Post in the Vancouver Sun:
RING TIME: As for broken noses, the Confratellanza Italo-Canadese and North Burnaby Boxing Club’s 10-bout Night of Fights helped fund those organization’s scholarship and boxing programs. It also benefited the East End Boys Club and Camp Miriam. Italian Cultural Centre catering director Fabio Rasotto all but knocked out 600 attendees with pork spareribs, roast beef, chicken, salmon, pesto pasta, five salads, cold cuts, cheese and Italian pastries. The Angelo Branca Sportsman of the Year award went to local boxer Tommy Boyce, who won 175 of 185 amateur and 17 of 18 pro fights. An earlier recipient, Olympian Manny Sobral, founded and heads the Burnaby club. Calling under-141-pound light welterweight Freya Orr’s split-decision win over Aanika Sehgal, “a barn burner and fight of the night,” Sobral said the latter “feels better about her body image and more confident” after shedding 60 pounds at Surrey’s Savard Boxing Gym.

November 15, 2018 Confratellanza Banquet and Boxing Night

Hi Fabio, Our event was very successful yesterday. Everyone enjoyed a pleasant afternoon making pizza, watching the soccer game and relaxing in the park.

Thanks to you and all your staff for a great event!

Alison S, July 11, 2018 Healthcare Benefit Trust in the Osteria and Beaconsfield Oven

Hi Fabio, Thank you so very much for the thoughtful gift. We really appreciated it 😊. I wanted to say that our honorees could not get enough of the food. So many people complimented it and the venue too. I hope that you get some residual business out of hosting us. It was really nice to have full service too. We often don’t get that at our events since it’s volunteer run—this was a lovely touch and it warmed my heart to see the smiles on the donor’s faces. Please extend my sincerest gratitude to Michael and the team that was on last night. I warned him that we are all event planners so it could be difficult (with directions coming from every direction) but it didn’t even phase the team. They were spectacular and everyone left at the end of the night smiling. Thank you for all of your continued support with hosting our blood donor clinics and this awards event.

Anika M, May 30, 2018 Canadian Blood Services in the Grand Ballrooom

Good Afternoon Fabio, On behalf of the Shareholders and Directors of Centre Bay Yacht Station, I sincerely thank you and your staff for a job well done at our last Annual General Meeting.

Ernie S, May 3, 2018 Centre Bay Yacht Station in the Trattoria Hall

Hi Fabio. I was really pleased with the food and so were our guests. Thank you to you and your staff.

Lisa F, May 12, 2018 Take Out Order

Thank you Kelsey and Fabio! My co-workers truly enjoyed the food and they wanted me to pass on our thanks for such a great meal. It was our last meal of the series and ended it with a BANG! Proud to be Italian. Thank you both for all your help with the set up and arrangement.

Filomena S, April 6, 2018 Take Out Order

Fabio, Another successful event thanks in large part to the exceptional service and outstanding dinner prepared by your team!  Looking forward to seeing you all again in October!

Angela D, March 16, 2018 Drake Medox College in the Grand Ballroom

Hi Fabio. Thanks for your team for hosting a great workshop for our staff.

Nhan L, March 15, 2018 Atira in the Grand Ballroom

Hi Fabio. Thank you so much for everything. It all couldn’t have gone better. You guys are truly wonderful.

Becky Low, February 18, 2018 Naming Event in Room 5

Hi Fabio. I just wanted to say thank- you, to you and your staff for doing an outstanding job for Kim’s shower. Talk to you in a month or so when we sit down and pick the menu for the wedding reception. Take care

Ned Pulice, February 18, 2018, Pulice Bridal Shower in the Trattoria Hall

Hi Fabio. Just a small note with a BIG THANK YOU!  I’d like to also send a special thank you to Mike and the team.  Everyone kept complimenting on how great the food was, etc.  and it was! We’re often too quick to make a complaint so I thought it would be nice for you to receive a compliment. Again, the Baptism was absolutely wonderful.  THANK YOU!

Maria A. Marano, February 11, 2018 Ferraro Baptism in the Trattoria Hall

Thank you so much, Fabio. It was a wonderful evening as usual, and I heard many compliments on the food and service. I personally want to commend Michael, who was very helpful to me, particularly with timing of the evening’s event.


Barbara Renaud, February 5, 2018 Catholic Women’s League in the Grand Ballroom Rental

Hi Fabio, Thank you for your kind words. I just wanted to let you know that everything was perfect. The food, service everything!!  Michael ( sorry I hope I got his name right) was very helpful and made sure he kept me updated with what was going on and made sure we didn’t have to worry about a thing. At such a difficult time it’s very comforting to have things taken care of without a lot of stress on the family.

Francesca Carnovale Cirotto, January 30, 2018 Celebration of Life in the Grand Ballroom

Hi Fabio; Thanks again for all your help in making our event so successful this morning. A big thank you to Mike, especially for additional tech support!

Amanda Oliver, February 1, 2018 Hollyburn Family Services in the Grand Ballroom

Mr. Rasotto took great care to understand our needs and to ensure that they were met. The food was exceptional and the ICC’s staff were extremely supportive, kind, and professional. We really appreciated Mr. Rasotto’s attention to detail and very helpful suggestions that improved our gala. We cannot recommend the ICC and Mr. Rasotto and his team highly enough. We are looking forward to holding our gala at the ICC again this year.

Jane Dyson, October 4, 2017 Disability Alliance BC in the Grand Ballroom

Fabio – Luba and I wanted to thank you and your team for putting together a stress free fantastic event! First class. Thanks so much.

Andre and Luba, January 27, 2018 Svorinic – Tsurikova Wedding in the Grand Ballroom

Hi Fabio, Thank you for your help which allowed our club to proceed with the members’ banquet. Also I want to let you know that you are surrounded by two very cooperative and caring young people (Kelsey and Mike) – Grazie Infinite

Stella de Giorgio, January 13, 2018, Sicilian Folk Club of BC in the Grand Ballroom

Hi Fabio: Thank you, again, for all your help with Bella Notte.  Your team is amazing. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.

Sylvia Bosa, December 17, 2017 Bosa Family Foundation in the Grand Ballroom

Good morning. Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know that the lasagna and arancini were DELISH ! Many asked where I got them – I’m pretty sure you’ll be getting a few orders from my guests.

Carla Finamore, December 15, 2017 Take Out Order

Fabio: Please forgive my long overdue thanks for the lovely cannoli’s you added to our order the other day. They were so wonderful and very thoughtful! The food was delicious! Merry Xmas.



Tara Crittenden, December 8, 2017, Take Out Order for PETTIT AND COMPANY