An Evening You Can't Refuse
Gianni Russo


A Hollywood-Style Extravaganza

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Join Gianni Russo and Convivio for a spectacular night

Celebrate "The Godfather" 50th Anniversary

Gianni Russo (“Carlo” in The Godfather) is coming to San Diego for our Little Italy signature event of 2022 as we present him recounting stories from the iconic film, providing excerpts from his best selling book, Hollywood Godfather, and crooning to the musical repertoire that has shaped his life.

Gianni will take you on an enlightening journey, enchanting you with tales from the greatest film ever made and offering you an intimate view into his captivating life as he fondly recounts the importance of family, faith, and food. You will hear about his exhilarating encounters with Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, James Caan, Marilyn Monroe, and numerous other stars of that era.

Purchasing tickets to the event will also include opportunities to meet Gianni, receive a signed copy of his book, and take pictures with the Hollywood Godfather. Also, you will be able to sit stageside, enjoying a stellar dinner from Little Italy restaurants, and indulging in libations galore. In addition, we will be holding an auction that includes a private dinner for 10 at Gianni’s home in New York, along with a host of other high-end items from our sponsors and donors. There will be bars with alcoholic and non-alcoholic refreshments, our Caffè Caritàzza will be open for hot and cold coffee beverages, we will have event memorabilia for sale, and there will be other exciting offerings.

All your contributions on this exciting night will help to support our nonprofit and Convivio’s vision to establish a large-scale Italian cultural center and heritage museum for San Diego County.

VIP Table | Individual Ticket: $175

VIP Table ticket includes the following:

  • Entrance at 6:30 PM
  • Exquisite dinner
  • Two complimentary drinks
  • Framed letter of gratitude signed by Gianni Russo

GENERAL RESERVED | Individual Ticket: $65

General Reserved ticket includes the following:

  • Entrance at 7:00 PM
  • Performance only

MEET-AND-GREET ADD-ON | Individual Ticket: $75

Limited to 100 tickets only
Meet-and-Greet Add-On ticket includes the following:

  • Entrance at 5:30 PM
  • Reception with appetizers
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Professional photograph with Gianni Russo
  • The Godfather 50th anniversary limited edition commemorative tote bag
  • Autographed copy of Gianni Russo's book
  • Autographed copy of a print from Gianni Russo's private collection
  • Commemorative event t-shirt

about convivio

culture, camaraderie, and connection.

Convivio is a literary work by Dante in which he commented on the philosophy and culture of the day. Convivio is also a state of mind. Whenever you might see a group of people breaking bread together as the Italians so famously do, enjoying the moment, the company, and the conversation, that is the essence of Convivio. When you think of Convivio, think of love of life and culture.


An Evening You Can't Refuse
Gianni Russo

A Hollywood-Style Extravaganza

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