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Le Cesarine

Between the Gran Sasso and the Adriatic Sea

Chieti / Abruzzo

La Cesarina

Flavia welcomes us to the splendid setting of Chieti, a lovely abruzzese city half way between the mountain and the Adriatic sea. The historical centre of the city, where our Cesarina lives, is considered one of the most ancient in Italy and rises and the top of a hill: the view here is so beautiful that sometimes, when speaking of Chieti, people refer to it as “the terrace of Abruzzo”.

Young Flavia learned to love cooking thanks to her dear grandmother Carmelina, who passed the closely-guarded family recipe secrets down to her. Her repertoire of flavours completely belongs to the regional culinary tradition, delicious dishes that our Cesarina serves along with an accurate selection of local wine.

The secret of the Cesarina
I fell in love with cooking thanks to my grandmother Carmelina: she was the one who passed the family recipe secrets down to me.


  • Pizza and Foje (cornflour pizza with wild missicanza salad)
  • Buckwheat and chickpea sagne
  • Veal roll flavoured with in season vegetables
  • Grandmother Carmelina’s Ultrasquisita (My grandmother’s multilayered dessert. First layer of shortcut pastry, then ricotta cream, chocolate, cherries, cedar and french meringue)

Refined selection of local wines


The starter chosen by Flavia to inaugurate this Experience of taste is a classic of the abruzzese cuisine; we have the traditional “pizza e foje”, a tasty cornflour pizza served with a fresh wild misticanza salad.

To follow, the delicious buckwheat “sagne”. Our Cesarina mixes this typical local pasta - which owes its intense flavour to the flour with which it’s made - with chickpeas. As a second, a veal roll flavoured with in season vegetables: the taste of the meat meets the scrumptious hues of the fresh vegetables, in a particularly rich and delicate result.

At this point, the only thing missing to end the lovely meal is dessert: Flavia has made 'Ultrasquisita', “extra-delicious”, a multilayered dessert which combines the softness of shortcut pastry and french meringue with the intriguing flavours of ricotta cream, chocolate, cherries and cedar. A recipe inherited from grandmother Carmelina, who would often prepare it on feast days.


  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • 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