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
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.
Wednesday, March 8
Celebrating International Women’s Day with Gina Valle
Join us for this special event featuring esteemed cultural diversity leader, Gina Valle, PhD, who will present pieces from her powerful exhibit Legacies and discuss her work honouring women. Legacies is a photo exhibit that portrays Canadian women from twenty four different countries of origin, reflecting on their heritage through the eyes of their grandmothers. Guests will also enjoy a wonderful gourmet dinner of classic dishes and authentic Italian cuisine.
Dinner 7:00pm / Presentation to follow
Tickets: $75.00 per person (MENU)
Gina Valle and Legacies
The Legacies exhibit is composed of photographic portraits depicting strong, wise women who, against unimaginable odds of war, poverty and immigration, rose above the reality of their existence to become extraordinary role models for their Canadian granddaughters. Legacies has travelled around the world including Asia, the Middle East and Scandinavia. Join Gina Valle, PhD, as she discusses her work in honouring these women. For more info: www.Diversity-Matters.ca
Italian Cuisine for Two or Four, or Donation for Earthquake Relief at Ristorante Boccaccio (Up to 45% Off)