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Cook Italy

Closed Now: 08:30 - 17:00
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An inside foodie view of the real Bologna

My foodie friend and I had a brilliant day with Carmelita. We met at 9am for a walk around the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth R
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Cooking class with Carmelita!

We had a wonderful class in Bologna with Carmelita - from walking through the market and learning... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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Since 1999 offering Market-to-Table cooking classes, both day classes and half day classes. My classes are for very small numbers, they fill up quickly. The first months to fill are April/May and September/October so plan ahead! I offer home cooking...more
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Via Marsala 16, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 349 007 8298
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My foodie friend and I had a brilliant day with Carmelita. We met at 9am for a walk around the markets and traditional food shops. This was a fascinating insight into the history of Bolognese food and to get to know the best shops to...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful class in Bologna with Carmelita - from walking through the market and learning about the history of food in this region, to making homemade pasta, to enjoying a glass of wine with our home cooked meal. It was a perfect experience...More

2  Thank bainemily8
Reviewed 12 August 2018

This is exactly what my boyfriend and I said about our day walking the markets and cooking with Carmelita. She not only taught us about cooking, but the history and culture of Bologna. It was almost like we had a dinner party with friends in...More

1  Thank Alanna M
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I was in Italy for 2 weeks with family/friends and the 6 of us did the cooking class with Carmelita. It was by far one of our favorite days of the trip. The morning stroll in the markets may even have been my personal favorite--hearing...More

1  Thank Megan B
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We had a wonderful experience shopping and cooking with Carmelita. It was definitely one of the high points of our visit. Not only is she a master chef, but she had so much knowledge to impart to us about food and cooking. The meal we...More

Thank Claire K
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

We had the most amazing day exploring the markets of Bologna and cooking with Carmelita. She had a very in depth knowledge of Italian food and History. It was especially lovely to see how she interacted with the people in the market and she described...More

Thank Catriona M
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This class was for my husband. He wrote the following review: “Im a chef back home, so my wife booked a full day class with Carmelita to broaden my knowledge of Italian food. When I arrived, I was shocked by how much knowledge she has...More

1  Thank Kristen K
Reviewed 18 July 2018

After having done this 8 years ago, I knew immediately that when I came back to Bologna I needed to do it again. As always, Carmelita knows all about food and the history of Italy. Even more impressive, she has friends all through the market...More

Thank Taylor T
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We are staying three weeks in Bologna so I really appreciated the shopping trip at the start of the cooking session with Carmelita's tips about where to source the freshest and most authentic ingredients. While cultivating our cooking skills Carmelita also attended to the cultural...More

1  Thank lora620
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic time cooking with Carmelita! Carmelita provided excellent tips while we cooked gnocchi, meatballs, and panacotta! No eggs needed:)

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Melanie H
28 March 2018|
Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
Yes to GF menu if you book a private ckass. Can you please send me an email so I can answer your other questions?
Mona B
20 March 2018|
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Response from Carmelita | Property representative |
Can you send me an email please Mona? I'm afraud Wednesday is booked for a private family class, but I have one place still available on a half day class on Tuesday 27th March, consisting of market shopping followed by... More