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Tracing his roots to Tuscany, Italy, Renaldo started cooking at a very young age under the love and guidance of his grandmother “Nonna Maria.”  Since that time, Chef Renaldo has developed a passion and expertise for sourcing the best in local and seasonal foods while showcasing the essence of each ingredient in his creations.

Chef Renaldo started his career in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was the Executive Chef in notable kitchens across the Province and was also instrumental in the launch and operation of two new restaurants.

Chef Renaldo moved to Toronto in July of 2015.  From 2015 to 2017,  Renaldo explored the diverse Toronto food scene while planning for the opening of his own restaurant.

Anima Trattoria and Wine Bar is the culmination of Chef Renaldo’s background and experience, showcasing a menu that demonstrates his creativity and love of Italian cuisine.