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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!

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


Presented, in Association with Villa Charities, by Luminato Festival

Pss Pss

Saturday, June 17 & Sunday, June 18, 2:00pm & 6:00pm
The Famous Spiegeltent at David Pecaut Square
Tickets starting at $19.00
Written by and starring Camilla Pessi and Simone Fassari
Directed by Louis Spagna
Visit the official Luminato website for tickets and details.

Photo by Pipo Gialluisi

Two modern-day clowns take to the stage. This can’t be good news!

Inspired by Chaplin, Keaton, and the stars of silent films, Compagnia Baccalà’s timeless performance of enthralling physicality and exquisite expression has been delighting audiences around the world since 2010.

Duo Camilla Pessi and Simone Fassari met at the Teatro Dimitri School in Switzerland and then parted ways, performing in many circuses and cabarets in faraway countries, without seeing each other for years. Then one day in 2004 Simone contacted Camilla to stand-in for his usual acrobatic partner who had run away from him, and thus they met again. They quickly discovered the artistic and human complicity that is born through their exceptional way of working together. They perfected the characteristics and techniques of their clown characters, creating the repertoire with which they ran away from the circus they were in, struck out alone, and continue to travel the world, this time together.

Winner of 13 international prizes, including the Cirque Du Soleil prize, Pss Pss has been performed over 600 times, in over 50 countries, and on all 5 continents, to huge acclaim. Inventive, exciting, ridiculous, this breathtaking pas de deux of mishaps and acrobatics will have you laughing long after you leave the theatre. Presented in The Famous Spiegeltent, a pop-up venue being set up in David Pecaut Square by Luminato as part of their 2017 festival, it’s a an experience you won’t want to miss!

Suitable for ages 9+ and non-English speakers.