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Cesarina from 2018

My speciality: Tortelloni with butter and sage

I live in: Bologna

Spoken languages: Italian and English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Hi from Luciana!

Cesarina Luciana lives just a few steps from Porta Saragozza. This porta or gate stands at the beginning of the famous 666-arch arcade, the longest in the world, leading to the Santuario di San Luca.  The gate is a point of reference for the Bolognese, a local welcome home.  You will also feel at home with Luciana as you breathe in the air of tradition, a tradition of family lunches, her grandmother's notebook of hand-written recipes to be handed down from generation to generation, of rolling out dough, of a steaming plate of tortellini...

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My specialities
  •  Cold cuts, mortadella and 'crescenta'
  •  Tortelloni with butter and sage
  •  'Vitello tonnato'
7 reviews
it was a very lovely cooking experience, Luciana did all her best to show us, how it works with the tortellinis and it was a great adventure to do them of our own. Luciana is very warmly to recommend

Sabine - February 2024

Absolutely fantastic time - 5 hours of sheer delight learning to make Tagliatelle, Tortolini, sauces, and Tiramisu. Luciana was great , hospital and a perfectionist - I spent time enjoying the afternoon learning the dishes, chatting and also doing a fun activity with my son who also booked the session.

M Haq - February 2024

I arrived at the home of Luciano and discovered I was the only participant which was amazing as I would effectively get a private class. I was even more thrilled that I could do the whole class in Italian with Luciana’s good friend Valerio able to help in English if I did not understand something. I felt very at home and relaxed and both Luciana and Valerio were very chatty and interesting. The class was simply amazing. I was nervous about handling the pasta and folding the tortellini but Luciana was patient and guided me and in no time I was making the beautiful little tortellini. It was also interesting to learn how to make traditional tiramisu. Along the way it was nice to sip some wine and enjoy the generous local produce snacks. Lunch was served in Luciana’s beautiful dining room. Luciana had spent hours the day before making the brodo with incredible ingredients. When I had my first spoon of brodo and tortellini I literally felt emotion rising up within myself - it was incredible and I have never tasted anything like it before. You will not get it this good in a restaurant. The dessert and conversation was fantastic. They were in no rush at all and we went well beyond the scheduled 1pm finish - I left at 2.40pm in a food haze and very happy. One of the best experiences of my 5 week trip to Italy - thank you Luciana and Valerio.

Gavin - November 2023

Molto soddisfatta di Luciana, si sente proprio che sono ricette storiche della sua famiglia. Non molto soddisfatta però del sito le cesarine, paga troppo poco le Cesarine stesse rispetto a quello che paghiamo noi l’esperienza.

Sabrina - November 2023

Luciana was a wonderful host. Her hospitality was very warm and friendly. Her cooking skills were everything we could have hoped for. I would highly recommend Luciana for a Cesarine cooking class.

Emilia D - October 2023

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