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Le Cesarine

The flavours of my cherished memories in Modena

Modena / Emilia Romagna

La Cesarina

Raffaella's house is located near the center of Modena, where the historic Via Giardini begins, that since 1781 connects Modena and Lucca, crossing the Apennines.

The environment in which Raffaella receives guests is an art nouveau house in which our Cesarina has carefully and lovingly preserved family objects and furnishings. With similar feelings, Raffaella, who beyond the passion for cooking also cultivates the one for foreing languages, English and German in particular, welcomes friends and guests, pampering them with the aromas and flavors of her dishes.

The secret of the Cesarina
In my house, I lovingly keep family memories and objects


  • Vegetable Aspic
  • Tortellini pie
  • Grandma Bruna's "crispy" meatballs with bechamel sauce
  • Spinach flan
  • Lemon tart
  • Pears or strawberries with zabaglione cream or balsamic vinegar

Refined selection of local wines


Raffella proposes an experience full of traditional flavors, all made with natural organic ingredients produced in Modena, that our Cesarina has selected through years of careful research. Her care in the selection of raw materials helps her cooking to evoke the authentic flavors of her local area.

We start with a fresh, spectacular starter, the vegetable aspic. Then, for the first course, a homemade tortellini pie. For the main course, meatballs prepared according to Grandma Bruna's secret recipe, accompanied by a delicate spinach flan. We end the meal sweetly with an elegant lemon cake, served with seasonal fruit drizzled in balsamic vinegar or zabaglione cream.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English


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