Le Cesarine


Crostini with poppa, nervetti and tomato
Pappa al pomodoro nobile (with truffle oil)
Picchiante (tender offal, mainly beef lung)
Roast potatoes with herbs
Ricotta cake

Refined selection of local wines


This menu is an homage to the Florentine culinary tradition. Roberta begins with a fabulous starter: typical Tuscan ‘crostini’, toasted bread topped with ‘poppa’ (cow’s udder), ‘nervetti’ (veal cartilage) and tomato. It’s a sophisticated flavour experience that is a perfect introduction to Florence’s ancient traditional cuisine. 

For the first course, Roberta serves a typical Tuscan dish that is famous all over the world, pappa al pomodoro, a humble and flavoursome dish made with breadcrumbs and tomatoes. She adds an elegant touch with a drizzle of truffle oil. 

The second course is sure to impress: Roberta serves an offal dish, 'Picchiante', made with tender ‘frattaglia’, principally beef lung. This is accompanied by crispy roast potatoes - delicious! 

To finish on a sweet note, we have a divine ricotta cake.


  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Pet-friendly home

  • Lunch and dinner

Roberta is a lawyer, a mother, and - of course - a Cesarina! She is originally from Bologna, but is an honorary Florentine as she has lived there for over twenty years with her husband, thus becoming part of his florentine family. Her mother-in-law was a wonderful cook, taught her the secrets of the city’s cuisine, passing down her family recipes to Roberta. 

Our Cesarina welcomes you into her spacious and welcoming apartment in the heart of Florence, just a few minutes’ walk from the Basilica di Santa Maria Novella and the banks of the river Arno. Her home is full of beautiful details and a mix of antique and modern furniture. It’s the perfect spot to enjoy the city’s world-famous cuisine.

The secret of the Cesarina
"For me, dinner time is a moment to connect with my family"

Cesarine at home

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

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