Trattoria Taverniti Our story begins almost 90 years ago in Monasterace Calabria, Italy. That is where my mother, Rosina Taverna! was born, on a hot July day in 1930. She learned to cook from her father. Everything she was taught, everything she saw, she reproduced. She found her passion in food. She lived in Calabria for 26 years and married my father there, before coming to Canada on a snowy Christmas Eve, in 1956.