Le Cesarine


  • Salad with oranges and anchovies
  • Timbale of “capellini”
  • Swordfish rolls or meat rolls Messinese style (according to the season)
  • Courgettes with honey
  • Cake with the Bronte pistachio

Refined selection of local wines


The starter that kicks off this Taste Experience sums up classic Sicilian flavour combinations - an orange and anchovy salad, which unites the classic flavours of citrus fruits and the sea, enriched by celery hearts and spices.

Next comes a much-loved classic of local cuisine; our Cesarina couple serves up a timbale of capellini (very thin pasta, which literally translates as “little hairs”), a family recipe passed down through the generations, which is usually prepared on special occasions. Depending on the season, Antonio and Flavia propose two types of ‘involtini’, or roulades. In Summer, swordfish roulades, and in Winter, exquisite “Messina-style” meat roulades, topped with breadcrumbs and cheese. As a side dish, a combination that is both delicious and original - courgettes in honey.

Finally, the pride of the local area - Bronte pistachios. The West coast of Sicily is renowned for its pistacchio production, due to its rich volcanic soil. Antonio and Flavia prepare an elegant and delicate pistacchio cake to showcase this fine ingredient.


  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

It is often said that every house has a soul, and that just looking inside says a thousand words about who lives there, and Flavia and Antonio's appartment is no exception to the rule. They live in a grand 18th century building in Catania's historical centre, surrounded by books, paintings and shelves of souvenirs and family heirlooms that tell their whole story. Just having a look around, you feel like you already know this outgoing couple. 

Antonio is Sicilian, and his family has lived in Sicily for generations, whilst Flavia is originally from Naples but lives in Rome. Today, the pair want to show you the traditional cuisine from west Sicily, with exquisite recipes and fresh local produce. 

The secret of the Cesarina
We love traditional Sicilian flavours, and we spend a lot of time reading to dig up old recipes

Cesarine at home

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

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