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Le Cesarine

The flavors of southernmost Sicily

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


  • Local cheeses, dried plum tomatoes with basil pesto, rolls with ricotta cheese and sausage and rolls with onion, parsley and tomato
  • Home-made 'Caserecce' pasta with Sicilian pesto
  • Fillet of Pork gently cooked in milk
  • Caramellised onions with raisins and pine nuts and eggplant tart with tomato and basil
  • Ricotta Cheese Cassatine and Sesame Nougat and Almonds

Refined selection of local wines


Giuseppina shows of the finest Sicilian flavours and dishes with her traditional family recipes. To start her Taste Experience, the Cesarina offers her guests a rich appetizer; local cheeses (pecorino, caciocavallo from Ragusa and provolone from Modica), bread rolls stuffed with ricotta, sausage and extra virgin olive oil, and bread rolls seasoned with onion, parsley, tomato, salt and oil.

As a first course, the Cesarina serves 'caserecce', homemade pasta with Sicilian pesto made with almonds, tomato, garlic and basil. The next course is pork fillet gently cooked with milk, flavored with black pepper and rosemary, accompanied by caramellised onions with raisins and pine nuts, and a soft grilled aubergine, tomato, and provolone cheese tart.

To round off the evening, Giuseppina serves a ricotta cassatine. These are fried cakes made with a fragrant mixture of ricotta, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla, and a typical sesame and almond nougat with honey, cinnamon and dried orange peel.


  • 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