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Executive Chef Gino Marchetti has crafted a culinary selection that highlights fresh, seasonal ingredients in delicious and authentic Italian dishes. Book your table today and Buon Appetito!

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.

Theme Night Dinners at Ristorante Boccaccio

Siciliy – Presentation on “Il Gattopardo”

Friday, October 26 at 7:30pm

Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic Sicilian novel, “Il Gattopardo”by Tomasi di Lampedusa and enjoy a wonderful Sicilian menu prepared by master chef Gino Marchetti at Ristorante Boccaccio. It will be a unique evening of cuisine and the stories behind one of the most acclaimed publication in 20th century Italian literature.

Price: $80.00 (includes cultural presentation, dinner, wine, taxes and gratuities)

Liguria – Presentation on Italo Calvino

Friday, November 23 at 7:30pm

Enjoy the extraordinary wealth of flavours of traditional Liguria recipes as we discuss the life and work of Italo Calvino, one of Italy’s most accomplished writers and storytellers of post WWII Italy. Indulge in a gourmet dinner, regional wine and learn more about Calvino’s literary contributions such as “Il Barone Rampante” and “Lezioni Americane.”

Price: $80.00 (includes cultural presentation, dinner, wine, taxes and gratuities)

Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia – Presentation on Italo Svevo

Thursday, February 28 at 7:30pm

A crossroads of languages, cultures and traditions, Veneto and Friuli–Venezia Giulia regions of Italy offer an endless array of flavours and recipes. Please join us on a journey of culinary bliss while we explore one of the most intriguing literary figures of the late 1800s, Italo Svevo; Italian writer, businessman, novelist and playwright.

Price: $80.00 (includes cultural presentation, dinner, wine, taxes and gratuities)

La Panarda-Abruzzo – Presentation on Gabriele D’Annunzio

Friday, March 22 at 7:30pm

The most interesting Abruzzese culinary tradition is la panarda, a multi-course feast of epic proportions. As we experience the extraordinary hospitality, food and joyful comradery that come together in the landmark tradition of Abruzzo, we’ll discuss flamboyant literary genius, Gabriele D’Annunzio. With a menu that’s regionally inspired, you’ll savour a delicious gourmet dinner, wine and engaging cultural conversation about Abruzzo’s most infamous poet, narcissist, womanizer, media celebrity and revolutionary author.

Price: $80.00 + HST

Our Chefs

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.

Menu  Wine Menu  Gallery

Hours of operation:

Mondays:
Closed
Tuesday-Friday:
Lunch—12-3 p.m
Dinner—5-10 p.m.
Saturday:
5-10 p.m.
Sundays:
Private bookings only

 

Columbus Centre

901 Lawrence Ave West
Toronto, ON M6A 1C3
Tel: 416-789-5555
boccaccio@villacharities.com

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