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Le Cesarine

Little kitchen miracles

Pescara / Abruzzo

La Cesarina

One of the greatest riches of the city of Pescara, in addition to its extensive coast, is its cuisine. Sea, the shepherds, and its refined pastrymakers and housewives. Pescara has a rich culinary heritage, and the province is famous for a series of recipes that are highly sought after and appreciated throughout the world. Despite a tradition that is relatively younger than those of other provincial capitals, Pescara’s is unbeatable anywhere else in Abruzzo.

Here we meet our Cesarina, Luisa, who offers us typical local holiday recipes and recipes from her family tradition.

The secret of the Cesarina
I prepare my cream cannoli according to my mother's recipe


  • Abruzzi cold cuts made by Luisa (frentano sausage, ventricina del vastese, capocollo)
  • Local pecorino cheese with quince jelly and a pomegranate coulis
  • Broccoli tartlet (or other seasonal vegetable) and a 'panzerottino' of local scamorza cheese.
  • Macaroni casserole
  • Veal saltimbocca in Genovese onion sauce
  • Glazed cherry tomatoes
  • Cream cannoli (my mother’s family recipe)
  • Homemade Ratafia and Nocino liqueurs

Refined selection of local wines


In her Taste Experience, Luisa shows off typical dishes, made with authentic local ingredients, enriched by her family history and culinary knowledge. We begin with a typical starter, cold cuts from Abruzzo, handmade by our Cesarina: frentano sausage, ventricina del Vastese and capocollo, followed by local Pecorino cheese to be savored with quince jelly and pomegranate coulis. We conclude the starter with a broccoli tartlet and a 'panzerottino' pasta parcel, filled with local scamorza cheese.

As a main course, we enjoy a rich macaroni casserole followed by veal saltimbocca in a Genovese onion sauce and glazed cherry tomatoes. We round off on a sweet note with cream cannoli, prepared according to a recipe inherited from her mother. These are served with Ratafia, a local digestif, and a wonderful homemade Nocino liqueur.


  • 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