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Le Cesarine

Crostini and ribollita: The Tuscan Table

Firenze / Toscana

La Cesarina

In the eternal city of Florence, everything is wonderful - food included. There are so many traditional dishes, for example 'black crostini alla ribollita', which have become world-famous, which is what makes Tuscan cuisine so rich and delicious. 

If you want to taste the real traditional cuisine of this city, it would be best to rely on someone who has known it her whole life, like our Cesarina Roberta. Mother of two lovely boys, cooking is her passion. She attended various cooking courses and she knows perfectly the great classics of the Florentine cuisine.

The secret of the Cesarina


  • Creamed cannellini beans and chickpeas
  • Toasted bread 'crostini' with cinta sinese salami
  • Miniature bruschette with 'novo' olive oil
  • Ribollita soup
  • Roast rabbit
  • Roast potatoes with rosemary, sage and garlic
  • Fennel salad and oranges with pink pepper
  • Crème caramel

Refined selection of local wines


To begin this Tuscan taste experience, Roberta opts for legumes, and serves a cream of chickpeas and cannellini beans, accompanied by crostini (toasted breads) with salsiccia senese and little bruschette with “olio novo”. 

Next, we have an iconic Tuscan dish, the ‘ribollita’, which is a historical countryside soup made with bread and vegetables. It literally translates as ‘reboiled’, as traditionally it would be prepared in a huge pot to feed a family over several days and would thus be reheated every time. For the second course, we have rabbit ‘in porchetta’, accompanied by potatoes ‘in ghiotta’, which are cooked in the flavoursome roasting juices of the meat. There’s also a fresh salad of fennel, orange, and pink pepper. 

For dessert, Roberta serves up a delicious crème caramel.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • 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