We inform you that this website uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse, you accept use of these cookies. Find out more here.

Ok, hide this message 

Le Cesarine

Winter flavours in Milan

Milano / Lombardia

La Cesarina

Roberta’s house is at the half-way point between the Duomo and the Basilica of Sant-Ambrogio, about ten minutes from Milan’s main attractions by metro. If you’re having a day out in Milan, this is in the perfect position for you to come by and taste Milan’s typical flavours. 

Roberta welcomes us into her house in Milan’s historic centre to take us on a marvellous journey through the city’s finest dishes. This Cesarina has been honing her cooking skills since her school days; “I started to become curious about local recipes with one of my best friends when we were little. Ever since then, my passion for cooking has been growing. I love spending time enjoying the flavours, and it really helps me to relax.”

The secret of the Cesarina

"I fell in love with Milan's flavours when I was a schoolgirl. My passion for cooking has been growing ever since."


  • Spinich and ricotta pies 
  • Pumpkin and taleggio risotto
  • Autumn forest stew (with mushrooms and pancetta) 
  • Vegetable gratin with béchamel sauce
  • Cream dessert with chestnuts

Refined selection of local wines


Getting off to the perfect start, especially when we’re talking about traditional Italian cuisine, is absolutely fundamental… and this Milanese Taste Experience couldn’t begin in a better way, as Roberta serves a fresh and delicate spinach and ricotta pie. 

Next, we have an even more flavoursome first course. Roberta serves up a delicious pumpkin and taleggio risotto. Taleggio is a typical cheese from Lombardy, which provides a perfectly aromatic creaminess to the risotto. When the pumpkin is out of season, our Cesarina serves a delicate saffron risotto, which is another classic Milanese favourite. For the second course, you can enjoy a delicious autumn stew with forest flavours of mushrooms and pancetta. This is accompanied by a side dish of seasonal vegetables. 

For dessert, we have two seasonal variations. From mid-October to February, Roberta serves a chestnut cream dessert. 


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

  • Pet-friendly home

Cesarina's Reviews

Host was quite pleasant,good company, and engaging. By the end of the evening we were struggling a little with the conversation but we overall hosting skills were good. Home was very nice. Dinner was enjoyable. We did enjoy the typical, simple menu and preparations. We discussed and I would suggest that the Cesarines be able to have one Chef's choice in their menu. I like the idea of having one surprise and giving the Cesarines the freedom for one item.

Doug Edwards

Published 16/06/2017


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