Chef's Table Series: Gianluca's Roma | Oct 3

Exclusive In-Person Chef Dinner

About this experience

[Please note: reduced event size and other measures will be in place to ensure safety. Maximum 10 attendees for this event. See below or read our safety statement for more details.] 


Join Chef Gianluca Ruggieri for this very special dinner event, where he’ll prepare a menu of his favourite dishes from the place closest to his heart: his hometown of Rome, Italy!

This is a limited seating event (physical distancing safety measures in effect) – maximum 10 people per evening. Guests will get to interact with Gianluca and learn the stories and the background behind these iconic dishes.

Rome is known as the eternal city for it’s incredible history, but it’s also famous for its many traditional osterie that abound with hearty dishes and bold, rustic flavours: classics like Saltimbocca alla Romana and Cacio e Pepe; and some lesser known local favourites like Supplì and Maritozzo con la Panna. Tonight Gianluca will take you on a virtual trip to enjoy these dishes just like Romans do!



Pizza bianca - Housemade Roman flatbread 

Saltimbocca alla Romana - Veal cutlets rolled with prosciutto and sage, sautéed in white wine

Supplì "al telefono” - Rice croquettes stuffed with mozzarella, sugo di carne and Grana Padano

Fagioli con codiche - Traditional Roman side dish made cannellini beans, tomato, herbs and pork rind  


Rigatoni all’amatriciana - Housemade rigatoni pasta with a tomato, guanciale and percorino 

Spaghetti cacio e pepe - Pasta, pecorino and pepper 


Pollo con Peperoni - Pollo a pizza (whole chicken, cut in pieces) pan cooked with sweet peppers, white wine, passata di pomodoro

Abbacchio Fritto Dorato - Breaded lamb cutlets, bone-in

Cicoria Ripassata - Sautéed chicory, Roman style

Insalata mista - Mixed season greens.

Dolci Maritozzo con la panna - Light Maritozzi pasties stuffed with panna cream.




A selection of  wines will be available for purchase during the dinner. Or bring your own wine with a $15 corkage fee.



  • Dinner events limited to 10 people, and guests will be spread out, to ensure safe social distancing 
  • Food will not be shared / served family style 
  • Masks to be worn except when eating 
  • Hand washing and sanitation protocols will be strictly followed 
  • If you have any COVID-like symptoms please stay home - we will issue a refund 


    • We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs – please contact us before booking
    • No refunds after purchase 
    • Exchanges (one per ticket) permitted up to 5 days prior to the event.
    • Tickets to Cucinato events are transferable - you can give them to someone else if you can’t attend (but you must notify Cucinato in advance!)

      Your Host

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      Gianluca has been cooking since he was a child and as he grew, he realized food was his calling. He worked in various restaurants in Italy early in his career before landing a job at the 5-star luxury JK Place, where he worked under the guidance of Chef Antonio Martucci, his mentor to this day. Chef Antonio taught Gianluca a lot about fine dining, and more importantly, about dedication to his craft. Now Gianluca is excited to bring his passion for learning, creative expression and teaching others to Toronto, where he hopes to share a taste of the authentic Roman way of life!