Le Cesarine


  • Crescenta with cured ham
  • Egg gramigna with sausage sauce
  • Zucchini parmigiana
  • Seasonal salad
  • Chocolate salami

Refined selection of local wines


Mara's Taste Experience begins with a starter of 'crescenta', a high and soft focaccia which is a much-loved favourite of the Bolognese people, which our Cesarina tops with cured ham.

For the first course, we have a typical Bolognese “minestra”: gramigna, a short fresh egg pasta, with a rich sausage sauce. For the second course, Mara serves a fabulous zucchini parmigiana, accompanied by a fresh seasonal salad. We finish off on a sweet note with chocolate salami, a fresh delicacy, made with crumbled cookies and dark chocolate.


  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home

Mara's house looks out over the main entrance of Bologna's most famous park, the nineteenth-century Giardini Margherita, just a stone's throw away from the city's historic centre. It is a beautiful and picturesque area, where you can either choose to explore the calm lawns of the park, or wander through the crisp air of Via Santo Stefano's porticoed streets. 

When Mara was a little girl, she loved to watch her aunt, who was a renowned cook and hostess in a town near Bologna. Over time, Mara learned the culinary secrets that had been passed down through the generations of her family. Today she is passionately dedicated to researching and developing typical dishes from the Emilia region.  

The secret of the Cesarina
I closely guard my recipe for Grandmother’s memorable meatballs

Cesarine at home

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

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