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Taste of Italy

Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
+39 347 155 0839
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A Wonderful Day!

We are a family of 5. Our children are ages 22, 19 and 15. Maribel made us feel like part of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lvancora
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I had the most wonderful experience with Maribel and highly recommend this course! It's one I'll... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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” (50 reviews)
“pasta making” (26 reviews)
“cooking class” (48 reviews)
LOCATION
Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
San Donato
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+39 347 155 0839
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a family of 5. Our children are ages 22, 19 and 15. Maribel made us feel like part of the family! She was an amazing guide, chef and hostess! We enjoyed every minute of our time with her, from shopping in the market...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the most wonderful experience with Maribel and highly recommend this course! It's one I'll remember forever. The day started with a market tour, where we saw a range of the region's freshest produce. The cooking class that followed was informative and fun, with...More

Thank LouDip
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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank YOU LouDip for a most enjoyable day. Best wishes, Maribel

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maribel was fantastic from the beginning: My mother and I learned how to make beautiful tortelloni and tagliatelle, which we accompany with original bolognese ragu and ricotta and parmigiano (also made by us). Maribel was patient and always kept an eye on our cooking, while...More

Thank ozavala9
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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you OZavala9! I really enjoyed meeting and cooking with you and your mother. Wishing you all the best, Maribel

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Some friends and I were traveling through and attended a lesson with Meriabel. She was so friendly and guided us to make the most delicious food! Highly recommend to anyone and I can’t wait to make the recipes again.

Thank Indigo2034
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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Indigo! I am so happy that you were happy with your pasta lesson. If you ever have any difficulties making any of the dishes, please do not hesitate to contact me via email so I can help. best wishes to all your friends, Maribel

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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This was an absolutely wonderful class. It was lovely to be welcomed into Maribel’s home and have her wonder us with her wealth of knowledge and teach us how to make simple and delicious pasta. We could hardly believe that we were responsible for the...More

Thank HayleyL9290
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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Hayley, for your lovely comments! It was a pleasure for me to teach your friends and you. You are welcome back anytime. Maribel

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

....you've found the perfect cooking class! Picture yourself in a busy Italian marketplace where you meet your friendly guide (Maribel) You grab a shot of espresso and then your off to pick out there freshest of ingredients before heading to a private home where Maribel...More

Thank Amanda G
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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you Amanda, it was a pleasure to meet and cook with you and J. For those who read the reviews: My cooking lessons are meant so that you get your fill of Italian food, culture, cooking techniques and lots of cooking secrets. :)

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Reviewed 23 June 2018

Wanted to learn how to make pasta and this cooking course really delivered! We made three veg/fish pasta dishes: tortellini, farfalle and tagliatelle. All very nice but my favourite was the tagliatelle with courgette flowers! The whole cooking experience including the market tour was relaxed...More

Thank Jas2020
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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you Jas for your lovely review, it was a great pleasure to meet and cook with you. For those who read the reviews: we actually made tortelloni (large, cheese filled pasta) and not tortellini (tiny meat filled pasta) which have their own cooking lesson.

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Maribel treats you like family. She is very patient and kind, funny and helpful. Her instructions make everything understandable. We are grateful that we met her and she gave us an experience we hope to never forget. I learned so much about how the pasta...More

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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you Trekkergal for your thoughtful comments. I enjoyed meeting you and the teenagers who I hope will make pasta again at home. Please remind them that the more they practice, the easier it becomes! I was happy that you came to the lesson and...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Maribel's class was the best dining experience I had throughout my week in Bologna, and perhaps one of the best in my life. I was considering not writing that since I did not want to seem hyperbolic, but my wife and I continually reminded ourselves...More

1  Thank Shawn K
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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you Shawn for your very nice comments! I would like to add for anyone reading this that you chose the Classic Pasta lesson where there is no market tour, which is why I offered coffee when you arrived. Otherwise we have the coffee/tea at...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Maribel is warm and inviting, a very patient teacher and a delightful & generous entertainer. The market shopping was very informative and I learned so much more about Italian fare than I expected (very useful). Her cooking instructions were fabulous.  The pasta, sauce, asparagus &...More

Thank Caryl R
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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Thank you Caryl. I am so happy that you enjoyed your lesson. It was a pleasure to cook with you and your friend. Remember, practice does help in pasta making. :)

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Mona B
20 March 2018|
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Response from TasteofItaly | Property representative |
Ciao Mona, the lessons are 165 for the Supreme and 120 for the Classic. pls write me an email (i cannot list web sites or email address but you should find it by my info on TripAdvisor) so I can mail you the details and... More
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Wayne B
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it is always best to write an email listed on the site instead of writing on a forum as TA does not send notifications when someone does write on the forum.
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teumachristine
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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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