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Le Cesarine

Classic Roman dishes

Roma / Lazio

La Cesarina

Cesarino Alessandro welcomes us into the heart of Garbatella, a bustling neighbourhood near Rome’s historic centre. His apartment is close to Ostiense station and the famous Caracalla baths, a beautiful and imposing reminder of the imperial age.

Alessandro has been a passionate cook for his whole life, and will be guiding us through the traditions of the Eternal City. You can enjoy the delights of Rome’s cuisine at his table, from artichokes ‘alla romana’ to ricotta and cherry tart, and of course the unmissable bucatini all’amatriciana.

The secret of the Cesarina
"Many know Rome's traditional dishes, but few really know how to prepare them."


  • stracciatella (Roman soup starter)
  • bucatini pasta with amatriciana sauce
  • roman meatballs in sauce
  • chicory or mixed salad
  • ricotta and cherry tart

Refined selection of local wines


To begin this taste experience, Alessandro chooses… Stracciatella. No, not the gelato flavour! This is also the name for a traditional Roman starter, a flavoursome soup made with stock, egg and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

For the first course, we have an unmissable classic, bucatini pasta all’amatriciana, which you absolutely must try if you’re visiting the capital. The second course, ‘polpette al sugo’, meatballs in a rich sauce, is also absolutely delicious, and is served with a side of field greens or mixed salad.

Last but not least, we have a sumptuous ricotta and cherry tart, the perfect way to round off this taste experience.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

Cesarina's Reviews

Un oste strepitoso, cordiale, amichevole e davvero piacevole da ascoltare.
La cena da Alessandro si è tramutata in una serata all’insegna della cucina tradizionale romana a 360°.
Ci tornerò sicuramente.

Giuseppe Carlini from Napoli

Published 13/09/2017


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