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Taste of Italy

Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
+39 347 155 0839
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Highlight of my trip

I spent four weeks in Italy this past summer and meeting Maribel and taking her cooking class was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ottawa, Canada
Must do activity in Bologna

I planned my trip to Italy specifically to take a cooking class after visiting Tuscany. The cooking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sunnyvale, 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” (24 reviews)
“from scratch” (21 reviews)
Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
San Donato
+39 347 155 0839
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I spent four weeks in Italy this past summer and meeting Maribel and taking her cooking class was by far one of the highlights of my trip. She is extremely knowledgeable, welcoming, and accommodating, and truly tailors your experience to the dishes that the group...More

Thank SPS3
Reviewed 1 week ago

I planned my trip to Italy specifically to take a cooking class after visiting Tuscany. The cooking class with Maribel did not disappoint and I thoroughly enjoyed the Market tour and purchasing the fresh ingredients that we would use to snack and cook during the...More

Thank yungman5
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were celebrating our 1 year anniversary in Bologna and the experience with Maribel is one we'll cherish for a lifetime. The market tour and cooking class were above and beyond my expectations and Maribel is such a great host, teacher, communicator,...More

Thank Scott S
TasteofItaly, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Scott for such a wonderful review! I am at a loss of words as to how to respond! I am very happy that you enjoyed my class and market tour. Come back! we have more ground to cover next time. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maribel's knowledge, patience, openness, and lovely personality made our cooking class a wonderfully memorable experience! The fact that her courses are in her own kitchen (using her own top-notch kitchen elements) speaks to her efforts to fully embrace visitors and make them welcome in the...More

Thank IntlLiving
Reviewed 10 August 2017

From the moment we met at the market place, to the preparing of food, eating our accomplishments of the day, Maribel was friendly, lovely & so knowledgeable. We had fun talking, learning and experiencing all the wonders of Bologna. Make your reservatioins way in advance...More

Thank Shorttallone
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I signed up for Maribel's class after reviewing many others on TripAdvisor. I was impressed by the depth of her web site, which offered recipes and blogs about Italian cooking, as well as the personal tone. The small class (5) was held in her home...More

Thank FWDan
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Maribel is extraordinarily informative on the subject of classic Italian cooking, whether you want to learn the basics of pasta making (as we did) or a more elaborate meal that represents the best of Emilia Romagna regional cuisine. Her instructions are easy to follow and...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We did the Food & Ferrari tour with Max in early July. Max was a fantastic and the tour was amazing.

Thank markg1013
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

I got this cooking class as a birthday gift from my girlfriend, and it's one of the best, if not the best gifts I've received. The whole day was very special, from walking through the market learning about the different local products, vegetables, fruits, cheeses...More

Thank Olle R
Reviewed 24 July 2017

My husband and I joined Maribel for a market tour and cooking class on July 10 and it was all I was hoping for! I've been wanting to do a cooking class in Italy for a while, but my husband doesn't really like to cook,...More

Thank lynnepin
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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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28 June 2016|
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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