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Le Cesarine

Florentine cuisine: the simple pleasures

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


  • Toasted bruschette bread with fresh tomatoes
  • Mixed pickled vegetables with cinta senese salami
  • 'Pappa al pomodoro' thick tomato soup
  • Chargrilled steak
  • Selection of grilled vegetables
  • Mixed salad
  • Zuppa inglese, sponge cake and cream dessert

Refined selection of local wines


This Tuscan taste experience begins with a simple and appetising starter. Roberta serves up bruschette with fresh tomatoes, accompanied by ‘sweet and sour’ vegetables with salami from cinta senese.

Next, we have ‘pappa al pomodoro’, a delicious Tuscan tradition, which is made with bread, tomatoes, basil and spices. This dish has roots in the peasant cuisine of the region, and is carefully prepared with the freshest local ingredients for a truly flavoursome result. For the second course, we have a succulent grilled steak with a side dish of grilled vegetables, accompanied by a fresh mixed salad. 

For dessert, Roberta opts for a classic zuppa inglese. This dish is prepared all over Italy but originates from Tuscany, and the local people are always proud to serve it at their own tables for this reason!


  • 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