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Address: Via Galliera 11, 40121 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 051 649 1576
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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No more ready pasta for us

We were visiting Bologna for the long weekend & I enquired about the pasta classes available. Our hotel (Star Excelsior) recommended & booked this for us. My daughter & I... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We were booked into a morning's cookery school and it was amazing. The staff are so friendly and welcomed us. There was an option to start off making pasta or making the sauces but you could chop and change and see how it was all done. We then got to eat what we had made in the restaurant area below.... More 

Thank Lapsedveggie
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We knew it was a cooking school but we also knew that it served food even on Saturday evening. We tried another restaurant in the neighbourhood at first but it was full, and one of us came up with the idea of going there. We were actually very pleased - the tagliatelle I had was good, a friend had tortellini... More 

Thank weekdaysweekends
Ice-cream Land
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

We were visiting Bologna for the long weekend & I enquired about the pasta classes available. Our hotel (Star Excelsior) recommended & booked this for us. My daughter & I signed up for the 3 hour session- we wanted to have a bit of fun while trying to learn something new. We do not speak Italian & were assigned one... More 

Thank Raspberrysorbet
Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We had lunch there last week after having enquired the day before about the activities of the school. Maybe if we had followed cooking classes, we would have liked it, however, the food we were served was pretty awful ! The wine was undrinkable and to charge 2,5 Euros/person cover charge is totally inadmissible for a cookery school. The next... More 

Thank 55charly2843
Palo Alto, California
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

On a whim, and because it was just down the street from where we were staying, I signed myself and my two kids up for a pasta making class. I've studied different kinds of cooking in various places, but this was a really lovely experience. It's very much a hands-on class, which is necessary for something like pasta where you... More 

3 Thank Mary B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

Had no real idea of what to expect, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Class goes through the basics - ideal for somebody who's only ever ripped the top off a pack of penne before. Good fun and now not daunted by the prospect of wielding a 1m+ rolling pin!

1 Thank Moinoniin
Edmond, Oklahoma
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

I was the only American tourist taking the class, so I had to do all the mixing, rolling, and folding myself. My teacher, Carla, was very patient with me "pinch, pinch, pinch" and I did a pretty good job making tortellini, tortelloni, and tagliatelle. After you make the pasta, they cook it for you and serve it with a sauce.... More 

1 Thank LDBlock
Fairfield, Connecticut
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382 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

I've been making pasta "by hand" using my KitchenAid for years. Here we did it all by hand and the results were amazing! A word about our teacher, Andrea. He was the best. He was both very good at explaining, showing and correcting our technique. As someone whose taught people psychomotor skills (stuff you do with your body not your... More 

2 Thank Stephen P
Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

I have made past before with a hand crank and decided to try this class. We made tortellini, tortellini, and tagletelli and the instructor was very specific with recipes and instructions. I came out of class really knowing how to make this type of oasta. But Ok, these Italians are crazy about their food. From specifics on the age of... More 

3 Thank Skil22
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2013

We had a wonderful experience at La Vecchia Scuola Bolognese. We made various types of pasta with excellent instruction. (None of us spoke Italian-so instruction was in English.). We had a wonderful time with the class and instructor. Was a great mix between fun and serious. We did the one day class. They have different courses for more serious/professional cooks.... More 

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Vecchia_Scuola_Bolo, Proprietario at Vecchia Scuola Bolognese, responded to this review

Grazie mille! We are glad that you had a nice experience and that you enjoyed our course! Greetings from Bologna More 

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