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Taste of Italy

Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
+39 347 155 0839
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Authentic and enjoyable!!

Maribel's classes truly give you a "taste of Italy". After you decide on a menu, she guides you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Claire D
Bucket list dream checked!!

This was such a wonderful experience. Maribel set us up for success from the beginning with easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kissfamily
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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” (23 reviews)
“from scratch” (19 reviews)
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Via G Modena, 40127 Bologna, Italy
San Donato
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+39 347 155 0839
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Maribel's classes truly give you a "taste of Italy". After you decide on a menu, she guides you around the colourful market stalls, steers you towards the best cheese and shows you the quality butchers . The class begins in earnest when you don your...More

Thank Claire D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a wonderful experience. Maribel set us up for success from the beginning with easy guidance to the meeting point. Then an insiders tour of food stalls and specialty shops all the while pausing to tell us the exchanges she's was having with...More

Thank Kissfamily
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! I am SO happy you enjoyed the market tour and the lesson. Like I said, we could spend hours just going through the market as there is SO much to see and explain. It was lovely to meet and cook with you. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two of us took a class here with Maribel. It's in her own personal kitchen so it's pretty intimate and close quartered. You aren't put in a big class with others where the instructor has no time to really see how you're doing and you...More

Thank Victor W
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Victor! All the best to you and Amy. :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had this class in focus ever since found about it, 4 or 5 years ago. I finally took it in June and all I can say is that it exceeded all my expectations. Not only we learned how to prepare a perfect pasta...More

Thank Martin G
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Helo Martin, After several years of missing each other we finally met and cooked together. I am very happy I exceeded your expectations. Thanks again! All the best

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Maribel is a terrific teacher: knowledgeable and passionate about Bolognese cooking, gentle yet precise with her instruction, and generous with information. I'm a pretty well-practiced home cook, and I came away totally inspired to try making pasta and ragù in my kitchen. I loved touring...More

Thank BrynM123
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Bryn, coming from another cooking teacher, this is a HUGE compliment. heartfelt thanks! :)

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This was the second time I took Maribel's class. I wanted to share the experience with my friend.. The market tour is unbelievable with all the locals getting there wares together for the evening meal..Then on to the cooking class... My husband is from northern...More

Thank karensH1288AD
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Dear Karen, it was really great to see you again and to share my love for Italian food with you and your friend. Thank you as well for that wonderful and thoughtful gift! :) I hope to see you again on your next trip here,...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Maribel hosts a fantastic day starting in the Bologna markets where you'll purchase the ingredients for the day. The meal we cooked was delicious, and the recipe/instructions that follow are very comprehensive. We both learnt a huge amount and tasted some delicious food! Highly recommended...More

Thank Tom P
TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you Tom, It was delicious because you picked out those dishes and prepared them! :) It was a true pleasure to cook and talk to you and N.(I'm not supposed to list her whole name). I hope to see you both again soon in...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

We met in the market, where Maribel gave us a tour highlighting all the local produce and goods. Maribel is very knowledgeable and we both found it very informative and interesting to see the foods that are available. While we walked round we decided what...More

Thank gregory23married
TasteofItaly, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you and your husband and thus, celebrate his birthday. I am happy you trusted me with choosing the wine and following my suggestion for the strawberries... I test everything...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017

Maribel put on a fun and memorable class. It was one of the highlights of our time in Bologna. The instructions were simple and clear and will allow us to easily recreate the great food to which we were introduced, including handmade pasta in many...More

Thank JonDCo
TasteofItaly, Owner at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2017

Thank you so much Jon for your detailed review. It was a pleasure to meet and cook with you and Stephanie. My best wishes for both of you.

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I'm in the midst of an extended trip through Europe where I've been doing a lot of cooking in our Airbnb rentals. Taking this class with Maribel was a fantastic education. The marketplace tour was so worthwhile, she will gear both the tour and the...More

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TasteofItaly, Proprietario at Taste of Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you MAT! I am so happy you enjoyed my class and shopping together at the market. I am glad you came along as I also think the Bologna markets have lots of fascinating ingredients as well as lots of variety in the produce. And...More

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teumachristine
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|
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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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