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Le Cesarine

The beating heart of Milanese cooking

Milano / Lombardia

La Cesarina

The Milanese Cesarini couple Nicoletta and Fabio reinterpret the culinary traditions of their regions of origin: Emilia Romagna and Lazio. Indomitable travelers and lovers of their own home, both journalists and cooking enthusiasts, this solid Milanese couple toils together over the stovetop, “even taking the risk of having an argument.”

Nicoletta and Fabio’s kitchen translates culinary influences from the regions of their family members into”Milanese.” In their beautiful home, food becomes a joyous trail that embraces diners sitting around Nicoletta’s elegantly set table, where you can admire the beautiful embroidered tablecloths that the Cesarina has inherited from her family.

The secret of the Cesarina
We translate the Roman and Emilian recipes passed down by our grandparents into ‘Milanese’ ones


  • Zucchini, tuna and cheese flan
  • Risotto alla milanese
  • Cotoletta alla milanese 
  • Mixed salad with vinaigrette dressing 
  • Aromatic apple pie with cinnamon
  • Homemade limoncello

Refined selection of local wines


Our Milanese Cesarini couple propose a Taste Experience to demonstrate their love for Milanese cuisine. To start, Nicoletta and Fabio present a deliciously delicate antipasto: a zucchini, tuna and cheese flan.

For the first course, we delve into the heart of Milanese culinary tradition: 'risotto alla milanese', an appetizing typical dish with an unmistakable yellow color due to the use of saffron. As a second course, the famous 'cotoletta alla milanese' is served. Known as “Custeleta” in dialect, a round piece of meat (usually veal tenderloin) is fried in butter and served alongside a fresh mixed salad with a vinaigrette dressing.

We finish with a dessert of aromatic apple pie with cinnamon, followed by an excellent limoncello, produced by our Cesarini couple.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

Cesarina's Reviews

I been guest at Nicoletta & Fabio's. It was my first time with the Cesarine and, well, it couldn't have been any better. First of all they're really nice people

and we had a great time. We talked a lot during the dinner and I really enjoyed the time I spent with them.

As for the food, all i can say is that I haven't eaten so well in a long time.They told me their recipes are originally from various regions, and I was amazed thinking about how many exciting recipes there could be in the whole of Italy.

The whole evening was awesome - great food and great people. I'm repeating myself but.. It couldn't be ANY better.


Samuel Dillon from Canada

Published 11/06/2017


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