Hi! I'm Giancarlo.

5.0 (64 reviews)
wilmaCesarina from 2018
My speciality: Tortelloni with butter and sage or ragù sauce
I live in: Bologna
I speak: English, Italian

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Imagine Bologna in the late 1500s, with its jostling skyline of towers, elegant porticos and splendid renaissance buildings. Here, in Giancarlo’s apartment, it feels like you’re taking a step into the past. Our Cesarino lives right in the town centre, in a stunning 1500s building with original floors and ceilings that date back hundreds of years, filled with vintage furniture. 
Here, in this unique setting, Giancarlo is here to guide you through the traditions of ancient Bolognese cuisine. As a passionate traveller and wine expert, he has been nurturing a passion for his local cuisine for a long time, which “turns humble food into a true art form”. 

My specialities

- Crostini (toasted breads) with mortadella mousse 

- Tortelloni with butter and sage or ragù sauce

- Guinea fowl with lemon and chopped hazelnuts

- Baby chicory salad

- Cherry tart with crème patissière 

- Eggplant with balsamic vinegar

- Tagliatelle pasta with ragù sauce

- Cotoletta (breaded cutlet) alla bolognese

- Tomatoes au gratin or sautéed vegetables

- Ricotta cake with zabaione cream

- Bignè ripieni di mousse di mortadella (Pignoletto frizzante) Bignè filled with mortadella mousse (sparkling Pignoletto)

- Tortelloni al ragù di carne o burro e salvia (Pignoletto fermo) Tortelloni with ragù filling, or with butter and sage leaves (still Pignoletto) 

- Cotoletta (breaded cutlet) alla bolognese 

- Roast vegetables (Lambrusco di Sorbara) 

- "Torta degli addobbi" Sweet rice cake (Pignoletto passito)

- Prosciutto crudo with figs (Sparkling Pignoletto) 

- Tagliatelle pasta with sausage ragù sauce (Still Pignoletto)

- Chicken galettes

- Roast potatoes (Cabernet from the hills surrounding Bologna)

- 'Speziale' cake (Pignoletto passito)

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