We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cook Italy

Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 349 007 8298
Review Highlights
Great Day with Carmelita

My wife and I recently enjoyed our Cook Italy day with Carmelita. She learned English in British... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Akron, Ohio

The was the most authentic wonderful day on our two week adventure in Italy. It was beyond perfect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kristine S
Read all 350 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Since 1999 offering Market-to-Table day class, half day classes, 3 night courses. As my classes are for very small numbers they fill up quickly and the first months to fill are April/May and September/October so plan ahead! I offer home cooking in a well air-conditioned home kitchen making updated, well plated, traditional Italian meals and my apartment is right in the heart of the historic city. Beginners, experienced cooks, professional chefs, families with children all welcome! I do my utmost to give you a memorable day and a great culinary experience and teach all the classes personally. And if you or your travelling partner/s don't fancy cooking, I offer a morning market food tour ending in a light lunch to introduce you to Bologna, its history and its food. And an unusual evening tour too, just email to ask!
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 349 007 8298
Write a Review
Reviews (350)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 343 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I recently enjoyed our Cook Italy day with Carmelita. She learned English in British schools as a child growing up in Malta. She is extremely knowledgeable, and is a very good listener. We had told her some dishes we wanted to make,...More

Thank tinsleypoo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The was the most authentic wonderful day on our two week adventure in Italy. It was beyond perfect, more than one could imagine and great for all ages. Carmelita is so lovely and we had ages 24-84 join in the fun afternoon. Every part from...More

Thank Kristine S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I very much enjoyed our market and cooking class with Carmelita. We started our morning out at the central market in Bologna, purchasing the items needed for our three course meal. Our first course was pasta made from scratch with a sauce...More

Thank vidiorose
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on the reviews on here, we booked a class for the two of us with Carmelita that would have us preparing three kinds of pasta and three sauces. We were not disappointed. On the day of the class we met Carmelita near her apartment...More

1  Thank JimSeth
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cooking class was fantastic! Met up with Carmelita in the market, and had coffee before touring all the vendors. She picked up ingredients as we gawped at all the delicious things on offer – at the fruit and veg stands, the delis with their...More

1  Thank Beth206
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

Where to begin? The day started out at the market where we were given great insight to all the best local produce. Carmelita gave us an excellent and fascinating explanation of the history of Bologna and it's amazing cuisine, this additional info & context helps...More

1  Thank Zara W
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We took Carmelita's full day cooking class last month, and it was absolutely wonderful! The day began with a walk through the market, where Carmelita told us about the best places (both to buy groceries and to eat) in Bologna, and we also got to...More

2  Thank Heather72695
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Carmelita was kind enough to teach our class on Bologna's Feast Day for their patron saint. We were invited into a local bar to sample the "new wine" and the sausage, and there was a festive atmosphere throughout the whole market. Carmelita took great care...More

2  Thank Darcy L
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We booked a short class with Carmelita after reading great reviews on Trip Advisor. Carmelita was very accommodating as my partner is vegetarian, and we were keen to do a class which focused on a couple of different pasta dishes. We first met in the...More

3  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Carmelita made sure that we sampled the best of Bologna's great food. She kindly sent us a lengthy list of suggestions of where to eat AND where to avoid, so we had a fantastic time. The cooking class and market visit was fantastic. We can't...More

1  Thank amandawheeler25
Nearby Restaurants
Naama Cafe
626 reviews
.06 km away
Gessetto Ristorante
777 reviews
.06 km away
378 reviews
.10 km away
Osteria dell'Orsa
4,459 reviews
.09 km away
Nearby Attractions
Finestrella di Via Piella
473 reviews
.16 km away
Torre Prendiparte
363 reviews
.19 km away
La Piccola Venezia
436 reviews
.16 km away
Chiesa di San Martino
56 reviews
.04 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Damaris L
23 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
Sorry missed this, I do not expect to find requests for bookings here. People usually send a Trip Advisor request or else they send an enquiry from my website. My apologies!
Pamela W
27 March 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
I have sent you an answer already Pamela, in response to the email you also sent me. Thank you for getting in touch!
7 November 2015|
Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
As it says on my website, my Bologna classes are for very small groups, not more than 6 people at a time.