Le Cesarine


  • Zucchini ‘alla poverella’
  • Rice, potato and clam ‘tiella’
  • Stewed octopus
  • Rocket, lupin bean and local tomato salad
  • Lemon tiramisù

Refined selection of local wines


To start off this Barese Taste Experience, Antonella calls on a classic starter that sounds poorer than it really is – zucchini ‘alla poverella’ (which literally translates as ‘poor woman’) are dried zucchini cooked with mint and balsamic vinegar: a true classic of Pugliese cuisine.

After this delicious entrée, the Taste Experience continues with a rice ‘tiella’, which is a gratin of potatoes, rice and clams. It is a rich and intense dish typical of the Barese tradition. For the second course, our Cesarina serves stewed octopus, accompanied by a rocket, lupin bean and local tomato salad.

To cleanse your palate, we finish with a perfect dessert; a fantastic lemon tiramisù.


  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home

  • Cesarina speaks English

Bari is a beautiful and lively city, full of monuments and culture. From the Basilica di San Nicola promenade, to its many museums and Norman castle, there’s a long list of reasons to visit the Pugliese capital… And let’s not forget the hearty and delicious delights of its local cuisine.

Antonella welcomes us into her apartment, which is just a stone’s throw away from the splendid ‘2 Giugno’ gardens, the city’s finest green space. Her house is just a few minutes away from Bari's historic centre and is easily reached by bus. Our Cesarina loves opening comfortable and luminous home to friends and guests to share her Barese cooking. “Cooking is my way of taking care of myself and others,” she explains, “sharing experiences with others is the best way to meet and get to know people.”

The secret of the Cesarina
“I cook to take care of myself, too.”

Cesarine at home

This Cesarina is also available to organize a taste Experience at your accomodation

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