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Le Cesarine

Sea flavours

Pachino / Sicilia

La Cesarina

Pachino, the town of Cesarina Giuseppina, knicknamed Pinella, is one of the southernmost towns in Italy, a place that is warmed by the rays of the sun, more than any other.

Close to the African coast, the foamy waves of the sea rich in fish, feed a culinary tradition characterized by the spicy fragrance of Mediterranean herbs, the heady taste of strong, dark wine and the flavor of the renowned tomatoes. Although young, our Cesarina’s stories allow us to relive the traditional family atmosphere, just as her dishes pay homage to the intense flavors of her area.

The secret of the Cesarina
I enhance the flavor of my dishes with extra virgin olive oil produced from our land


  • Octopus salad with julienne carrots and celery, Smoked swordfish carpaccio with citrus sauce and Eggplant tart
  • Cavatelli with swordfish, cherry and plum tomatoes and Avola almonds
  • Sea Bream en papillote with plum tomatoes, potatoes, capers and spices
  • Sliced roasted peppers
  • Lemon or Almond Ice dessert 

Refined selection of local wines


Giuseppina has always been passionate about keeping her family traditions alive, and today she offers us a Taste Experience using fresh locally caught fish. As a starter, our Cesarina serves a rich appetizer: octopus salad with julienne carrots and celery, drizzled with local extra virgin olive oil and a squeeze of lemon, and a carpaccio of smoked swordfish with a citrus sauce. To end the appetizer, a tender, flavorful grilled eggplant tart with tomato and provolone from Ragusa.

As a first course, Giuseppina serves cavatelli pasta with swordfish, cherry tomatoes, the renowned locally produced plum tomatoes, and Avola almonds. The Taste Experience continues with another course using locally caught fish: sea bream 'en papillote', cooked on a bed of potatoes with tomatoes and capers. As a side dish,we have sliced roast peppers and grilled tomatoes.

For perfect ending, Giuseppina offers us a typical Sicilian dessert, which is inviting, fresh and aromatic: 'il gelo', literally meaning "ice" a sweet treat made with sugar and wheat starch, and you can choose between lemon and almond flavour.


  • 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