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Le Cesarine

Neapolitan style lessons, at the foot of Vesuvius

Torre del Greco / Campania

La Cesarina

We are in Torre del Greco, a beautiful city in the middle of the Bay of Naples, at the foot of the Vesuvius, famous for its work with coral and with cameos. Our Cesarino Giuseppe was born in the area, where he still lives to this day: his family of farmers taught him about the love and care involved in working the land. This is the reason why today Giuseppe spends much of his time tending his garden, which provides fresh seasonal vegetables and a variety of aromatic plants that are ideal to flavor the recipes of our Cesarino, along with some exceptional extra virgin olive oil. 

He has always had a passion for the culinary arts: ever since he was a child, Giuseppe watched his grandmother and mother with interest as they prepared exquisite traditional Neapolitan dishes. He still fondly remembers the Sunday meals with all the family at his grandparent's house.

The secret of the Cesarina

I devote myself to the care of my garden that provides fresh vegetables and the perfect herbs for my recipes.


  • Bruschetta with tomatoes from Piennolo or Neapolitan escarole, according to season, pickled garden vegetables.
  • Scialatielli with potatoes, mussels, basil, cherry tomatoes from Vesuvius and Provolone del Monaco cheese
  • Octopus 'Luciana'
  • Roast potatoes or chicory salad
  • Neapolitan pastry and babà or sfogliatelle

Refined selection of local wines


Giuseppe loves carrying on his family traditions in Campania, and he delights his guests with delicious and hearty dishes. To start, bruschetta topped with tomatoes from Piennolo in the Vesuvius area. Alternatively, he can serve Neapolitan escarole, with raisins, olives and anchovies. For the first course, a masterpiece of Neapolitan cuisine; scialatielli pasta with potatoes, mussels, basil, and cherry tomatoes from Vesuvius, as well as Provolone cheese from Monaco. 

As a second course, another classic from Campania: the octopus Luciana with capers, olives and cherry tomatoes. The name of this dish is a tribute to the skilled octopus fishermen of the ancient village of Santa Lucia. As a side dish, Giuseppe will bring to the table roasted potatoes or chicory salad. The meal ends on a sweet note with the sublime lemon delights, domes of sponge cake topped by lemon cream, and with the babà and sfogliatelle fully respecting the virtuous Campania pastry-making tradition, accompanied by coffee and the after-dinner liqueur, "Concerto".

For the second course, Giuseppe serves another classic from Campania; Luciana octopus with capers, olives and cherry tomatoes. The dish's name is a tribute to the skilled octopus fisherman from the ancient village of Santa Lucia. As a side dish, roast potatoes or chicory salad. 

The menu ends on a sweet note with sublime lemon delights, which are domes of sponge cake topped with lemon cream, as well as classic pasties from Campania, babà and sfogliatelle, accompanied by coffee and an after-dinner liqueur, "Concerto".


  • 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