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Cultural Events


Each month at Ristorante Boccaccio we present a unique culinary experience with our theme nights, based on various regions in Italy. Now, we’ve enhanced these popular events with the addition of a special cultural or lifestyle presentation. In Bocca, our culinary, culture and lifestyle series, is designed to celebrate the Italian Culinary Arts by complementing a delicious prix-fixe dinner with an engaging presentation or performance.

Buon appetito!

Friday, April 7
Campania Night with Special Guest Chef Nino Cioffi

Take a trip to Campania with us! Boccaccio Chef Gino Marchetti will create the delicious Campania-themed dinner for this evening. Special guest Chef Nino Cioffi from Sorrento Ristorante will then present epicurean delights from the region including olive oil and gelato for guests to enjoy. 
Dinner 7:00pm / Presentation to follow
Tickets: $95.00 per person

Nino Cioffi – Bio

Nino Cioffi is a third-generation gelato maker and restaurateur from sunny Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast. After running the successful Bougainvillea restaurant with his brother and sister for many years, he emigrated to Canada in 2009 and opened the award-winning Sorrento Ristorante in Vaughan. Sorrento offers the finest cucina amalfitana, Nino’s famous gelato, and an exclusive line of fine imported products from the Campania region.


Thursday, May 4
Italian Cinema Night
With ICFF’s Cristiano De Florentiis

Enjoy an evening of culture and cuisine as Artistic Director Cristiano De Florentiis discusses contemporary Italian film and the exciting lineup for the 2017 Italian Contemporary Film Festival. A prix-fixe gourmet dinner will be served.
Dinner 7:00pm / Presentation to follow
Tickets: $75.00 per person

Cristiano De Florentiis – Bio

Cristiano is a professional journalist. For several years, he has been the Canadian correspondent for the Italian state television RAI. He has been tasked with promoting RAI broadcasts in Canada and strengthening relations with prominent organizations within the Canadian broadcasting industry. Cristiano has produced numerous documentaries, such as The Dinosaur Cemetery, Father Goose, St. Jacob, When Time Stops, The Last Cowboys, Between Europe and the New World, The Voice of Little Italy and The Italians of the Last Frontier. In 2005, Italy’s President of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi conferred upon him the title of “Knight of the Italian Republic” for his commitment to the Italian community in Canada.
For more information on the Italian Contemporary Film Festival, visit www.icff.ca

901 Lawrence Ave. West, Toronto, ON

Space is limited!  Reserve your tickets now!

For Reservations:  Call 416-789-5555 or E-mail boccaccio@villacharities.com