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Wonderful cooking class/market visit!

I can’t say enough good things about the combined cooking class/market visit we took with Barbara... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Il Salotto di Penelope

My wife and I went for a cooking class taught by Valeria and had a wonderful experience. She is a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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We are a cookign scool and we offer every day classes for people who are interested in Bolognes and Italian food tradition.
Via San Felice 116/g, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 649 3627
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 June 2014

- If you come to Bologna, then I would say it is mandatory to try a pasta cooking school. You will then enjoy the homemade pasta, even better at the local restaurants. You will also savor the view of fresh pasta at all the food...More

3  Thank altosax2011
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 July 2011

The address led us to an alley where there were several residences. There was no sign. We had to have a local shop owner lead us to the cooking school. The class was supposed to cap at 4 and there were 7 participants. There was...More

4  Thank lisahaven
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All reviews gnocchi from scratch at home cooking class highly recommend this class to anyone recommend il cooking vacation wonderful ladies learning how pasta making small class learn how the kitchen butter sage hand rolled pasta afternoon class wonderful morning
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I can’t say enough good things about the combined cooking class/market visit we took with Barbara and Valeria! The market visit gave us a unique glimpse into the city of Bologna and the culture of Emilia-Romagna. In the cooking class, they made seemingly complex dishes...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went for a cooking class taught by Valeria and had a wonderful experience. She is a very talented teacher and cook, and treated us very kindly. The kitchen facilities are very professional. As English speakers, her fluency in our native language...More

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ValeriaH70, Proprietario at Il Salotto di Penelope, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much!!!! I enjoyed the time we spent together Good luck for the gnocchi!!!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In October 2018, I had the pleasure of taking a cooking class with Valeria and Barbara, two wonderful ladies, passionate about their craft and equipped with a great sense of humour. The class itself is done in a very professional setting (large kitchen, big table...More

Thank Stéphane L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three generations of our family met in Bologna, ranging in age from 15 to 83 and one of the highlights without a doubt was the afternoon/evening spent at Il Salotto di Penelope. They made us all feel instantly welcome, there was laughter and story telling...More

Thank gallicfig
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I invited my girlfriend to Italy for her 30th birthday and I decided to do an Italian pasta cooking class. We had a great time and learned how to cook pasta. I'm not the greatest cook, so it's not easy to teach me how to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I recently did a trip from Rome up to Milan and we had a stop in Bologna along to way. I looked into a few pasta classes to do in Bologna while we were there and I am so glad we ended...More

Thank Alexis L
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I have never made pasta before and cook very infrequently, but how can you visit Italy and not try a pasta making class? I brought my 2 daughters (ages 9 and 12) and we all had a grand time rolling out dough with the giant...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Very classic Italian dishes and ingredients, made pasta from scratch and ragu. Ladies teaching were very good and entertaining. Then you get to eat what you made along with very good red wine. Very much worth the couple hours!

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Reviewed 29 September 2018

I have really enjoyed my experience with this school. The entrance is at the end of an alley. If you didn't see it at first, keep walking and you will see the sign. The kitchen appeared to be well-equipped and very tidy. We were here...More

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ValeriaH70, Proprietario at Il Salotto di Penelope, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thank you so much!!!! We really ejoyed the time spent together!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

My sister, her two kids (12 & 15) and I had a wonderful afternoon of gastronomic magic with the charming, humorous and learned ladies of Il Salotto di Penelope in July, 2018. In just a few hours, we learned how to make several local classic...More

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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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