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Le Cesarine

  • 2min

Typical and traditional plates that never get dull

Bologna / Emilia Romagna

€ 65,00 per person

€ 65,00

per person

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  • Cured prosciutto and rosemary crescente
  • 'passatelli' in broth
  • Veal cheek
  • Potato purée
  • Vegetables au gratin
  • Milk flan  

Refined selection of local wines


Mara's Taste Experience starts with an antipasto of the famous crescente, a typical focaccia much-loved by the people of Bologna, which our Cesarina tops with cured prosciutto and rosemary.

Then come 'passatelli', bread dumplings in a hearty soup, known and enjoyed throughout the Emilia Romagna region, typically served in chicken broth. Then, as a second course, we have veal cheek, cooked in Merlot, accompanied by the classic “herbs” (carrots, celery and onion), with potato puree.

Finally come the desserts: the fior di latte, traditonally called “Latte in piedi,” followed by a small but delicious surprise...


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

  • Vegetarian option

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • Pet-friendly home

Cesarina's Reviews

 We has such a lovely dinner at Mara’s house in Bologna. We were looking for an authentic experience, and we sure got one! Would highly recommend for any foodies visiting the city.

Ralph Peterson from Portland (Maine)

Published 07/07/2017

Mara's house looks out over the main entrance of Bologna's most famous park, the nineteenth-century Giardini Margherita, just a stone's throw away from the city's historic centre. It is a beautiful and picturesque area, where you can either choose to explore the calm lawns of the park, or wander through the crisp air of Via Santo Stefano's porticoed streets. 

When Mara was a little girl, she loved to watch her aunt, who was a renowned cook and hostess in a town near Bologna. Over time, Mara learned the culinary secrets that had been passed down through the generations of her family. Today she is passionately dedicated to researching and developing typical dishes from the Emilia region.  

The secret of the Cesarina
I closely guard my recipe for Grandmother’s memorable meatballs

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