in January and the highlight for us was spending the morning shopping for ingredients in the market and learning to cook some classic regional dishes. We were ably looked after by the charming Carlo and he made the...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Kevin H
CarloAberto, Proprietario at Bologna Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Thank you. Also for us was a wonderfull day

Reviewed 31 January 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Lunainc
Reviewed 17 January 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...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 3 September 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....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 866annaj
Reviewed 15 August 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....More

Date of experience: July 2016
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