Gluten-Free / Vegan Pop-up Dinner with Giovanni Stillitano

THURSDAY, 13 September 2018, 6:30 – 10:00 PM | $100 + Taxes

Gluten-Free Ravioli di Zucca. Photo credit: La Cucina Italiana

If you think a delicious Italian meal has to meaty and glutenous — think again!

Many of the peninsula’s most traditional dishes are plant-based, and modern Italian chefs and producers have come a long way in developing delicious alternatives to traditional meat and wheat-grain dishes.

Cucinato is pleased to present a very special vegan / gluten-free pop-up menu conceived by pastry chef / caterer Giovanni Stillitano, in collaboration with our very own chef / partner Luciano Schipano. It features classic dishes like ravioli, stuffed zucchini and tiramisù — but with a modern twist.


Fried mushrooms, grilled eggplant and roasted red pepper with polenta; home-made panzerotti stuffed with tomato and basil


Ravioli di zucca (squash ravioli) — Handmade gluten-free pasta stuffed with pumpkin, and topped with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, cherry tomato and chestnut.


Fagioli all’uccelletto — Slow-cooked Romano beans simmered in fresh tomato and Italian herbs

Zucchine ripiene — Oven-baked zucchini stuffed with bread, onion, soya & parsley

Verdure croccanti — Cauliflower, zucchini and potato prepared “in tempura” (lightly battered and fried)


Tiramisù vegano e senza glutine — Homemade savoiardi biscotti soaked in espresso and layered with vegan mascarpone cream.  Served with nonna-style cafetiere (Moka) espresso


A selection of Italian wines will be available for purchase at the event. If you would like to bring your own wine there is $15 corkage fee.



Pastry chef / caterer Giovanni Stillitano is the owner of Little Bakery On The Left, a boutique vegan / gluten-free food company based in Toronto since 2013.

Handmade Pasta Cucinato Studio

Giovanni Stillitano





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