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Le Cesarine

The paradise of the Salerno hills

Meta / Campania

La Cesarina

Assunta welcomes us in an authentic "paradise on earth". How else to describe Meta, a small town of the Sorrento peninsula overlooking the Gulf of Naples: green hills planted with walnut and olive trees that descend to the turquoise sea and, in the distance, the silhouette of the island of Ischia. 

Our Cesarina's dishes sum up the heart of this land. Getting in the kitchen, for Assunta, means diving into family tradition and local history. An example? The sweet and sour dishes, which Assunta has rediscovered collecting and experimenting with almost-forgotten recipes.

The secret of the Cesarina
I want to investigate the past to rediscover the flavors of these lands


  • Lemon raviulilli
  • ‘ncasciata pasta
  • Grandma Assunta’s sweet meatballs
  • Sour eggplants and friarielli (peppers)
  • Eggplants and orange peel with chocolate
  • Quarantine black cherries
  • Homemade liqueurs

Refined selection of local wines


Taking a cue from the famous cheese-making tradition of the region and the vast crop fields spread over the surrounding hills, Assunta brings the lemon 'riavulilli' to the table: small spun dough shapes stuffed with smoked cheese, handmade and flavored with Sorrento's most famous fruit. 

To continue the Taste Experience, our Cesarina opts for a delicious pasta 'ncasciata, with eggplant and mozzarella whose main secret lies in its preparation, as it is baked in the oven for several hours.

Afterwards, Assunta offers grandma Assunta’s sweet dumplings, a typical family recipe, accompanied by sweet and sour eggplant and friarielli, typical sweet green peppers that are a classic symbol of Neapolitan cooking. This is a menu capable of bringing to the table all the freshness and flavors of Campanian hinterland vegetables.

Lastly, a dessert that is once again inspired by Neapolitan culture, eggplant and orange peels with chocolate, which is such a distinctive and wonderful pairing. To satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth further, our Cesarina also serves the cherries in syrup and a selection of home-made liqueurs.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home


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