We inform you that this website uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse, you accept use of these cookies. Find out more here.

Ok, hide this message 

Le Cesarine

Mysteries and scents of ancient Rome at Palazzo Orsini

Roma / Lazio

La Cesarina

Stendhal's Roman Tales gives us the stories of the events tied to the mysterious charm of the Orsini family, one of the oldest of Roman nobility; equally shrouded in an evocative auro is the Palazzo Orsini, home to the splendid house of our Cesarina Hilary overlooking Campo de' Fiori.

Legend tells that the piazza owes its name to Flora, a woman beloved by Pompey, who wished to build close to his theater. It is on this ancient stage of Pompey that Hilary, a dancer by trade, prepares her private dinners, offering guests exquisite dishes evocative of ancient Rome, under the banner of joy and good cheer.

The secret of the Cesarina

In my house, which overlooks Campo de' Fiori,I love to share the pleasures of conviviality


  • Delicious countryside appetizers
  • Fettuccine with Roman artichokes, lemon peel, mint, cheese, and pepper
  • Chicken meatballs with tomato and celery sticks
  • Sautéed escarole with pine nuts, raisins, and black olives
  • Ricotta pie with wild blackberries and mulled wine

Refined selection of local wines


Hilary's intense Taste Experience opens with delicious countryside appetizers, followed by a delightful first course of fettucine with Roman artichokes, lemon peel, mint, Pecorino cheese, and pepper. All vegetables used are sourced from the Campo de' Fiori market, and the local Pecorino (a staple of Roman cuisine) is a perfect accompaniment. 

Next on the table are chicken meatballs with tomato and celery sticks, the tender chicken scented with garlic and parsley, and flavored with the prized Pecorino Romano cheese. Hilary also presents an inviting side dish of sautéed escarole, made even more appetizing with pine nuts, local black olives, and raisins.

This journey through Rome's colourful culinary tradition would not be complete without a memorable conclusion: a sumptuous ricotta pie, accompanied by wild blackberries and traditional mulled wine.


  • 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