Written by - Gregg Ostrinn

Inspired by - Characters and situations originally created by Billy Manton, Sonia Carrion, and Hal Galardi

Featuring Songs by - Jenni Lark, Hal Galardi, Cassie Nadeau

Pre-Show Parody Lyrics by - Austin M. Tracy

Originally Conceived by - Sonia Carrion


Directed by - Matthew McVey-Lee


Chef Bruno may only be "Midtown Renowned" but the 3 course dinner at The Engine room is out of this world! A 3-course meal that you're sure to remember, complete with truffle tasting platter, entreé, and dessert ! Check out the great options!




Venue - Engine Room Times Square 707 8th Avenue New York, NY 10036 (8th Avenue between 44th and 45th)

Accessibility - Tables and chairs can be moved to accommodate accessibility needs, however the venue is not wheelchair accessible; it requires walking down a flight of stairs to enter and there is no elevator or lift.

Menu - For questions about menu options or to alert the company of potential allergies please email: You can view the menu HERE.

Schedule - Saturdays, 6:30pm

PLEASE NOTE - On the evening of the performance, seating will begin at 5:45pm, pre-show will begin at 6:00pm, the show will begin at 6:30pm.

Run Time - 2 hours, no intermission

Rush Policy - None

Private Events - To learn more about Private Events go HERE.

Group Sales - to learn more about larger group sales please go HERE.

Age Appropriateness - Most ages


Get to know the Donati Family and Restaurant Staff!

Dante Donati - Olga's husband and Isabella's father, Dante is the proud owner of Dante's Ristorante Italiano! He cordially invites YOU to the auction of his family's legendary two-pound truffle, perhaps the most valuable mushroom in the world.

Isabella Donati - Isabella is a shining young romantic, oft-spoiled by her doting father. She is the main singer at Dante's Ristorante Italiano (the other characters do chime in every once in a while).

Olga Donati - Dante's fourth wife, Olga represents the power behind the Donati throne. Don't put anything past her.

Virgil Donati - Virgil is the least intelligent Donati. He is a charming man, handsome and incredibly nice. But, dumb.

Carlo - Carlo, the restaurant's assistant waiter, is hardworking and loyal. Keep any eye on him, however-- he has a big secret.

Chef Bruno - Bruno is the Head Chef at Dante's Ristorante Italiano, and a great lover of mushrooms; his tomato truffle sauce (traditionally served over pasta) is famous in fungus communities all across Europe. Chef Bruno is bidding on the two-pound truffle himself, no matter the cost!


The Donati family is happy to host a private event for your group, company, or family. For further details please click here! Or email us directly at


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