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Le Cesarine

Tuscan vegetables: delicate and delicious

Grosseto / Toscana

La Cesarina

Giovanna welcomes us into her house in Grosseto, a city that is full of history and ancient monuments just a few miles from the coast. Our Cesarina works in HR and is a proud mother of two. She has been a passionate cook for many years, and has a chef’s diploma – she’s even taken part in cooking talent competitions on TV.

For her Taste Experience, Giovanna prepares some classic favourites from her local cuisine; strawberry jam, spicy fig preserve, and polenta with lard and cavolo nero. Get ready for a fabulous display of colour and flavour.

The secret of the Cesarina

My secret ingredient for the perfect roast potatoes is a pinch of curry powder!


  • Asparagus breadsticks
  • Courgette rolls
  • Baked ricotta cheese
  • Pici pasta with broad beans, caramellised cherry tomatoes and pecorino DOC cheese
  • Aubergine pyramids with aromatic herbs
  • Dark chocolate tartlet

Refined selection of local wines


We begin this vegetarian Taste Experience with an antipasti tris: asparagus ‘breadsticks’ rolled in breadcrumbs and thyme, courgette roulades and oven-baked ricotta cheese.

Next, we have an exquisite dish of pici with broad beans. This pasta, similar in shape to spaghetti, is hand-rolled using water and grano tenero flour, and is served with a delicious broad bean sauce, caramellised tomatoes and shards of salty Pecorino DOP cheese.

For the second course, Giovanna serves a grilled aubergine pyramid with alternating layers of Parmigiano and Provola cheese. The final touch of aromatic herbs gives the dish an unforgettable touch.

Finally, for dessert, our Cesarina serves a melt-in-the-mouth dark chocolate cake for a delightfully rich and indulgent finish.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

  • Wheelchair-accessible


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