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Le Cesarine

The magical encounters of Roman cuisine

Roma / Lazio

La Cesarina

Massimo lives just outside Porta Pia, a place that has made history as one of the symbols of the Unity of Italy and of Rome. In this historic corner of the Eternal city, in the Salario neighborhood, we can still find all the allure of the Capitoline tradition and feel the special atmosphere given by its characteristic restaurants and museums.

A neurologist by profession, our Cesarino devotes most of his spare time to cooking. He inherited this passion from this grandparents, who taught him the secrets of la buona tavola, “the good table” and engaged him in preparing dishes from the Roman-Jewish tradition ever since he was a child. Delicious recipes, made even more special thanks to mum Rosalba’s ingredients and typical Viterbese culture combinations.

The secret of the Cesarina
I love creating unique combinations, capable of exalting flavours but still faithful to tradition.


  • Tuscia ricotta cheese with wild fennel
  • Bread of Lariano
  • Spaghetti with mussels and pecorino cheese
  • Tuna and Roman ricotta cheese pie
  • “Married” green beans (with boiled eggs and mint)
  • Sour cherry and roman ricotta cheesecake
All the dishes and recipes can also be prepared in a gluten-free version

Refined selection of local wines


Massimo takes us on a journey of discovery through Lazio’s flavours. Just wait for the starter: a delicate wild fennel Tuscia ricotta is served with the famous Lariano bread, which owes its scrumptious taste to natural yeast, semi-whole wheat flour and its traditional baking process, in a wood-fired oven with chestnut bundles.

We continue our journey with a plate of mussel and Pecorino cheese spaghetti, a fresh and original combination: the taste of the shellfish is taken to another level by the salty Pecorino which is one of Rome's proudest products. Equally delicious is the tuna and Roman ricotta pie that Massimo serves as a second course, again marrying together sea flavours with dairy products. To complement the dish, we have a side of maritati beans, served with hard boiled eggs and mint.

And what would be a better conclusion to this Taste Experience than a fresh Roman ricotta and sour cherry cake?


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

  • Wheelchair-accessible

Cesarina's Reviews

Everything was excellent, but his ricottina alla tuscia and the bread he served with it were a real treat! And Massimo was a perfect host. We warmly recommend dining there.

Julie V.

Published 04/12/2017


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