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Cesarina from 2018

My speciality: A selection of cured meats, Parmigiano Reggiano and baked polenta

I live in: Bologna

Spoken languages: Italian and English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Hi from Oriana!

Oriana, our Cesarina, lives within walking distance of one of the most historically rich and picturesque places in Bologna, the Basilica di Santo Stefano. Here, in one of the most beloved areas of the historic town, by both Bolognese and tourists, Oriana introduces us to her family: Salvatore, her husband, and their four children that they love to pamper by cooking them healthy meals, while passing on the family recipes.Oriana is originally from Naples, but living in Bologna, she has learned how to make sfoglia, the typical local pasta, and ragù alla Bolognese. She delights in choosing the best cuts of meat to prepare her excellent bollito, or boiled meat, and for the smallest of her daughters, a lover of tortellini, she cooks this local pasta strictly in meat broth.

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My specialities
  •  Tagliatella with ragu
  •  A selection of cured meats, Parmigiano Reggiano and baked polenta
  •  Tortellini in meat broth
50 reviews
Oriana was a lovely, hilarious and generous host. Her rooftop terrace was amazing with great views. The wine was flowing, she was a great teacher with fantastic stories. We made 2 types of pasta and tiramisu which we ate together at the end. Me and my friend were in a group of 4 with two other girls from the US. This was one of the best things we did on our trip in Italy. Would highly recommend.

Cecilia - April 2024

We were very lucky having Oriana as a very hospitable and warm person. My daughter enjoyed so much to cook pasta with Oriana, even she is only 3 years old. She felt like home, as Oriana shared the finest recipe of tagliatelle, shared secrets, tricks and tips, but also gave presents to her(toys and Jackets from her daughters). We also exchanged stories about Romania and Italy, enjoyed tasty wine, homemade pastry and parmezano. We had a fantastic 4 hour class in Oriana s house. We highly recommend this cooking experience with Oriana. A truly and whole harty recommenation. We all had a great and memorable time in Bologna.

Nadia, Ovidiu and Emilia  - March 2024

We had an amazing day with Oriana and would highly recommend the experience! We stated the day off with touring some local food markets, and then were welcomed into Oriana’s beautiful home. Our cooking lesson included making mortadella mouse, pasta and tiramisu. Oriana was lovely and we would definitely sign up for this experience again!

Jaki O - December 2023

Oriana è una donna miracolosa e una cuoca perfetta. Per quanto riguarda il cibo, la lezione più importante che ho imparato è che non è il sale a dare gusto al cibo, ma gli ingredienti freschi e di buona qualità, ma anche cucinare con piacere e gioia! Oriana, sono così felice di averti incontrata, sei meravigliosa! Propongo di fare il tiramisù nei prossimi giorni! Ho ancora un po' paura dell'impasto, ma prometto che farò anche la pasta! Ti abbraccio teneramente, Marina!💓🤗

Marina Magdalena Elena Stancu  - November 2023

Great taste of Bologna ! A warm welcome, many laughs, homemade fresh tagliatelle, mortadella mousse, straciatella (mozzarella), grana padano, tiramisu and local wines. We had an unforgettable time with Oriana

Monique and David - November 2023

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