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Le Cesarine

Has the wind brought a feast?

Ravenna / Emilia Romagna

La Cesarina

Romagna is an predominantly rural area, where love for good food translates into sharing and convivial congeniality, an example of which is the "magnèda" (the “feast"), where friends and family gather around a dinner table. Giuliana reminds us that there are two traditional feasts in Romagna: the campagnola, celebrated on threshing day, and the marinara, in homage to a land that is just a few kilometers from the sea.

The secret of the Cesarina
A fish is born in water and dies in wine, as the tradition goes.


  • Sardoncini al limone
  • Passeda of chickpeas and cannellini beans with prawns
  • Stuffed monkfish
  • Boiled zucchini and potatoes
  • Rolls of sardines in sauce with corn polenta
  • Mixed salad
  • Aunt Cherubina’s donuts with custard filling

Refined selection of local wines


Giuliana's house will be the setting for a sumptuous seafood feast. She welcomes her guests with the most typical flavors of the Riviera: sardoncini al limone, which are sardines cooked in “alicarda,” an oil and lemon sauce.

To follow, a family recipe which connects traditional seafood with earthy flavours: a passeda of chickpeas and cannellini beans, together fresh local prawns. For the next course, we have monkfish stuffed with slices of pancetta, rosemary and marjoram. As a side dish, boiled zucchini and potatoes seasoned with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, and a mixed salad.

To finish up, a real delicacy: Aunt Cherubina’s donuts, made from simple, authentic ingredients, and filled with irresistible custard.

As the tradition goes, “the fish was born in water and dies in wine,” so every course will be accompanied by one of the typical wines of the Romagna region. Enjoy!


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • 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