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Le Cesarine

A feast of flavours in Puglia

Locorotondo / Puglia

La Cesarina

Anna Clelia’s house is in Locorotondo, where her large terrace looks out over the wonderful Itria Valley. This village, located in the Apulian hinterland, is small and pretty, full of white houses with pointed roofs. Locorotondo is in a strategic position,  just halfway to the Adriatic sea and the Ionian sea and the bucolic Apulian countryside.

«My family is really big and we have always considered lunch and dinner to be moments as almost sacred». For our Cesarina, welcoming new guests into her flat and serving them local treats is a real celebration of flavours!

The secret of the Cesarina
"What's my recipe for happiness? Enjoying Pugliese flavours on my sunny terrace with new friends."


  • Zucchini tartlet, fricassée of green beans in a pecorino cheese basket, eggplant rolls
  • Fresh pasta ‘fagottino’ stuffed with ricotta and caciocavallo in a cherry tomato, basil and ricotta sauce
  • Beef joint cooked in local wine
  • Wild chicory
  • Homemade gelato with forest fruits and homemade citrus Rosolio liqueur

Refined selection of local wines


Anna Clelia will serve up a feast of flavours her home on her fabulous terrace, which has a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside of Puglia. For the starter, she serves a delicious zucchini tartlet, followed by a fricassée of green beans in a pecorino cheese basket and eggplant rolls… And this is only the beginning!

For the first course, Anna Clelia will delight you with her fresh pasta ‘fagottino’, which combines creamy ricotta cheese and mild caciocavallo cheese with the sweetness of cherry tomato sauce and basil. For the second course, a joint of beef infused with the subtle tones of ‘Susumaniello’, or ‘Pimitivo’ which are local wines from Brindisi. This is accompanied by a side of wild chicory. 

We finish with a refreshing dessert, home made gelato with forest fruits, accompanied by Anna’s homemade citrus Rosolio liqueur.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English


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