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Le Cesarine

Rome's finest flavours

Roma / Lazio

La Cesarina

Maria Laura and Amanda come from families where the kitchen is the heart of the home. Through their parents and grandparents, they learned not only to appreciate what the food they eat, but how it is prepared, the selection of ingredients, flavour combinations, and the care that goes into making traditional recipes…

This pair of Cesarine welcomes us into their home in the heart of Rome, in an ancient building looking over MAXXI, Rome’s main modern art museum. It is a short distance away from Ponte Milvio and the calm waters of the river Tiber. Their home is welcoming, a perfect reflection of the Cesarine’s personalities.

The secret of the Cesarina
Our parents taught us to appreciate how much thought and care goes into making a meal.


• Potato and cauliflower ‘schiacciatine’ flatbreads
• Gnocchi alla romana (with a tomato and onion sauce)
• Lamb alla Cacciatora, “the Hunter’s way”
• Sweet and sour peppers with seasonal green leaves
• Bittersweet puntarelle or sautéed chicory
• Chocolate tart with bitter orange coulis

Refined selection of local wines


To start off this journey through the flavours of the Eternal City, Maria Laura and Amanda serve up potato and cauliflower ‘schiacciatine’ flatbreads, followed by one of the capital’s most classic dishes, Gnocchi alla Romana. These discs of semolina are accompanied by a fresh tomato and onion sauce.

For the second course, they turn to a traditional meat dish, which can be made with either chicken, rabbit or lamb according to taste. The chosen meat is cooked in ‘cacciatora’ style, (the hunter’s way), and is accompanied by ‘sweet and sour’ peppers with sautéed chicory, or bittersweet chicory.

Time for dessert. Maria Laura and Amanda serve an indulgent chocolate tart with bitter orange coulis, a fabulous sauce that brings this Roman Taste Experience to the perfect conclusion.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

  • Pet-friendly home

Cesarina's Reviews

Maria Laura e Amanda sono state delle host perfette oltre a delle cuoche superlative.
Io e la mia amica Giulia ci siamo pentite di non aver partecipato alla preparazione dei piatti perché sicuramente avrebbe reso l’esperienza ancora più appassionante.

Carolina Negrelli from Firenze

Published 27/09/2017


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