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Il Salotto di Penelope

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Address: Via San Felice 116/g, 40122 Bologna, Italy
Phone Number: +39 051 649 3627

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Paul C
Perth, United Kingdom
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Israelandia, GO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We went to this class during our short stay in bologna as a family (mother, father and 3 daughters – 18, 14 and 4 years old). We received a warm welcome from the wonderful Varelia and Barbara and started cooking right away. The atmosphere was very nice and relaxed. We cooked for about 3 hours Gnocchi, Tortalloni with cheese filling... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We went for an Italian cuisine cooking, not really knowing what to expect. We arrived at a secluded area in the middle of Bologna and met an amazing woman named Valeri. There are not enough words in the English dictionary to describe how amazing and interesting woman Valeri is. Not only that she is a professional chef and teacher ,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We had a fantastic afternoon learning to make pasta from scratch. We left feeling like we could actually make fresh pasta at home - without a machine to roll out and cut the dough. They also provided it us recipes so that we can make the wonderful sauces to go along with the fresh pasta. I am now officially spoiled... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Our group of 8 had a lovely tour of the oldest market area of Bologna followed by a class teaching us to make pasta by hand as well as the accompanying sauces. It was a lovely day and the food was great! I would highly recommend this school.

Thank Melloh99
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

My familiy and me , and the family of friends. all in all 12 people with 8 kids!!! visited the class and had the best time ever . cooked delicious pasta and desert , both Barbara and Valeria have the patience for the kids with all their little tricks and questions, and of course for the adults. highly recommended class!!... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Great night learning how to make gnocci, tortelloni and a traditional bolognese ragu. Valeria was professional, well prepared and made the evening fun. We can't wait to try the recipes at home! We definitely recommend Il Salotto di Penelope.

Thank Kathryn D
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Everything was great! From Barbara, walking us through the streets of Bologna's market selecting fresh ingredients for our recipes, up to the cooking and tasting of our "masterpieces tortellini" with Valeria. There is a perfect alchemy between Barbara, explaining you how to make the "pasta sfoglia", and Valeria showing you how to make the "stuffing" and how to cook the... More 

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