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learning how to cook pasta with my girlfriend

I invited my girlfriend to Italy for her 30th birthday and I decided to do an Italian pasta cooking... read more

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matthew c
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Lifelong Pasta Skills! Would Visit Again!

My family and I recently did a trip from Rome up to Milan and we had a stop in Bologna along to... read more

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We are a cookign scool and we offer every day classes for people who are interested in Bolognes and Italian food tradition.
Via San Felice 116/g, 40122 Bologna, Italy
+39 051 649 3627
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Reviewed today

I invited my girlfriend to Italy for her 30th birthday and I decided to do an Italian pasta cooking class. We had a great time and learned how to cook pasta. I'm not the greatest cook, so it's not easy to teach me how to...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I recently did a trip from Rome up to Milan and we had a stop in Bologna along to way. I looked into a few pasta classes to do in Bologna while we were there and I am so glad we ended...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never made pasta before and cook very infrequently, but how can you visit Italy and not try a pasta making class? I brought my 2 daughters (ages 9 and 12) and we all had a grand time rolling out dough with the giant...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very classic Italian dishes and ingredients, made pasta from scratch and ragu. Ladies teaching were very good and entertaining. Then you get to eat what you made along with very good red wine. Very much worth the couple hours!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have really enjoyed my experience with this school. The entrance is at the end of an alley. If you didn't see it at first, keep walking and you will see the sign. The kitchen appeared to be well-equipped and very tidy. We were here...More

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ValeriaH70, Proprietario at Il Salotto di Penelope, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much!!!! We really ejoyed the time spent together!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

My sister, her two kids (12 & 15) and I had a wonderful afternoon of gastronomic magic with the charming, humorous and learned ladies of Il Salotto di Penelope in July, 2018. In just a few hours, we learned how to make several local classic...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2018

I am a professor from the U.S. who brings American students to Bologna each year to attend the Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival. But I also arrange for my students to do local activities and experience Emilia Romagna and its culture. Barbara and Valeria do...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the cookery class! Started with a tour of the market, and then had an amazing time at the ‘school’ learning how to make pasta dough and transforming it into tortelli and tagliatelli. The gnocchi were like little clouds that melted in the mouth,...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time with the two chef ! They made it really easy for us to feel like real italians. The cooking class is diverse, we learned to prepare three types of pasta: tortelloni, gnocchi and tagliatelle and three types of sauce: tomato,...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018

My husband and I had a private cooking experience back in June. We truly enjoyed learning how to make Tortelloni, Tagliatella and gnocchi and a proper Bolognese sauce. Valeria explained everything in detail, and the instruction was very hands on. The food was gorgeous. We...More

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J. C
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Response from ValeriaH70 | Property representative |
We are about 6 km far from the airport. Taxi costs 20/25 euros or you can take BLQ bus from the airport to the train station with some stops nearby.
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