Hi! I'm Zaira.

4.6 (65 reviews)
wilmaCesarina from 2018
My speciality: Aromatic cream of broad beans in Apicio’s way
I live in: Rome
I speak: Italian, English

Good to know...

I offer vegetarian alternatives

"When I was little, I would use my hands to help prepare the legumes and homemade pasta, and now, as an adult I help people as a doctor with them." Despite having a demanding professional life, Zaira does not abandon her passion for cooking, a true family tradition. Her grandmother, proud of her Roman origins, and the wife of a Latin professor who translated ancient Imperial recipes, used to escape the her repetitive cooking routine by preparing a variety of dishes. Now Zaira does the same in her own corner of paradise, a villa built in the 30s with an alluring garden and citrus grove.
Our Cesarina's home is located in the Città Giardino, a historic district of Rome, not far from the Aniene River. In the dining room and garden we find dinner tables set with antique wares that retain all their splendor and whisper secrets from the past. The perfect place to dive into the culinary history of the city through Zaira's marvellous cooking.

My specialities

- Focaccia of spelt with anchovies

- Aromatic cream of broad beans in Apicio’s way

- Fish and raisins (or grapes) pie

- Vegetable flan

- Ricotta cheese pie

- Spelt flour focaccia with anchovies

- Rice, potato and clam casserole

- Meat roulades in ragù sauce

- Aubergine ‘alla parmigiana’

- Ricotta tart

- Rustic vegetable tart

- Apicio broad bean cream

- Lamb stew

- Aromatic potato croquettes

- Ricotta pie

Clean and safe

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Safe purchases & Cancellation policy

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