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Le Cesarine

  • 2min

The typical flavours of the Apuan Alps


€ 39,00 per person

€ 39,00

per person

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  • Grandmother's crostini 
  • Bean soup with garfagnino spelt
  • 'Rovelline rifatte' veal in sauce
  • Seasonal vegetable tart
  • Zuppa lucchese 

Refined selection of local wines


Crostini are the perfect way to start off any Tuscan taste experience. Alessandra prepares them according to her grandmother’s recipe, using a special blend of herbs for a truly fragrant starter. 

Next, we have the comforting flavours of a bean soup with ‘garfagnino’ spelt, a grain typical to the area which works perfectly with beans. For the second course, our Cesarine serve ‘rovelline rifatte’, veal fillets, which are served “alla lucchese”, fried and covered in a delicious sauce. On the side, we have a flavoursome vegetable tart. 

To finish, they serve a ‘zuppa lucchese’ dessert, which is made using a traditional circular ‘buccellato di Lucca’ cake topped candied fruit peels.


  • Participate in dishes preparation (+€8 per person)

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

Alessandra and Ada welcome us into a town that seems to be lost in time, nestled in the stunning Apuane Alps. The two live in Celle di Puccini, an area of Pescaglia noted for its links with the great composer Giacomo Puccini, who spent much of his childhood here - in fact, there is a Puccini museum here in his honour. 

Ada and Alessandra have been passionate cooks for their entire lives, and they love to celebrate their local traditional recipes that have been handed down through the generations. 

The secret of the Cesarina
"Our grandmothers taught us how to cook traditional dishes, and we have guarded their recipes ever since."

Cesarine at home

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

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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