Hi! We're Emanuela e Carlo.

4.5 (2 reviews)
wilmaCesarini from 2018
Our speciality: Chicken liver canapès with capers, sage, lemon and vinegar
We live in: Rome
We speak: Italian, English

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We offer vegetarian alternatives

Emanuela and Carlo live near Monte Sacro, the historical Roman hill, which stands alongside the Aniene river. Originally known as the garden city, the area preserves authentic Roman traditions, the same traditions which are cherished by Cesarini Emanuela and Carlo.
"To give a special touch to a simple tomato sauce, you just add a clove ..." this is just one of the many secrets that Carlo learned from his grandmother, on a Sunday many years ago; it is on this knowledge that these two Cesarini have based their culinary offerings. Our cesarini love to rediscover forgotten flavors and revive Roman holidays recipes.

My specialities

- Sage-infused white wine

- Chicken liver canapès with capers, sage, lemon and vinegar

- Flat egg pasta squares with grass peas in tomato sauce

- Garofolato (beef, cooked with tomatoes, red wine, lard, marjoram and garlic)

- Roman style spinach with pine nuts, raisins and strips of prosciutto

- Crispy Donuts with red wine

- Anchovies marinated in wine and fennel

- Gaeta olives

- Rice with curly endive

- Cuttlefish with peas from Roman gardens

- Baby swiss chard sauteed with tomatoes and anchovies

- Ricotta tart scented with Sambuca liqueur

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Find out what people thought of their experience with Emanuela e Carlo

This was a home of a couple in the suburbs of Rome on New Year's Eve. They invited 7 of their friends to join in the New Year's Celebration. Everyone brought one or more of their favorite dishes, and our hosts prepared special dishes. The evening flew by, and before we know it, it was 1:30 AM and we had to go back to our Rome apartment. I would highly recommend the experience. Emanuela and Carlo were gracious hosts, and all their friends enhanced the pleasure of the evening.

phellerjr

January 2020

What an incredible organization. The meals we enjoyed at our Cesarines’ homes in Rome were superior to even Michelin starred restaurants we dined at during our trip. We enjoyed one of the best meals of our lives at Emanuela and Carlo’s place, as well as a divine lunch and enlightening conversation at Claudia’s. Although we understandably felt a bit awkward at the beginning of our visits, midway through meals we were conversing and enjoying eachother’s company like one big family. I know of no other way one can get such a deep connection to the Italian culture and culinary heritage as this. Le Cesarine is the reason I will be returing to Italy, as there is no other organization that offers such authentic and unforgettable experiences. I wish other countries had their own versions of Le Cesarine; Italy is so lucky to have them.

Ross MacNeil

January 2018