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Le Cesarine

"Pasta alla gricia", the ancestor of amatriciana

Monterotondo / Lazio

La Cesarina

Miriam's house is situated near the source of the River Tiber, immersed in the bucolic countryside that surrounds the Eternal City. Her village is called Monterotondo, a place that not only preserves all the Roman culinary traditions, but also offers a moment of tranquility that provides a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Rome’s city centre. Miriam’s appetising menus represent the great classics of the Lazio Region.

The secret of the Cesarina


  • Panzanella (fresh salad of tomatoes and bread)
  • Tagliatelle pasta 'alla gricia' (with pecorino cheese and guanciale bacon sauce)
  • Lamb 'alla cacciatora'
  • Puntarelle salad
  • Fresh fruit tart with cream

Refined selection of local wines


Let's begin this flavours tour with a fresh and delicious starter, a puntarelle salad with anchovies and pecorino: an original combination that will delight every kind of palate. 

After that, a traditional main course: 'tagliatelle alla gricia'. This dish is considered to be an ancestor of the well-known ‘amatriciana’, and contains ‘guanciale’ pork, black pepper and the famous Roman pecorino, for a deliciously creamy result. As second course, Miriam proposes a traditional 'abbacchio alla cacciatora’ with fennel salad on the side. 

And finally, a wonderful crostata with fresh fruit and whipped cream.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home


Our customers says

"This was one our best experiences in Bologna. Our hosts, Gianni and Lorenza, were a well travelled and interesting couple about similar ages to ourselves. They also spoke perfect English, having lived in Canada for many years. Gianni taught us how to make tortellini from scratch which we ate with our meal. Gianni is a fine and the rest of the meal was excellent. Their place is an apartment in a medieval Palazzo which was well worth seeing on its own. We really enjoyed it."

J. Bliss

"Our dinner with Angela was the best experience of our visit to Rome. The food was delicious, and it was delightful to talk with Angela and her Mother about food, life in Rome, work, and the state of the world in general. This experience would have been impossible for us without Le Cesarine."

D. White

"We had a wonderfull lunch time with Tania (30 minutes outside from Bologna). She was an excellent host and very charming. We enjoyed her traditional courses (antipasti,strozzapretti con salsiccia, brasato al limone) very much and could highly recommend her. The atmosphere was very relaxed and it was easy to drive to her. We would come again."

J. Hüsser