For over 30 years at Ristorante Boccaccio, our passion for Italian culture inundates the senses as soon as you enter. Reflected in our wine, food, service, and décor, our restaurant is steeped in tradition to create an environment of warmth and familiarity. We are proud to serve our guests fresh, delicious, and authentic Italian cuisine that is prepared by those who share our passions. However, it is about more than food at Ristorante Boccaccio, it is a daily practice of preserving tradition, one we hope will be experienced for generations.
Our versatile dining area is perfectly suited to host your events, small or large. Whether it is an intimate dining experience for two, or a family gathering to celebrate life’s milestones, we take pleasure in ensuring that your experience with us extends beyond dining. For further information and reservations, please contact 416-789-5555 or use our online reservation below.
Under the guidance and mentorship of Executive Chef Gino Marchetti a new format for the reimagined and resurgent Ristorante Boccaccio is now in place. Ristorante Boccaccio embodies a synergy combing youthful exuberance, experience, education and knowledge to bring our authentic, Italian cooking to our guests.
Executive Chef Gino Marchetti was classically trained at Italy’s world-renowned Villa Santa Maria Abruzzo’s culinary school, where he sharpened his world-class culinary skills in restaurants throughout Europe and North America.
Since settling down at the Columbus Centre more than 28 years ago, he has continually updated his menu for Ristorante Boccaccio and Columbus Events Centre to highlight each season’s freshest ingredients. Marchetti also channels his Italian heritage into the restaurant’s popular theme nights, which spotlight a particular Italian region and its cuisine.
News & Special Events
IN BOCCA Culinary and Culture Series – January 20 – May 4
In Bocca is a new culinary, culture and lifestyle series designed to celebrate the Italian Culinary Arts. Each month we invite you to enjoy a unique culinary experience, from themed nights based on various regions in Italy, to culture and lifestyle presentations accompanied by a specially created dinner.
Friday, January 20
Calabria Night with Olive Oil Expert Angelo Tramonti
Experience the culinary specialties of the region with a prix-fixe Calabria-themed dinner, followed by an engaging presentation and tasting by certified olive oil expert Angelo Tramonti.
Dinner 7:00pm (Menu) / Presentation to follow
Tickets: $95.00 per person
Angelo Tramonti – Bio
Angelo Tramonti is a certified olive oil expert and president of Sarafino, a boutique importing and distribution company based in Uxbridge, Ontario. The company was founded in 2000 when Angelo began importing his family’s extra virgin olive oil from San Giorgio Morgeto, Calabria. Since then its offering has expanded to include antipasti, balsamic vinegars, risotto, polenta, sea salt and many more imported and domestic products. From the beginning Sarafino’s mission has always been to source natural foods, support artisanal producers, and promote traditional, sustainable farming practices.
Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, or Donation for Earthquake Relief at Ristorante Boccaccio (Up to 45% Off)