Le Cesarine


  • Extravagant lamb coratella with rosemary and thyme
  • Bite-sized local antipasti
  • Lasagna incassettata Marchese
  • Delectable fried meat assortment (chicken, veal, lamb, pork, zucchini, cremini, olives, kebabs)
  • "N'grecciata" with seasonal vegetables
  • Funghetti di Offida 
  • Homemade biscotti and little pastries

Refined selection of local wines


The cuisine of Le Marche is both simple and robust, and Maria's first course confirms this from the start: we start with lamb coratella, an elaborate dish which our Cesarina enhances with herbs like rosemary and thyme. We continue with bite-sized local antipasti with lasagna incassettata, a Marchese variation of lasagne. 

As a second course, Maria offers a rich assortment of fried local meats typical from Ascoli and typical products of Le Marche, among which are olive all’ascolana (Ascoli-style olives) with a tasty meat filling and an impeccable breadcrumb coating. There are also cremini, little blobs of cream rolled in breadcrumbs. Their sweet flavour combines with the salty taste of the olives perfectly.

We continue with “n'grecciata”, one of the most fragrant dishes of the local tradition based on seasonal vegetables - usually peas, artichokes and fresh fava beans.

We end on a sweet note with funghetti di Offida, traditional mushroom-shaped biscuits infused with aniseed, and with homemade biscotti and little pastries.


  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

Montalto is a beautiful town of the inland part of the Marches region, located in the band of hills that stretches from the Adriatic coast to the Sibilline mountain chain, from which one can enjoy a magnificent panorama that reaches as far as the sea on one side and up to the mountains on the other side.

There are so many beautiful things to see in this hilltop town. This area is renouned for its rich harvest of high-quality vegetables. Maria, our Cesarina, knows this well, and she selects them carefully and lovingly to enrich the typical dishes she prepares.

The secret of the Cesarina
To prepare “Ngrecciata”, one of the most aromatic dishes of the local tradition, I only use vegetables from my local area.

Cesarine at home

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

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