Le Cesarine


  • Marinated Cetara anchovies, bruschette with marinating oils from the Cetara anchovies and cherry tomatoes, durum wheat bread cookies
  • Spaghetti alla Carrettiera
  • “Crazy water” sea bass
  • “‘mbuttunata” endive salad
  • Cinnamon and warm chocolate zeppole

Refined selection of local wines


Our journey into Campania’s traditions begins with a starter of Cetara anchovies, a typical local product marinated with oil and vinegar. The marinade's ingredients are also used to flavour the traditional cherry tomato bruschette, and to complete this rich entrée we also have old-fashioned durum wheat bread cookies.

As a first course, our Cesarina makes us spaghetti 'alla Carrettiera', which brings together salty anchovies with black olives and capers. This is flavoured with garlic and topped with fine bread crumbs. To follow, a second course which Carla herself describes as “divine”; Sea bass 'all’acqua pazza', “in crazy water”, is brought to the table, which is cooked in the oven in an immersion of water, parsley, black pepper and typical local tomatoes. Our Cesarina accompanies this with an endive known locally as “mbuttunata”, which means it was cooked with tasty olives, capers, anchovies and nuts.

To finish, Carla makes us a typical family dessert: Saint Joseph’s cinnamon zeppole. These fried cream puff rings are garnished with warm chocolate and were traditionally prepared for Saint Joseph’s feast, in mid-march, by her aunt.


  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home

  • Cesarina speaks English

Carla has always nurtured a great passion for cooking. Since childhood, in fact, she loved watching aunt Michela, the real chef of the house, cook: from her little wooden stool she could appreciate the aromas of her cooking, velvety and tasty thanks to the wood oven. With the passing of time her aunt began to involve her in her creations, passing the secrets of Campania’s tradition on to her little by little.

A tradition made up of exquisite dishes which we can taste on the hills of Cava de’ Tirreni, a small town few chilometres away from the splendid Salerno and the magnificent Amalfi coast. Carla is ready to have us fall in love with the typical flavours of this enchanted land, where a sailor’s soul melds with reminiscences of greek cuisine and the rich sun of Campania.

The secret of the Cesarina
The first rule to follow in the kitchen is to always love what you are making.

Cesarine at home

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

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