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Le Cesarine

Fresh produce from the garden and the sea

Grosseto / Toscana

La Cesarina

Giovanna welcomes us into her house in Grosseto, a city that is full of history and ancient monuments just a few miles from the coast. Our Cesarina works in HR and is a proud mother of two. She has been a passionate cook for many years, and has a chef’s diploma – she’s even taken part in cooking talent competitions on TV.

For her Taste Experience, Giovanna prepares some classic favourites from her local cuisine; strawberry jam, spicy fig preserve, and polenta with lard and cavolo nero. Get ready for a fabulous display of colour and flavour.

The secret of the Cesarina

My secret ingredient for the perfect roast potatoes is a pinch of curry powder!


  • Creamed salt cod and spinach 'in agrodolce'
  • Red prawn tartare
  • Salmon carpaccio with pink peppercorns and a citrus reduction
  • Calamarata pasta with seafood and vegetables
  • Swordfish with caramellized cherry tomatoes, pistacchios and aromatic herbs
  • Fruit salad with mint and a drizzle of dark chocolate

Refined selection of local wines


To start our Taste Experience, what could be better than this delicious antipasto? Giovanna presents us with creamed spinach and salt cod, marinated in ‘agrodolce’, followed by a delicate prawn and salmon tartare in carpaccio, seasoned with pink peppercorns and drizzled with a zingy citrus reduction.

For the first course, we have a seafood ‘calamarata’ with fresh garden vegetables, which varies seasonally. For the second course, a swordfish steak with caramellised cherry tomatoes, crushed pistacchio nuts and aromatic ‘erbette’, wild herbs which are the secret to the wonderful flavour of this dish.

To round off, we have a refreshing ‘coppa di frutta’, infused with mint leaves and drizzled with an indulgent layer of dark chocolate.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

  • Wheelchair-accessible


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