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Le Cesarine

In the Chianti Valley, where cooking is an art

Loc. Tirassegno - Greve in Chianti / Toscana

La Cesarina

Rolling hills embellished by vineyards and olive trees, patches of forest and streams of gushing water. This is the picture postcard scenery that characterizes the Chianti area, a hilly region stretching to the west of the Arno River, and half way between Siena and Florence.

Antonella welcomes us in Greve, a town nestled in the beautiful Tuscan hills. Our Cesarina tells us that this is a small village characterized by a sober but very skillful cuisine. Here, the land’s produce reigns, the legacy of a peasant way of life. Simple but wholesome foods, therefore, able to create very tasty and tempting recipes, reflecting a very flavorful folk cuisine.

The secret of the Cesarina
I love the quiet of the countryside, an endless source of healthy and delicious products.


  • Croutons with lard and pears
  • Croutons with tomatoes scented with fresh onion
  • Pennette pasta with herbs, walnuts and Parmesan pesto
  • Chicken Cacciatore
  • Filo dough potatoes
  • Panna cotta

Refined selection of local wines


Antonella begins this Taste Experience in the Tuscan hills with a fresh and delicious entrée - a plate of appetizing croutons topped with lard and pears, or tomato infused with fresh onion. This tasty starter has roots deep in the local rural culture, and is a homage to the ancient flavors of the Tuscan countryside.

Next, a traditional first course from the Chianti Valley. We are talking about Pennette with herbs, walnuts and Parmesan pesto, fresh pasta in a sauce that marries freshly picked garden herbs with dried fruit.

As a second course our Cesarina trusts in another Tuscan classic: the chicken Cacciatore, "the hunter's way". A simple but irresistable recipe, with a rich sauce. The meat is browned in a saucepan with onion, carrots and celery, before being scattered tomatoes and a splash of red wine... Simple ingredients that take us back to the farming atmosphere. The whole thing is accompanied by delicious filo pastry potatoes, baked and prepared with vegetables freshly picked from the garden. 

To finish, a typical dessert with fresh and delicious flavours, the panna cotta.


  • 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