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Le Cesarine

The scrumptious flavour combinations of Milanese cuisine

Milano / Lombardia

La Cesarina

Luisa is originally from Milan, but has lived in the area surrounding Padova for years. Her love for her hometown is still strong, despite the fact she moved away. This Cesarina has a true passion for local traditions, which she certainly expresses in the kitchen.

Their menu is full of typical Milanese flavours. All the recipes use local produce, and have roots in historical Milanese peasant foods. The Lombardia region produces a great deal of game, poultry, beef and veal, as well as being famous for the its many cheeses, including favourites such as gorgonzola and mascarpone. This abundance of ingredients offers us a varied and intense cuisine, opening the doors to a world of delicious dishes.

The secret of the Cesarina
My search for popular traditions is at the heart of my dishes.


  • Stuffed boneless chicken slices
  • Creamy risotto made with in season vegetables
  • Rustisciada, veal and sausage stew
  • Warm apple pie with ice cream

Refined selection of local wines


Our Taste Experience following the Lombard tradition begins with a dish typically from Milan. Luisa serves a chicken 'galantina in gelatina', thinly sliced chicken with a rich pork, veal and pistacchio stuffing; an original starter with a delicious combination of flavours. 

For the first course, Luisa opts for a creamy seasonal vegetable risotto. The combination of butter, warm rice and fresh vegetables is a real delight. For the second course, Luisa serves a traditional 'rusticiada', a veal and sausage stew. This is a dish from the farming tradition, and the succulent meat is complimented by onions for a simple and satisfying dish. 

To finish, one of the most classic local desserts. Our Cesarina picks a warm apple pie for its unmistakable home-made aroma. Playing on contrasts, she decides to serve it with fresh cream custard flavoured ice cream.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home

Cesarina's Reviews

I'm writing this review not only for reccommending Luisa & Caterina, but, even more important thing, to say thank you one more time to these great women.

I had a really good time in Milan: I enjoyed the city and the whole time i spent there, but the best memory i decided to bring back home it's the dinner with Luisa and Caterina.

I loved it! They are such friendly and warm persons and their cooking is absolutely great. Even if they don't speak english, we had absolutely no problem understanding each other and i think all of this made the whole time even funnier and relaxing.

Great Women, awesome cooking that means absolutely reccommended.

If you step in Milan make yourselves a favor and don't miss a tasteful experience like the one i had.


Beth Myers from Sacramento

Published 21/05/2017


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