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Bologna, Italy
Stay Hungry Stay Bologna

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Italy is synonymous with pasta, and no city is more famous for this classic dish than Bologna. Connect with a home cook to learn the secrets to turning out fresh pasta like tortelloni and tagliatelle just like a true Italian “nonna” with this private cooking class. After preparing three types of pasta and tiramisù for dessert together, relax over lunch featuring the recipes you’ve created plus a variety of Italian wines.
  • Discover the secrets to preparing pasta in Bologna, Italy’s “pasta capital”
  • The informal atmosphere and personal attention of a home cooking class
  • A welcome snack of warm pizza plus a guided wine tasting over lunch
  • Make three pastas with sauces plus tiramisù from a family recipe
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Homemade Pizza...selection of mortadella and some daily recipes
tortelloni burro e salvia or with fresh tomato sauce, tagliatelle al ragu
tiramisu', homemade muffins
Via Oreste Vancini, 4 , Via Oreste Vancini, 4, 40134 Bologna BO, Italy

ringbell Minelli, 4th floor, elevator available

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Stay Hungry Stay Bologna
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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seemed like a hoax
, Jun 2022
WE MET IN his small kitchen no fuss no aprons as shown in the picture. He then tought us how to prepare two pastas and tiramisu. Made the dough and he showed us how prepare the pasta and the sauce. We then eat what we prepared and that was it. Was nice but certainly not worth 75 Euro for a person! Look for a real school.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
you compleately out of line! this person did NOT book on this platform... I ask 70 euro not 75 LOL check my page!
, Jun 2022
Stay Hungry Stay Bologna was a fantastic experience! Chef Fred was very hospitable and was eager to teach us about the different pastas. Between the pizza, wine, pasta and tiramisu, I felt as if I was getting a real experience of Bologna. We also made new friends with the other people taking the class as well. I would highly recommend this event!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
thanks....but as amazing experience you described I expected 5 stars!
Federico's is the Best cooking class ever!
, Jun 2022
I loved how Federico explained every step with lots of tips to make sure we understood the best practicea. He was very friendly and his bolognase sauce he made was superb! The pasta was delicious and the tiramasu was out of this world! One of our best experiences in Italy!! I highly recommend Federico's class!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thanks a lot! Wow what a nice words guys :)))
Love the vibe of the...
, Jun 2022
Love the vibe of the place and the host Fred. Very good fun with a lot of experience. It was a great way to learn the basics of pasta making
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
thanks my friend! it was nice to have you guys over for dinner!
Well worth doing
, Apr 2022
We had a great morning cooking with Federico. He made us feel very welcome and comfortable in his apartment and the food tasted amazing! Also gave us some great recommendations for restaurants/bars in Bologna and Florence. Cheers!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
cheers rachel! it was nice to host you and I wish you the best!
Unique Italian experience
, Apr 2022
Fred was a wonderful host! He was very welcoming and very kind to our boys. The food was delicious and the presentation beautiful! We highly recommend this cooking class!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
thanks a lot was a pleasure to host your beautiful family!
Chill and friendly...
, Apr 2022
Chill and friendly teacher with a big passion for food and Italy. We learned how to make pasta and got some good recommendations to go to in the city!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
thanks a lot for the visit!
terrible experience
, Dec 2021
DONT GO TO THAT EXPERIENCE!! That man is terrible - locked us out of his apartment and stole our money WE DO NOT RECOMMAND AT ALL.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
THIS CLASS DID NOT HAPPENDED SINCE GUESTS arrived 20 minutes late to class, policy says 15 minutes delay is automatical cancellation of experience. I had a class going on and could not wait for them, where people showed up to my door, these two guys started to bang to the door and make noise in the house, I had TO CALL THE POLICE FOR THEM TO LEAVE
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not worth the money
, Sep 2020
We arrived at 10:25 in the restaurant for the cooking class,when we immediately started. No appetizers whatsoever for us like we read with others. We learned to make the tagliatelle en tortelinni, and Federico opened a bottle of wine for us. We mixed the mascarpone with sugar and egg yolks and put it in the fridge. Then Federico defridged the 'bolognaise?' sauce for us (saying it took 4 hours to make, but all it was, was minced beef with celery and onion. No tomato sauce like the recipe in it... But then we made his special treatment sauce. He melted butter, sliced 3 tomatoes which he juiced over the pan, add passata et voilà. Spécial treatment sauce. It then was 11:30 and we went at table to taste our own made food. It was good, in the way you expect it would be. The fresh pasta itself, very good. Tomato sauce, good. 'bolognaise sauce' nothing special. Tiramisu: nothing wrong with it, but expected more from 'grandmother's recipe'. So around 12, we finished the lunch and Federico then started his second job: selling wine. He started to tell us great things about his knowledge of wine, that he started a new company and sells directly to the customer from the winery itself,so the price is better then what we used to give. He asked some things to us about what we liked and we arranged that he could make a mix of 10 bottles between a range from 5 - 15 euro. Later that day, he came to our car and gave our wines. We moved on and went for groceries to the local supermarket for our regular needs and we saw on of our bottle in the racks. It was only 5.49 for 1, and if we bought 2, the price was 7.00.... That's when our suspicion started. We came back to our car, and then started to look at the bottles. Every bottle (except the Massimo bergomas) contains sulfites. The sulfites he told us, that are bad in good wine... Then we went on and just Googled every name of the wine and found every bottle in every big supermarket's webshop. The most expensive was 8 euro, the cheapest was 2.79.. Let us say that we are not suspicious anymore now, but a little bit angry. We told him that we aimed for 5-15 euro/ bottle and he 'sold' us every bottle for 15 euro. That means that the cheapest one (most fun fact here: he told us that was the best one to save on a special occasion, is a carrefour label and also available in big bags of 5 liter) he valued it at 6 times it's price. I tried to confront Federico with it, but he laughs it away, which made clear it isn't the first time he does this. So be aware of the people like him.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
keep posting same email my friend...different nickname same broke english copied and pasted LOL!! hilarius!! what can u pretend for someone who sleeps in the car lol!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic Pasta Making Experience 5*
, Aug 2020
A fantastic cooking class in Central Bologna, we loved it from start to finish, a great welcome platter of local cheese/meat with wine, followed by hands on demonstrations of multiple pastas & the best tiramisu we’ve ever had! This was followed by a lovely meal with plenty more wine. Thank you so much. I’d highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Bologna who is interested in local food.
Un bon tour de la Bologne gastronomique.
, Jul 2022
Belle visite gastronomique mais arrivez le ventre vide car ils y a beaucoup à manger et le tout est délicieux… j’ai d’ailleurs pris les deux dernière dégustation pour emporter car mon ventre n’en pouvait plus de tout ses délices. Mais sachez que Les coupons pour les dégustations n’ont pas de date d’expiration ce qui est un plus !
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
merci beaucoup de ta visite :)
Immer wieder gerne
, Sep 2021
Der Kochkurs bei Federico hat mir wirklich sehr gut gefallen. Wir haben zweierlei Nudeln gemacht und dazu gab es leckeren Wein. Als Dessert gab es von uns selbst gemachtes Tiramisu, das traumhaft lecker war. Wenn ihr in Bologna seid und Zeit und Lust auf ein besonderes Erlebnis habt, bucht diesen Kochkurs :)
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
thanks Victoria! was nice to have you at class!

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