Ragù and Pasta Fresca Home Cooking Class in Bologna

Bologna, Italy

From $95.86

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Bologna is the true Italian 'foodie' capital, renowned worldwide for its cuisine. It is the home town of mortadella, tagliatelle, ragu' and, above all, super delicious tortellini. A cooking class experience to learn how to make the typical hand made pasta of Bologna and the famous ragù also made with your hands, step by step!
  • Real Bolognese family and atmosphere
  • Freshness of ingredients
  • Respect for the real historical receipe of each of the suggested dishes

Sample Menu


Pasta Fresca

3 pasta courses




What's Included

  • Hands on Home cooking lesson
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Recipes to surprise guests back home !
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Hotel drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Viale Abramo Lincoln, 60
    Viale Abramo Lincoln, 60, 40139 Bologna BO, Italy


End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

All Guests will be welcome in the typical Bolognese atmosphere. The cooking activity is including the hand making of three typical dishes of Bologna such as tortelloni, tagliatelle and ravioli. In some periods of the year, ravioli can be changed with tortellini or “strichetti”. This course is also including the making of the famous ragu sauce, from 1,2,3, following the original receipe step by step.
Menu of lunch or dinner is including the three dishes of the course, together with water, wine, coffee and dessert or fresh fruit.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Curioseety SRLS

Cancellation Policy

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.
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Must-do experience!
Bianca_S, Sep 2020
Incredible experience with Chef Antonio! He shows us the center of Bolognia and the market followed by an fastastic pasta making class - 100% recommend.
Walking tour and cooking
CLo, Aug 2020
The tour gave us an excellent insight into the city of Bologna and its cuisine. Antonio was friendly, informative and an amazing chef - the food tasted fantastic. Looking forward to trying out the recipes at home.
Must do experience in Bologna
Jessie_F, Aug 2020
The tour and cooking experience in Bologna has been one of my highlights during our holiday in Italy. Antonio was fantastic; was more than just a food tour, they were so informative about the city. Afterwards the cooking experience I enjoyed so much. We got to eat our creations with a lovely bottle of wine. Even dessert too!
This was an amazing experience...
Laura M, Jan 2018
This was an amazing experience! Irene was incredibly knowledgeable about Bologna and obviously loves her city! It was very interesting walking around and learning about the city. Making the pasta was incredible! We got to make three different types and enjoyed them with her family. Highly recommend!
This was the most amazing thing I...
Rebecca Y, Aug 2017
This was the most amazing thing I did while on vacation!!!! Irene was a wonderful tour guide and showed me some amazing hidden sights in Bologna, which was a fantastic city! Then she welcomed me into her home, where with her family, we prepared 3 types of pasta an sauces. To say it was delicious is an understatement!!!! The best meal I had in Italy!!! Absolutely fantastic and highly highly recommend!!!
Another great tour in Italy! Our...
James_F, Nov 2016
Another great tour in Italy! Our guide Michol, a former teacher, loves her city and was proud to share her knowledge with us. We walked around the city center for a couple of hours with Michol showing us many out-of-the-way points of interest. We then went to a beautiful apartment where we met a lovely woman named Lucia who opened her home to us. We sat at her kitchen table and learned to make tortellini the old fashioned way. Michol translated for us and we felt right at home. We then stopped at a great lunch spot where we had a delicious pasta meal. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a true Italian food experience.
My girlfrend and I enjoyed a lovely...
Matthew C, Jun 2016
My girlfrend and I enjoyed a lovely morning touring round Bologna's foodie sites with our knowledgeable guide Micol. Learning how to make homemade tortollini after was the highlight, a very unique experience.
Our guide, Nicol was so nice and...
Lara B, Jun 2016
Our guide, Nicol was so nice and informative. I highly recommend this tour if you are looking to learn about Bologna's history and a bit of the history of the food culture. I am also giving four stars because I really thought I would be learning how to make pasta, or at least watching the process. But we really, really loved Nicol and her mother, and it was really awesome to be in the kitchen with an Italian mother and daughter we were a mother and daughter, too and connect over our similarities despite speaking different languages.
Got a great walking tour around...
Elizabeth B, Feb 2016
Got a great walking tour around Bologna for a little while before heading to the home of a local to learn how to roll tortellini. Then walked across the street to a restaurant to try tortellini in broth--it was fabulous. We had a great time and the guide was fantastic. However, this is not a cooking class and all you do as far as cooking goes is 20 minutes folding pasta. Not exactly what we were looking for which is why I gave it 4 stars. But, if you are looking for just a taste of the local culture, this was fantastic.