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Le Cesarine

Lasagne and Cotolette

Bologna / Emilia-Romagna

La Cesarina

You can find your way to Rosa’s delightful home through the colourful, winding streets of Bologna’s historical centre. Make sure you take the time to admire the ancient buildings and porticoes unique to this stunning city! Rosa’s apartment is just off the main shopping street, Via dell’Indipendenza, just a stone’s throw away from Piazza Maggiore and the Due Torri. 

Rosa is a lawyer by profession, and fills her spare time with sport and cooking. She’s lived in the city for over 45 years, and is passionate about the area’s culinary traditions. “I took a great cooking course where I learned to make fresh pasta and iconic Bolognese dishes.”

The secret of the Cesarina
I love cooking and hosting guests: my house is always a welcoming space for everyone, and my table is refined and elegant in style.


Small fried meatballs
Lasagne alla bolognese
Cotoletta alla bolognese (veal cutlet)
Chicory with olive oil and garlic
'Coppa al mascarpone' creamy dessert

Refined selection of local wines


It’s always a treat to whet your appetite with an antipasto, so Rosa serves up delicious ‘polpettine’, simple meatballs which are fried and enriched with various spices.

For the first course, Rosa serves a dish that needs no introductions… Lasagne, one of the city’s most famous delicacies. She then brings another iconic dish to the table, cotoletta alla bolognese, prepared in the city’s trademark style: the veal fillet is cooked in stock before being topped with cured ham and a generous sprinkle of parmigiano reggiano, and is then fried. This rich second course is served with a delicate chicory side dish for a perfect balance. 

For dessert, we have a refreshing ‘coppa al mascarpone’ - what could be better way to round off such a delightful Taste Experience? 


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

Cesarina's Reviews

Rosa is a very fun character and we felt welcome in her home straight away. Her warm personality made the dinner very enjoyable and we chatted about lots of interesting things. Also, her bathroom looks out over a secret hidden canal...!! We’d love to come back to Bologna. Grazie Le Cesarine.

Emma Bisch from Zürich

Published 29/03/2017


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