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Le Cesarine

Spatzle and polenta, the flavour in Trentino Alto-Adige

Mezzano Di Primiero / Trentino Alto-Adige

La Cesarina

Imagine: a typical mountain house with a pitched roof, close to a lush wood and surrounded by a gorgeous flower garden... well, that's Selvaggia's house! She lives close to the city centre of Mezzano, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, which preserves the traditional atmosphere of the dolomite landscape.

Selvaggia keeps her local traditions alive in her home cooking: she loves to share her treats with friends because for her, having a meal together is all about conviviality and sharing special moments.  

The secret of the Cesarina


  • Wholegrain sourdough crostini with wild mushrooms
  • Spatzle pasta with speck (cured ham) and Botìro del Primiero butter
  • Polenta from Storo, with Tosèla cheese from Primiero (a staple cheese in Trentino)
  • Cappuccio cabbage drizzled with honey
  • Apple strudel with warm vanilla cream

Refined selection of local wines


Selvaggia's Taste Experience leads you into the wonderful valleys of Trentino Alto-Adige, discovering the traditional products of these mountains. That's the reason why our Cesarina chooses to begin with a starter made of wholewheat bread crostini - homemade by Selvaggia herself - with mushrooms.

After that, a main course that represents one of the great classics of the local cuisine: some delicious spatzle (small gnocchi) with speck and traditional butter of Primiero; and the second course will impress you: a polenta made with 'storo'- a flour considered as 'the local gold' of this area- and seasoned with Toséla, one of the area’s many traditional cheeses. As a side dish, we have ‘cappuccio’ cabbage flavoured with apples.

For a beautiful ending, Selvaggia serves an apple strudel for dessert, laden with warm vanilla cream.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

  • 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

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