Learn to Make Bolognese Pasta: Private Cooking Lesson in Bologna with Giovanna

Bologna, Italy

From $96.00

Price varies by group size

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Swap group cooking classes in commercial kitchen spaces for a more intimate alternative—a private cooking lesson in a local's home. During the class, get one-to-one tuition and learn home to make 2-3 traditional Italian family recipes—including pasta, a sauce, a side dish, or a dessert. No need to worry about getting hungry, as after the class there's time to sit down and enjoy the dishes you've made with alcoholic drinks to accompany them.
  • Enjoy a special opportunity to have a private cooking class with a local
  • Discover family recipes and the secrets of Bolognese cooking
  • Toast the lesson in style—alcoholic drinks are included
  • No hunger pangs—feast on the dishes you create

Sample Menu


Crescentine or tigelle filled with salame

Bologna pastry filled with local salames such as mortadella, prosciutto or ciccioli and cheeses like the soft sqauccherone or parmigiana.


Pasta Bolognese

Tagliatelle al ragu, lasagne or gramigna (pasta in a meat sauce)


Seasonal vegetable side or salad and bread


Seasonal Italian dessert

What's Included

  • Private cooking class with your host Giovanna
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Bologna
      Bologna, Metropolitan City of Bologna, Italy

      Meet your host Giovanna at her home in Bologna located near the Scuole Pubbliche Scuole Elementari. Exact address and contact information can be found in your ticket upon host confirmation of your booking.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by Traveling Spoon, Inc

    Cancellation Policy

    This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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        Cooking up tons of Fun!
        Heather_B, Nov 2022
        This is by far and away the best experience we have had traveling. I wish I could give this 10 stars. We cooked, we laughed and we drank wine! Giovanna was amazing and my husband and I learned so much and are excited to make this at home! I recommend you book as soon as possible!
        An experience not to miss in Bologna if you love food
        Beth_H, Sep 2022
        We felt like we were in our family kitchen. Giovanni and daughters were wonderful. Lunch was DELICIOUS.
        Life Changing Experience!
        Joseph_L, Dec 2021
        Words can’t describe how incredible an experience this was! Giovanna is truly a master of her craft! She and her family were warm and welcoming, her instructions were clear, and the food turned out perfect!! If you have the opportunity to cook with Giovanna , don’t hesitate! It will be the experience of a lifetime! She is now my friend on Facebook, and I’m excited for the opportunity to stay in touch with her, and her delightful daughters!
        Delicious experience
        robinbancroft, Sep 2021
        It was wonderful to meet Giovanna and to learn her recipes that she learned from her grandmother. To learn how to make fresh noodles and bolognase sauce