Rocco Agostino, Executive Chef and Partner for Pizzeria Libretto and Partner of Enoteca Sociale Rocco was born and raised in Toronto, by two Italian parents who had immigrated to Canada a few years before. As a child he spent his days playing outside in the park or the alleyway behind his house, and dreamt of becoming a musician; but didn’t make it far with the accordion. Young Rocco’s passion for food was cultivated at an early age when he sold fruit for his uncle. He would try out a few other professions along the way, such as shoe salesman and real estate agent, but Rocco’s passion and love for the kitchen could not be denied. Starting as a dishwasher at Ciao Bella in Woodbridge, Rocco’s hunger for food took him first to the Stratford Chef’s School, and then to study abroad in Rome, Italy for several years. His experience includes Chef at Ferro Bar Café and he was formerly the Chef/Owner of Silver Spoon Restaurant, before he found his heart and home at Pizzeria Libretto in 2008.
Shrimp cappelletti with celeriac broth (Fish)