Le Cesarine


  • Baked ham in bread crust served with mustard and kren sauce (with horseradish)
  • Jota soup
  • Roast veal flavoured with aromatic herbs
  • Roast potatoes
  • Presnitz

Refined selection of local wines


The Taste Experience begins with ham cooked in bread dough served with mustard and horseradish, an appetizer that combines the fragrant meat with the two intensely and distinctively flavored condiments. Horseradish is a real specialty of the area: this wild root is very widespread in Trieste cuisine.

Next, another classic dish of local cuisine. We are talking about the 'jota', a particularly delicious first course made with sauerkraut, potatoes, beans and sausage. A rich dish, usually served on cold winter evenings, when the city is lashed by the bora wind, but can also prepared in a Summer variation. We continue our gastronomic tour with an herb-infused veal roast, offered with a simple but delightful sauce made with celery, carrots and onions and served with roast potatoes. Even this side dish is a true symbol of the local cuisine.

Finally, a typical dessert of Trieste: the Presnitz. The Central European influence is clearly visible here: legend has it, in fact, that this typical dessert was created at the beginning of the nineteenth century, on the occasion of the visit of the Empress of Austria and Hungary, the famous Sissi. It is in her honor that a well-known pastry shop in the city center created this roll of puff pastry filled with walnuts, almonds, figs, prunes and chocolate flakes.


  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home

  • Cesarina speaks English

Paola is originally from Sicily, but has lived in Trieste for years, a city that she now deeply loves. "It's my new home: modern yet ancient, maritime but linked karst plateau, with castles, palaces and the spectacular residence of Miramare." The capital of Friuli, with its rich history of influences, has truly won her over.

Influences which are also found in the local cuisine, fruit of melding between the Mediterranean and Central European cuisine. An example is the first courses and soups, but also the main courses based on meat and fish dishes. A fusion of different flavors that provides unique result and inviting results.

The secret of the Cesarina
My passion for cooking is rooted in my childhood. I remember with joy the excitement, the aromas, and sensations that preceded each party at my house.

Cesarine at home

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

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