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Le Cesarine

A feast of flavours

Parma / Emilia-Romagna

La Cesarina

Margherita welcomes us into her lovely apartment near the city walls of Parma to take us on a tour of her local flavours. This part of Italy has a particularly rich culinary heritage, and much of its produce has become famous all over the world, so you’ll already be familiar with some of these dishes! 

“In Emilia-Romagna, cooking is a very serious business indeed, and is the glue that holds families together," explains Margherita, "this is why I became such an enthusiastic cook at such a young age.”

The secret of the Cesarina
"I love my region's culinary traditions, we have such a rich heritage of typical dishes and specialities to enjoy."


  • Finely sliced local salami with homemade bread
  • Pumpkin tortelli in tomato sauce
  • 'Bollito misto' with sauce and preserves
  • Beetroots and mixed vegetables
  • Duchess Cake

Refined selection of local wines


Emilian cuisine manages to make anyone smile, even in the bleakest of winters. Margherita invites us into her house to shelter from the cold, serving an antipasto of finely-sliced local salami with home-made bread, and then a first course of pumpkin-filled tortelli in tomato sauce… A truly inviting start to the Taste Experience. 

For the second course, we have a ‘bollito misto’ a local speciality that makes use of various cuts of meat, carefully prepared with sauce and preserves. Margherita serves a side dish of beetroot and mixed vegetables. 

To finish, we have a refined dessert known as ‘la torta Duchessa’ (Duchess cake), a classic in Parma. It is made with hazelnuts, zabaione cream and chocolate cream.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Wheelchair-accessible

  • Pet-friendly home


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