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Il Salotto di Penelope

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Address: Via San Felice 116/g, 40122 Bologna, Italy
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+39 051 649 3627
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We are a cookign scool and we offer every day classes for people who are...

We are a cookign scool and we offer every day classes for people who are interested in Bolognes and Italian food tradition.

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Great start to our Italy trip

We went to Italy with another couple who had been to Italy several times, but this was our first time. I really wanted to take a cooking class to learn how to make pasta. We did... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
BexTex97
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Katy, Texas
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Katy, Texas
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Italy with another couple who had been to Italy several times, but this was our first time. I really wanted to take a cooking class to learn how to make pasta. We did that our first day in Italy, with Barbara and she didn't disappoint. It was lovely. And so delicious. I would recommend this class to... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We were a family hoping to learn about the right way to cook Italian pasta...... What we encountered were two wonderful women, with lots of patience for young kids and adults who don't know much about cooking. The lessons and cooking were helpful and fun, and the meal at the end was excellent. We would love to come back fore... More 

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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Barbara and Valeria took us on a wonderful gastro tour, first through Bologna's market then its kitchen, teaching us the secrets of making traditional pasta and real ragu (no spaghetti bolognese here!). Highly recommended and great value for money.

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Thank David S
Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

Even as an experienced cook, I learned a lot with Valeria and Barbara. They are fun to be around and love what they do. I made gnocchi at home last week, using the knowledge from their class, and they came out wonderfully!

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Thank eatingespana
London
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

We cooked risotto, occo bucco and an Italian cake and it was wonderful. Great tuition, well-equipped kitchen and easy to get to.

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We attended Valeria and Barbara's pasta making class the week before Christmas and couldn't be happier with our experience. The communication when booking was easy and the class sizes are small. We learned valuable information about making pasta and cooking traditional sauces (I've been doing it wrong this whole time!). Instruction was straightforward and with a sense of humor. We... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 21 December 2016

We had a great time with Valeria learning how to make potato gnocchi with butter and sage sauce, tagliatelle bolognese (authentic style!), and tortelloni with tomato sauce. Valeria is a great teacher and class was a lot of fun. I learned so much and would definitely return for another lesson. Look for the small sign on the left wall at... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent structure, content and delivery. Professional and fun. Many thanks. Hope to return for another lesson.

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Thank Paul C
chicago
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Six friends, some experienced cooks and others neophytes took this half day pasta making class together. It was wonderful. Our charming main teacher, Valerie and Barbara (who had to leave for part of the class, but also equally nice) broke down the process into easily mastered steps, they provided information about Bolognese traditional cooking and demonstrated technique clearly. What we... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

If you want to learn traditional Bologna cooking this is the place to come - an absolutely fantastic experience. Barbara was an amazing host. We made 3 classic pasta dishes: tortelloni, taglietelli and potato gnocchi together with the sauces. The best part was making the pasta from scratch and rolling it out. After making all your dishes, you get to... More 

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