Food & Drink in Bologna

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Food & Wine Tours in Bologna

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Wine Tours
8–9 hours
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3 hours
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Cooking Classes
5 hours
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Cooking Classes
3 hours
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Walking Tours
4–5 hours
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Cooking Classes
3 hours
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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  • Sarah D
    1 contribution
    The food tour in Bologna was great. Caterina our host was lovely, really knowledgeable about all of the food and of course Bologna. Sampled some amazing food and finished the tour with gelato….even in winter it’s delicious. Everyone in the group was lovely too. I would highly recommend!
    Written 5 December 2022
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  • 591alan
    Minneapolis, MN25 contributions
    Great experience. Enjoyed all three venue visits and lunch was a fantastic feast! Our guide was very informative and amount of time at each venue was perfect.
    Written 3 December 2022
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  • Victoria H
    Monument, CO2 contributions
    Spending our time with Marco was amazing. He KNOWS Bologna and Italy and was so interesting, even beyond the foods he presented. He was prepared to spend the time with us, with water, napkins, utensils and plates. We started in the local Market with an amazing cheese tasting and accompanying wine. I had no idea there was more to parmesan than just "parmesan." To see the cheeses as they come in huge wheels and the information about how they are made was really interesting. I ended up buying a small wedge of truffle infused cheese to bring home. There is absolutely NO PRESSURE to purchase anything, but honestly pretty much all I brought home was food!

    We then tried a homemade tortellini in broth that honestly was nirvana. I don't think I've ever tasted anything so good. Marco mentioned that the young woman in this shop is there hours before opening creating her cookies and pasta. I did come back later to get some of the biscotti she had and I was glad I did!

    We were then introduced to some premade dishes - kind of like "take out" here, but homemade and delicious. Marco told us about the differences between Bolagnese Lasagne and the kind we are familiar with here in the states. Frankly, I LOVED the Bologna version. There were several other offerings from this particular shop, including polpette (I think thats what it was called) and incredible pickled small onions and other veggies. These were nothing like you'd taste here. I loved the little onions! What was great too, was that Marco had so much information about the food and how it changed when Italian people came to America. Truly fascinating.

    After a stop at a meat shop where he got some slices of a variety of meats to eat later, we crossed the street to a pasta shop where we could see just how quickly these experienced women could turn out tortellini. Marco then presented a plate of unmade tortellini, showed us how they are formed and I tried my hand at it. I think they turned out pretty well. As much as I love Italy, I though for sure I could just get a job making them so I could stay. I found out I definitely have potential, but need a bit more training! (lol)

    We then strolled through the heart of Bologna, stopping at a Balsalmic Vinegar shop (we weren't able to do a tasting at that time, but were assured we could come back in and just remind the shopkeeper we were with Marco to be able to taste later - which we did. (Oh my gosh - Giuseppe Giusti has been around since the 1600's and their basalmic was so good, I was speechless!).

    After walking through the Piazza Nettuno (Marco had some fun things to show us there) and through some streets crowded with small restaurants and food shops, we stopped in at an historic "hostel" where you could buy wine and sit at the tables with your own food. At that point, Marco brought out these amazing crackers and laid out the cheese and meats he obtained earlier. What a great experience! The meats were delicious as was the accompanying wine. As a matter of fact, we enjoyed the wine so much Marco led us to a shop where we could buy a bottle to open later. I also bought some chocolates to try that Marco suggested. He wasn't wrong about how good they'd be.

    We finished our tour at an amazing gelato shop. This man knows where the good stuff is in Bologna, for sure! We learned about what makes a good gelato, that there is actually a school to learn how, and that you can make gelato from just about anything. This smooth and creamy delight did not disappoint.

    Throughout our entire time together, Marco was so enjoyable, knew the people with whom he interacted, shared so much knowledge and insight, and had ready answers to our many questions. I enjoyed our time with Marco so very much and would HIGHLY RECOMMEND him to anyone wanting to have a "taste" of Bologna.
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • snappysnaps_ca
    Vancouver, Canada59 contributions
    We had a wonderful food tour with Taste Bologna on October 21. Our guide was well informed and brought the city to life. They explained the evolution of the eating experiences in the city and the uniqueness of the food shopping in the Quadrilatero. We got to try making our own tortellini and tasted many of the local specialties within an historic local wine bar.

    Highly recommend booking your own experience with Taste Bologna.
    Written 6 December 2022
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  • jwm1995
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    Federico was extraordinarily insightful, accommodating, and fun. We made great connections with him and the rest of our group.
    Written 4 November 2022
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  • RISHI A
    2 contributions
    Guide Lorena was superb! Courteous, personable, smiling & approachable. She possessed very good knowledge on Italian culinary and was happy to answer all questions! had a great time. Thank you!
    Written 25 October 2022
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  • Christine S
    1 contribution
    The experience was the highlight of our trip so far. The class was a family taught affair and was fun from start to finish. The chef and her daughters are wonderful and just made the day fun and memorable, not to mention delicious. Cannot recommend this class enough.
    Written 13 November 2022
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  • BirdieWendy
    1 contribution
    Guides were enthusiastic and informed. Tastings generous. Lunch sublime. Driver was professional and accommodating.
    Written 30 October 2022
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  • Nick Ley
    4 contributions
    A little difficult to find but the experience was well worth it. Irene was a great tutor and host. Meeting and talking to other participants from all over the world made the experience special. Just don’t expect at the end of the session to be a qualified chef, just enlightened.
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • Laura F
    Philadelphia, PA4 contributions
    My son and I had a wonderful time with Grazia last Wednesday - one of the highlights of our time in Italy! She welcomed us into her home with a big smile that never left - she is warm and inviting. We learned the special techniques of making pasta the "Bologna way", and had so much fun doing it! The bolognese sauce she made for our tagliatelli as well as the filling for our tortelloni were both absolutely delicious. After making our 2 types of pasta, we sat down for a fantastic lunch that we helped make, also enjoying delicious wine and semifreddo that Grazia had made. We HIGHLY recommend this experience to anyone visiting Bologna!

    P.S. - Grazia, we can't wait to receive the recipes! We are so excited to try them for the holidays! :)
    Written 4 December 2022
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  • MVH
    Spring, TX16 contributions
    What a unique, fun experience. Our guide Mattia showed us Bologna from a food perspective. We ate our way through Bologna and as we ate he told us about the history and customs of the city. Be prepared to eat lots of delicious local food as you learn! Starting with a traditional Italian breakfast snd ending with his favorite gelato and lots in between. We saw the shop where tagliatelle is sold and then went to the little “factory “ where local ladies make and stuff the pasta. Come hungry and be prepared to be impressed. Loved every minute. Mattia is a superb guide.
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • Duffer56
    Maidstone, UK429 contributions
    We had a wonderful experience today with Elena (and Saverio) one of the Cesarine from Bologna.
    The Cesarine are passionate about food and love to cook authentic local dishes and share them with you in their own homes.
    Today we made our way to Elena’s apartment and up to the roof top terrace which overlooks the rooftops of Bologna - the setting could not have been more perfect!
    We started with some mixed starters which were excellent and wonderfully tasty - all home cooked!
    The wine accompanying the food was home made and delicious!
    The salami and brawn also home made and the vegetables home grown too.
    Then followed the tortellini in brodo - a classic Bolognese dish that looks so simple but takes so much love and attention to make! Absolutely delicious!
    Followed by the sausage and potato with truffle - superb!
    Then, to round it off we had chocolate salami and chestnuts which had been marinated in Amaretto for many months - too delicious for words!
    A totally wonderful afternoon and wonderful attentive and informative hosts.
    Would definitely recommend and would definitely do again when we are next in Bologna!
    We would also look to do the same in other locations of Italy!
    It is a wonderful idea to eat with cooks who are passionate about their local cuisine!
    Written 10 October 2022
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  • Anthony P
    New York City, NY6 contributions
    A great way to immerse in the culture, learn to cook some new dishes and make new friends. Our host, Valentina, could not have been more gracious and welcoming. We have the added treat of cooking in her family’s palatial 15th century home. We had a such a blast and get privileged to have had this experience.
    Written 5 November 2022
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  • Jennifer T
    1 contribution
    This was the highlight of our trip! Our guide, Silvia, was so knowledgable and excited to share the magic of the food, landscape and history of Parma with us. We learned so much and it was so special to get a behind the scene look at some of our favorite foods. Book this tour. It's incredible.
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • Jeremy T
    1 contribution
    Very nice wine tasting with Luca.

    Restaurant is a lovely little charming place with 5 glasses served and a bit of food too!
    Written 7 September 2022
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