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Cook Italy

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ultimate foodie experience!

I had the most wonderful time doing a private cooking class with Carmelita, I totally recommend... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
A genuine MUST do!

In short, Carmelita is fantastic and so is the food she guides you through making - supportive with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Since 1999 offering Market-to-Table cooking classes, both day classes and half day classes. My classes are for very small numbers, they fill up quickly. The first months to fill are April/May and September/October so plan ahead! I offer home cooking...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 349 007 8298
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

Our family of 4 had a great experience with Carmelita. She is extremely knowledgable, friendly and humorous. She was very passionate about all things food and answered all our questions enthusiastically. We enjoyed the cosy cooking lesson in her home and made the best gnocchi...More

6  Thank Kwekky
Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Thank you for an extremely swift review and for being such passionate foodies yourselves.I am delighted you all found the gnocchi and osso buco you made on the class the best of you ever tasted! A very big thank you for the high recommendation and...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 November 2012

My wife and I have always had a desire to take a cooking class in Italy. On our most recent trip to Bologna we decided it was time. We searched TripAdvisor and discovered the near-unanimous rave reviews for Cook Italy and Carmelita. We scheduled a...More

5  Thank Joseph M
Carmelita, Owner at Cook Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2012

Ah well, I do my best everytime, but I guess no one can win them all. I do appreciate your feedback and your aiming at a balanced review that shows you appreciated parts of your experience. From your title and more it sounds like you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I had the most wonderful time doing a private cooking class with Carmelita, I totally recommend this great experience! We started the day in the markets, Carmelita shared so much of her knowledge and experiences as we made our way through the interesting (and gorgeous!)...More

1  Thank annao213
Reviewed 4 days ago

In short, Carmelita is fantastic and so is the food she guides you through making - supportive with clear instructions along the way (even for a novice in the kitchen like myself) - BOOK NOW! Carmelita shares her unique experience and insight through a wonderfully...More

1  Thank jgsamuel
Reviewed 1 week ago

This event was arranged as a birthday present for a family friend, whilst the girls went shopping, the boys went cooking. The tour of the markets was very informative, it certainly helped us focus, we visited the chocolate shop quite a few times over subsequent...More

2  Thank Philip S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my boyfriend visited Bologna in September. I googled what to do there and I was so glad that I found this cooking class. We both love cooking and also Italy, so of course it was the best idea to learn how to cook...More

2  Thank Quest657869
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were celebrating part of our honeymoon in Bologna and we wanted to learn to cook real pasta from a local pro and we found it in Carmelita! She graciously invited us into her home and curated a three course meal for...More

1  Thank Kayla F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I took Carmelita’s market tour & cooking course on a drizzly October Saturday, joined by another couple. We loved the market experience from the freshest vegetables, meats and delis, through to Bologna’s best chocolate. Eventually back to Carmelita’s apartment for the cooking,...More

1  Thank cce543
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day with Carmelita with a small group of 4ppl on a market tour and cooking afternoon. The market tour was fascinating learning about all the produce with lots of tastings! Then it was back to her place to cook up a...More

2  Thank melbourne1103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend taking this class with Carmelita. We booked a private class for the both us and she meet us at a cafe. We started our day by going to all the different shops in the market. I was impressed with Carmelita’s knowledge...More

2  Thank April A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My mom and I took this class together and it was a great way to not only learn to cook some wonderful and interesting dishes, but also to learn a lot about the food culture in Bologna. The entire day was very enjoyable, we wandered...More

2  Thank Caroline G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a cooking class with Carmelita. What a wonderful experience! We really learned a lot and had fun in the process. She is very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about local food and customs. Step-by-step instruction made it easy and the food turned...More

1  Thank kcilia2018
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13 October 2018|
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Response from ClaireDossett | Reviewed this property |
I can recommend Carmelita's Cook Italy classes.
Melanie H
29 March 2018|
Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
Yes to GF menu if you book a private ckass. Can you please send me an email so I can answer your other questions?