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Le Cesarine

A treasure trove of Roman cuisine, a stone’s throw from the city

Roma / Lazio

La Cesarina

Margherita welcomes us into her home near the centre of Rome, where she lives with her family and children. She grew up in Trastevere in the heart of the capital, and now lives in a calmer residential area closer to the sea and Fiumicino airport. Her recipes reveal a rich history full of interesting personal anecdotes, most of which were learned from her mother and aunt, who continue to impart their wisdom to this day.

Margherita is constantly shaping and growing her love for Mediterranian cuisine, always on the lookout for new techniques and recipes, keeping the values passed down to her in the family alive.

The secret of the Cesarina
I couldn't live without vegetable, fish and meat stocks in my cooking.


  • Roman-style Panzarotti
  • Supplì filled with broccoli, sausage, courgette, mozzarella and anchovy
  • Rigatoni pasta alla carbonara with guanciale di Amatrice
  • Roman-style beef stew
  • Giaquinto's spinach
  • Ricotta and black cherry tart 

Refined selection of local wines


We begin this journey through the flavours of Rome with a starter of piping-hot Roman panzerotti, fried dough parcels filled with ham, gruyère cheese, egg and pepper. We then enjoy delicious supplì, fried balls of rice filled with broccoli florets, sausage, courgette flower, mozzarella and anchovy.

For the first course, Margherita serves up ritagoni pasta in a carbonara sauce, made in the classic style with chopped guanciale, egg, Pecorino cheese and a crack of black pepper, which combine together into an unctuous and irresistible sauce. Next, a Roman-style beef stew; the meat is slow-cooked in a tomato and onion soup with a splash of wine. On the side, spinach sautéed in butter with pine nuts, raisins, and diced cured ham. This was Giaquinto’s preferred method.

For dessert, Margherita serves a soft and inviting crostata tart with a filling of ricotta and black cherries, a harmonious combination that is the perfect way to round off the meal.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home

Cesarina's Reviews

Se volete riscoprire i piatti della cucina tipica romana, Margherita è la Cesarina giusta! Comodissima da raggiungere per chi atterra a Fiumicino e vuole gustarsi una cena in tranquillità prima di venire risucchiato dalla bellissima, ma davvero caotica, città capitolina.    

Domenico Paolini from Pisa (Italia)

Published 02/12/2017


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