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CIBO Culinary Institute of Bologna

Open today: 08:00 - 21:00
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CIBO is the longest running real Cooking School in the city center of Bologna. It is a licensed real restaurant (not someone’s apartment), with permanent highly qualified English speaking Chefs with the legal security of a stable employment contract...more
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Via Augusto Righi 30b, 40126 Bologna, Italy
+39 370 369 8230
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful class with Alexandra. Her enthusiasm for cooking made the class a real joy. She’s very knowledgeable about regional cooking, and offered so many tips and simple explanations. The ragu we made is the best I’ve tasted, the lasagne looked and tasted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rduxfield
Reviewed 26 November 2018

We were part of a large group and had 5 days with Stefano, Alessandra and Lucia! This trio were very patient and extremely helpful. The kitchen was incredible and we learned how to make different types of pasta, gnocchi, bruschetta, meat and vegetarian dishes. We...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amera T
Reviewed 25 November 2018

I took the all day class, which started with the market tour and then was broken up into 2 sections. I never thought that in one day, I would shop, learn how to clean calamari, clams and prawns, filet a fish, debone a chicken, make...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank renakashmere
Reviewed 30 October 2018

What a great week of learning about Bolonese cooking! Stefano and his team of chefs taught us so much and created a fun learning environment to do so. Thank you!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MarieCalgary
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Had the best morning ever with Alessandra, she is passionate about her food and delivers the class with great humour and ease. If you want to learn how to make pasta the proper Italian way by hand then sign up here. Can't fault it and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

Stefano and his staff provided our group of 32 people with an extraordinary experience in cooking (and eating!) wonderful Italian food. Everyone spoke very good English, and we learned some outstanding recipes that we all took home for our families to enjoy. We all had...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lonny B
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Three of us spent a large part of the day with Alessandra at the CIBO kitchen. It was a completely open day where we picked our own ingredients and made 5 excellent dishes under the guidance of Alessandra.We learned a great deal about Bolognese cooking,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Well where to start. First our small group met Stefano at CIBO location. After short introductions of everyone Stefano asked us what do you want to cook today. After a moment of relative silence, Stefano atarted with suggestions. Of course we would make fresh pasta...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Attending a class was one of the highlights of our visit to Bologna. I cannot say enough about what a great experience it was. In the morning we visited the market to choose our ingredients and after a quick stop for a coffee we headed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank flipflopgirl55
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This class was one of the highlights of my two week vacation to Italy. Alessandra was an amazing instructor and so very patient. Thank you so very much for a memory that I will always cherish and a new recipe to add to my book...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Martha L
21 December 2017|
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Response from gfox1606 | Reviewed this property |
I believe, if you dig around on the website, that the prices are listed (whole day/half day/2.5 hours) on the website. .I may be wrong but I think it was about $120 for a 9-1:30 class. It was well worth the money for the... More
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Response from Nancy T | Reviewed this property |
I've heard nothing about closing. Stefano, the head chef, just sent out his monthly email announcing that he is guest judge at a competition in England. Recipes and news but no mention of any closing. Fabulous experience... More