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Le Cesarine

The calm of the Vicentine plains

Tezze sul Brenta / Veneto

La Cesarina

Gabriella is originally from Friuli, but has been living in Veneto a Tezze, a lovely town in the middle of the Vicentine countryside on the Brenta river, for over 40 years. Our Cesarina is particularly enamored with this area due to its proximity to art-filled cities such as Cittadella, Marostica, Bassano del Grappa, Possagno, Asolo and Castelfranco Veneto.

As a little girl Gabriella was already “fascinated by the aromas of the kitchen and by that great big pot hanging from a chain on top of the chimney”. As she grew up, our Cesarina began cooking for those close to her, relatives and friends, always searching for the real flavours of tradition. “My grandmother and aunts left me their recipe books filled with notes. That is where I found my authentic traditional recipes”.

The secret of the Cesarina
My grandmothers and aunts left me their recipe books filled with traditional recipes and notes.


  • Typical cheeses: Morlacco, Allevo’s Asiago,  Piave, Monte Veronese, bastardo del Grappa served with chestnut, acacia, lime wood and coriander honeys.
  • Pea, asparagus, pumpkin flower or in season vegetable risotto
  • Dear aunt’s rabbit
  • Sponge cake decorated with icing sugar, served with vanilla and white chocolate ice-cream

Refined selection of local wines


Gabriella has been recreating traditional Veneto recipes for years, and the menu she offers us today takes us on a journey through the flavours and history of the region. There is a starter of local cheeses; Morlacco, Asiago from Allevo, Piave, Monte Veronese, and Bastardo del Grappa. These are followed by a honey selection; chestnut, acacia, lime wood and coriander. 

For the first course, Gabriella serves a classic risotto. The guests can choose which condiments they prefer; asparagus, peas, pumpkin flowers, or seasonal vegetables. For the second course, she makes "my dear Aunt's rabbit", stuffed with fresh pancetta and cooked in vinegar and wine. 

We round off on a sweet note with a sponge cake dusted with icing sugar with fresh vanilla and white chocolate ice-cream.


  • 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