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Le Cesarine

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Bubbiano / Lombardia

La Cesarina

Our Cesarina, Patrizia, lives in an ancient farmhouse of the 1800s, between Milan and Pavia. A place called “Il Cason”, destined for production of butter, surrounded by flowers, fruit trees and courtyard animals.

It is here that Patrizia would increase her strong passion for traditional cooking, inherited from an aunt. Her willingness to know the local cuisine, brought her to get close to the elderly country housewives, some of them were “mondine” (female workers in the paddy fields), who taught her how to prepare typical dishes of the zone. Culinary art, for our Cesarina, is a ritual that remakes ancient farming customs, like when cooking the goose during Christmas period was considered a “special event”.

The secret of the Cesarina
Culinary art is a ritual that remakes ancient rural traditions.


  • The traditional cutting board (Italian sausage, coppa, cornmeal mush and Gorgonzola cheese, slice of toasted bread with lard, honey and hazelnuts)
  • Baked risotto with duck meat sauce
  • Beef stew
  • Crispy mixed vegetables cooked in saucepan
  • Corn cookies

Refined selection of local wines


Patrizia gives us a taste of the ancient farming cuisine of Milan: we start with a traditional cutting board, an Italian sausage appetizer, coppa, polenta (corn mush) and Gorgonzola cheese, toasted bread with lard, honey and hazelnuts.

For the first course, we have baked risotto with duck sauce, a typical dish of the Lombard cuisine. Next, a beef stew, flavored with potherbs, which Patrizia serves with crispy panfried vegetables.

To finish off, corn cookies, enriched with delicious chocolate chips.


  • 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

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