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Le Cesarine

A land full of flavours and culture on my table

San Giuseppe Jato / Sicilia

La Cesarina

"Tiny within the immensity of the wheat plain, overlooking the beautiful lake with crystalline water and the flourishing land dotted with cultivated fields and rich pastures". With this poetic portrayal, Giuseppe Tomasi of Lampedusa, in his book "Il Gattopardo", described Argivocale, the village in which we will meet Cesarina Rosa.

Located in the County of Monreale, Argivocale is the center of Sicily's breadbasket. Here, in a charming cottage, Rosa offers an authentic culinary Experience based on simple and traditional peasant dishes, to enjoy while immersed within a landscape of green prairies and crops that extend to the foot of Mount Jato, creating a kaleidoscope of colors. Our Cesarina will lead us to the rediscovery of typical Sicilian dishes created with excellent ingredients that originate exclusively from her agricultural-livestock family-owned farm.

The secret of the Cesarina
The ingredients for my dishes originate from the agricultural-livestock farm that I manage with my family.


  • Dried tomatoes with olive oil, garlic, parsley, olives and cheeses
  • Baked anelletti pasta
  • Grilled lamb
  • Mixed salad
  • Sicilian cannoli
  • Seasonal fruit

Refined selection of local wines


Rosa takes us through a journey of discovery through typical Sicilian cuisine, and all ingredients used are produced on her family farm. Rosa welcomes guests into her cottage with a starter of her own sundried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, parsley, olives and cheeses. 

As a first course, Rosa brings to the table the baked anelletti, the typical Sicilian round pasta, enriched by the family produced ricotta cheese and hardboiled eggs. The culinary Experience continues with tasty grilled lamb, which is served with a refreshing mixed salad.  At the conclusion of this tour through the flavors of Sicily, you will enjoy the cannoli prepared with fresh daily-made ricotta cheese. Lastly, the sweetness of the delicious seasonal fruit kissed by the Sicilian sun.

To finish, we have one of the most delicious delicacies of Sicilian cuisine; 'cannoli'. These tube shaped rolls of fried pastry are filled with sweet ricotta, studded with chocolate chips, and garnished with orange peel. Rosa then treats us to a bowl of sunkissed fruit, fresh from the garden.


  • Vegetarian option

  • Wheelchair-accessible


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