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Le Cesarine

The tastes of Piedmont

Bra / Piemonte

La Cesarina

Andrea discovers his love for cooking during a period abroad, in Australia. It was only there, a thousand miles far from his home, that our Cesarino perceived the call of the traditional Piedmontese culinary art.

Andrea so started experimenting, increasing this new love to the sound of recipes. Once he came back to Italy, in province of Cuneo, he enrolls in professional cooking classes. In this way has born an excursus into the history of his land, that continues day by day. A proper dive into the discover of his roots, that is shared with his guests.

The secret of the Cesarina
Dishes becomes more tasty if baked in the wood-burning oven


  • Salami and cheese selection with grape and fig jams and chestnut honey
  • Potato gnocchi
  • Roast veal
  • Roast peppers with 'bagna cauda' 
  • Peach and plum syrup
  • Hazelnut cake with chocolate sauce
  • Homemade bread and breadsticks 

Refined selection of local wines


There's nothing better than a salami board to start off a Taste Experience. Andrea serves up a selection of cold-cuts, including the most famous sausage from Bra, 'fiore all'occhiello', a delicious piemontese delicacy made with a mix of pork and beef. The whole thing is accompanied by a variety of typical local cheeses, which are paired with home-made grape and fig jams and chestnut honey. This rich and varied starter brings together different flavour notes and Piedmontese products. 

The Taste Experience continues with a simple but delicious first course: gnocchi with ragù sauce. Next, roast veal prepared according to local tradition. The meat is 'tonnata', meaning that it is covered in a fish and caper sauce which subtly infuses the meat with intense flavour. As a side dish, roast peppers with 'bagna cauda', a butter-based dish with olive oil, garlic and salty anchovies - an emblematic Piedmontese dish. This is all accompanied with a side dish of homemade breadsticks from Andrea's wood-fired stove. 

To round off this celebration of Piedmontese tradition, our Cesarino serves a hazelnut cake with a chocolate and strawberry sauce.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English


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