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Taste of Italy

Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
+39 347 155 0839
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Great way to spend a day in Bologna

Maribel is a terrific teacher: knowledgeable and passionate about Bolognese cooking, gentle yet... read more

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BrynM123
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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This was the second time I took Maribel's class. I wanted to share the experience with my friend... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
karensH1288AD
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Simi Valley, California
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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” (23 reviews)
“from scratch” (19 reviews)
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Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
San Donato
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+39 347 155 0839
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Reviewed yesterday

Maribel is a terrific teacher: knowledgeable and passionate about Bolognese cooking, gentle yet precise with her instruction, and generous with information. I'm a pretty well-practiced home cook, and I came away totally inspired to try making pasta and ragù in my kitchen. I loved touring...More

Thank BrynM123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the second time I took Maribel's class. I wanted to share the experience with my friend.. The market tour is unbelievable with all the locals getting there wares together for the evening meal..Then on to the cooking class... My husband is from northern...More

Thank karensH1288AD
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Karen, it was really great to see you again and to share my love for Italian food with you and your friend. Thank you as well for that wonderful and thoughtful gift! :) I hope to see you again on your next trip here,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Maribel hosts a fantastic day starting in the Bologna markets where you'll purchase the ingredients for the day. The meal we cooked was delicious, and the recipe/instructions that follow are very comprehensive. We both learnt a huge amount and tasted some delicious food! Highly recommended...More

Thank Tom P
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Tom, It was delicious because you picked out those dishes and prepared them! :) It was a true pleasure to cook and talk to you and N.(I'm not supposed to list her whole name). I hope to see you both again soon in...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We met in the market, where Maribel gave us a tour highlighting all the local produce and goods. Maribel is very knowledgeable and we both found it very informative and interesting to see the foods that are available. While we walked round we decided what...More

Thank gregory23married
TasteofItaly, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and your husband and thus, celebrate his birthday. I am happy you trusted me with choosing the wine and following my suggestion for the strawberries... I test everything...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Maribel put on a fun and memorable class. It was one of the highlights of our time in Bologna. The instructions were simple and clear and will allow us to easily recreate the great food to which we were introduced, including handmade pasta in many...More

Thank JonDCo
TasteofItaly, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much Jon for your detailed review. It was a pleasure to meet and cook with you and Stephanie. My best wishes for both of you.

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I'm in the midst of an extended trip through Europe where I've been doing a lot of cooking in our Airbnb rentals. Taking this class with Maribel was a fantastic education. The marketplace tour was so worthwhile, she will gear both the tour and the...More

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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you MAT! I am so happy you enjoyed my class and shopping together at the market. I am glad you came along as I also think the Bologna markets have lots of fascinating ingredients as well as lots of variety in the produce. And...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

It was a wonderful experience to learn how to cook with Maribel. The market tour was very nice...great enjoyable moment! Dishes I made were very good. For me, I felt like I had a true authentic italian cooking experience!

Thank tooy12
TasteofItaly, Direttore at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you for your kind review. I am glad you enjoyed the cooking lesson and market tour. I hope that your boys feel more confident in the kitchen now. All the best.

Reviewed 16 March 2017

Maribel was very welcoming and it was a joy to create such delicious dishes in her kitchen. She was a brilliant teacher - the highlight for me was learning about making tortelloni and tortellini, and tasting some of Bologna's finest ingredients; delicious! Make sure you...More

Thank hester281
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you so much Hester for your wonderful review. I am very happy that you enjoyed making pasta the Bolognese way and that you also enjoyed eating it. It is nice if it looks good but it is more important that it taste good! All...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

We did the market tour which was very informative and interesting to see the foods that are available. We made gluten free pasta which we imagined would be difficult but Maribel's instructions made it achievable. We were really happy with how all our dishes turned...More

Thank Michelle S
TasteofItaly, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Hello Michelle, thank you so much for your review. I was happy to teach this class to you: gluten free pasta - in the end you really could not tell the difference between the regular noodles and our gluten free beauties. :)

Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Had a truly bueatiful and amazing time. Hostess with the mostest. Reccomend highly to everyone. Great recipes and amazing and friendly atmosphere.

Thank James G
TasteofItaly, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you James! :) It was a pleasure to meet and cook with you and the Ms.

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teumachristine
Hi , would these class be in Italian ? Thank you
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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Is it too late to get 2 tickets for today? What time does it start?
28 June 2016|
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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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