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Le Cesarine

A flight of flavours

Ciampino / Lazio

La Cesarina

Elisabetta becomes the interpreter of authentic dishes tied to the tradition of the cuisine of the Roman people.

Our Cesarina welcomes us on a splendid terrace overlooking the Castelli Romani, the hills south of Rome: when the hills are tinted pink at sunset, we can taste the aromas and flavors of simple dishes prepared as they were once upon a time, when the Romans took the “tranvetto”, the trolley car from Rome, for their excursions to the thirteen towns known as the Castelli Romani (the Roman Castles) which rise up over the sinuous Alban Hills.

The secret of the Cesarina
Fritto misto alla romana is not just any fritto misto.


  • Mini rosette in panzanella (arugula, scallions, cherry tomatoes and basil)
  • Homemade ravioli filled with aromatic herbs (basil, mint, parsley, sage and tarragon) and Roman ricotta, seasoned with a fresh tomato, garlic, oil and red pepper sauce
  • Fritto misto alla romana: lamb chop, beef scallops, brains, seasonal vegetables (artichokes, zucchini, potatoes and eggplant)
  • Semifreddo with whipped cream

Refined selection of local wines


Elisabetta brings the flavors of the simple dishes of Roman cuisine to the table: as an antipasto, she presents fragrant mini rosette rolls in 'panzanella', which is a salad of arugula, scallions, cherry tomatoes and basil. We continue with homemade ravioli filled with tasty Roman ricotta and aromatic herbs including basil, mint, parsley, sage and tarragon, with a sauce made of fresh tomatoes, garlic, oil and red peppers.

As a second course, we are offered a dish which is a great classic of the local cuisine: 'fritto misto', mixed fried foods which in the Roman variation includes seasonal vegetables such as artichokes, zucchini, potatoes and eggplant, as well as meats, including lamb chops, beef scallops and brains.

We finish this Taste Experience on a sweet note with a delicious heavy cream ice cream semifreddo.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

  • Pet-friendly home

Cesarina's Reviews

Elisabetta is a perfect Host, the meal was lovely and the conversation interesting. 
Furthermore the terrace of her apartment is the perfect setting.
It was beyond our expectations. Highly recommended!

James & Abigail Spector from Chicago (USA)

Published 12/07/2017


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