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Cesarina from 2018

My speciality: Spaghetti with muscles

I live in: La Spezia

Spoken languages: Italian and English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Hi from Daniela!

The city of La Spezia is located practically on the border between Liguria and Tuscany. It is the ideal starting point to visit the splendid Cinque Terre and other characteristic villages in the area, such as Lerici and Porto Venere. With the sea in front of the city and the mountains behind, it is fascinating to admire it from above from San Giorgio castle, and experience its unique flavor through its culinary offerings, which reflect a combination of land and sea, evolution and experimentation.Seated around Daniela's table, you’ll experience a procession of traditional recipes. Our Cesarina offers the classic cuisine of La Spezia, the result of the fusion of different traditions from the neighboring regions.Daniela's prepares her dishes using simple ingredients. However, once combined, they give life to both strong and delicate flavors at the same time, recipes like 'sgabei' – raised bread dough that is cut into strips, fried, stuffed with cheeses or locally cured cold cuts, 'muscoli' (mussels) in a variety of versions and, of course, an absolute must, 'pesto' (sauce made from basil).

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My specialities
  •  Tasting of: fried and marinara muscles (mussels), 'bianchetti' (crisy fried fish), stuffed anchovies and octopus with vegetables
  •  Spaghetti with muscles
  •  Stuffed muscles
118 reviews
Daniela was warm and welcoming to our family. We had a delicious meal and overall great experience. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to experience a local cooking class.

06/11/2014 - June 2024

Daniela was wonderful. She opened her home to us and taught us how to make gnocchi and tiramisu. The entire evening was so pleasant and fun.

Cynthia S. - June 2024

Had a great meal and wonderful experience in Daniela's home. My whole family enjoyed the evening a lot. Great food and authentic Italian experience.

Andrew Kemper - June 2024

We had the most amazing time with Daniela and her husband Johnny. Learnt so much about Italian cuisine, culture and ate delicious food. It was just a fantastic experience overall and we can’t wait to do again!

Vicki & Bruce - June 2024

Daniela is an enthusiastic cook with heart and soul. Not only were we informed about the specialties, we were also allowed to help make a typical tiramisu, for example, and try many things. We had the pleasure of spending a pleasant and enjoyable evening with Daniela and her husband Gianni. We felt very comfortable and welcome, as if we had known each other for a long time. Thank you Daniela and Gianni for letting us stay with you.

Cornelia and Blacky - May 2024

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