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Ristorante Boccaccio is a hidden treasure frequented by loyal customers for over 30 years. It is tucked away in the Columbus Centre and is conveniently located in the center of the city at Lawrence and Dufferin Street. Touted as an 'authentic Italian restaurant’, Ristorante Boccaccio’s knowledgeable and friendly staff entice and please its patrons with an authentic and constantly changing menu. We feature plenty of daily seafood and seasonal selections. True to our Italian roots we also boast an exclusively Italian wine list. This fine dining restaurant hosts extremely successful theme nights that offer a sampling of food and wine from the many regions of Italy. These six nights are a popular destination for large gatherings of friends who rarely miss out on a great night out.
Serving Authentic Italian Cuisine for Over 30 Years Ristorante Boccaccio is located in the Columbus Centre, the heart of the Italian community. As the preeminent Italian Community Centre, we offer the richness of Italian culture in a Canadian setting. Today, the Columbus Centre is a popular meeting place frequented by thousands of visitors every year. It is recognized as the Italian Canadian contribution to multiculturalism in the GTA, a veritable piazza that brings art, culture, fitness and great food together under one roof. Ristorante Boccaccio provides the culinary component, an integral part of the Italian experience. For over 30 years, we have served authentic Italian cuisine. Our restaurant is situated within the Columbus Centre – we are at Lawrence Avenue West and Dufferin street. There is ample parking and is easily accessible by major highways, major city routes and by public transit. Under the direction of Executive Chef Gino Marchetti, Ristorante Boccaccio, is considered one of the city’s true Italian restaurants. The menu offers a variety of expertly prepared Italian favorites, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and authentic flavor. The classically trained Marchetti, who studied at the famed Villa Santa Maria School in Italy, is also behind the menus for the restaurants’ popular theme nights.