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Le Cesarine

The flavour of becoming Florentine

Firenze / Toscana

La Cesarina

Dusica welcomes us in the centre of Florence, just few steps away from the gorgeous cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and from the most important monuments of the city’s renaissance. Our Cesarina isn’t Florentine by birth, but “by customs”. She has been living in the Tuscan capital for several years now, slowly falling in love with it and learning its customs and culture.

Above all, Dusica loves its cuisine and has decided to interpret the dishes of the regional tradition as a passion.
A tradition made of simple and tasty recipes which delve their roots into the history of this splendid territory.

The secret of the Cesarina
Florentine not by birth but by customs, I have decided to give my interpretation to the dishes of traditional Tuscan cuisine.


  • Coccoli with prosciutto ham and stracchino cheese
  • Tuscan Soup
  • Cavolo strascicato, pulled cabbage
  • Re-done potatoes
  • Chicken fricassée
  • Sweet salami

Refined selection of local wines


Dusica welcomes us into the magnificent historical centre of Florence serving us a typical Tuscan aperitivo. 'Coccoli' are brought to the table: scrumptious fried bread balls served with prosciutto ham and stracchino soft cheese.

Our journey through the typical flavours of this area continues with a Tuscan Soup, a vegetable soup served with local bread. To follow, two typical side dishes from the Tuscan countryside: cavolo strascicato, “pulled" cabbage, sautéed with garlic and chili pepper, and patate rifatte, 're-done potatoes', browned with tomatoes in a pot. These are served alongside a triumph of typical local flavours, chicken fricassée, enriched with citrus notes. 

For a sweet finish, our Cesarina uses a simple yet tasty recipe; salame dolce, literally “sweet salami”, which is a salami-shaped dessert made of dark chocolate and scrumptious crumbled biscotti.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

  • 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