Le Cesarine


  • “Pasta chi tinnirumi” Pasta with fresh vegetables: courgettes, potatoes, tomatoes, onion and rice
  • “Sarde a sfinciuni” sardines in tomato sauce topped with breadcrumbs, herbs, cheese and anchovies
  • Fresh seasonal vegetables
  • Gelo di limone and lemon ‘baci di dama’ biscuits

Refined selection of local wines


The secret to this menu, Antonella tells us, is imagination. She takes simple, traditional dishes and adds her own unique touch to make them truly special. The other secret is, of course, the unbeatable quality and flavour of local Sicilian ingredients. Antonella begins with a starter of “Pasta chi tinnirumi”, with courgettes, potatoes, tomatoes, onion and rice, a wonderful mixture of textures bursting with fresh and light flavours. Next, she serves “sarde a sfinciuni”, fresh sardines in a light tomato sauce, covered with pecorino cheese, oregano, parsley, olive oil, breadcrumbs, and anchovies. On the side, fresh vegetables (potatoes, carrots, courgettes, tomatoes, aubergines and onion). Finally, to round off the Taste Experience, she serves one of Sicily’s most iconic exports, the lemon, with a Sicilian classic: gelo di limone, a frozen dessert made with fresh lemons, with lemon-flavoured ‘baci di dama’ biscuits.


  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • Vegetarian option

  • Lunch and dinner

Antonella lives in the centre of Palermo, leading a busy life as a mother of six and a housewife. She loves delighting her family with her wonderful Sicilian cooking, experimenting with new flavours and colours, whilst at the same time staying true to the ancient traditions of the island’s cuisine. Antonella’s cooking reflects her deep respect for the island’s colourful identity, which is largely due to its position as a ‘crossroads’ between the Eastern and Western worlds. Sicily, over thousands of years, has been ruled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans, forming a truly multicultural identity. There’s no better place to learn about this fascinating and unique culture than at the table, where ancient traditions live on through family recipes. Antonella can’t wait to welcome you into her home for a taste of the real Sicily!

The secret of the Cesarina
"I love discovering new flavours whilst respecting my local traditions."

Cesarine at home

This Cesarina is also available to organize a taste Experience at your accomodation

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