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Hi! I'm Mara.

4.6 (72 reviews)
wilmaCesarina from 2016
My speciality: Egg gramigna with sausage sauce
I live in: Bologna
I speak: Italian, English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Mara B.

Bologna (Città Metropolitana di Bologna) - Emilia-Romagna

Mara's house looks out over the main entrance of Bologna's most famous park, the nineteenth-century Giardini Margherita, just a stone's throw away from the city's historic centre. It is a beautiful and picturesque area, where you can either choose to explore the calm lawns of the park, or wander through the crisp air of Via Santo Stefano's porticoed streets. 

When Mara was a little girl, she loved to watch her aunt, who was a renowned cook and hostess in a town near Bologna. Over time, Mara learned the culinary secrets that had been passed down through the generations of her family. Today she is passionately dedicated to researching and developing typical dishes from the Emilia region.  
Experience Bologna's traditional food and wine

A gastronomic journey through Emilia: crescenta, gramigna con la salsiccia, and so much more

Mara's Taste Experience begins with a starter of 'crescenta', a high and soft focaccia which is a much-loved favourite of the Bolognese people, which our Cesarina tops with cured ham.

For the first course, we have a typical Bolognese “minestra”: gramigna, a short fresh egg pasta, with a rich sausage sauce. For the second course, Mara serves a fabulous zucchini parmigiana, accompanied by a fresh seasonal salad. We finish off on a sweet note with chocolate salami, a fresh delicacy, made with crumbled cookies and dark chocolate.
  • Crescenta with cured ham
  • Egg gramigna with sausage sauce
  • Zucchini parmigiana
  • Seasonal salad
  • Chocolate salami